ENGIE has solutions on site so that spectators can stay connected throughout the day: there are more than 40 fixed stations – five of which are solar powered – for charging mobile phones, for example In addition to these stations, we also provide visitors with nearly 500 portable smartphone charging discs (portable batteries with integrated charging cables) that can be picked up from any one of the numerous Info Kiosks in the stadium. More than 30,000 phones are recharged at every edition of the tournament thanks to this service provided by ENGIE, making it the second most used service (after the toilets) that spectators take advantage of.
The Roland-Garros application goes dark thanks to ENGIE
Since 2022, ENGIE has strengthened its partnership with Roland-Garros and the French Tennis Federation, and has developed a dark mode for the tournament's mobile app. This is a mode that you find increasingly on mobile apps and operating systems nowadays – it results in significant energy savings and improved energy efficiency. This is because a black pixel requires less energy to display, so the amount of battery power used by the screen can be reduced by up to 63%.
By using dark mode, the 800,000 users of the Roland-Garros app will be helping to reduce their environmental impact directly. In 2023, the official rolandgarros.com website will also feature a dark mode, thanks to ENGIE.
“Come and play on the clay courts of Roland-Garros!”
For Roland-Garros’ traditional “Children's Day” the day before the start of the finals, ENGIE gives tennis fans the opportunity to try a few serves on one of the tournament's official courts.
These fans include some 200 children from Fête Le Mur – the charity set up by Yannick Noah that the ENGIE Foundation has been supporting for 24 years. They will get to come and tread the clay courts of the tournament. This year, Children's Day will be on Saturday 27 May.
The ENGIE Foundation has been supporting “Fête le Mur” since 1999. The charity was set up to help breathe life into priority education areas by building tennis courts and training walls right next to blocks of flats so that young people from poor neighbourhoods can flourish by playing the game. The charity operates in around thirty difficult neighbourhoods in France.
ENGIE has supported women’s tennis for the past 31 years
The Group also sponsors women’s tennis in France and has been supporting it for 31 years. The Group has created the ENGIE OPEN label to help develop a more dynamic women’s tennis circuit in France. Over more than 20 years, the circuit has offered a platform for the best new French talent to go up against the best foreign players in their category and showcase their prowess in front of their home fans.