Emergency aid: the Carrefour Foundation signs an agreement with the Crisis Center at Quai d'Orsay
On December 19th 2017, Carrefour Foundation signed an agreement with the Crisis Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to support the French government’s actions in response to humanitarian crises.
In the event of a disaster, the partnership entails that Carrefour will supply basic food and non-food products necessary for victims based on needs identified on site. In addition, Carrefour will provide logistics support for the delivery of this aid and Carrefour employees present in the field will be mobilised to help the victims.
This agreement is in line with the actions already carried out by the Foundation following natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, landslides or typhoons in countries where the Group is present. Indeed, the Foundation has implemented 128 emergency aid donations in 40 countries and financed 14 million euros’ worth of aid to victims. In addition to financial aid, the Foundation relies on Carrefour's logistics expertise and network of stores to transport the essential supplies from warehouses as soon as possible after the catastrophe. Employee volunteers are an integral part of the Group's action by providing support to local humanitarian associations.