5 October 2021 • ACTUALITÉS

Corporate volunteering is a key solution for employee engagement.

The Month of Corporate Volunteering is a Planete Urgence initiative, organised in partnership with the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. In october 2021 find all the good practices and initiatives of our partner companies on our networks!


Employee engagement at the heart of companies’ HR challenges


According to an IFOP PageForm survey released last April, 75% of HR decision-makers indicate that the health crisis has accelerated greater awareness of societal and environmental issues within their company. A conscience also revealed to employees, who say they are 63% more attentive to the commitments of companies since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. From now on, companies cannot ignore this need for employee engagement which, in addition to being a lever in terms of CSR and a source of motivation, it is a formidable lever for international solidarity.


A commitment that shall be placed at the service of general interest.


Engagement formats are multiplying with the help of digital, however companies must take a critical look at the missions made available to their employees. Among all those proposed, they must above all be vigilant about mobilizing their employees in the service of general interest and in particular the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015.

Planete Urgence has supported more than 10,000 volunteers in 21 years in development fields by putting the search for impact at the heart of its actions. The organisation has created a unique voluntary service scheme called the Congé Solidaire®, which enables employees to be hired for a period of 2 weeks for full involvement at the heart of climate change issues. These development missions thus contribute to amplifying the skills and energies of employees working for structures in need in 15 countries. 2020 saw the creation of a new format in order to engage, e-volunteering, which makes it possible to reach new employee profiles.

Corporate volunteering is a concrete and powerful response to current challenges as a response as a study has shown. These missions are also real levers of commitment and commitment and motivation and allow the acquisition of new know-how and interpersonal skills, such as openness to difference, agility or teamwork.


The Month of Corporate Volunteering: the month of October in the service of commitment


With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and France Volontaires, Planète Urgence is launching the “Month of Volunteering in my Company” in order to promote this solidarity commitment.

“Today relatively few companies and employees know of or have access to volunteering in their organization. It is a little known device and yet extremely powerful in terms of impact and transformation of society and business. At a time when commitment becomes a necessity in the workplace, we are launching the month of corporate volunteering in October, in order to better disseminate this innovative device, beneficial to society, employees and businesses “.

Amandine Hersant, Managing Director of Planète Urgence


The key dates of the month of volunteering in a company


  • October 6: day of workshops devoted to the deployment of corporate volunteering and the exchange of best practices from 35 current business partners
  • October 28: webinar with the intervention of MEAE and France Volontaires
  • Throughout the month: animation on the social networks of Planète Urgence and pioneer companies with testimonials and key figures


Would you like to know more about the volunteering of Planète Urgence? Go to this page:

More info on exchange and impact volunteering in companies


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