In 30 years, there will be almost 9bn of us living on planet Earth. To overcome the energy shortage which is an increasingly pressing matter in some parts of the globe, the Group is developing innovative, enduring solutions so that our most vulnerable communities have access to water and electricity.
Today, over 1.3bn people live without electricity. For 25 years, ENGIE has been actively working in various ways to remedy the social and environmental inequality that this situation entails. Firstly through its staff’s involvement in the Group’s NGOs, supporting energy access projects in developing countries, in particular India, Mexico, and Tanzania, and projects to reduce energy poverty in Europe. ENGIE also runs initiatives in the field, in particular in education and healthcare, and sometimes in the wake of natural disasters.
The Group also funds initiatives designed to provide assistance to some of the world’s most isolated rural communities. Initiatives that are not only full of hope, but that have, for the most part, already borne fruit:
ENGIE is constantly working to develop new energy processes to support the communities that need them most. The Group is committed to going even further, by providing 20 million people around the world with access to sustainable, decentralized energy by 2020.