Observatoire Social International (OSI)
To meet the social challenges posed by globalization, ENGIE supports brainstorming efforts and discussions with all stakeholders through the Observatoire Social International (OSI). Within workgroups that bring together corporate managers, labor representatives and university partners, the OSI deals with topics relating to quality of life at work and corporate governance (corporate social responsibility policies, composition of management bodies, management indicators and evaluation criteria, compensation policies). The OSI offers a proactive perspective on the role of manager training and the financial tools available for social policies.
IMS – Entreprendre pour la Cité
IMS-Entreprendre pour la Cité is an organization that brings together 20 companies committed to corporate social responsibility. A center for exchange, innovation and expertise, the organization’s mission is to support the various commitments of companies in this area, notably in access to employment and diversity, equal opportunity in education, social partnerships and inclusive business initiatives. Created in 1986, the IMS has twenty locations in Paris and the surrounding area.
ENGIE is a long-time partner of the Research and Action program led by the IMS, “Innover pour la Base de la Pyramide.” In this context, the Group takes part in the Clients & Précarités workgroup in France, which brings together companies and non-profit associations. ENGIE is also the co-leader of a European collaborative platform on inclusive business models, alongside IMS-Entreprendre pour la Cité.
Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion (FACE)
The Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion (FACE) is a recognized non-profit association that was founded on February 20, 1994 to combat all forms of exclusion, discrimination and poverty. Its efforts focus on employment, education, energy consumption, health, housing, digital technology and citizenship by developing and testing local efforts for balanced regional development that benefits local residents. It promotes social commitments that strengthen the economic fiber of regional communities by encouraging and actively supporting the initiatives of companies. Through its network of local associations, known as the FACE Clubs, it now works with 4,000 companies, including major groups and small- and medium-sized businesses. With greater participation every year, the growing commitment of various companies to FACE illustrates the values of collective action that are now shared by all.
Fondation Agir Pour l’Emploi (FAPE ENGIE)
The Fondation Agir Pour l’Emploi ENGIE supports the professional integration and provides aid in finding employment to those in need by backing employment and job creation projects. The efforts of FAPE ENGIE rely on the involvement of current and retired employees, as well as ENGIE Group companies, in lending assistance to job seekers and the unemployed. In these efforts, FAPE ENGIE uses three tools:
- Employment and social integration programs
- Support for developing an independent activity
- Support for starting a business
FAPE ENGIE provides grants to associations, companies, foundations and organizations that help combat exclusion and pursue humanitarian initiatives in employment and job creation. It applies a rigorous selection process to the projects it supports, with the aim of ensuring their viability and the quality of the support offered to job seekers.
Entreprise pour les Droits de l’Homme (EDH)
ENGIE is one of the eight founding members of the association Entreprise pour les Droits de l’Homme (EDH), which it has chaired since its creation in 2009. EDH member companies work together to protect and integrate human rights into corporate strategies, management and business practices. EDH has set up a human rights training program for managers in order to increase awareness on human rights issues and ensure that human rights remain a central part of management decisions.