Energy access, biodiversity and climate

Worldwide, 1.3 billion people have no access to energy and essential goods. But is access to energy for all a reasonable aspiration at a time when ecological balance and biodiversity are under threat like never before? For the ENGIE Foundation, the answer is not in doubt: yes, energy is a right for all! For no energy means no access to drinking water, no schools, no hospitals and little or no economic activity.

That said, universal access to energy has to be achieved in an environmentally-conscious way. To preserve the environment, it is essential to favour clean sources of energy… and to make citizens aware of environmental issues. This is exactly what the ENGIE Foundation aims to achieve through its commitment to access to energy for all and biodiversity.

The energy transition

Fighting global warming

Women energy




solar lamps distributed in two years


electrified schools in 2016-2017


off grid devices installed in Bangladesh


Participatory gardens, ecological farms or eco-responsible parks created

« Our Corporate Foundation, through its lines of action and projects, must reflect the new societal demands, through a renewed dialogue with our stakeholders. It must also encourage the commitment of our employees and innovate to invent the solutions of tomorrow. »

Bernard Guirkinger, CEO of ENGIE Chairman of the ENGIE Foundation

Access to energy as a driving force for sustainable development

Taking care of life and of our planet is what has driven the ENGIE Foundation for 30 years. With 24% of its projects dedicated to access to renewable and sustainable energy in 2020, the ENGIE Foundation is committed year after year to the environment. Objective? Engage in ambitious, impactful projects and participate in the collective effort of the 2030 Agenda through the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

- Reducting child labour

- Enchancing access to education

- Improving educational outcomes

- Combating climate change

- Improving management of natural resources

- Reducting deforestation

- Creating income-generating activities

- Boosting productivity

- Widening access to care

- Improving the quality of care

- Reducing deaths linked to smoke from traditional fuels (leading cause of death in Africa )

- Easing women's domestic workload

- Empowering women through work