Local resources are the priority
As a responsible international group, Entrepose places environmental and social questions at the heart of its activity and its projects. This principle is recorded in the Social Responsability Charter ratified by all the members of the Executive Committee and published at the start of 2015.
On all its projects, Entrepose recruits and trains people locally, or calls upon local sub-contractors. For these workers, participating in Entrepose projects means in most cases acquiring new skills or a qualification that opens their professional horizons to new opportunities. The employees of Entrepose subsidiaries are mainly locals.
Return to work in the Hauts-de-France region
Entrepose entities feel it is important, as part of their facilities or operations, to offer opportunities for those who face difficulties accessing stable employment to integrate the job market and gain qualifications. Following the model of the GEIQ BTP — which VINCI Construction France companies and subsidiaries played a large part in creating in France — Entrepose Industries was behind the creation of GEIQ Métallurgie Industrie Nord – Pas-de-Calais in Dunkirk (Nord department) in 2009.
As an expert in job creation, the organization offers candidates vocational work-study training courses to obtain qualifications (generally occupational training contracts) and covers all of the administrative costs. The dynamic created by this organisation in the Dunkirk area over the last six years has been overwhelmingly positive.
More than thirty companies are now members of the GEIQ and every year more than fifty people obtain stable employment.
Social programme for communities in Bolivia
The Incahuasi project team was behind an aid program for populations neighbouring the worksite.
This program allowed for the construction of a medical dispensary, a building dedicated to raising poultry, two school canteens (two others were renovated) and the irrigation of cultivated land. Some housing was also able to be renovated, thanks to provision of construction materials. A thousand educational kits were distributed to children.
This program won the Corporate Social Responsibility award sponsored by Total at the annual IPLOCA convention*, which was held in Singapore in October 2015.
* International Pipeline & Offshore Contractors Association.