"For more than 50 years, Up Group has been providing its customers with offers and solutions that make life easier for businesses and individuals and lighten the load in their everyday lives. Our aim, in the exercise of our trades and wherever we operate, is to promote a model of economic development and social solidarity leading to a more just and more democratic society.
By contributing each day to achieving this ideal, we take pride in placing people at the heart of our success... all people. The new philanthropy policy expresses our determination not to leave anyone in the margins of society. It demonstrates that the raison d’être of our Group is to create a bond between individuals to enable everyone to thrive. The mobilization of Up group’s employees and everyone’s participation in achieving this ambition ensure the success of this strategic project for the company.
The Up group strategic project is built on five programs that are common to all the entities in the Group: “Policy program”, “Profit program”, “People program”, “Planet program” and “Proximity program”. The Proximity program helps strengthen the company’s strategy of sustainable performance based on creating shared value between the company and society. It embodies Up group’s and its employees’ determination to support civil society, each in their own capacity.
The exposure of the Up Foundation and a formalized, structured and consistent philanthropy policy are one of the three pillars of the Proximity program (responsible purchasing and promoting the social and solidarity economy are the other two pillars). This pillar embodies the Group’s ambition to promote social progress in the world and be a recognized public interest actor.
Up group’s new Foundation, as the vehicle for the Group’s philanthropy policy, through its many actions supporting civil society, will demonstrate Up group’s determination and capacity to commit itself to the common good. In this promising field, the new philanthropy policy aims to organize, coordinate and develop these actions in the spirit of the values of the SSE. »
President of the Up Corporate Foundation