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The ENGIE Foundation signs a partnership with the Greek National Opera to promote access to culture for underprivileged children

September 8, 2017

On the occasion of the official visit of the French President Emmanuel Macron to Greece, the ENGIE Foundation has signed an agreement with the Greek National Opera to sponsor the access of opera productions to underprivileged children.

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The ENGIE Foundation will support the production and open the performances to children and young people coming from disadvantaged and migrant families, thanks to an agreement with local NGOs. The ENGIE Foundation is associated in this partnership with Heron, a Greek private energy producer in which ENGIE Group owns 50%.

 

The signature of the agreement took place in the presence of Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of the ENGIE Foundation and President of ENGIE, Mr. Athanasios Theodoropoulos, President of the Greek National Opera, Mr. George Daniolos, CEO of ENGIE Hellas and Heron, and Mr. George Kouvaris, President of Heron.

Access to culture for all and support to the underprivileged have always been a priority for the ENGIE Foundation that is based on nearly 20 years of action and demonstrates the social, civic and environmental commitment of the ENGIE Group and its employees. In order to make the right to health, education and culture a reality, the Foundation supports 800 projects of solidarity associations in 25 countries, affecting nearly one million children.

ENGIE has two main activities in Greece: energy services, technical maintenance and facility management services through its subsidiary ENGIE Hellas; power generation (600 MW capacity) and electricity and gas supply through Heron.

In January 2017, ENGIE, through ENGIE Hellas, won its largest contract for total facility management services in Greece: a five-year agreement to provide technical maintenance, energy services, security services, cleaning and waste management and landscaping services for the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens, where the Greek National Opera is located. 

ENGIE is committed to taking on the major challenges of the energy revolution, towards a world more decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised.

The Group aims to become the leader of this new energy world by focusing on three key activities for the future: low carbon generation in particular from natural gas and renewable energy, energy infrastructure and efficient solutions adapted to all its customers (individuals, businesses, territories, etc.). Innovation, digital solutions and customer satisfaction are the guiding principles of ENGIE’s development.

ENGIE is active in around 70 countries, employs 150,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance). 

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