Corporate Social Responsibility
Financing the real economy, Societe Generale Equipment Finance supports the development of SMEs.
As part of the Societe Generale Group, Societe Generale Equipment Finance UK Ltd (SGEF) is committed to having a positive impact on our local communities. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is embedded in our culture and a big part of our company’s values.
Our charitable giving and volunteering programmes aim to raise educational aspirations, improve employability prospects and build stronger communities. As well as having a positive impact locally, our programmes provide benefit to our staff and the Group as a whole.
Our main focus is our staff selected Charity of the Year programme, currently CLIC Sargent the UK's leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
To help us achieve this Group target, SGEF organise a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, from cake bakes to raffles, to a range of sporting challenges.
We have a Group wide policy of 24 hours per year of volunteering time accessible for all employees. Employees can use this to undertake their own personal volunteering, or to access the range of programmes organised by Societe Generale.
There are opportunities for employees at all levels to engage in; from one-off employability, enterprise and business planning workshops and volunteering opportunities you can do from your desk, to ongoing primary tutoring, adult literacy sessions, mentoring and trusteeships. The SG Group work with a huge range of people from our neighbouring communities including pupils, young people, residents, charities, social enterprises and schools.
Recognising the training potential that volunteering provides, Societe Generale has created a personal development tool that enables employees to select volunteering opportunities which enhance their skills, complementing traditional training and their annual performance objectives.
The Societe Generale UK Group
As a Group, we are proud to have achieved some significant successes.
If you would like more information about CSR within the SG UK Group, please click here.