5 years of commitment to solidarity
Mécénat Servier Charity Fund was created in 2016 to centralize and coordinate the Group’s philanthropic initiatives. Five years later, Servier is celebrating the anniversary of this structuring step in its philanthropic commitment.
35 supported associations and 12 international partnerships since the beginning, more than 1,000 employees involved in France through L’ARRONDI sur salaire (rounding down salary), nearly 2,000 employee commitments in 2020/2021.
In five years, Mécénat Servier Charity Fund has successfully unified and developed Servier Group’s solidarity initiatives around four areas of commitment: health, education, culture and living together. “We simply articulated at the global level what the Group was already doing at the local level, giving more visibility and structure to the actions undertaken”, says Corinne Massin, General Delegate of the Mécénat Servier Charity Fund.
Mécénat Servier’s mission include listening to its stakeholders to increase the social utility of Servier Group’s actions around the world and strengthen employee engagement. The first Charity Fund impact study, carried out in 2020 by the independent consulting company Kimso, revealed that Mécénat Servier had contributed to the sense of pride felt by employees and strengthened the integration of the Group’s international sites. As for partners, the associations highlight a strong commitment over time that allows them to develop their projects in the medium/long term for a truly sustainable impact.
With Mécénat Servier, the Group thus embodies its corporate citizen convictions and contributes to achieving United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs).
From its creation, Mécénat Servier has made international efforts a part of its vision. Thus, in October 2016, the Servier Group continued an existing partnership with La Chaîne de l’Espoir association for the opening of a cardiopaediatric center in Senegal. It then contributed to Helen Keller Europe’s ChildSight® program in Vietnam before launching its first call for internal projects for Joint Initiatives in 2018.
This latter initiative aims to support public interest projects over time, co-designed with local Servier teams and funded by Mécénat Servier. To date, five Joint Initiatives in South America, Russia, the Middle East, Spain and Hungary are supported by the Charity Fund.
As fundamental players in the actions of Mécénat Servier, the Group’s employees have been demonstrating a strong de-sire to contribute on behalf of the public interest for five years. For example, more than 20% of employees in France financially support Mécénat Servier’s partners through L’ARRONDI sur salaire (rounding down salary).
To support and facilitate their commitment throughout the world, Mécénat Servier launched the Let’s Volunteer commitment website in September 2021, available in five languages. It presents the associative partners of Mécénat Servier, as well as the various ways for Group employees to get involved.
Mécénat Servier works hand in hand with its partners to anticipate the world challenges of tomorrow and propose solutions with a positive and lasting impact. The Charity Fund has just launched a new call for projects “Culture, a window to the world”, which will support an innovative project promoting young audiences’ access to culture and openness to the world.
Mécénat Servier will continue to mobilize the Group’s employees through skills-based sponsorship missions, to use the Servier Group’s values to benefit partner associations daily.
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We want to be an exemplary patron that works hand in hand with its partners for a positive and lasting impact.