Are you leading a project that has similar missions and priorities as those of the Veolia Environnement Foundation?
Day after day, the Veolia Environnement Foundation works to supply the essential needs of vulnerable groups, to help people outside mainstream society find lasting employment, and to preserve the earth and its resources. The Veolia Environnement Foundation has many alternative ways to accomplish its missions.
Involving employees of Veolia Environnement
The Foundation's financial aid goes to projects in which Company employees are voluntarily involved, thereby becoming sponsors of the projects.
The employees can also become volunteers in the Veoliaforce network. While on the job, they provide their expertise to a French association or an international outreach organization.
Through the wide range of their commitments, the employees thus further the three areas of action of the Foundation: humanitarian emergencies and development projects, job counseling and environmental conservation.
Acting in partnership
To promote the success of the projects that it supports or the missions that it conducts, the Foundation always worksin cooperation with other partners, both public and private. It is therefore never the sole backer of a project and provides aid alongside other players.
In humanitarian emergencies and development projects, the Veolia Environnement Foundation acts alongside international outreach organizations. It furnishes its expertise and equipment, the organizations contribute their knowledge of crisis situations and development issues, as well as the appropriate logistics.
Over and above its operational activities, the Foundation actively participates in working groups and leading networks connected with these areas of action. It works to advance joint deliberations on community-oriented issues, such as the fight against cholera, professional and social integration of vulnerable persons, ecological remediation of exceptional sites.
Developing proximity outreach
The Foundation only supports projects which are then taken over by the local population. The implementation of each project demands a thorough knowledge of the regional context: there is no predefined solution that can be imported regardless of the social and cultural environment.
This principle applies to the three areas of action of the Foundation:
- Development projects, such as the water supply for a region, are drawn up jointly with local players, and are aimed to make them self-sufficient by transferring to them the skills they need to keep the installations running.
- Job counseling projects supported by the Foundation are anchored in the local economic fabric and create useful solutions for local authorities faced with the problems of unemployment.
- In the field of environmental conservation and biodiversity protection, the focus is on the local population taking over the programs so that they can boost their income while learning to conserve their natural environment.