Patronage at Bouygues
Sponsorship by Bouygues SA
The five business segments’ CSR commitments.
Patronage policy is implemented at Bouygues group level, within business segments and through community initiatives. The Group is active worldwide and contributes to local life wherever it operates.
The patronage policy of the parent company, Bouygues SA, focuses on three main areas: education, health and humanitarian initiatives.
– Education: by awarding grants to students to help them pursue their studies and by providing career advice;
– Health: by financing medical research on rare diseases;
– Humanitarian initiatives: by supporting charities that seek to accommodate people in difficulty, or who have a disability or illness.
The company helps and supports all kinds of initiatives, small-scale or large, giving priority to long-term actions, and pays particular attention to projects sponsored by Group employees. An Ethics and Patronage Committee, created in 2001, meets several times a year to consider applications and issue opinions.
Each of the Group’s main business segments also carries out its own patronage initiatives through its own corporate foundation. Several subsidiaries have made arrangements so that employees can take part in community actions during their worktime.
The Bouygues group foundations
Each subsidiary of the Bouygues group has created its own foundation.
Created in 2008, Bouygues Construction’s corporate foundation, Terre Plurielle, seeks to provide financial support for projects sponsored by its employees to favour access to healthcare, education and the integration of people in difficulty, both in France and abroad.
The Bouygues Immobilier Corporate Foundation, created in 2009, helps make the urban environment more human by placing architecture and planning at the service of the environment and the community.
Created in 1990, the Colas Foundation seeks to promote contemporary painting. Each year, the foundation commissions road-themed work from some 15 artists selected from all over the world. The collection currently comprises more than 300 paintings.
In April 2010,Colas signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the public organisation managing the Château de Versailles (Établissement public du musée et du domaine national de Versailles) to rehabilitate the pathways in the château’s park.
The TF1 Corporate Foundation promotes professional integration in the audiovisual industry among young people from sensitive areas.
The Bouygues Telecom Corporate Foundation supports or manages projects aimed at informing and forging links. The foundation operates in environmental protection, support for people in medical or social difficulty and promotion of the French language. The foundation’s innovative scheme lets employees take time of work to support good citizenship initiatives.
(Updated: January 2016)
- Emmanuelle Laigneau