EVER SINCE 2007, ARTELIA HAS DEVOTED A PORTION OF ITS PROFITS
TO SUPPORT HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS IN FRANCE AND AROUND THE WORLD.
The Artelia Foundation sets itself apart through its ambition to make the technical and human skills of its employees available for a wide range of humanitarian assignments. NGOs and associations are thus able to develop projects that make a real difference thanks to our employees' contributions. By giving of their time and experience, anyone can help to ensure a successful outcome for a social, environmental or humanitarian project.
In 2018, the Artelia Foundation continued working to this end:
- At an international level, with the realisation of eight projects. In remaining focused on our long- standing partners, we continued to support the development of young engineers through Enfants du Mékong and to raise awareness among villagers regarding their use of drinking water in collaboration with the Amitiés Isère Dagaba association. With the ADESAF, we provided four villages in Burkina Faso with access to drinking water. In parallel, we conducted a similar study in Madagascar in collaboration with Energies Sans Frontières, with the aim of opening up access to drinking water for as many people as possible.
- In France, by continuing to promote the sponsorship of youngsters from underprivileged areas via associations such as Nos Quartiers ont des Talents, Sport dans la Ville and Proxité. We also renewed our commitment alongside Lazare and Simon de Cyrène.
- By subsidising ambitious environmental projects such as Earthwake, by supporting the creation of a sanitation network in the Djidjan district, in Ivory Coast, and by promoting the development of communal housing schemes with Simon de Cyrène. We also decided to lend support to the classes being provided at Abidjan high school to prepare students for engineering school admission tests, in order to help develop the skills of promising young Ivorian engineers.
The specific way in which employees get involved is what characterises the Artelia Foundation. In return for the leave time that Group employees donate to an assignment, the Foundation examines, builds and funds the project in conjunction with the partner NGO or association.
GROUP EMPLOYEES GIVE OF THEIR SKILLS
This skills-based voluntary work gives Group employees and retirees a unique opportunity to make their technical and human skills available for social, humanitarian or vocational projects.
The Foundation's philosophy is based on:
- Reciprocal generosity: in return for donating some of their leave time, employees are able to apply their skills to project assignments
- Making a lasting difference: the Foundation is concerned to continue following up the associations it supports on a long-term basis.
AN INITIAL ASSIGNMENT IS OFTEN FOLLOWED BY A SECOND ONE
An initial assignment is often followed by a second one, building a strong and meaningful partnership between the two organisations;
- A diverse range of projects: all employees, irrespective of their technical background and interpersonal skills, can get involved in projects supported by the Foundation
- Increasing support for organisations in France: going abroad to carry out an assignment is not an option for everyone. For this reason, the Artelia Foundation is continuing to grow by stepping up its support for associations based locally and across France
- A tremendous means of bringing people together: joining forces with colleagues from different subsidiaries and backgrounds always brings fantastic opportunities to get to know new people and learn different ways of working together.