Corporate Responsibility news
Jef Vandorpe is the new ENGIE Talent of the Year
Every year since 2012, a Paralympic athlete has been awarded the ENGIE Talent of the Year trophy. The sixth edition of the prize goes to young wheelchair tennis player Jef Vandorpe.
Students shine a light on their lives at SMAK
What do students on a work-study programme, ENGIE and SMAK (the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent) have in common? Shadowlife! This huge light installation will be shown during the Light Festival (which will run until February 4) and falls under ENGIE’s corporate social responsibility policy.
ENGIE Foundation supports three new projects
The ENGIE Foundation was created in France in 2010, and, since 2013, it has supported projects helping children and young people in Belgium through education, sport and culture. So far, 37 Belgian associations have benefited from the Foundation’s help. By the end of 2017, there will be three more: YouthStart, Sun Child and Fonds Victor.
ENGIE provides long-term support to SOS Children’s Villages
ENGIE is reaffirming its social and societal commitment by again providing financial support and expertise to the charity SOS Children’s Villages through the ENGIE Foundation. The project involves the renovation of the Chantevent SOS Children’s Village, offering a home to 43 children. This will make the houses where they live both more sustainable and more energy-efficient.
“Dreaming and persevering made me a panna champion”
On October 14, the crème de la crème of Belgian street football gathered at Bozar in Brussels for the final of the 2017 ENGIE Street Heroes tournament. A few hours before the matches started, we caught up with Ilyas Touba, the title-holder and triple world champion. He told us about his passion for this sport, which is gaining in popularity.
Belgian Homeless Cup: 10 years of reintegration through football
The 10th edition of the Belgian Homeless Cup ended at the ‘Foot Festival’ soccer tournament in Antwerp on June 29. As a combined social and sports project, the Belgian Homeless Cup aims to restore homeless people’s self-confidence by using the motivating power of football, the ‘king of sports’ in Belgium.
5 new projects supported by the ENGIE Foundation
Since its creation in 2013, the ENGIE Foundation’s Belgian Selection Committee has offered support to 31 projects run by associations aiming to promote the integration of children and young people through education, sport and culture. Five new projects were added in 2017.
ENGIE and the Paralympic Movement continue their partnership
The longstanding partnership between ENGIE and the Belgian Paralympic Committee has been extended for a further four years. On May 20, on the occasion of the UCI Paracycling World Cup (Ostend, May 18-21), ENGIE and the Belgian Paralympic Committee concluded a new agreement which cements their cooperation with view to the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020.
Power2Act: from dreams to action
Quite a few ENGIE employees help disadvantaged children with their homework, organise outings for young people with disabilities or care for seriously ill people. They work after hours as volunteers for a good cause. ENGIE lends them a helping hand and supports their projects.
The Belgian panna champions are back
The sixth edition of ENGIE Street Heroes began in Louvain on April 4, kicking off seven months of competition from town qualifiers to the final that will determine Belgium’s champions. Do not miss our Street Heroes when they play near you!
Eleonor Sana, skier, ENGIE Talent of the Year 2016
On February 9, 2017 ENGIE, which has been a partner of the Belgian Paralympic Committee (BPC) for 15 years, awarded the fifth ‘ENGIE Talent Of The Year’ trophy to a young Paralympian. This year the trophy returned to skier Eleonor Sana, a double medallist at the recent World Championships.
ENGIE introduces children to energy jobs
Every Saturday, the ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir association introduces children aged between 10 and 14 from socioeconomically disadvantaged areas of the Brussels-Capital Region to jobs and the world of work. ENGIE employees take part in practical workshops.
Ecological and human challenges with Yann Arthus-Bertrand
On February 2, Yann Arthus-Bertrand came to share his views on the Earth and mankind with ENGIE employees. They discussed the ecological and human issues associated with meeting the challenges of the energy transition.
Power2Act supports volunteers
Under its internal Power2Act programme, ENGIE is supporting 23 voluntary initiatives by local associations in their communities. The partnership agreements have just been signed at ENGIE’s offices in Brussels.
The SMAK and ENGIE are awakening young people to culture
Over the past four years, ENGIE’s policy on corporate social responsibility has enabled students at a work-linked training centre in Ghent to implement projects with SMAK, the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent, and to show their work to visitors.
FAPE ENGIE Belgium supports four new projects to promote employment
Too many people in Belgium still have difficulty finding employment. To try to change things, FAPE ENGIE Belgium financially supports organizations that advocate for the inclusion of vulnerable people in the labor market. On 10 October, four new associations shared 23,000 euros.
And the Belgian champions panna 2016 are…
The top 100 Belgian players of Panna, street soccer, met on Saturday, October 22 at Bozar in Brussels to contest the 2016 edition of Belgian Panna Champioship ENGIE Street Heroes. Zoom in on the champions in the different categories. This fifth edition has once again highlighted the values of fair play and living together defended by ENGIE for many years.
Athletes full of energy for the Paralympics
After the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games took over Rio. Belgium sended a delegation of 29 athletes. Among them, Tim Celen, who received this year the ENGIE ‘Talent of the Year’ award.