In the heart of territories
Solidarity is one of VINCI Energies’ core values. We are committed to getting involved with civil society on a long-term basis in each region in which we operate.
Projects all around the world
- 319 projects supported by the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité in 2020 and its 12 sister foundations in different countries, sponsored by almost 1,000 VINCI Energies employees
- 144 heart operations funded by VINCI Energies, its entities and employees since 2017 (beginning of the partnership with Initiatives-Cœur), including 26 in 2022.
- 22,000 employees involved in sponsorship initiatives all over the world.
In 2022, VINCI Energies and UNICEF* France signed a four-year partnership with the aim of delivering quality education through access to digital for children in Benin, Brazil and East Timor. These programmes implemented by UNICEF aim to provide access to the Internet and computing equipment for students aged 6 to 18 and will be rolled out in 56 schools, benefiting 400 teachers and more than 20,000 students. Children will be able to develop their own digital skills, access learning and open up to unlimited possibilities for the future. Since the partnership began, VINCI Energies has been encouraging its employees all over the world to get involved through a variety of sports events to raise funds to support these three education projects.
VINCI Energies has sponsored a humanitarian sports project, Initiatives-Cœur, since 2017. The project works alongside the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Enfants du Monde charity to help children suffering from heart defects who cannot undergo surgery in their own countries. The boat’s participation in highly reputed races and the financial support from partners gives Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque extensive media coverage and helps raise awareness among the public to this cause. The Initiatives-Cœur adventure has for the last four years been led by Sam Davies, a British engineer with 3 world tours and 25 transatlantic crossings to her name. In the last race “Vendée Globes”, 60 children were saved.
Fondation VINCI pour la Cité
Set up in 2002, the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité works with local communities on a long-term basis by supporting projects that promote social and professional integration. It bridges the gap between the skills of VINCI Group employees and the needs of organisations with a social purpose. As well as receiving financial support, all the projects championed by the Fondation are supported by one or more VINCI employees that act as sponsors. During the Covid-19 health crisis, the Fondation VINCI played a vital role in supporting hospital, healthcare, social and education sectors. The VINCI Solidarity platform facilitates civic engagement among VINCI employees in France, who are just a mouse-click away from committing to community projects offered by the Fondation’s partner associations.
Several local initiatives
In addition to the project with Initiatives-Cœur, several business units are committed to improving children’s access to education and healthcare. For example, VINCI Energies business units support Panama Road School, which supports children from underprivileged communities in New Zealand, and have provided funds for musical instruments to bring music into the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Belgium.
* UNICEF does not endorse any company, brand, product or service.