(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 16-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE has just committed to support eight top athletes along the road that will hopefully lead them to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. ENGIE’s CEO Isabelle Kocher has signed a new Performance Pact on Monday 15 April 2019 in the presence of Roxana Maracineanu, who is the French Minister for Sport.
The young hopeful athletes becoming new ambassadors for ENGIE are as follows: Cassandre Beaugrand (22, triathlon), Madeleine Malonga (24, judo) and Luka Mkheidze (22, judo), who join experienced athletes such as Elodie Clouvel (29, modern pentathlon), Pauline Ado (27, surfing), Marie Riou (37, sailing), Billy Besson (37, sailing) and Pierre Le Coq (29, Bronze Medal winner in windsurfing at the 2016 Rio Olympics and already supported by the Group under the first Performance Pact).
The Performance Pact, which was established in 2014 by the Ministry for Sport, is designed to support the athletic and professional careers of athletes aiming for Olympics and Paralympics selection.
ENGIE has joined the scheme at the outset, providing support to five athletes helping them to qualify and prepare for the Olympic games in Rio (Brazil).
ENGIE has been supporting the French sport for over 27 years, and now has committed its support once again. ENGIE is pledging its financial support to these eight athletes from the French Olympics team with a contribution of €20,000 per athlete per year, for a period of two years. The Performance Pact is a mechanism, which is supported by the Ministry of Sports, that sets a financial support capped at 20,000 euros net / athlete / year. For more information, please visit: pactedeperformance.org/pacte-de-performance/
Commenting on the signing of the Performance Pact, Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE’s CEO, said:
“ENGIE is very proud to have signed the Performance Pact for the second time and to be supporting eight top athletes in their quest for medals at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. This backing from ENGIE will boost their energy, enabling them to meet this new challenge with greater confidence. The Group’s employees join me in pledging our full support for these athletes.”
ENGIE aims at becoming the leader in the zero-carbon transition. According to its Group’s experience around the world that transition needs to be supported by dynamic human communities and a rich social fabric, to which sport contributes. Therefore, ENGIE’s support for sports and its values is aligned with our commitment to harmonious progress.