Collections and professional integration: an ongoing commitment
F M F O U N D A T I O N Giving Tuesday, held on 30 November 2021, is described as a global day of giving in 150 countries. In its first year of participation in the event, FM Foundation involved its representatives on 56 sites in 11 countries. From Brazil to Eastern Europe, FM Logistic employees offered their time and energy to collect toys, books, clothes and food. In Poland, the most energetic fundraisers competed in a sponsored indoor cycle race. FM Foundation has donated all the funds raised to non-profit organisations working in the public interest near its sites. This commitment to taking local action is what the foundation is all about. In France, FM Foundation supported the spring fundraising collection organised by Emmaüs Défi in May 2021. FM Logistic sites in the north of the country collected the equivalent of 21 pallets of everyday items, from books and toys to crockery and ornaments, and shipped them free of charge to Emmaüs Défi charity shops for sale. Professional integration is an important part of the work done by FM Foundation and, in 2021, that work focused on setting up a logistics college at Canoas in Brazil in partnership with the PESCAR Foundation. As a result, underprivileged young people aged between 16 and 20 have access to an 11-month training course in logistics, rewarded on successful completion with a State-recognised certificate. The first class is due to graduate in August 2022. FM Foundation has already set up a similar school in São Paulo in conjunction with the IOCHPE Foundation. A full report of FM Foundation initiatives for 2021 is available in its annual report. ◆
Annual report 43 FM Logistic 2021/22
Giving Tuesday, spring collection, creation of a logistics college: the foundation is active on all fronts .