Wendel Cares

Published : 25.01.2023
#Mécénat, Patronage

Walk through A Gateway to Possible Worlds at the Centre Pompidou-Metz

The force of our imagination is central to the exhibition “A Gateway to Possible Worlds. Art and science fiction. The 2,300 m² exhibition offers an immersive experience in science fiction, bringing together over 200 works from the late 1960s to the present day (Grande Nef and Gallery 3).

Through the eyes of artists, writers, architects and filmmakers, the exhibition highlights the bonds between the real and the imaginary to spark debate, inspiration and a form of hope.

A Gateway to Possible Worlds. Art and science fiction will be on display at the Centre Pompidou-Metz until April 10, 2023.

For more information, please visit the website of the Centre

Wendel Cares makes commitments to three new associations 

In early 2022, Wendel officially launched an endowment fund called Wendel Cares. Its objective was to give fresh impetus to its philanthropic activities by bringing all of its corporate patronage initiatives under one roof and by extending its scope to other themes that are in line with the challenges facing our society today.

Historically, Wendel’s corporate patronage activities have been organized around two themes: education and culture, through its long-term partnerships with the Wendel International Center for Family Enterprise (Insead) since 1996 and with the Centre Pompidou-Metz since 2010.

Today, Wendel Cares would like to finance initiatives that correspond to one of the five areas to which it has made a commitment.

  1. culture,
  2. education,
  3. equality of opportunity and integration into employment;
  4. medical research and healthcare;
  5. environmental protection.

In accordance with the commitments set by Wendel Cares, the members of the endowment fund this year selected three associations that will be supported for three years with an annual review.

Medical research and healthcare with HELEBOR

HELEBOR helps develop hospice care in France and improve the quality of life for the gravely ill and their families. HELEBOR partners with various entities to support the development of innovative palliative care projects, thereby delivering shared benefits to society. This is the first year that Wendel Cares is supporting HELEBOR.

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Equality of opportunity and integration into employment with Alliance pour l’Éducation — United Way

Alliance pour l’éducation – United Way is another charity that Wendel is supporting for the first time this year. It fosters equality of opportunity and helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and rural areas stay in school to ensure that they make informed choices about their future. In an effort to have a collective impact, Alliance pour l’éducation – United Way has created a program called “Défi Jeunesse” (“Young people’s challenge”) that mutualizes and deploys the support it has obtained from its many different benefactors.

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Environmental protection with Plastic Odyssey

Plastic Odyssey, Wendel’s third new support program, is a global project that aims to reduce plastic pollution in the word’s oceans by creating a worldwide network of local recycling initiatives. Plastic Odyssey’s several participants all share the common desire to create a world in which plastic waste no longer winds up in the ocean.

Plastic Odyssey has recently launched an exploration mission in the regions most affected by plastic pollution. The objective is to find solutions for combating plastic pollution and to test new models, on a small scale before replicating them in other territories. Three continents, 30 cities and an equal number of solutions tested and shared with the world at large.

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