OL Foundation initiates new environmental projects
The Board of Directors of the Olympique Lyonnais Foundation met at Groupama Stadium. It was a good opportunity to validate the activity report for the 2018-2019 season and to discuss projects for the 2019-2020 season, with a new major focus: to develop a maximum of actions in the theme of environmental sustainability.
The closing of the accounts for the 2018/2019 season shows the participation of the entire professional men’s team in the financing of social actions. The budget for the 2019/2020 season will see an increase of the financial support provided by the Club.
MAJOR PARTNERSHIPS SUPPORTED BY THE FOUNDATION:
– Inclusion through sport: Sport in the City
– Assistance to sick or hospitalised people: Espace Transition and the “Sport for sick children” project of the Hospital-Femme-Mère-Enfant.
– Education: My Chance, Me Too
ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENTS:
– Environmental awareness with bees: The six hives housed at Groupama Stadium had a satisfactory season with the production of 110 kg of honey although the weather conditions were not the best. The goal this year is to double the number of hives and educational workshops in order to raise even more awareness across the local region.
– Potaging garden: An educational vegetable garden in permaculture will be created at the OL training center. With an area of 550 m2, it will receive visits from many groups (like school and associations) and raise awareness of nature through a thematic course called “The Journey of Heroes”, provided in partnership with the company Pistyles.
HE GROUPAMA STADIUM, CITY OF SOCIAL INNOVATION:
– Cité des entreprises pour l’emploi celebrates 3 years: Created in October 2016, the Cité des entreprises pour l’emploi is the only platform dedicated to employment in a football stadium. It facilitates the meeting between candidates and recruiters to boost local employment and guarantee equal opportunities.
– Offering audio-description commentary: Thanks to the equipment inherited from the Women’s Football World Cup, and in partnership with the association ASA audio-description commentary will be offered for visually impaired spectators during the Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais and OGC Nice