4 CSR AND NON-FINANCIAL INFORMATION - Working responsibly and with integrity
188.8.131.52 THE GROUP’S SOCIETAL AND SPONSORSHIP ACTIVITIES As an international group, Rubis has undertaken to become involved in each country in which it operates as an economic, social and cultural player. As a responsible company, Rubis has a dual mission: carry out societal initiatives in 2 areas, health and education, and promote artistic creation through its cultural fund, Rubis Mécénat. In 2019, the Group allocated €1,287,476 to the Rubis Sponsorship Department, of which €344,500 went to its societal initiatives and €942,976 to its cultural fund, Rubis Mécénat. In response to the Group’s desire to be fully involved in the regions where it operates and to contribute to their development, Rubis, in conjunction with each of its subsidiaries, supports multi-year projects of charitable associations working in the areas of education and health. These associations are chosen by each subsidiary in close collaboration with their teams to best meet requirements and local challenges. Each societal project is led internally by a single person or a committee of employees in partnership with the relevant association.
As well as offering financial support, Group employees participate in the work of the local non-profits, getting involved in sponsorship activities, raising money or taking part in local community events.
Keen to be involved in all Group countries, Rubis extended support to 3 new regions in 2019: Kenya, Corsica and Togo, via its subsidiaries KenolKobil, Vito Corse and Eres Togo. In parallel, Rubis organized an informal evening in the Paris region at which its employees could meet the associations supported by the Group in France in recent years: Viens lire au Louvre, Surf Insertion, Graines de Bitume and L’École à l’Hôpital. At this event, representatives presented their associations and chatted with Rubis employees about some of the issues they face. A second event will be organized in 2020 to exchange experiences once again. In order to best respond to Group employee expectations, Rubis set up a call for charity projects in France in 2019 to allow employees to propose their favorite projects, to be supported by the Group from 2020 for a 2-year period. A Selection Committee has been set up; this will be repeated every 2 years. These societal initiatives are led by the Rubis Group and are in addition to the societal commitments already conducted on the ground in each subsidiary.
Volta a Portugal – Cycling for a cause Annual meeting of Rubis Energia Portugal as part of the sponsorship of the Portuguese cycling tour. 4,300 volunteers cycled 3,225 km at the Rubis Gás stand and collected almost €20,000 to support 3 associations selected by the teams at Rubis Energia Portugal.
KEY FIGURES IN 2019 28 ASSOCIATIONS SUPPORTED 16 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE 20,787 BENEFICIARIES INCLUDING 19,072 CHILDREN