In 2019, Thales redefined its social engagement strategy in order to integrate all of the Group's solidarity actions around common areas of intervention and criteria to increase societal impact.
This change follows the overview of the Thales Foundation, created in 2014. After 5 years of significant achievements, the Thales Foundation is evolving to meet the expectations of the Group’s employees’ and support the societal transformations of a more responsible world.
To achieve this, the Group's social engagement actions will now focus on the following three areas of intervention:
- Education and professional integration through technology
- Tech for the Environment
- Digital citizenship
This new strategy, called the Thales Solidarity Programme, aims to align all the actions supported throughout the Group in accordance with unified and rigorous selection and reporting criteria.
Within this framework, the "Tech for Solidarity" charitable fund will replace the Thales Foundation in financing programmes with a strong social impact and, initiatives that promote employee engagement, guaranteeing the transparency and proper follow-up required by such a charitable structure.
A digital platform will be launched in the third quarter of 2019 to support volunteer engagement by presenting all the projects and volunteer missions supported throughout the Group, worldwide.