What we do

We want to help achieve positive socioeconomic change for people and communities. Our role is to provide financial resources, managerial support and guidance to organisations who are already doing a great job in running inspiring and impactful programmes and who need an extra boost.

We fund projects on a multi-year basis to maximise their potential for sustainability and success. In this way, we truly accompany our partners and can measure success and impact on a regular basis, including visits to the field. We like to support projects which encourage communities to take responsibility for their own future and help them reach their full potential.

Until 2016 we sponsored programmes in the field of sustainable development, education & integration, and health. In 2017, we committed our philanthropic endeavours to the fields of Fair and Sustainable Employment and Clean and Safe Supply Chains.

As we look ahead to the coming years, we want to achieve even greater impact. We intend to do so by leveraging our mother company’s expertise in the field of trade and logistics, and by supporting programmes with innovative solutions for the empowerment of local economies, the development of a more inclusive job market and the creation of cleaner and safer logistical systems around which communities live.

  • FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT

    We promote income generating opportunities and access to quality jobs to ensure dignified lives for the most marginalised communities. We also empower entrepreneurs to become catalysts of change by supporting them in strengthening their business ventures and tackling the root causes of poverty and exclusion in a sustainable manner.  



  • clean and safe supply chains

    We aim at improving safety at land and sea, contributing to the health of communities and enhancing the sustainability of transports and infrastructures.



  • FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT

    We promote income generating opportunities and access to quality jobs to ensure dignified lives for the most marginalised communities. We also empower entrepreneurs to become catalysts of change by supporting them in strengthening their business ventures and tackling the root causes of poverty and exclusion in a sustainable manner.  



  • clean and safe supply chains

    We aim at improving safety at land and sea, contributing to the health of communities and enhancing the sustainability of transports and infrastructures.



OUR ACTION BY REGION

our action by region



Key figures

  • 3-year

    partnerships

  • 40

    programmes funded in 2017

  • 2

    post disaster relief operations

  • 27

    countries of action

  • 36

    partners

  • $4.2m

    disbursed in 2017

3-year partnerships
40 programmes funded in 2017
2 post disaster relief operations
27 countries of action
36 partners
$4.2m disbursed in 2017