Skills philanthropy

At Orange in France, within the framework of skills philanthropy which is part of the Temps Partiel Seniors (TPS - Part-time seniors) system, employees at the end of their career may donate part of their working time to a public interest organisation (charity) that works in a field which we support: education, healthcare or culture. Feedback on this exceptional and unique system in France at Orange.

"The benefit is being able to share the skills I have acquired during my career with the charitable world. We are welcomed by the organisation with open arms", says Didier who is on skills philanthropy with Orange Solidarity.

Since 2010, more than 3,100 Orange employees have worked part time for associations. They are volunteering for the French Red Cross, for Secours Populaire, for Restos du Coeur and in food banks for various support missions. The Valentin Haüy Association, Energie Jeunes, Habitat & Humanisme and several local charities have also benefited from wide-ranging skills as part of this support.

What is skills sponsorship?

Skills sponsorship is defined as a company providing salaries on a one-off pro bono basis to a public interest organisation with a cultural, social or humanitarian purpose, in the shape of lending manpower or carrying out a service.

Making charities more professional

Orange Group employees who so wish can donate their know-how to a worthy cause which gives meaning to their action. This formula makes the charity more professional as it profits from skills it does not have due to a lack of financial resources.

Orange is the only company in France to offer skills philanthropy in this way and to this extent: so many employees, days donated, skills and action given straight to where they are needed within charities.