Committed to serving their clients on a daily basis, our employees also go beyond professional engagement by supporting and actively participating in Societe Generale’s initiatives that contribute to civil society. Solidarity, 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 2016, 15,000 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, more than 40 partners will give nearly 1,000 concerts and performances in France and abroad.
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.
Rugby, a true example of team spirit
Partner of professional and amateur rugby
A loyal and active partner for nearly a century, Societe Generale is committed to supporting amateur and professional teams in this sport that embodies team spirit.
Every four years since 2007, Societe Generale has been a Worldwide Partner of the Rugby World Cup, a global event that allows the 120 nations affiliated with the International Rugby Federation to develop and promote the practice of rugby.
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.
A number of Societe Generale employees--amateur musicians and singers--share their musical experiences under the direction of François-Xavier Roth and alongside the Les Siècles Orchestra.
Since 2003, Societe Generale has been committed to working alongside the Federations for Disabled Sport (FFH & FFSA) to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities.
During the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016, Societe Generale brought greater media attention to the practice of disabled sports.