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The Societe Generale Group actively supports energy transition

Societe Generale is a recognised and active supporter of energy transition which has, for many years, been committed to leveraging its expertise to create a climate change-resilient society with low carbon emissions. As such, the Bank was a founding signatory of the Principles for Responsible Banking and has already met 96%* of its target to raise EUR 100 billion for the energy transition between 2016 and 2020.
Societe Generale has been ranked 1st bank worldwide on the environmental dimension and 6th bank in Europe for all CSR criteria (RobecoSAM 2019).
*At the end of September 2019

Customer satisfaction and protection

Ethics and governance

Climate change

Societal innovation

Sustainable development of Africa

Responsible employer

Societe Generale Factoring contributes and participates in the 6 CSR pillars of the Societe Generale Group

Examples of actions : 

Training young people

Work-based learning is a springboard to employment, and is compatible with a large number of roles. It allows young people to fund their studies while having access to professional training. At the end of the learning period, the young trainees may be taken on full-time, depending on Societe Generale Factoring ‘s requirements and growth profile.

Employment for disabled people

We pay special attention to recruiting, adapting roles and managing the careers of people with disabilities, to allow them to find their place within our organisation.

To achieve this, we have signed an enterprise agreement with our social partners, intended to encourage the hiring of people with disabilities.

Initiatives to support professional integration

As part of its commitment to the Plaine Commune and Seine-Saint-Denis areas, Societe Generale Factoring participates in the initiatives run by the “Nos Quartiers ont des Talents” (our neighbourhood has talents) Association, whose aim is to help young graduates find work. The task of the Societe Generale Factoring sponsors is to lead coaching schemes, set up career points and open the doors to their professional networks.

 

Promotion of gender equality

Following the lead of the Société Générale Group, Societe Generale Factoring has embarked on a number of initiatives designed to eliminate inequality between the genders, and to restore the balance between men and women at all levels, particularly in management positions.

To facilitate the lives of staff with young children, Societe Generale Factoring was actively involved in the opening of one of the first inter-company nurseries in Seine-Saint-Denis, in 2006.