SRE Commitments

Skills Sponsorship

The Comexposium Group brings its expertise to its solidarity work and expands its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy every year with a public interest project.

Employees are invited to respond to a call for suitable projects every year. 

What is the call for projects?

Throughout the year, Comexposium employees apply their expertise and dedication to our 170 trade fairs. 
Their commitment often extends beyond their professional role: passion runs through every team, and is a core Group value.

Once a year, in the first quarter, Comexposium issues a call for charity, sporting or cultural projects to Group staff. The aim of this call for projects is to choose and outline an ‘adventure’, to which Comexposium will dedicate both funding and manpower throughout the year.

Sponsorship is a way of reflecting on the company’s underlying identity. It forms part of the fundamental CSR policy that is supported through Comexposium’s overall corporate strategy and its individual products. The aims are:

  • To raise awareness among employees and unite them around a shared project
  • To put human interest at the heart of our endeavours
  • To confirm our role as a participant in civil society
  • To fund an adventure that is a blend of passion, discovery, interaction, sharing and collective work

Project criteria:

  • Be charitable, sporting or cultural in nature
  • Require the personal involvement of at least one Comexposium employee
  • At least 80% of the requested funding must be paid directly to an Association or Foundation recognised under French law of 1901 as being in the Public Interest
  • Require funding that falls within the 2016 budget allocated by Comexposium

Report on 2014/2015 projects


1) Background:

The Emmaus association was founded by Abbé Pierre in 1949 following his encounter with Georges, an ex-convict. It now has 120 communities in France, all driven by the same values:
• An unconditional welcome for anyone who comes to the door of a community, regardless of their origins or history.

• Solidarity, where the strong and the weak join forces to put people back on their feet who no longer have the strength to help themselves. So that they can help others in turn.

• Work: the Emmaus movement helps the poorest in society to get back on their feet at their own pace, performing an activity that is worthwhile, supportive and focused on others.

2) Actions:

A group of 30 staff from legal, logistics, communications and sales functions are involved for the next edition of the trade fair (June 2016).

A collection of children’s toys was organised in the La Défense and Aubagne sites in December 2015.

Skills sponsorship continues, to organise and prepare the 5 June 2016 edition.

3) Results:

Children’s toy collection on two sites received donations worth nearly €1,000.

Legal meeting on contracts for the site, insurance, and catering areas.

Logistics meeting for ticketing, management of flows, delivery area and construction of exhibition spaces

Communications and digital meeting to increase the impact of communications, use viral marketing to publicise the event and the initiatives in place there, and set up live coverage on social networks.

Race Against Hunger

1) Background: 

Action Against Hunger is an international NGO founded in 1979 that fights hunger in the world. Malnutrition is still responsible for the deaths of 3.1 million children every year. AAH aims to save lives by eliminating hunger by preventing, detecting and treating malnutrition, particularly during and after humanitarian emergencies. AAH operated in 47 countries in 2014, helping 13.6 million people.

The Race Against Hunger: by supporting a sports project that benefits Action Against Hunger, we are helping to raise awareness among a greater number of people and to raise money so that they can help those in need.

2) Actions: Organisation of employee participation in the Hunger Challenge at La Défense in June 2015.
Registration, logo t-shirts, on-site coordination.

I hour 30 minutes of running races, Zumba, and calisthenics to raise money from registrations and from a number of participant initiatives (laps of the course, minutes of dance/calisthenics).

3) Results:

90 employees took up this mad challenge for the 8th edition.

€17,325 raised for Action Against Hunger to help finance programmes in Afghanistan and Burma.

Bouchons d'Amour

1) Background: 

Founded by the actor and humorist Jean-Marie Bigard in 2001, its primary objective is to help people with disabilities.

The association does this by operating a national collection of plastic stoppers that are then turned into recyclable pallets by a Belgian manufacturer, Eryplast. These pallets are sold to China to offset their shortage of wood.

All proceeds from the pallet sales go to ‘Bouchons d’Amour’.

2) Actions: 
A Comexposium representative and operational resources made available to set up communications to trade fair teams, exhibitors and visitors at core target trade fairs.

Communications at trade fairs (kakemonos), and collectors placed in reception areas, catering areas and Comexposium offices, including the inter-company restaurant at Puteaux La Défense. Collection and recycling of stoppers from full collectors.

3) Results:

A Youtube video in collaboration with Comexposium.

40 collectors in place at 17 trade fairs involved in the operation.

A total of 5 stands made available to the Bouchons D’Amour association during trade fairs.
600,000 stoppers collected at the fairs, and 280kg of stoppers in Comexposium offices in France.