In compliance with its values and corporate project, ENGIE pursues solidarity by promoting access to energy for all and combating energy poverty. Its commitment and the efforts of its employees have also led to a number of skill sharing initiatives and partnerships with NGOs.
The initiative ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies
Launched in 2011, the initiative ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies helps develop access to energy in emerging countries and to reduce energy poverty in developed countries by promoting low-carbon energies and energy management solutions. ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies uses three tools in its efforts: investment, donations and technical assistance by sharing skills with organizers of social projects or NGOs.
Skill sharing and partnerships
In addition, ENGIE builds partnerships with NGOs and associations in order to support initiatives benefiting children and populations in need, and to assist in the creation and development of new companies.
ENGIE is a partner of Emmaüs France. The agreement signed for 2006-2009 was renewed for a period of three years in 2010. It focuses on four priorities: training those seeking help from Emmaüs to limit energy consumption, supporting and developing the Emmaüs recuperation activity within ENGIE, encouraging the recruitment of professionals at the Group, and supporting the solidarity initiatives of Emmaüs France.
The ENGIE international observatory for energy and water poverty was established in 2010 to improve understanding of how energy and water poverty develop, and to adapt support systems for customers in need in the 15 countries where the Group operates. It brings together experts, associations involved in combating poverty, and Group employees in charge of solidarity issues. Along with six other partners, ENGIE finances the French observatory for energy poverty, established in March 2011 within the framework of the Grenelle Environment laws.