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 in 2022
  • 144
    heart operations funded
  • 22000
    employees involved

  • 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.

Living up to our values

Our performance as a company is measured not only in technical, economic, environmental and financial terms, but also in social terms. We are therefore committed to making a concrete, real and immediate impact on communities and people, particular those in need. By undertaking public interest initiatives, VINCI Energies seeks to forge strong ties with its communities.

These actions are initiated in the field of social and professional integration and child support, whether in health or education. They are supported by our employees or our business units by engaging in skills-based volunteering, making in-kind or monetary donations or organising fundraisers.

Arnaud Grison

Our history and values have given us a deep sensitivity to learning and transmiting. We believe that universal accesse to education reduces inequality and encourages regional development.

Arnaud Grison Chairman and CEO of VINCI Energies
Inclusive intergenerational apartment shares

Based in Lyon, the non-profit social organisation Tim & Colette offers solutions for apartment sharing between young people and older adults. With backing from the Fondation VINCI, they also enjoy the support of Arnaud Bidet, Regional HR Manager for VINCI Facilities Ouest Rhône-Alpes.

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The VINCI UK Foundation supports Cycling Minds

The VINCI UK Foundation recently donated more than £3,000 to support Cycling Minds, an association that helps people with life difficulties such as mental health problems, unemployment or special educational needs.

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A partnership for digital literacy

In Portugal, for the second year running, Axians has signed a partnership with ENSICO to help as many children and young people as possible access computer science courses during the next academic year.

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Education programme in Timor-Leste

VINCI Energies is funding a project that aims to improve the quality of education in Timor Leste by supporting schools in three municipalities to use digital resources. As part of the programme, 249 teachers in the selected schools have participated in a training needs assessment conducted by UNICEF.

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An inclusive partnership for education

Omexom Tours has signed a partnership with the Propulseo association to support students, in particular those facing difficult circumstances, to achieve academic success.

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To promote social reintegration for people facing exclusion from employment and refurbish saleable items at the same time: this is the ambitious aim of the La Rênoverie association’s RénovMobile project, with support from the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité.

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VINCI Energies supports two global projects linked to children’s education and health

UNICEF partnership

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.

Find out more about the three programs

Initiatives-Coeur partnership

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.

She demonstrated her deep commitment to the project during the Vendée Globe 2020-2021, when she showed great determination to finish the course even after a collision with a floating object had put her out of the race. However, VINCI Energies firmly believed that this inspiring project was a standard bearer for the cause it supported, which is why it decided to renew the partnership until the Vendée Globe 2024. A new Initiatives-Cœur boat was launched to compete at the front of the pack in races and raise Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque’s profile to save more children’s lives.

AS Hervé Accary, a VINCI Energies employee, many actions are carried out around the world by our companies and employees to support the cause of children with heart disease.

Helping each individual feel part of the community

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 like Jean-Pierre Nemoz. 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.

Encouraging our business units to get involved with local populations

Located at the heart of the country, our business units are encouraged to take action in support of local communities. In Germany, for example, Omexom Hochspannung GmbH joined forces with Ingenieure ohne Grenzen e.V. to support a drinking water supply project in Kenya. In France, SDEL Contrôle Commande employees organised a tombola in aid of the charity Agir contre la maladie. In Italy, Actemium will be in charge of technological optimisation and energy efficiency work for the new headquarters of the Red Cross.

*UNICEF does not endorse any company, brand, product, or service.