For 10 years Cegos has been supporting the projects of employees wishing to take part in a humanitarian mission in partnership with the association Planète Urgence. Planète Urgence effectively allows employees to commit to a short term mission (2 to 3 weeks) during their paid holidays with the financial support of Cegos.
Employees who volunteer to take solidarity leave apply their skills to structures organized and selected with care: village-based associations, local NGOs, schools.
Cegos finances about 20 employees each year to take up a mission, mainly in Africa (Niger, Mali, Bénin, Burkina Faso etc).
This partnership began in 2010 in Haïti where the volunteers of the local associations trained in project management and inter-personal relationships. The LINGOs association (Learning for International NGOs – www.lingos.org) includes 45 NGOs such as Oxfam, Save the Children, Care, WWF, World Vision, Catholic Relief Services etc.
The aim: offering volunteers from these associations and assisted population’s access to available online training.
For 5 years Cegos has been a partner at the Women’s Forum. Each year this event attracts more than 1,000 women, company directors, academics and opinion leaders from around the world. This “feminine Davos” aims to promote the role of women in the economy and society. As a partner Cegos leads a panel discussion each year on a topical issue, sitting alongside some key participants of the Women’s Forum.
This international partnership developed by the United Nations unites the worlds of work and of civil society with regard to ten universal principles to do with human rights, working standards and the environment.
The Global Compact aims to promote civil responsibility in companies so that the world of business can contribute to resolving the problems posed by globalization.