Our commitments

GBH contributes to the sustainable economic and social development of the territories in which it is established by promoting the social, cultural, heritage and ecological environment.

Undertaking for the training and integration of young people

Undertaking
for the training and integration of young people

1,307 students hosted in internships in 2016
80 managerial job offers per year
83 apprentices trained each year

GBH works to promote a real link between the world of education and business, in order to provide professional training to students and support their employment.

  • Examples of action in Metropolitan France Examples of action in Metropolitan France
  • Examples of action in Guadeloupe Examples of action in Guadeloupe
  • Examples of action in Reunion Island Examples of action in Reunion Island
  • Examples of action in Martinique Examples of action in Martinique
  • Examples of action Multi-territories Examples of action Multi-territories
  • Examples of action in New Caledonia Examples of action in New Caledonia

Partnerships with committed players

Established in 2011 between Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, now the Université des Antilles and GBH, the "Working together for training and employment" Foundation is extending its activities for the 2017-2022 period.
In this context, the Group implements actions to raise awareness of its trades and vocational educational programmes suited to the companies’ needs and which are designed to promote the employability of young people from the West Indies.
Each year, the Université de la Guyane and GBH, as part of a partnership, organise Jobs Forums where the business world and education meet with a view to support young people from French Guiana in their professional careers.
GBH, a partner of the School of Business and Management of Reunion Island and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New Caledonia, also accompanies students in preparatory classes for the prestigious schools of Martinique, Guadeloupe and Reunion Island.

Awareness-raising initiatives

Through these partnerships with universities and schools in the different territories in which it is established, GBH carries out numerous actions to promote professional integration: meetings between students and professionals, visits and internships in companies, language courses, professional conferences, vocational training, thesis prizes, tutoring, etc.

Metropolitan France

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GBH partner of the JOMD (Overseas Development Day) from the outset

GBH partner of the JOMD (Overseas Development Day) from the outset

GBH has been a partner of the JOMD since its first edition, in 2009. The purpose of this event is to bring together…

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GBH has been a partner of the JOMD since its first edition, in 2009. The purpose of this event is to bring together the economic and social world of Overseas France, its diaspora, and more broadly all those who are interested in Overseas France, to share ideas, highlight initiatives and careers, promote overseas development, and motivate young people around their place of origin. GBH participates with a stand dedicated to employment and career opportunities within the Group. Thanks to the JOMD, the Group has been able to recruit  several young managers each year. It is the only event of this magnitude organised in France and dedicated to the recruitment and economic development of French overseas territories. Members of Parliament, institutions, decision-makers, entrepreneurs and talents from the diaspora come together to apply, recruit but also to debate and better understand the dynamics and challenges of French overseas territories.

The sixth edition of the Journée Outre-Mer Développement (JOMD) (Overseas Development Day) will take place on Saturday 18 November 2017 at Palais Brongniart (from 8 am to 7 pm – Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris). www.jomd.fr

 

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Increasing student-company interactions

Increasing student-company interactions

GBH – initially via Carrefour Destreland – has been a partner of the preparatory class for the prestigious business…

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GBH – initially via Carrefour Destreland – has been a partner of the preparatory class for the prestigious business schools of the chamber of commerce and industry (CCI) of Guadeloupe since 2006. The aim is to increase interactions between companies and students by supporting them in their training and their search for internships and employment.

Since 2008, an intensive English language preparation course for the English portion of the entrance examinations for business schools is offered each year to three deserving students from the first year of the preparatory class, selected by the teachers. In addition, each year GBH's general management and human resources departments present the Group's activities and professions to second year students in the CCI preparatory class.

In July 2016, GBH provided funding for the language course in London of three deserving students to help them prepare for the English portion of the entrance examination to prestigious business schools.

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Training engineers

Training engineers on the challenges of local economic and industrial development

Launched in 2012 in partnership with the École nationale supérieure des ingénieurs en arts chimiques et…

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Launched in 2012 in partnership with the École nationale supérieure des ingénieurs en arts chimiques et technologiques – Ensiacet (National School of Engineers in Chemical and Technological Arts), the INP (National Polytechnic Institute) of Toulouse and the Guadeloupe Region, the engineering department of Université des Antilles is the only one authorised by the French engineering accreditation institution of the Americas/Caribbean region. Established at the Fouillole campus, both of the department’s programmes, one in environmental engineering and the other in energy systems engineering, had 57 students in 2016.

The 13 first-year students enrolled in the energy systems course and the 8 in materials engineering were sponsored by Rodolphe Hayot, GBH’s executive officer. The Group offers internships in companies designed to promote their future employability, provides tours of its sites, organises meetings with its employees and thematic conferences lead by its executives.

These two high-level programmes contribute to the emergence of future managers capable of meeting the challenges of local economic and industrial development. They meet the needs of the territories and businesses. Six months after graduating, 75% of the engineering students of the 2015 year group were professionally integrated. The 2016 year group had a success rate of 78%.

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“Working together for training and employment” with the Université des Antilles Foundation – GBH

“Working together for training and employment” with the Université des Antilles Foundation – GBH

GBH and the Universités des Antilles et de la Guyane have been carrying out concrete actions since 2010 to bring the…

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GBH and the Universités des Antilles et de la Guyane have been carrying out concrete actions since 2010 to bring the worlds of business and university closer together. This partnership was strengthened in 2011 with the creation of the UAG-GBH Partnership Foundation "Working together for training and employment", which has since become the UA-GBH Foundation.

Each year, the three partners organise three Jobs forums at the end of the year in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana. The forums provide an opportunity for the 500 to 1,000 young people who attend to meet university professors and business executives and to learn from roughly one hundred professionals, executives of GBH and other companies, about the fields of business, marketing, communication, law, banking, audit, management control, hygiene-quality-safety-environment, tourism, culture or engineering. Students can also take part in workshops and apply for internships. 

In 2017, the UA-GBH Foundation was extended for a period of five years. In addition to continuing to organise the Jobs Forums and the Dumar(1) and Miage(2) professional vocational training programmes, the aim of these connections is to set up high-level professional training programmes at Université des Antilles, to provide visibility to the internships offered by GBH, to facilitate access to internships for applied foreign language students in the Caribbean, and ultimately, to promote the employability of young people in these territories. 

In 2017, the UA-GBH Foundation will also launch two thesis prizes, one dedicated to art and literature, and the other to the environment.

The next Jobs Forums will take place in Guadeloupe on 4 October and in Martinique on 22 November 2017.

The Université de la Guyane and GBH will organise the next Jobs Forum, on Wednesday 6 December 2017, as part of a partnership.

 

(1) In 2011, the UAG and GBH created a Department Manager university diploma (Dumar). Adapted to the real needs of the mass retail sector in the French West Indies-Guiana, this bachelor degree level work-study programme relies on experienced professionals who provide students with the skills and techniques required of department managers and the educational content of higher university education. Fifteen of the 20 students of the first year obtained their diploma. Twenty-six students graduated from the second year.

(2) In 2015, the UA-GBH Foundation created a professional training degree, Miage (computer-based methods applied to business management), in Guadeloupe, including coaching sessions for several hundred students looking for internships or employment and a contribution to the fees of a language course abroad for ten students.

In 2012, UAG won first prize in the Relationships with companiescategory during the MCE Awards (national awards for the innovations of universities and prestigious schools). The jury recognised the various tools and actions implemented by UAG, such as its proactive policy to bring together local economic players, which includes the UAG-GBH Foundation.

 

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Developing the partnership with EGC

Developing the partnership with EGC

GBH’s companies and EGC (School of management and business) of Reunion Island formed a strong relationship very…

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GBH’s companies and EGC (School of management and business) of Reunion Island formed a strong relationship very early on. The agreement signed at the end of 2010, which marks a new stage in their relations, formalises this connection between GBH and the world of education. Its main objective is to help more EGC students undertake internships and market research in the Group’s companies, and support excellence by rewarding the best students of each year.

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“Working together for training and employment” with the Université des Antilles Foundation – GBH

“Working together for training and employment” with the Université des Antilles Foundation – GBH

GBH and the Universités des Antilles et de la Guyane have been carrying out concrete actions since 2010 to bring the…

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GBH and the Universités des Antilles et de la Guyane have been carrying out concrete actions since 2010 to bring the worlds of business and university closer together. This partnership was strengthened in 2011 with the creation of the UAG-GBH Partnership Foundation "Working together for training and employment", which has since become the UA-GBH Foundation.

Each year, the three partners organise three Jobs forums at the end of the year in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana. The forums provide an opportunity for the 500 to 1,000 young people who attend to meet university professors and business executives and to learn from roughly one hundred professionals, executives of GBH and other companies, about the fields of business, marketing, communication, law, banking, audit, management control, hygiene-quality-safety-environment, tourism, culture or engineering. Students can also take part in workshops and apply for internships. 

In 2017, the UA-GBH Foundation was extended for a period of five years. In addition to continuing to organise the Jobs Forums and the Dumar(1) and Miage(2) professional vocational training programmes, the aim of these connections is to set up high-level professional training programmes at Université des Antilles, to provide visibility to the internships offered by GBH, to facilitate access to internships for applied foreign language students in the Caribbean, and ultimately, to promote the employability of young people in these territories. 

In 2017, the UA-GBH Foundation will also launch two thesis prizes, one dedicated to art and literature, and the other to the environment.

The next Jobs Forums will take place in Guadeloupe on 4 October and in Martinique on 22 November 2017.

The Université de la Guyane and GBH will organise the next Jobs Forum, on Wednesday 6 December 2017, as part of a partnership.

 

(1) In 2011, the UAG and GBH created a Department Manager university diploma (Dumar). Adapted to the real needs of the mass retail sector in the French West Indies-Guiana, this bachelor degree level work-study programme relies on experienced professionals who provide students with the skills and techniques required of department managers and the educational content of higher university education. Fifteen of the 20 students of the first year obtained their diploma. Twenty-six students graduated from the second year.

(2) In 2015, the UA-GBH Foundation created a professional training degree, Miage (computer-based methods applied to business management), in Guadeloupe, including coaching sessions for several hundred students looking for internships or employment and a contribution to the fees of a language course abroad for ten students.

In 2012, UAG won first prize in the Relationships with companiescategory during the MCE Awards (national awards for the innovations of universities and prestigious schools). The jury recognised the various tools and actions implemented by UAG, such as its proactive policy to bring together local economic players, which includes the UAG-GBH Foundation.

 

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Rapprocher le monde de l’enseignement et celui de l’entreprise

Bringing the worlds of education and business together

Since 2004, GBH, the local education authority and Bellepierre Secondary School have signed an agreement whose…

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Since 2004, GBH, the local education authority and Bellepierre Secondary School have signed an agreement whose ambition is twofold: to bring the worlds of education – students in the preparatory classes for prestigious business schools and faculty – and business together, but also share the same requirements of consistency, competence and performance.

GBH proposes and finances internships abroad which reflect its desire to equip students with an open-minded attitude towards the world. The Group also offers internships in its various companies, in the territories where it is established, thus providing students with a first successful professional experience. The recipients of these two types of internships are selected after an interview with juries composed of members of the Group’s human resources managers and executives.

Created in 2012, the alumni network’s database aims to optimise the interaction between young graduates and the company. Through this network, business school students have easy access to internship offers within GBH, and graduates at the end of the course are informed of GBH job offers, both in Reunion Island and in other territories where GBH is established.

Lastly, the high school-business synergy was strengthened with the opening of work-study master's degree in chartered accounting (DSCG) at Bellepierre Secondary School, set up in association with the Greta de La Réunion Neotech III. This programme hosts interns from GBH and external companies who are under professional training contracts or professional training periods.

GBH is also a partner of the site www.reunionnaisdumonde.fr.

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Mr. Bricolage has sponsored the "Yole du Robert"

Developing integration through teamwork and team sports

Mr. Bricolage has sponsored, since 2003, the "Yole du Robert", an activity led by the Las Palmas association, which…

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Mr. Bricolage has sponsored, since 2003, the "Yole du Robert", an activity led by the Las Palmas association, which aims to promote the social integration of young people from the city of Le Robert who are experiencing difficulties by involving them in a collective and unifying project: the construction and maintenance of a round skiff and training of its crew.

Skiffs are beautiful, traditional Martiniquan boats and the Tour des Yoles Rondes, a week-long team race which consists of sailing around the island, is a major event in Martinique.

The Las Palmas association, which upholds the values of integration, prevention, sharing and progress, knowing how to live together, as well as the transmission of experience and know-how from those with more experience to younger people, has appealed to Mr. Bricolage in such a way that the brand has been its exclusive partner since 2010.

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GBH and Internat de la Réussite (Boarding Schools for Success)

Encouraging success

GBH and Internat de la Réussite (Boarding Schools for Success) signed an agreement in 2014 regarding Martinique.…

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GBH and Internat de la Réussite (Boarding Schools for Success) signed an agreement in 2014 regarding Martinique. Internat de la Réussite is a programme set up by the State in 2009, which helps deserving and working students from disadvantaged social backgrounds to pursue their studies in the best possible conditions.

The boarding school in Martinique can accommodate 73 students. It is dedicated to the preparatory classes of prestigious schools.

GBH is committed to helping students prepare for competitive examinations by:

• Covering the costs of language courses abroad which open students to the international context. In 2016, 30 students were able to discover Ireland during an immersion language programme.

• Participating in the Jobs Forums, which raise awareness of these young people to the socio-economic fabric and give them the key tools of their future profession.

• Preparing for examinations with the help and tutoring of Group employees.

• Organising activities that contribute to their cultural enrichment, such as visiting exhibitions at the Clément Foundation.

This partnership for the professional integration of young people continues in 2017.

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“Working together for training and employment” with the Université des Antilles Foundation – GBH

“Working together for training and employment” with the Université des Antilles Foundation – GBH

GBH and the Universités des Antilles et de la Guyane have been carrying out concrete actions since 2010 to bring the…

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GBH and the Universités des Antilles et de la Guyane have been carrying out concrete actions since 2010 to bring the worlds of business and university closer together. This partnership was strengthened in 2011 with the creation of the UAG-GBH Partnership Foundation "Working together for training and employment", which has since become the UA-GBH Foundation.

Each year, the three partners organise three Jobs forums at the end of the year in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana. The forums provide an opportunity for the 500 to 1,000 young people who attend to meet university professors and business executives and to learn from roughly one hundred professionals, executives of GBH and other companies, about the fields of business, marketing, communication, law, banking, audit, management control, hygiene-quality-safety-environment, tourism, culture or engineering. Students can also take part in workshops and apply for internships. 

In 2017, the UA-GBH Foundation was extended for a period of five years. In addition to continuing to organise the Jobs Forums and the Dumar(1) and Miage(2) professional vocational training programmes, the aim of these connections is to set up high-level professional training programmes at Université des Antilles, to provide visibility to the internships offered by GBH, to facilitate access to internships for applied foreign language students in the Caribbean, and ultimately, to promote the employability of young people in these territories. 

In 2017, the UA-GBH Foundation will also launch two thesis prizes, one dedicated to art and literature, and the other to the environment.

The next Jobs Forums will take place in Guadeloupe on 4 October and in Martinique on 22 November 2017.

The Université de la Guyane and GBH will organise the next Jobs Forum, on Wednesday 6 December 2017, as part of a partnership.

 

(1) In 2011, the UAG and GBH created a Department Manager university diploma (Dumar). Adapted to the real needs of the mass retail sector in the French West Indies-Guiana, this bachelor degree level work-study programme relies on experienced professionals who provide students with the skills and techniques required of department managers and the educational content of higher university education. Fifteen of the 20 students of the first year obtained their diploma. Twenty-six students graduated from the second year.

(2) In 2015, the UA-GBH Foundation created a professional training degree, Miage (computer-based methods applied to business management), in Guadeloupe, including coaching sessions for several hundred students looking for internships or employment and a contribution to the fees of a language course abroad for ten students.

In 2012, UAG won first prize in the Relationships with companiescategory during the MCE Awards (national awards for the innovations of universities and prestigious schools). The jury recognised the various tools and actions implemented by UAG, such as its proactive policy to bring together local economic players, which includes the UAG-GBH Foundation.

 

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Promoting the integration of deserving young graduates

Promoting the integration of deserving young graduates

GBH is a partner of the Nos Quartiers a Talents (NQT – Our Neighbourhoods have Talent) association, which promotes…

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GBH is a partner of the Nos Quartiers a Talents (NQT – Our Neighbourhoods have Talent) association, which promotes the professional integration of young people from priority neighbourhoods or disadvantaged social groups by arranging to have them sponsored by experienced entrepreneurs and executives. All young beneficiaries must be under the age of 30, with higher education degrees and in search of employment. The advice given by the sponsors is related to job searches, CVs, cover letters, interviews, help with networking, etc.

There are three separate systems.

"Nos Quartiers ont des Talents", the association’s historic operation, targets young graduates with at least 4 years’ higher education from the priority neighbourhoods of large French cities or disadvantaged social groups.

"Nos Territoires ont des Talents” targets young graduates with at least 3 years’ higher education in French territories where this level of diploma best suits the needs of the employment area.

"Nos Outremer ont des Talents” (Our Overseas Departments and Territories have Talent) targets young graduates with at least 3 years’ higher education who live in French overseas departments and territories. This system has been deployed since 2013 in Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion Island and since 2015 in French Guiana. 

On the national level, 36,925 young graduates have been included in one of these three programmes since 2005, supported by 9,983 sponsors, thanks to the support of 930 partners and patrons. 70% of the young people in the study found a permanent and qualified job, in an average of seven months.

Many GBH executives have integrated this programme, which complements both the target (young graduates with 3 years’ higher education) and the object (equal opportunities) of the actions the Group already carries out for students.

 

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GBH and Bellevue Secondary School

Supporting students in their training

GBH and Bellevue Secondary School signed an agreement to assist students in preparatory classes for prestigious…

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GBH and Bellevue Secondary School signed an agreement to assist students in preparatory classes for prestigious business schools in their training and search for internships and employment.

Each year, three first-year students, selected by the faculty, are able to take a language course abroad, with GBH covering the costs of the foreign language courses during the stay. GBH's management team also welcomes second-year students to introduce the Group's business areas, as well as the most sought-after specialisations, and organises informal exchanges with its employees who graduated from prestigious schools.

Over the past few years, many deserving students have benefited from language courses in London, including one at the EF (Education First) international language centre, with plane tickets offered by Air Caraïbes as part of a partnership with GBH, a cultural trip to Paris, including tours of museums and the HEC campus in Jouy-en-Josas (78), or iPads offered during the "Prix de l'excellence" awards organised by Bellevue Secondary School. In addition, many students have completed internships in the Group's companies.

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MA/Academy

Taking action for the professional reintegration of job seekers

Martinique Automobiles, a subsidiary of GBH, launched a tailor-made vocational training programme in partnership…

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Martinique Automobiles, a subsidiary of GBH, launched a tailor-made vocational training programme in partnership with Pôle emploi and Opcalia. This initiative was designed to contribute to the professional reintegration in the automobile sector of young Martiniquan job seekers who have been unemployed for over a year. The tailor-made educational programme takes place at the MA/Academy, the Martinique Automobiles training centre.

In 2015, the eight selected candidates, aged 18 to 33, and holding a secondary school vocational diploma, a BEP (technical school certificate) or a CAP (vocational training certificate) in automotive mechanics and maintenance, received 400 hours of training divided between theoretical instruction and practical training experience in the Martinique Automobiles workshops.

In 2016, ten successful candidates each received three-month's training in the trade of workshop receptionist, which encompasses everything from customer relationship management to vehicle return.

For both sessions, graduation was preceded by a "job dating” encounter between candidates and professionals of the automotive sector, with self-management, self-presentation and recruitment interviews being an integral part of the training process. 

The results were positive: the majority of candidates selected during these two sessions graduated from their training and were recruited by car dealers, including Martinique Automobiles, or garages.

Martinique Automobiles makes every effort to continue and extend this vocational training programme leading to a job in the automotive sector.

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Taking action against exclusion

Taking action against exclusion

Established in 1993 by 13 major groups, including Casino, Danone and Renault, the FACE (Fondation Agir Contre l’…

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Established in 1993 by 13 major groups, including Casino, Danone and Renault, the FACE (Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion – Action Against Exclusion Foundation) business club, with its 4,000 partners and recognised public utility, is a tool to prevent and work against all forms of exclusion and discrimination, particularly professional exclusion and discrimination. Its network of local clubs spans various territories in France and abroad.

In 2012, GBH and FACE conducted an initial joint action by organising a "Diversity and Excellence" morning together. The aim of this event, which was attended by students, economic, social and educational players, was to encourage young graduates to pursue management positions, to invite them to diversify their professional choices – particularly for women – and also to promote diversity within companies and professional organisations, from the recruitment process to career development.

In order to deepen and sustain their partnership, GBH and FACE-Martinique signed an agreement in February 2013 whose aim, through concrete actions, is to promote diversity and excellence and favour equal opportunities.

www.fondationface.org

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Becoming an operational retail manager

Becoming an operational retail manager

GBH has a very active professional training and skills development policy, both internally and externally.

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GBH has a very active professional training and skills development policy, both internally and externally.

In 2011, in order to promote the employability of its current and future employees, GBH launched a work-study training programme in the field of department manager / operational retail manager (ROD). Seventy-five students from the West Indies, French Guiana and Reunion Island were trained during the first five years.

The ROD training programme "Becoming operational to sustainably integrate the managerial staff of a store" is a 3 years’ higher education certificate programme conducted in partnership with Neoma Business School. It is a work-study programme, consisting of one week of theoretical courses and three weeks of in-store practical experience, lasts 11 to 12 months and provides candidates motivated by trades in the specialised or food retail industries with a global vision of management, helping them acquire skills in business, management, but also in law, communication and human resources.

During the programme, the company’s salaried candidates are in a professional training period and those external to the company under a one-year fixed duration professional training contract, which can lead to a permanent contract at the end of the programme, if it is conclusive. The admission level required is a validated 2 years’ higher education diploma. The training programme results in a 3 years’ higher education diploma.

Trainees are hosted at GBH’s Carrefour, Mr. Bricolage and Decathlon stores in Reunion Island, Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana.

The next class will begin in September 2017. Are you passionate about jobs in the retail sector? Do you want to progress to management positions? Send your application to recrutement.drh@gbh.fr as soon as possible!

 

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Training in food retail

Training in food retail

In 2013, SCIE Distribution, a subsidiary of GBH, set up two continuous training courses for employees of the Géant,…

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In 2013, SCIE Distribution, a subsidiary of GBH, set up two continuous training courses for employees of the Géant, Casino and Leader Price chains. The first issues a 2 years’ higher education department manager diploma, the second programme provides secondary school level education, as a department assistant. The educational content of the programmes was developed with Paris Executive Campus and Neoma Business School. Implementation is overseen by SCIE Distribution in partnership with the CCI of New Caledonia. The training lasts 15 months and includes 400 hours of theory lessons. The graduation ceremony for the first 28 employees to graduate from these two programmes was attended by Bernard Hayot, CEO of GBH, Stéphane Hayot and Rodolphe Hayot, executive officers of GBH, and Olivier Le Fournier, Assistant Dean of Neoma Business School. Now well mastered, the department manager programme has also been adapted to Reunion Island with Neoma Business School, and in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana with Université des Antilles.

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Undertaking to protect the environment

Undertaking
to protect the environment

71,000 m² of solar panels installed
2,000 illegal dump sites cleaned
167 tonnes of waste collected

GBH has initiated the establishment of several environmental protection associations, which set out to raise public awareness of ecology, protecting and enhancing natural areas, as well as recovering and treating automobile and tyre waste.

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Concerned about carrying out an environmental policy that can be applied as closely as possible to local requirements, GBH has developed an environmental management system and established a monitoring and analysis barometer of all the indicators and actions implemented.

AWARENESS-RAISING ACTIONS

GBH encourages initiatives to promote energy saving measures and continues to upgrade several of its companies to meet ISO 14001 standards.

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Producing concrete while respecting the environment

Producing concrete while respecting the environment

Producer of ready-mix concrete, the Société Guadeloupéenne de Béton (SGB) received an award in 2015 for its actions…

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Producer of ready-mix concrete, the Société Guadeloupéenne de Béton (SGB) received an award in 2015 for its actions in favour of the environment, winning the "circular economy" category in the “Environmentality Trophy” contest organised by the CCI Guadeloupe in partnership with Ademe (French Environment and Energy Management Agency).

Concerned about carrying out its industrial activity while respecting its natural environment, SGB was the first ready-mix concrete company in Guadeloupe to obtain ISO 14001 certification. An international reference framework defining the requirements of an environmental management system, this standard is based on the principle of continuously improving environmental performance by evaluating and controlling the ecological impacts linked to the company's activity.

In addition, SGB has incorporated recycling and reintegration into its manufacturing process for all process residues: contaminated water, plant sludge and residual concrete from deliveries. SGB concretes thus comply fully with the specifications of standard NF EN 206-1, for which the company is certified. SGB is the only ready-mix concrete manufacturing company in the French West Indies-Guiana, and one of the first in France, to offer concrete made from recycled materials.

Thanks to these environmentally-friendly actions, SGB was one of the 15 companies in Guadeloupe that were innovative in terms of industrial ecology and selected by DEAL (Department of the Environment, Development and Housing) to be highlighted during the COP 21 conference.

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Marketing electric vehicles and deploying their charging infrastructures

Marketing electric vehicles and deploying their charging infrastructures

For seven years, GBH has been officially involved in the VERT project (Electric Vehicles for a Technological Reunion…

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For seven years, GBH has been officially involved in the VERT project (Electric Vehicles for a Technological Reunion). A result of the Grenelle Environment Forum, it is a large-scale experimentation of clean transport, with the smallest possible carbon footprint for vehicles and charging infrastructures, which favour renewable energies. GBH, importer and distributor of Renault in Reunion Island, markets the manufacturer’s new range of electric vehicles and is involved in the deployment of charging infrastructures. The Group also markets Renault and Nissan electric vehicles in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana. From 2010 to 2016, 216 electric vehicles were sold in Reunion Island

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Raising awareness about ecology and recycling waste

Raising awareness about ecology and recycling waste

The leaders of GBH have initiated the establishment of several environmental protection associations, which set out…

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The leaders of GBH have initiated the establishment of several environmental protection associations, which set out to raise public awareness of ecology, protecting and enhancing natural areas, and recovering and treating automobile and tyre waste. Today, GBH supports and is involved in these associations, which also include many companies outside the Group.

GBH is particularly committed to the Entreprises et Environnement association 

The three main awareness-raising activities carried out by the association are:

– The launch at the end of 2012 of the participative site for Martinique and its “Arété Sa” (Stop That) challenge, which combats the proliferation of illegal dumping sites in Martinique by rewarding people who publish photos of abandoned waste on the Facebook page of the challenge. Results: more than 8,000 dumping sites referenced.

– The removal of 1,000 abandoned vehicles from public property, mandated by the prefecture in partnership with Ademe – the French Environment and Energy Management Agency – and ARS – regional health agency – in order to fight the Zika virus epidemic in Martinique.

– The organisation, each year, of two “Pays Propre” (Clean Country) campaigns. This initiative, dedicated to cleaning beaches and remarkable sites in Martinique, has been successful thanks to the cooperation of numerous companies, associations, local authorities and individuals. In 2016, for the eleventh edition, 29 sites were thoroughly combed and more than 22 tonnes of waste were collected, including one hundred kilos removed from a coral reef by divers. Several teams from the Group’s head office and subsidiaries were among the 600 volunteers who came to protect the environment in Martinique.

Also in Martinique, GBH created the first platform for the management and recycling of construction site waste.

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Reducing the Group’s Energy Consumption

Reducing the Group’s Energy Consumption

Concerned about carrying out an environmental policy that can be applied as closely as possible to local…

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Concerned about carrying out an environmental policy that can be applied as closely as possible to local requirements, GBH has developed an environmental management system and established a monitoring and analysis barometer of all the indicators and actions implemented. In particular, GBH encourages initiatives to promote energy saving measures and continues to upgrade several of its companies to meet ISO 14001 standards. 

In December 2009, GBH signed an agreement with EDF, in Reunion Island, concerning the implementation of energy management solutions adapted to the activities of the Group's companies. The objective is to promote investment in high-performance energy equipment and thus reduce electricity consumption. 

The solar panels installed in Martinique, Guadeloupe and Reunion Island, which are emblematic of the Group's environmental policy, now cover 71,000 m² – the equivalent of ten football fields – and the energy they produce was enough to power 4,000 households in 2016.

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Undertaking for local production

Undertaking
for local production

2 million litres of rum produced in Martinique
50,000 tonnes of bananas harvested in the Ivory Coast in 2017
80% of the inhabitants of Reunion Island know that Danone yoghurt is made there*

GBH is committed to local production in the territories in which it is established, promotes local products and producers to the general public and is involved in organising the livestock and production industries.

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Supporting local production

Supporting local production means defending know-how and encouraging initiatives that create economic activities, jobs and wealth.

Getting involved in industry organisation

Beyond referencing local production, GBH, through its hypermarkets and throughout the territories where it is established, is involved in the organisation of the livestock and production industries, develops real production/retail partnerships and showcases local production through operations organised at the points of sale.

Quantitative study results of a November 2016 Ipsos campaign carried out on 400 inhabitants of Reunion Island.

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Promoting local products and supporting their development

Promoting local products and supporting their development

The Destreland and Grand-Camp Carrefour stores have been committed to promoting local production for more than 25…

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The Destreland and Grand-Camp Carrefour stores have been committed to promoting local production for more than 25 years. In 2016, the Destreland Carrefour store decided to expand its actions in favour of local producers.

Its new strategy, carried out jointly with Carrefour Contact Grand-Camp, is based on three objectives.

• Promote the know-how of its producers and the richness of local production through a corporate video, the "Committed to local production" exhibition and dedicated marketing campaigns.

• Provide greater visibility to local products by introducing a new brand, "Produits d'Ici” (Local Products).

• Support the development of production chains. 

In 2016, both stores worked weekly with more than 100 local producers.

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Informer les clients sur les producteurs locaux et leur démarche

Informing customers about local producers and their approach

In 2014, Géant and Casino signed partnerships with local breeders and highlighted their production in stores, using…

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In 2014, Géant and Casino signed partnerships with local breeders and highlighted their production in stores, using specific displays and presentations.

The "responsible agriculture" approach of local fruit and vegetable producers, whose objective is to limit the impact on the environment while maintaining optimum health quality, was also highlighted during advertising campaigns and through the organisation of a market open to all families. 

In 2016, as part of their quality approach, the Géant hypermarket and Casino supermarkets (SCIE) continued to showcase local products through the "Route des saveurs" (Flavour Route) selection. Presented on the pages of a catalogue distributed at the store entrance, portraits of local producers and a description of the activities have helped to increase awareness of this sector and boost customer confidence.

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Undertaking for culture and heritage

Undertaking
for culture and heritage

80 exhibitions held since 2005
200 artists exhibited since 2005
600 m2 of exhibition space distributed over three rooms

The Fondation Clément is a GBH corporate foundation that patrons the arts and cultural heritage in the Caribbean.

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Supporting the arts and cultural heritage in Martinique

The Fondation Clément is a GBH corporate foundation that is a patron of the arts and cultural heritage in the Caribbean. It supports contemporary creation by organising exhibitions at Habitation Clément and creating a collection of works that are representative of Caribbean creativity over the last decades. The Foundation is hosted at Habitation Clément, a heritage site classified as a historic monument where Clément agricultural rum is produced.

While the Clément Foundation has dedicated contemporary art spaces, for example the sculpture garden and exhibition rooms, the artists use the entire property to express themselves.

Bringing the history of the Caribbean to life and protecting Creole heritage

The Clément Foundation manages important collections of private archives, a library on the history of the Caribbean and iconographic collections. It also publishes works of a cultural nature and contributes to the protection of Creole heritage by highlighting traditional architecture.

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La Fondation Clément

The Fondation Clément, an artistic and cultural player since 1986

Discover the 2017 cultural season. The exhibitions will be accompanied by conferences in the presence of the artist…

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Discover the 2017 cultural season. The exhibitions will be accompanied by conferences in the presence of the artist, Sunday-discoveries or workshops.

Exposition Jonone
11 November 2017 – 2 January 2018

Exposition rétrospective Khokho René-Corail
9 September – 2 November 2017

Exposition rétrospective Alexandre Bertrand
8 September – 1 November 2017

Llewellyn Xavier – célébration
5 August – 28 September 2017

(in)Visibilité ostentatoire – exposition collective
7 July – 31 August 2017

Michel Rovélas – Or et peaux, nouvelles mythologies
2 June – 26 July 2017

Jean-Luc de Laguarigue – Photographies habitées
3 May – 28 June 2017

Le geste et la matière – une abstraction «autre» Paris, 1945-1965
22 January – 16 April 2017

http://www.fondation-clement.org/

http://www.fondation-clement.org/decouvrir-les-expositions

 

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Le geste et la matière Exhibition

The “Le geste et la matière – une abstraction «autre» Paris, 1945-1965” Exhibition

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Centre Pompidou is holding an exhibition at the Clément Foundation…

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To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Centre Pompidou is holding an exhibition at the Clément Foundation, from 22 January to 27 April 2017, on abstract non-geometric painting. A true first for Martinique, the exhibition is curated by Christian Briend, curator at the National Museum of Modern Art, assisted by Nathalie Ernoult, conservation attaché.

It is an opportunity to discover less celebrated artists who have also contributed to the abstract art movement, focusing on artists like Olivier Debré, Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hartung, Georges Mathieu, Gérard Schneider and Pierre Soulages.

This original exhibition, which is an opportunity to rediscover many of the Centre Pompidou’s little-shown works, is a real first in Martinique.

http://www.fondation-clement.org/Decouvrir-les-expositions/Le-geste-et-la-matiere-une-abstraction-autre-Paris-1945-1965

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“Hervé Télémaque” Exhibition

“Hervé Télémaque” Exhibition

The new building of the Fondation Clément, designed by architects Reichen and Robert & Associates, was…

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The new building of the Fondation Clément, designed by architects Reichen and Robert & Associates, was inaugurated with the "Hervé Télémaque” exhibition, from 24 January to 17 April 2016, which was designed and produced by the Centre Pompidou.

The Hervé Télémaque exhibition, prepared by curator Christian Briend and by Bénédicte Ajac, is the first retrospective of this French artist of Haitian origin in the Caribbean. It perfectly meets the cultural aims of the Clément Foundation: to contribute to spreading the art of Caribbean cultures, including its diaspora, and offer access to major international exhibitions in Martinique.

http://www.fondation-clement.org/Decouvrir-les-expositions/Herve-Telemaque

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exposition Aimé Césaire, Lam, Picasso

Aimé Césaire, Lam, Picasso “We found ourselves” exhibition

As part of the centennial celebration of the birth of Aimé Césaire, the Clément Foundation, in partnership with the…

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As part of the centennial celebration of the birth of Aimé Césaire, the Clément Foundation, in partnership with the Regional Council of Martinique and with the support of the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais, presented the Aimé Césaire, Lam, Picasso “We found ourselves” exhibition from 8 December 2013 to 2 March 2014.

This exhibition immerses us in the richness of the friendly and fruitful encounters between these three men. It brings together paintings, prints, sculptures, writings, and many documents that highlight the intellectual and artistic depth of their exchanges. It also evokes the special relationship established with the surrealists and André Breton, as well as their common emotion during an excursion in the heart of the Absalon forest, whose mysterious luxuriance would mark their works to come.

Organised in spring 2011 in Paris by the Réunion des musées nationaux as part of the 2011 Year of France’s Overseas Territories, this exhibition was redesigned and enriched with works kept in Martinique. It is of an unprecedented scale on the island, due to the quality and the number of its works: 60 pieces including an oil painting by Picasso, 10 paintings and many drawings by Lam, the "Corps perdu” (Lost Body) collection, consisting of ten poems written by Césaire and illustrated with engravings by Picasso, the "Annunciation" composed of engravings by Lam and poems by Césaire, the "Cahier d'un retour au natal” (Notebook of a Return to the Native Land) typescript, as well as a section evoking Césaire, Lam, and Picasso’s shared interest for African masks.

The Clément Foundation has benefited from the support of national and international private and public lenders (Martinique Regional Council, Martinique General Council, Centre Pompidou, Paris, National Museum of Modern Art / CCI, Besançon Museum of Natural History, Library of the National Assembly, among others).

http://www.fondation-clement.org/Decouvrir-les-expositions/Aime-Cesaire-Lam-Picasso-Nous-nous-sommes-trouves

 

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