Selection Committee: 5 new projects approved in Australia, France and Vietnam
Monday 5 October, Solidarity Accor announced its support for 5 new projects in France, Australia and Vietnam. Thanks to these initiatives, local teams of group employees have made a commitment to associations, thus contributing to the professional insertion of almost 340 disadvantaged persons.
Sporting and collective challenges, sharing of know-how and skills, recycling of uniforms... The teams have no lack of creative ideas when the goal is to bring solidarity projects to fruition! Some great initiatives that also represent an opportunity to create strong links with the beneficiaries of the projects. Find out what these initiatives are all about:
- In France, Sport dans la Ville – Since 2007, the AccorHotels France teams (the "Lacets Bleus" – the Blue Laces) have been participating in the "20km de Paris" race, and have been running to support an association. This year, the 112 participants ran for Sport dans la Ville. Their support allows the social and professional insertion of 200 young persons in Saint-Ouen, one of the city’s high-priority deprived neighborhoods, where the association has just built new sports facilities.
- In France, Apprentis d’Auteuil – For the 2015 edition of the “10 km de l’Equipe” race in Paris, 50 employees from 5 Sofitel hotels mobilized their forces to run and collect €2,500 in support of Apprentis d’Auteuil. This sum, which is doubled by the Group, allowed the equipping of the Thiais teaching restaurant and the provision of support to almost 80 disadvantaged young persons in the preparation of their kitchen and serving professional training diploma.
- In France, Adie – In October 2015, 120 Novotels in France participated in an initiative to collect the chain’s old uniforms and other clothes. Novotel France showed its support for this initiative by paying €1,000 to Solidarity Accor for each tonne of clothes collected. This sum is doubled by Solidarity Accor to support the Créajeunes project, Adie, in Bordeaux to help disadvantaged young persons from deprived neighborhoods to create their own business.
- In Vietnam, Poussières de Vie – The “House of Hope” is a school-hotel to support 30 disadvantaged young persons from ethnic minorities by providing them with training in the hotel and restaurant professions. They are thus able to acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge, completed by 6 months of internship in partner organizations, amongst which the teams of the Ho-Chi-Minh-City Novotel Sofitel hotels.
- In Australia, Scarf – Remember in 2013, Solidarity Accor gave its support to this association’s serving professions training program. This year, the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins teams aim to strengthen the links established and support three new training sessions for 21 disadvantaged youths (migrants, refugees, asylum seekers or school dropouts).