Acting for global sustainable change

19 September 2023

In an ever-changing world, it is essential for companies to take part in initiatives that promote sustainable development and the well-being of local communities. The John Cockerill Foundation has embraced this responsibility with determination, setting ambitious goals to be an agent of change on a global scale. Our ambition is clear: to carry out projects that improve the dignity of living conditions in communities around the world, by aligning its actions with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and capitalising on the skills of the John Cockerill Group.

Think global: The scope of the Foundation’s actions extends to the four corners of the world, particularly in the John Cockerill Group’s strategic areas of activity. By taking a global view, we aim to bring about positive change where it is most needed.

Act locally: Commitment to sustainable change starts with a local approach. Each project targets a specific, clearly identified community to make tangible and meaningful improvements to their daily lives.

Project cycle: We place a premium on long-term impact. We favour sustainable projects and are committed to monitoring them closely over the long term to ensure their continuity and sustainability.

Ownership: The John Cockerill Foundation is first and foremost a collective project that belongs to everyone. We encourage each individual to take ownership of the Foundation’s work, while respecting its philosophy and fundamental values.

Giving meaning: By positioning itself as a creator of links and meaning, the John Cockerill Foundation aims to create synergy between the various stakeholders and make its projects sources of inspiration for other initiatives.

Inspiring positive change: By acting as a role model, we aim to inspire other companies and organisations to become actively involved in sustainable development projects.

Sustainability: As an agent of change, we pay particular attention to our environmental footprint, striving to reduce the impact of our actions on the planet.

By bringing these objectives together, we aim to position ourselves as a driving force for positive change. We work tirelessly to improve the lives of local communities while contributing to global sustainable development goals. With a global vision and local action, we want to inspire others to join us in our common quest for a better, more dignified and more respectful future for our planet. Together, we can achieve great things and make a significant difference for generations to come.