As a private-sector company working for the public interest, wherever it operates, VINCI is committed to being a long-term partner of the communities and regions for which it builds and manages facilities. The Group’s approach also encourages and helps its employees and companies to use their skills to benefit civil society.
The Foundation to combat exclusionVINCI’s civic engagement is primarily focused on combatting social exclusion. The Group takes action mainly through the network of corporate foundations. This action combines financial support, provided by the foundations, and sponsorship, provided by VINCI employees, of non-profits’ projects aimed at facilitating access to employment, housing and mobility and helping to build social bonds. In France, the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité conducts a programme, Cité Solidaire, that works with local Group companies to support very small community associations in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
ISSA programme(Sogea-Satom Initiatives for Africa)In Africa, the Issa programme sponsors solidarity actions initiated and managed by Sogea-Satom agencies and teams. Funding and skill sponsorship support is provided for these economic and social initiatives. For example, in 2015, Issa support was used to construct a hangar and purchase equipment for the production and sale of agricultural products in Kémérimbé, Chad; support the purchase of three-wheeled motorcycles and equipment for the pre-collection of household waste in Yaoundé, Cameroon; and support the purchase of imaging equipment for a healthcare centre in Niafunké, Mali.
VINCI Autoroutes Foundation for Responsible DrivingThe VINCI Autoroutes Foundation for Responsible Driving is designed to help improve driving behaviour and help motorists become proactively involved in ensuring their own safety. In 2015, the Foundation continued to support research and raise public awareness of road risk.
Artisans d’AngkorIn Cambodia, the Artisans d’Angkor social enterprise managed by VINCI Airports in partnership with the Cambodian government was set up to perpetuate and foster the development of Khmer crafts. It offers prospects for employment to the underprivileged populations of the Siem Reap region, by creating jobs for 1,200 people including 800 crafts people who receive contractual income and comprehensive social coverage. Spread across 48 rural workshops, the crafts people work in, stone and wood carving, lacquer, marble and precious metals.
A few results of our activities (at end 2018)- In 2018, the network of 12 corporate foundations set up by the Group throughout the world supported a total of 427 projects, sponsored by 697 employees.
- In 2017, the total amount invested by VINCI to combat exclusion, conduct research, protect the environment and promote culture, in association with the skills sponsorship programme for Group employees, represented around €15 million.
- Since 2002, the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité supported 2,900 projects through 3,535 sponsorships, and awarded €38 million in grants.
- In 2018, Issa provided assistance in 13 countries by supporting 30 new social and economic initiatives.
- Since it was set up in 2010, the Cité solidaire (solidarity in the community) programme has supported 281 initiatives to boost social cohesion across 31 sites.
- In 2017, 462 employees sponsored initiatives organised by foundations to facilitate social, professional and economic insertion of vulnerable people, up from 367 in 2016 and 277 in 2012.
The Group aims to continue to develop skills sponsorship, by expanding the activity internationally and fostering its employees’ civic engagement.