Veolia Foundation - Activity Report 2014
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Created in May 2004, the Veolia Foundation's purpose is to supports non-profit, community-oriented projects in France and around the world to prevent exclusion and promote environmental conservation. The foundation also supplies emergency aid in the wake of natural disasters. Since its creation, the foundation has provided funding for over 1,350 projects
, half of them outside France, and has conducted more than 150 missions in 50 countries
The foundation is unique in that every project it supports is accompanied by a sponsor
who is a company employee, and because it provides the expertise of employee volunteers, through Veoliaforce
, to emergency and development missions.
The Veoliaforce action team has 600 volunteers
who are nationals of a score of countries and represent all of Veolia's core businesses (Water, Energy and Waste Management). It dispatches its experts and equipment to provide emergency humanitarian aid and restore safe sanitary conditions in response to natural disasters. Veoliaforce also contributes to development projects for essential services supported by the foundation around the world.
HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES AND DEVELOPMENT AID
The foundation provides emergency aid to ensure access to drinking water along with energy and waste management in response to natural disasters and humanitarian crises. It also promotes development projects for these vital services, which are part of Veolia's core expertise.
SOCIAL COHESION AND SUPPORT FOR JOBSEEKERS
The foundation supports organizations that help people who are isolated from the job market to find work through assistance programs and training, fostering the transition to employment and combating exclusion. Since finding a long-term job is a priority objective, the foundation seeks to build “bridges” between jobseekers and the company's business activities.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION
The foundation supports major international programs focused on restoring and protecting the planet's remarkable ecosystems.
It also participates in many awareness-raising and communication projects to encourage behavior patterns more in tune with the environment.
>> More information about the Veolia Foundation on http://fondation.veolia.com/en/