Bouygues Immobilier is a leading private property developer in France and Europe, with 1,908 employees at 31 December 2017 and sales of €2,712 million in 2017. With 39 branches in France and four outside France, Bouygues Immobilier has nearly 60 years' experience in developing residential, corporate and commercial projects in more than 250 towns and cities. Bouygues Immobilier has a strong commitment to innovation and sustainable development and therefore seeks to provide better quality of life over the long term for all its customers by making their experience of the buying process and the use they make of the living spaces and services created for them as pleasant as possible. Bouygues Immobilier is the first developer to be certified ISO 9001 in France, NF Habitat HQE, and Top Employer France 2017, and to win the 2016 prize for the best customer relations awarded by the French Customer Relations Association (AFRC).
A property developer, Bouygues Immobilier has taken local and nationwide initiatives for a number of years in pursuit of an active sustainable development and sponsorship policy. Now, it has created a corporate foundation to coordinate those initiatives and give them greater coherence and visibility. Its aim is to help make the urban environment more human by placing architecture and planning at the service of the environment and the community.
Endowed with a five-year budget of €1 million, the Foundation will focus on three main priorities: promoting architecture and urban planning to the general public; encouraging expert discussion of future urban life in a sustainable development perspective; promoting solidarity in urban communities by helping young people in difficulty to integrate and by strengthening the social fabric in sensitive areas.
From now on, the Bouygues Immobilier Corporate Foundation will support the company's partnerships with the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris, with Arc en Rêve in Bordeaux and with the Observatoire
de la Ville. It will also favour the emergence of young talent by offering winners of the New Albums for Young Architects and Landscape Designers (NAJAP) competition opportunities to realise their projects.
The first project to benefit from the Foundation's support is an awareness-raising initiative, the Habiter Écologique exhibition held at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine from 13 May to 1 November.
Seeking to make both professionals and users more aware of sustainable and responsible lifestyles, the exhibition features eco-responsible alternatives to the traditional one-family dwelling as well as ideas for