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Under its 5-year programme, the Kering Corporate Foundation intends to develop partnerships with international NGOs and encourage staff mobilisation in favour of two goals:
Fight violence against women: domestic violence, sexual violence, Female Genital Mutilations (FGM), trafficking, forced marriages, honour killings…
Promote women’s empowerment: vocational training, economic self sufficiency, micro-credit, social entrepreneurship, etc.
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.
The Foundation supports geographically and socially diversified projects, giving priority to long-term initiatives. The Foundation's actions are structured around 4 pillars:
Support the projects adressing violence against women or their empowerment: partnership with NGOs, funding of non-profit projects sponsored by Kering employees, opportunity for employees to volunteer in "Solidarity Leaves"
Sponsoring of social entrepreneurs
Awareness and prevention initiatives
Assistance and consultancy to Kering Group brands
WHY FOCUS ON WOMEN'S DIGNITY AND RIGHTS?
In 2009, 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.