Shangri-La Hotel, Paris received the “Citizens’ Initiative” trophy at the Defis RSE “CSR Challenges” awards on Monday, 15 June 2015, in the context of its partnership with Pl4y International.
With the major climate conference that France will host in December 2015 just a few months away and in the face of the legal obligations imposed on listed and unlisted companies, corporate social responsibility has become a key issue for French businesses that are committed to human capital, performance and value creation.
The hotel triumphed in the “Citizen’s Initiative” category over other nominated companies, which included Nestlé France, Novartis and Sanofi, thanks to its commitment and that of its employees to Pl4y International.
An NGO, Pl4y International created the “Playdagogie” education programme in 2012 to help vulnerable young children and adults through sports activities. This programme responds to key issues in society, such as the fight against obesity through nutrition education and the fight against discrimination, and currently involves more than 500 schools in the Paris region.
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris employees are proud to wear the association’s colours and regularly participate enthusiastically in various sporting events organised by Pl4y International (Nike 10km, Vertigo Race, Paris 20km and so on).
Supporting the association has become part of the hotel’s culture, enabling the staff to create a strong team spirit rooted in the values Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has always upheld: respect, sincerity, humility, mutual assistance, courtesy and selflessness. Gala dinners organised in the hotel’s historic lounges over the last two years and attended by renowned athletes, such as Sébastien Chabal, also helped raise approximately €250,000 for the association.
It was with great pleasure that Shangri-La Hotel, Paris received this award, which serves as recognition of its long-term partnership with Pl4y International and the hotel’s policy of promoting excellence not only in the work place, but also in the well-being of its employees.