Faurecia Foundation to support three social impact projects carried out by Faurecia employees
Back in November 2019, Faurecia challenged employees to come up with ideas to connect with local communities worldwide. In order to qualify, the project ideas coming from all across the Group were to promote one of the three pillars of the Faurecia Foundation: education, mobility and the environment.
With more than 300 initiatives submitted to Faurecia sites, the list was progressively narrowed down to eight projects with a significant social impact. Finalists were then invited to pitch their proposals in June 2020. Three projects selected by the Foundation’s board of directors will get support in 2020 as pilot initiatives:
- Education: Improving education for girls in India
The project will support two schools located in the Pune area where 400 girls aged from 5-15 study. The goal is to provide basic equipment to students, ranging from books and pens to uniforms and bicycles, while contributing to one of the school’s building renovation. Through these actions, volunteers hope to tackle school drop-out rates and empower girls.
- Mobility: Bikes to school in Morocco
Thanks to Faurecia volunteers, children living in 15 remote villages around Azilal city will get more than 100 bikes, helmets and necessary equipment to go to school safely and autonomously every day.
- Environment: Reforestation in Mexico
Faurecia volunteers will join forces with Humanife, a local association specialized in environmental issues, to achieve two objectives: accelerate reforestation in the Puebla area and help Una Nueva Esperanza, a charity supporting children diagnosed with cancer, get regular funding from the creation of a greenhouse of oaks (12,000 trees annually) on one of their unused plots of land. After 5 years of ramp-up, 100% of the social business benefits will go to Una Nueva Esperanza.
Thank you all for your personal commitment. We will not only finance the projects, but we will also get involved thanks to you and many of our Faurecians. Our goal is to help these initiatives thrive sustainably within the communities, and beyond our support.
The Faurecia Foundation is a corporate foundation created in March 2020 by the automotive supplier Faurecia. Driving actions globally, its core mission is to support projects carried out by Faurecia employees to promote mobility, environment and education. Thanks to the expertise and collective energy of its employees, the Faurecia foundation wishes to make a positive contribution to society by sharing time, know-how, funding and by creating links with associations at the heart of the regions where Faurecia operates.