The success of ENGIE’s corporate plan relies on the support and commitment of its employees. In the context of its corporate patronage policy, ENGIE enables them to become involved in the humanitarian sphere and supports their mobilization at times of national or international emergency.
Encouraging the involvement of employee volunteers in solidarity projects
ENGIE is determined to exercise its company responsibility through partnerships that enable the Group’s employees to become involved alongside it. There are several forms of involvement, derived from the productivity of the Group’s partnerships.
The employee associations supported by the Group carry out humanitarian assignments all over the world – another way volunteer employees can demonstrate a commitment to solidarity.
Encouraging the skill-based sponsorship
Through skill-based sponsorship, ENGIE and its subsidiaries demonstrate their commitment to seeking innovative and varied solutions in campaigns involving many of its employees as experts, in solidarity, social and societal missions.
Created in 2001 by active and retired employees of the Energy business line of ENGIE, Energy Assistance is an association of volunteers who offer their skills to humanitarian projects aimed at populations without access to electricity.
The projects conducted by Energy Assistance place the energy expertise of the ENGIE Group at the service of populations who have no electricity: installing decentralized electricity generation units to supply clinics, schools and orphanages, constructing mini-distribution networks, connecting isolated populations to the network. Energy Assistance systematically uses renewable energy sources, principally solar power but also wind and water power if local geography permits.
Energy Assistance commits itself to a true partnership with the local beneficiaries to ensure that its facilities will last.
At the time of humanitarian disasters such as the tsunami or the Haiti earthquake, the mission of Energy Assistance is to intervene post-emergency in the context of reconstruction, rehabilitating the networks of hospitals, General Hospitals of Reference, clinics and other infrastructures.