Support for associations
In order to implement this commitment at the local level, the brands support many associations, either through funding or through the involvement of teams in the field. Through its various companies, and for many years, the COFIDIS Participations Group has set up partnerships with associations to help people in difficulty.
For example, the French brands support the “Solidarité & Initiative” association to develop the Jardin de Cocagne located in the Parc de la Haute Borne, near the company’s site: organic market gardening operations aimed at social and professional integration, the Jardins de Cocagne welcome and employ people who are far from the job market, and primarily young people.
Open our doors
The fight for exclusion is reflected in the Group’s desire to open its doors and welcome, on various occasions, populations in difficulty today.
“Girls have a sense of action”: this system, intended for college students, is conducted in schools from the “Quartiers Politique de la Ville” and aims to combat stereotypes of girls’ orientation towards “male” and/or responsible jobs. This action is based on the interaction of students with female company employees, who have the status of godmothers. Thus, the Group welcomes and supports young girls in their orientation during godmother-daughter interviews. The purpose of these exchanges is to exchange with schoolgirls about the professional world, to introduce them to professions and to give them self-confidence.
Duo Day is a national operation promoted by Minister Sophie Cluzel. Its objective is to allow people with disabilities looking for work to discover companies and their professions on 16 May 2019.
The Group naturally wanted to participate and welcomed people to help them discover the multimedia and collection professions.
The Group is committed to providing its customers with the best possible support at every stage of their lives, including in the event of difficult situations that may lead to over-indebtedness. Passive over-indebtedness – linked to a life accident, such as unemployment or divorce – is in the majority, representing 75% of the cases submitted to the over-indebtedness commission.
The amicable collection processes are at the heart of our know-how. Constantly optimised and adapted, they support the Group’s fight against over-indebtedness. Specific training for advisors and management of portfolio clients guarantee our clients greater proximity and faster consideration of cases.
And to further support its customers in difficulty, the French brands have signed a partnership agreement with CRESUS (Regional Chamber of Social Over-indebtedness).
CRESUS is a federation recognized as a “mission of public utility”. It is composed of 18 associations spread over 14 regions united by an ethical charter and thus forming a local network entirely dedicated to welcoming, listening and supporting over-indebted households and preventing financial and economic exclusion.