Integration through sports and work
ENGIE offers employment support to vulnerable groups by using social integration through sports and social integration through work. These initiatives are undertaken in conjunction with several partners: associations, integration organizations and government authorities.
Integration through sports
The Group contributes to several innovative projects that use sports as a means of social and professional integration.
Permis, Sport, Emploi
The Permis, Sport, Emploi program teams up ENGIE with the French Ministry of Defense, local sports groups (Fédération Française de Handball, rugby clubs, etc.), local communities and the French Foundation for Action against Exclusion (FACE). Intended for youths ages 18-25, it combines job training, sports and driver training. The end goal is to give participants the means to enter the job market.
Un But pour l’Emploi
In partnership with the French Foundation for Action against Exclusion (FACE), Un But pour l’Emploi aims to identify the job skills acquired by young athletes through soccer. These skills are then developed and adapted to the corporate environment through internships and/or recruitments.
In partnership with the Cécifoot Association, ENGIE helps develop soccer clubs for the blind and visually impaired while supporting disabled athletes in their professional integration projects.
Social integration through work
Many of the Group’s initiatives focus on social integration through work. The Group helps Civic Service volunteers aged 18-25 achieve their career aims. This program is conducted in partnership with the French Foundation for Action against Exclusion (FACE), Nes & Cité and the French Civic Service Agency.
ENGIE also supports the Job Academy, a program created through a partnership between the French government, the French Foundation for Action against Exclusion (FACE), and Manpower. This program helps motivated and qualified candidates from priority areas find stable employment by offering counsel and advice concerning all aspects of their job search.
Initiatives in Belgium
ENGIE contributes to several integration efforts in Belgium, including:
- a partnership with the Network For Training Entrepreneurship (NFTE): in early 2013, managers helped 20 disadvantaged youths acquire a “corporate attitude”,
- a framework agreement with the Belgian Paralympic Committee (BPC) to promote the employment of Paralympic athletes. Electrabel and N-Allo have since recruited 12 such athletes.
SITA Rebond: a subsidiary specializing in integration
SITA Rebond, a subsidiary of SITA France (SUEZ), specializes in the integration of disadvantaged people through economic activity: the long-term unemployed, beneficiaries of social minimums, unqualified youths under 26, workers with disabilities and older workers.
The methods it uses include:
- outlining and implementing professional integration and individual support projects,
- creating and coordinating Company clubs: spaces for dialogue and reflection leading to the establishment of a comprehensive integration policy that encourages the return to long-term employment.
In 2012, 225 people, or 68% of employees receiving support, were able to find an employment or training solution following their experience at SITA Rebond.