Emmaüs Défi's aim is to create innovative solutions to get people off the streets and out of social emergency. This Integration Project Workshop (ACI) offers a work contract and personalised support to people who are severely marginalised.
Emmaüs Défi employs 110 employees through professional integration and runs a bric-a-brac business (collection, sorting and sale).
The organisation also leads other initiatives for combating marginalisation such as the Solidarity Equipment Bank which enables households in hardship to equip their first home. The organisation provides general support around the issues of employment, healthcare and accommodation.
Emmaüs Défi is one of Societe Generale's major partners.
Emmaüs Défi's and the Societe Generale Foundation's shared intention is to develop a partnership based on several drivers, in particular by encouraging the involvement of Societe Generale employees but also by building innovative solutions for people experiencing hardship.
The Foundation supported the organisation in 2011 on the former Riquet market bric-a-brac rehabilitation and renovation project.
Emmaüs Défi was one of the beneficiary organisations of the Bike Ride in 2012 and 2013 and the Citizen Commitment Games in 2014.
In 2015, the Foundation is undertaking to support the structural development project, Emmaüs Défi 2017, alongside the organisation.