At Societe Generale, we put our Citizen Commitment into practice through the initiatives of the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity and the involvement of both our retired and current employees. We strive to demonstrate each commitment through practical actions undertaken in partnership with charitable organisations working at local, national and international levels.
Societe Generale Foundation: committed together
Engagement with the wider society is a major focus of the Group's citizen commitment policy. It is expressed notably through the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation and its promotion of employee involvement. Societe Generale group is committed to working in the areas of professional integration, education and social inclusion through culture and sport.
Societe Generale, the leading network of universal banks in Africa for businesses, is present in 16 African countries. The Societe Generale Corporate Foundation is committed to working alongside its subsidiaries to support innovative charitable projects in these countries. Having supported more than fifty projects in Africa since it was founded, the Foundation is continuing to provide support in 2015, especially in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Morocco, Côte d'Ivoire and Madagascar.
Societe Generale strengthens its commitment to assist young people entering the job market
Societe Generale is combining its civic and patronage commitments to promote the integration of young people through sport and cultural activities.
We have been part of something bigger
Outstanding commitment was on display at the Citizen Commitment Games, held on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Societe Generale. Twenty thousand employees and 900 teams from around the world took up the challenge, raising €907,738 for the Group’s charitable partner organisations. The grand final, played at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis on 14 June 2014, brought together 2,000 employees from 30 countries.
The Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity
Since 2006, the Foundation has supported professional integration by helping young people into employment and by tackling illiteracy. It supported 102 projects by non-profit organisations in 2014, bringing the total number of projects backed since its creation to 756. In 2015, it is widening its scope to include education and inclusion. For two years, the Foundation is choosing to extend its fields of intervention to support for charitable projects using sport or cultural activities to promote the education and/or inclusion of people facing difficulties.
Some subsidiaries have also created their own foundations
Talents & Partage: encouraging our employees' initiatives
With the French association Talents & Partage, not only our employees, but also their partners and children and retired employees can become involved in solidarity-based projects or find support for projects they are involved in, worldwide.
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Skills-based sponsorship to support charities
For one day, Pro Bono Days enable our employees to use their skills for the benefit of a charitable organisation, boosting the professionalism of its actions. Working as part of a team, the employee-volunteers provide professional support in a convivial, participative atmosphere. That's what team spirit is all about!