GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation

 

 

From the outset, Jean Nouvel wanted the Museum to be sheltered amidst dense vegetation, and this is why he called on the remarkable landscape gardener, Gilles Clément.

The Garden is a key element of the project as it stretches over 1.8 hectares. The architect decided to build the museum on piles to create an immense bridge-structure enabling the garden to extend beneath it. As a large open expanse across the museum area, it is freely accessible to the public during the Museum's opening hours. With 178 trees and some thirty plant species, the Garden surrounds the architecture creating an impression of burgeoning flora. Secret paths, hillocks, pebbled walkways, pools to meditate and dream beside and an open-air theatre presenting a series of shows, lectures and concerts all make this new Parisian garden the ideal venue for museum visitors from all walks of life. 

GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation

Solidarity, the environment and the commitment of its members are at the heart of the identity, vocation, and positioning of the GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation.

The new corporate foundation of the GDF SUEZ Group was launched in September 2010 under the chairmanship of Mr. Gérard Mestrallet.

The foundation supports projects and their teams, which partake in both works of solidarity (assistance to people in difficult situations e.g. health, education, energy etc.), and environmental actions (protection of biodiversity and ecosystems, the fight against global warming, housing development of the future ...).

The creation of GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation also reflects the Group’s desire to encourage the commitment of its members, by supporting member associations working for humanitarian causes and projects undertaken by members, via a call for projects.

Preserving the environment and promoting biodiversity, a commitment for the GDF SUEZ Group foundation

Because GDF SUEZ's activities lie at the heart of global environmental and social challenges, sustainable development has become one of the Group's key policy issues.

There are many challenges which need be addressed, such as energy independence, security of supply, the fight against climate change and the fragility of biodiversity, but also economic and social issues such as economic crises, the emergence of new market players and social inequality.

GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation has chosen to support the protection, enhancement and preservation of the environment as a central focus of its strategic philanthropy.

The Foundation sees gardens, places of relaxation and meeting places, as an ideal expression of the sustainable development issues it finds important: biodiversity, solidarity, education and culture.

It is therefore natural that the GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation is a partner of the musée du quai Branly. The foundation sponsored the creation of its main garden in 2005 and its programme in 2008 and 2011, and it continues this partnership in 2012 and 2014 by supporting the Summer Garden.

 

 

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© musée du quai Branly, photo by Cyrille Weiner
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© musée du quai Branly, photo by Cyrille Weiner
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© musée du quai Branly, photo Cyrille Weiner
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© musée du quai Branly, photo Cyrille Weiner

La Fondation d'entreprise GDF SUEZ, mécène de « L’Autre Noël 2014/2015 »

L’autre Noël, c’est l’accès à la culture et à la solidarité.

C’est cette double ambition voulue par le Musée du Quai Branly que la Fondation GDF SUEZ, Grand Mécène du Musée, a souhaité accompagner. Une centaine d’enfants d’associations pourront découvrir les collections du Musée et les visiteurs pourront déposer des cadeaux pour les enfants du Congo.


Lutte contre la pauvreté, accès de tous à l’énergie, protection de l’environnement et solidarité sont au cœur de l’action de la Fondation d'entreprise GDF SUEZ témoignant de l’engagement social, sociétal et environnemental du Groupe GDF SUEZ, un des premiers acteurs mondiaux du secteur de l’énergie, et l’acteur de référence dans les pays émergents, avec une priorité : développer des projets concrets et innovants, illustrer « être utile aux hommes » en accompagnant des aventures humaines, associer les collaborateurs. 


La Fondation d’ Entreprise GDF SUEZ accompagne plus de 110 projets d’aide à l’enfance à travers le monde.


Pour plus d’information : http://www.fondation-gdfsuez.com/