Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility
Societe Generale’s CSR ambition is built on six key pillars, all integrated into the activities of each of our businesses:
- Commitment towards the Fight against climate change.
- Development of Positive Impact Finance, coherent with new trends such as smart cities or new mobility solutions, while keeping a focus on inclusion and sustainability.
- Client Satisfaction and protection. Providing the right service at the right moment.
- Ethics and Governance. The respect of our values including the management of Environmental, Social and Governance risks.
- Responsible employer. Encourage staff commitment by developing and inclusive and ethical culture, respectful of individual differences, promoting diversity, and in the best interest of our clients and teams.
- Contribution to the Sustainable Development of Africa.
Societe Generale in Spain is committed to having a positive impact on our local communities. CSR is embedded in our culture and is a clear demonstration of our core company values of Team Spirit, Commitment, Responsibility and Innovation.
In Spain, our local CSR local plan aims at favoring professional integration and social inclusion through different projects mainly around sports and education.
Current Charity Partners
Societe Generale collaborates with several charity partners in Spain:
Fundación ICEAS. We support the initiative “Pan Bendito, mirando al futuro con ilusión" which aims to support the social integration of isolated and vulnerable minors between the ages of 4 and 9. The project intends to help minors improve their basic social skills, hygiene habits and social integration through various workshops managed by volunteers. ICEAS also provides children with leisure activities to prevent them from spending time in the streets and missing school.
Asociación Acción Familiar. Societe Generale supports the initiative "La magia de aprender" which offers school tutoring, educational counselling and support 3 to 18-year old children who live temporarily in residential centers due to their personal and familial situations. The project intends to fight against school failure and school dropout to improve social and professional integration as well as emotional intelligence, communicational and social skills.
Special Olympics, basketball school. Societe Generale sponsors two basketball teams from Special Olympics, a nonprofit organization which provides sports training and support to children and adults with intellectual disabilities to enhance their social integration.
Madrid Foodbank. Societe Generale Madrid has been contributing to Madrid Foodbank’s projects since 2012 through a yearly donation. The organization aims at collecting food products to hand them out to people in need in Madrid.
Our employees can participate in volunteering sessions to help the different organizations supported by Societe Generale. Last year, some of our staff members went to Madrid Foodbank warehouse for a day and others engaged in coaching and mentoring sessions to teach young people how to pitch projects.
Societe Generale is committed to financial education through the program “Tus finanzas, tu futuro” developed by the Spanish Banking Association (Asociación Española de Banca - AEB) in collaboration with the Junior Achievement Foundation.
For 5 years in a row, AEB and its associated banks have been mobilizing volunteers during the Financial Education European Week to deliver financial education courses to young people between 13 and 15 years old. The courses aim to raise awareness about savings and its importance, responsible consumption and responsible money management.