Since 2016, the Fonds SUEZ initiatives has been supporting the Institut de l’Engagement
Created in 2012 by Martin Hirsch and Claire de Mazancourt, the Institut de l’Engagement identifies young people who have demonstrated outstanding qualities on a mission of general public interest, and helps them to carry out a project for the future that lives up to their high potential. The Institute relies on its partners, companies, associations and academics to organise 2 annual admission sessions. It provides its "laureates" (700 in 2017) with personalised support, both individual and collective, for their project: training, job hunting, the creation of activities. It encourages its laureates to uphold the values of commitment and citizenship throughout their careers. Each winner also receives the support of a sponsor from the professional world.
The Fonds SUEZ: providing financial support and skills
The support provided by the Fonds to the Institut de l’Engagement more specifically targets 40 laureates. The aim is to provide support to young people who have not graduated from higher education in their search for professional success, following civic service at Unis-Cité, a partner association of the Fonds.
In October 2016 and February 2017, the Fonds SUEZ initiatives proposed that the Group's employees participate in the admissions procedure for these young people, in the context of the Group’s employee solidarity commitment policy, by evaluating the written applications of candidates (and then by participating in the oral panels). The evaluations took place during sessions organised at the SUEZ headquarters in La Défense and in Bordeaux, co-hosted by the Institute. In February, 187 applications were evaluated by 23 SUEZ employees.