THE IMPACT OF THE SKILL-SPONSORSHIP ON SMALL FIRMS
SEED Foundation and its partners were interviewed by chefdentreprise.com in order to understand how the skills sponsorship program set up by the Fund has a positive impact on employees.
Alain Barbier, general manager of Pierson Export, a company of 20 employees specialized in the distribution of food products on Africa, involves his teams in projects of valorization of the local African resources. The SME devotes 0.2% of its turnover to philanthropic actions, ie a budget of 80,000 to 100,000 Euros per year.
I wish not to limit our exchanges with the African continent to economic relations. Our sales team travels to the African continent two to four times a year to ensure the visibility of the brands we distribute. We are extending these trips by visiting projects.Alain Barbier
To make a stronger and more lasting impact in the field, he created in 2009 the SEED Foundation, an endowment fund that combines the financial resources and skills of a dozen small and medium-sized businesses and supports agricultural development in Africa.
The article lists the benefits of this program as it promotes loyalty, internal cohesion and personal development within companies.
Quick, read the full article on chefdentreprise.com (French)