Committed to serving their clients on a daily basis, our staff also go beyond their professional engagements by supporting and actively participating in Societe Generale’s initiatives making a contribution to civil society. Social inclusion, contemporary art, classical music, rugby, disabled sport: through our varied, ongoing and sustainable initiatives, we express one of the Group’s core values: commitment.
Frédéric Oudéa Chief Executive Officer
I am very proud of the commitment of Societe Generale’s teams. Our employees have a tremendous energy; it's what sets our company apart.
The Foundation advocates for professional integration
Societe Generale Foundation: committed together
We put our commitment to solidarity into practice through the initiatives of the Corporate Foundation for Solidarity, created in 2006. To better meet the needs of the beneficiaries, Societe Generale's solidarity groups also support local professional insertion associations. The Foundation reinforces the involvement of these groups, especially in Brazil, Morocco and the United Kingdom.
Employees show their commitment
The Group’s solidarity policy is reflected in the implementation of good citizenship programmes for employees. In 2017, 16,300 employees throughout the world participated.
Cultural patronage, open and accessible to all
Over the last 30 years, the Mécénat Musical Société Générale has become one of the leading patrons of classical music in France. The Mécénat supports music by encouraging promising young talent through scholarships and instrument loans. It also supports ensembles and key players in the field of music. With the aim of bringing musical heritage to new audiences, the organisation supports many educational projects. In 2017, it had nearly 50 partners included 25 orchestras and ensembles based at prestigious concert halls, such as the Philharmonie de Paris, as well as of the concert season at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris, the Museum of Grenoble and the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, with its “Belle Saison” network of theatres and concert halls.
Playing for Philharmonie
In 2013, a new kind of cultural patronage was created by Les Siècles Orchestra, its conductor François-Xavier Roth and Societe Generale. An orchestra and a choir comprised of professional musicians and Societe Generale employees comes together to perform exceptional concerts.
Societe Generale has been deeply invested in arts patronage for more than 20 years.
The contemporary art collection (photography, paintings, sculptures, lithography, etc.), materialises the Group's support of artistic creation in France and abroad.
The development of the Collection went hand in hand with a desire to share contemporary art with the wider public, especially children. Guided tours, educational workshops, artistic projects and a growing visibility on social media have contributed to the sustainability of this commitment.
Committed to all forms of rugby
« Official Bank » of rugby since 1987, Societe Generale helps the development of rugby practice by sharing its historical values of engagement and team spirit. A committed partner accompanying the rugby evolution at a professional or amateur level, in France and in the rest of the world.
A 30-year historic partnership with the FFR
Societe Generale became the official bank of rugby in 1987. Today, this partnership allows the bank to promote its brand from grassroots to top levels and to associate its values with those of rugby. This deeply-rooted commitment can be traced back to the beginning of the last century.
Promoting golf, its renown and popularity
Societe Generale has been supporting The Evian Championship, one of the five major championships on the LPGA tour, since 2008. Through this longtime partnership, the Group contributes to the sport renown and popularity all around the world. In France, the Bank is an official sponsor of the French Golf Federation : we support its members in their pursuit and love of the sport.
Societe Generale staff members - all amateur musicians and singers - share their experiences of performing under the conductor François-Xavier Roth and alongside the Les Siècles orchestra.
Since 2003, Societe Generale has been committed to working closely with the French Federation for Disabled Sport (FFH) to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities. During the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, Societe Generale stands alongside the French Paralympic team to try and bring greater media attention to the practice of disabled sports.