BNP Paribas staff in Luxembourg race for a good cause.
A EUR 7,095 cheque was donated to the non-profit organisation Toutes à l’École at a reception on Thursday 17 July 2014. The presentation was made to Anne Contreras and Valérie Arnold, respectively chair and vice-chair of the organisation, by Carlo Thill, Country Head for BNP Paribas and Chairman of the Management Board of BGL BNP Paribas, and Patrick Conrardy, board member of the running section of the bank’s Cercle Amical and Sportif.
The presentation was made after more than 180 employees of BNP Paribas in Luxembourg took part in the Luxembourg Marathon on 31 May. To support staff efforts, the management of BNP Paribas in Luxembourg had promised to make a donation proportional to the number of runners crossing the finish line. The group’s employees in Luxembourg once again rallied round to help a charitable organisation for the ninth year in a row.
The money raised this year will go to Toutes à l’École Luxembourg, a non-profit organisation founded in 2010 to provide education to underprivileged girls. The organisation has been particularly involved in the Happy Chandara project in Cambodia. Based 12 kilometres from Phnom Penh, this pilot school has 850 pupils, and every year some one hundred young girls start their schooling there. A vocational training centre was also opened in 2013. The girls are educated and trained either to university entrance level or until they get their first job, depending on which path they choose.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Valérie Arnold said she was delighted that Toutes à l’École had benefited from the solidarity shown by the employees of BNP Paribas in Luxembourg: “We are very grateful to the staff of BNP Paribas for supporting our organisation and, in doing so, helping disadvantaged girls go to school”.
Carlo Thill took advantage of the ceremony to thank all the Group’s employees who ran in the 2014 marathon. He said, “I want to thank the Group’s Luxembourg-based employees who took part in this collective effort and made it possible to give a donation to Toutes à l’École. This is one of the many initiatives taken by the bank as part of its corporate social responsibility policy. These schemes are supported by our employees, who are volunteering in increasing numbers for projects that serve the general interest and promote solidarity.”
About Toutes à l’École
Toutes à l’École Luxembourg (www.toutesalecole.lu) is a non-profit organisation under Luxembourg law. It was founded on 23 November 2010 to provide education to underprivileged children. It supports the Happy Chandara project in Cambodia, a pilot school 12 kilometres from Phnom Penh. The aim of Toutes à l’École is to provide girls with access to the best possible education and to follow them closely until they get a job.
About BGL BNP Paribas
BGL BNP Paribas (www.bgl.lu) is one of the largest banks in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It offers an especially wide range of financial products to individuals, professionals, private banking clients and businesses. BGL BNP Paribas is Luxembourg’s number-one provider of banking services to professionals and small- and medium-size companies, and number two in services for individuals. It is also the leader for bancassurance. In 2014, BGL BNP Paribas was named “Best Private Bank in Luxembourg” by Euromoney for the third time in five years.
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including more than 140,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.
Press contacts :
Toutes à l’école Luxembourg
Isabelle Durand +352 49 48 48 6081 – firstname.lastname@example.org
+352 621 249 652
BGL BNP Paribas
Anne Wenandy : +352 42 42-46 14 – email@example.com
Eliane Thines : +352 42 42-62 64 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Valérie Michiels : +352 42 42-65 34 – email@example.com