Programme

The Kering Corporate Foundation (ex-PPR Foundation for Dignity and Women's Rights) combats violence against women. Since its inception in 2009, the Foundation has supported 47 NGOs and social entrepreneurs and benefited more than 140,000 women.

In 2013, after 5 years of action, the Kering Corporate Foundation opened a new chapter by refocusing its programme on one core objective: combatting violence against women. It supports a limited number of long-term partnerships, built jointly with NGOs and social entrepreneurs and continues to encourage employees of the Group to comit to this cause.

In line with the Group’s new identity, the Foundation has refocused its action on three geographic areas and prioritises one cause in each:

  • Sexual violence in The Americas
  • Harmful traditional practices in Western Europe
  • Domestic violence in Asia

The Foundation's actions are structured around 3 pillars:

  • Supporting projects adressing violence against women through long-term partnerships with NGOs
  • Supporting Social Entrepreneurs
  • Organising awareness campaigns

Owing to its selection process, the Foundation gets focused on quality partnerships and supports projects with a significant impact on the target populations. Its teams pay special attention to the assessment of the supported projects to increase their efficiency and sustainability.

 

 

WHY FOCUS ON WOMEN'S DIGNITY AND RIGHTS?

In 2009, through its ex-PPR Foundation, Kering Group decided to make a formal commitment in favour of women’s dignity and rights, with the following goals:

  • Advance key causes where an enterprise can play a decisive role by the side of public authorities;
  • Promote gender equality and empower women”, one of the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals;
  • Structure the Group’s social commitment around topics related to the business, image and clientele of Kering brands;
  • Enhance the clarity and visibility of Kering action in terms of social sponsoring;
  • Pursue the Group’s decentralisation of initiatives in Kering brands and companies, while offering them continued assistance.
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