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).
Instead of a normal day’s work, employees will participate in community-action initiatives, primarily under the aegis of Unis-Cité’s Médiaterre programme (supported by the Bouygues Immobilier corporate foundation since 2009), which aims to raise awareness of environmental issues among low-income families, to provide support for charities like Emmaüs and for nursing homes, as well as for initiatives in favour of the environment (such as cleaning up forests). Possible tasks include collecting litter in a regional park, repainting bedrooms and common living areas in an emergency shelter for homeless people, campaigning against food wastage, and running well-being workshops for the elderly.
This corporate community action day is run with help from Unis-Cité, an independent charity without religious affiliation that has been pioneering community service in France for many years. Unis-Cité is the liaison point with organisations on the ground for the purposes of “Solid’R”.
François Bertière, Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Immobilier and President of the Bouygues Immobilier corporate foundation, had the following to say: “With a participation rate exceeding 82%, the dedication of Bouygues Immobilier employees is a source of pride, and a reflection of our socially-responsible culture”.