In the heart of territories
Solidarity is one of VINCI Energies’ core values. We are committed to getting involved with civil society on a long-term basis in each region in which we operate.
The Fonds VINCI, founded in 2012 in Belgium, supports projects of common interest. With the Fonds VINCI, we fight against any form of exclusion, to give each individual their own place, role and dignity.
On 19 December 2022, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Fonds VINCI in Belgium.
VINCI Energies has sponsored a humanitarian sports project, Initiatives-Cœur, since 2017. The project works alongside the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Enfants du Monde charity to help children suffering from heart defects who cannot undergo surgery in their own countries. The boat’s participation in highly reputed races and the financial support from partners gives Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque extensive media coverage and helps raise awareness among the public to this cause. The Initiatives-Cœur adventure has for the last four years been led by Sam Davies, a British engineer with 3 world tours and 25 transatlantic crossings to her name. In the last race “Vendée Globes”, 60 children were saved.
In 2022, VINCI Energies and UNICEF* France signed a four-year partnership with the aim of delivering quality education through access to digital for children in Benin, Brazil and East Timor. These programmes implemented by UNICEF aim to provide access to the Internet and computing equipment for students aged 6 to 18 and will be rolled out in 56 schools, benefiting 400 teachers and more than 20,000 students. Children will be able to develop their own digital skills, access learning and open up to unlimited possibilities for the future. Since the partnership began, VINCI Energies has been encouraging its employees all over the world to get involved through a variety of sports events to raise funds to support these three education projects.