Our corporate foundation, Terre Plurielle, has worked since 2008 to promote education, employment opportunities, healthcare and support for disabled people wherever the Group is established through financial support and the voluntary involvement of our employees.
The development of human capital and mutual aid have always been at the heart of Bouygues Construction’s businesses and culture. Since it was created, the Terre Plurielle Foundation has brought the same dynamic of solidarity to the regions where we operate, through projects that involve financial support and sponsorship by one or more Group employees, whose mission is to advise and assist organisations in their operations or in carrying out projects, sometimes by making use of their professional skills. One in five of the projects funded also benefits from skills sponsorship on the part of highly motivated employees. In the last six years, 165 projects in twenty one countries have been supported by 193 employees throughout the world. Here are some examples…
Supporting education for all
One of the Terre Plurielle Foundation’s priorities is to help open up the doors of education to the greatest number. This is why the Foundation has financed part of the works to construct a school and a home for very poor children in northern Thailand receiving aid from the charity Children of The Mekong.
Encouraging professional integration
We want to make it possible for low-skilled and unemployed people to work on our construction sites. Actions intended to create employment opportunities are central to the Foundation’s undertakings.
By providing material assistance, Terre Plurielle played a part in building new premises for “Le Grenier”, an organisation based in Le Havre, France, that recycles clothes. It employs 48 people on social integration contracts. In the United Kingdom, Bouygues Construction employees have also given up their time to take part in a scheme called Street League, an anti-exclusion programme for underprivileged young people. In particular, the sponsors welcomed fifteen youngsters on a work site, where they had the opportunity to meet site supervisors and to be given training.
Making hospital a magic place
Magic in Hospital is a charity that enables sick children to turn a dream into reality and also puts on magic shows in hospitals. Terre Plurielle made a donation of €15,000 to the charity, which financed the production of a DVD that will allow young patients to learn to perform their own magic. That should do the trick!
What impresses me is the variety and quality of the projects that we support. In today’s tough economic climate, financial support for charities and organisations is vital. But what strengthens our partnership relations is the long-term commitment of our employees, whether on their work time or their free time, to help the most disadvantaged.
Quentin d’Epenoux, General Manager of Terre Plurielle