Courses des héros

SPIE employees sign up to take part in the “Course des Héros” charity run

Published on 02 June 2022

Saint-Denis, 2 June 2022 – This year, teams from SPIE Facilities, a French subsidiary of the SPIE group, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, are preparing to take part in the “Course des Héros” (Heroes’ Race) for the first time. Each year, this premier sporting and charity event brings together more than 400 companies and 12,000 runners in four French cities: Bordeaux, Paris, Lyon and Nantes. Almost 200 SPIE Facilities staff members have signed up, throughout France, to contribute to this great event, which combines the values of mutual support and commitment, which are dear to SPIE Facilities, with a charitable objective.

Uniting teams around a good cause

The “Course des Héros”, a great sporting and charity event open to companies and individuals, will be held this year in Bordeaux on 12 June, in Paris on 19 June and then in Lyon and Nantes on 26 June. In addition to having an “enjoyable” time together, the participants will contribute to raising funds for charities. The 200 SPIE Facilities staff members who have already signed up are poised to take on the challenge. Once they have chosen the option that best suits them, either running or walking, they will have the satisfaction of contributing to the fight against global warming, helping the poor and protecting the oceans and biodiversity by donating to the following charities: 
-    the GoodPlanet Foundation for the fight against global warming.
-    ADSL (Agir et Donner Sans Limite – Act and Give Without Limits) to help the poor.
-    The Sea Cleaners to clean up the oceans.
-    the Association Petits Princes (Little Princes Association) to make dreams come true for sick children.

Working at SPIE Facilities means sharing human values 

Togetherness and commitment are part of the mindset of the SPIE Facilities teams. The “Course des Héros” reflects what is in our DNA. Taking part in this charity event allows SPIE Facilities staff members to live a specific business culture in which the collective is most important. 

Sylvia Fenger, Human Resources Director at SPIE Facilities, stated: “By taking part in the “Course des Héros”, our teams are delivering a strong message to all the talented people who want to join us. At SPIE Facilities, commitment and togetherness are at the heart of our success. It made sense to take part in this great event, which allows staff members to support key causes, while also having an enjoyable time. At SPIE, CSR is a specific approach to which we are committed every day and everywhere!”.
Alexandre Del Nin, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Director, stated: “I am delighted with the high level of participation of our teams in this premier sporting and charity event. It sends a strong signal that our teams are familiar with performing well, that they are united and that our commitments are collective, throughout France.”