Our social engagement
Giving back to the territories in which we operate
As part of the Group’s CSR strategy, we are committed to giving back to the territories in which we operate. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s employees in Continental Europe have the opportunity to volunteer and dedicate one weekday per year to foster better communities, getting involved in the Group’s social actions: either UR for Jobs or a Solidarity Day.
UR for Jobs events support low-skilled young people to find a job through mentoring and training as well as job fairs that set them up with job interviews with the tenants and services providers of our shopping centres. Solidarity Day events raise awareness and support youth development.
For these events, close partnerships are made with NGOs. Each country has selected a theme that best responds to local issues faced by young people. Throughout 2017, 719 Group employees in Continental Europe participated in UR for Jobs and Solidarity Day actions that are held in 28 of the Group’s shopping centres in all of the European countries where we operate.
44% of employees from Continental Europe have participated in UR Involved!
"UR for Jobs and Solidarity Days are two excellent examples of the Group’s commitment to the development of the communities in which it operates. We want to be fully engaged in tackling the social issues of today. As part of my role, I coordinate these social initiatives at Group level in Continental Europe and involve all employee volunteers in this challenge. The most rewarding part is, of course, seeing our impact on the people we support through these actions and on the employees themselves!"
Sabine Pompey, CSR Manager