On 16 December, the Groupe ADP Foundation celebrated its fifth anniversary at the Musée du Quai Branly. Institutional partners, associations, elected representatives, corporate foundations, Groupe ADP employees... The entire ecosystem was invited to this special event, attended by Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Groupe ADP, Augustin Trapenard, journalist and patron of the Bibliothèques Sans Frontières association, and Moussa Sissoko, professional footballer and patron of the Paris Aéroport Roissy and Orly football tournaments. We take a look back at the past five years.
"The Foundation would not be what it is today without the commendable involvement of Groupe ADP staff", highlighted Laure Kermen-Lecuir, General Representative of the Group’s Foundation. With over 600 volunteer employees, 278 projects supported and more than 486,500 individual beneficiaries since 2015, the results of the Groupe ADP Foundation speak for themselves.
Because knowledge is key, the Foundation has placed education at the heart of its civic commitments. Since its creation, it has worked on combating illiteracy and reducing the school dropout rate. These are major challenges for areas classified as priority urban development districts and which are home to particularly young and vulnerable populations.
"We will be ramping up our efforts by further developing the work we do and the support we provide to associations committed to fighting illiteracy and the school dropout rate", commented Augustin de Romanet. “Furthermore, we have decided to increase the corporate foundation’s budget by 50%, i.e. €7.5 million.”
The Foundation will also be expanding its scope of involvement to include current issues affecting the school dropout rate, such as addressing bullying at school and cyber-bullying.