Creating a culture of solidarity
We build strong engagement among our employees to enhance our collective reviews on societal issues, helping develop a true “culture of solidarity”. This engagement helps each of our employees to develop their skills and understand the environmental and societal stakes involved.
A foundation to take action
2019 was a key year for the Gecina Foundation because it saw the merger between Gecina’s historic Foundation, created in 2008, and the Ville et Patrimoine Foundation, which it inherited when Eurosic was acquired. Their merger, the only operation of its kind in France, has made our actions more transparent and coherent and significantly strengthened our positive impact on society.
Four areas of work
We open our CSR approach to non-commercial partnerships to go above and beyond our professional commitments.
We aim to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities.
Our activity focuses on the preservation or rehabilitation of nature sites and biodiversity.
We are committed to facilitating access to housing for as many people as possible
Cultural heritage is a rich resource for all of us. Through our actions, we help preserve and promote this heritage.
Building employee engagement
Our Foundation provides opportunities for our employees to get involved as volunteers. We support the projects that they put forward. We also provide access to our expertise through skill-sharing initiatives.
The Gecina Foundation in three figures
Our commitment and our employees’ engagement are reflected in the concrete results achieved.
As of December 2019
Our flagship projects
Partnership between Fondation du Patrimoine and the Gecina Foundation to secure the Paris Region’s at-risk heritage sites
Fondation du Patrimoine is being supported with €5 million (over 3 years) for the “Plus jamais ça !” program to preserve at-risk heritage sites in the Paris Region.
Participation of 17 of the Gecina Foundation’s partner associations in the 2019 "Vendredi Solidaire"
In 2019, all of Gecina’s employees devoted one day of their work time to support 17 non-profit associations - which were all partners of the Gecina Foundation - mobilized for this day at 25 different sites across the Paris Region.
Supporting the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque
We have partnered with Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque since 2014. This charity enables children with heart malformations to travel to France to be operated on. In September 2019, €12,000 was raised thanks to the 1,216km covered by our employees during a charity walk.
Governance of the Gecina Foundation
Bernard Carayon, Chair
Méka Brunel, Deputy Chair
Frédéric Vern, Secretary
Viviane Carbognani-Liotta, Executive Officer
Jérôme Engelbrecht, Treasurer
Sabine Desnault, Administrator