While Altavia is an international fully integrated company, the group functions like a federation of businesses. All of our business units are strongly anchored and implicated in their local territory.
Inspired by the group’s 10 key values and built on a voluntary dynamic that motivates all of our collaborators, all our social initiatives aim to meet three key objectives :
We support responsible projects that create links between people and help fight against poverty and exclusion.
We help, advise and facilitate business projects that revitalize the local economy and boost employment.
Access to Education & Culture:
We encourage and partner projects that bring education and culture to the widest population.
Altavia is currently involved in many social projects benefiting the communities in which we are present. Thanks to the direct participation of our collaborators, we are able to actively share our skills and energy with the local population. here are 5 concrete examples:
FIGHTING POVERTY with PLANET FINANCE
PlaNet Finance is an international non-profit organization that helps alleviate poverty through the development of microfinance. Altavia supports PlaNetFinance all year long with both financial and expertise gifts.
CREATING DEBATE WITH THE CITY OF SUCCESS
The "Cité de la Réussite " (City of Success) is a forum for cultural, economic, scientific and political debate which has been partnered by Altavia for many years.
SPREADING GIFTS IN KIND with ADN
L’Agence du Don en Nature offers gifts in kind by collecting new, unsold products from industrial manufacturers and redistributing them to charitable organizations according to their needs.
SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURS with RESEAU ENTREPRENDRE
Reseau Entreprendre is a network of entrepreneurs supporting local economic development. Altavia is an active member in Seine Saint-Denis and West France.
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE with BIKE TO SCHOOL
Bike to School is a pedagogical, intercultural sport challenge organized by Anne Salaün & Benjamin Stoll (a previous trainee within the sustainable development team of Altavia) and the oikos Reims student association for sustainable development. This year, these two students from Reims Management School are cycling from Reims to Peking on a recumbent tandem M5. Their goal is to gather testimonies from children about their future dreams, the bioclimatic and economic constraints that could stop them and the solutions they can find together. Their 14,000km adventure will culminate in a documentary for screening in schools and associations across the world.
INTERVIEW WITH Stéphanie Goujon
General Delegate, Agence du Don en Nature (ADN)
What exactly does ADN do and how did Altavia become an active partner?
ADN is a charitable organization that has built a logistical platform between large companies and non-for-profit associations fighting against social exclusion (like Samu Social or Restos du Coeur). We collect new, unsold products (except food and drink) and redistribute them to the associations.
So far, we have collected 9 million euros worth of products donated by 20 brands including L’Oréal, P&G, Lexmark and Etam – and we have already redistributed 7 million euros worth to 160 partner associations.
Altavia a major player in the French communications and has been actively engaged in sustainable development for a long time. We asked them to partner us because their profile corresponds perfectly with the identity we want to give our communication tools.
Altavia has created a voluntary team of experts to work with ADN. What support do they bring you?
Altavia created and produced our responsible activity reports in 2009 and 2010 pro bono and advised us on all aspects of sustainability and techniques.
As a retail partner for chain stores and FMCG brands, Altavia’s support for ADN makes sense. What did Altavia bring you in the conception of your reports?
Beyond its professionalism, Altavia brought us its visual sense. The team proposed graphic ideas that helped us create an attractive and professional document – which is important for our product donators. Over the last two years, we have built a highly constructive relationship based on mutual trust and listening, which we value a lot.