Partnerships at the heart of Keolis’ approach to social responsibility

Reinforcing our commitment to passengers, employees, communities and the environment
Be it in Stockholm, Melbourne or Paris, Keolis leads a wide range of social responsibility initiatives in each region and country where it is present. Whether they address questions of accessibility, the environment or ethics, its partnerships with stakeholders allow for genuine action on these important issues.

Leading by example

For passengers, employees, communities and the environment, Keolis has an important role to play in leading by example.

Together with its stakeholders, Keolis works consistently to address issues of social responsibility: from the environment, to business ethics, to ensuring accessibility for people with reduced mobility. In this way the Group’s approach to social responsibility is present across all its various partnerships.

Our partnerships

Keolis has created numerous partnerships to promote the social responsibility of the Group and encourage exchange around this topic:

  • Multi-Service Shared Information Points (PIMMS)

PIMMS are locally-based support centres, where socially aware intermediaries help members of the general public to access public services. PIMMS are also meant to provide these intermediaries with opportunities for professional development, leading to lasting, qualified employment. Keolis has been a founding member of the National Union of the PIMMS since 1998.

  • Cooperation for developing mobility in the developing world (Codatu) 

Through its activities, the Codatu association aims to promote dialogue between the major players in city transport, using all of their expertise to improve urban transport conditions in the developing world. The partnership between Keolis and Codatu underlines their determination to act for sustainable mobility in developing cities. For example, Keolis finances a scholarship and each year hosts a Masters student from the specialisation ‘Transport and sustainable mobility in African cities’ in one of its subsidiaries. This encourages a wealth of exchange on very different operating contexts from one country to another.

  • France Nature Environnement (FNE)

FNE is a French federation for the protection of nature and the environment. It is present across mainland France and its overseas departments and territories, as well as on a European level. FNE and Keolis have been partners since 2013 and work together on all aspects of mobility, a sector that sits at the crossroads of economic, social and environmental concerns.

  • Handeco

The Handeco association was created in 2008 on the initiative of France’s largest federations and associations for disabled people. Handeco advocates the employment of disabled people in specially adapted and protected work environments. It provides companies with a purchasing platform for submitting tenders aimed at this sector, as well as a business directory.

Keolis’ partnership with Handeco, created in 2015, contributes to the range of sustainable and solidarity-based purchasing commitments among the various entities of the Group.

  • Handéo

Handéo is an association focused on improving support and access to the city for elderly people and people with disabilities.

The partnership was created in 2016 under the label Cap'Handéo Mobility Services, a standard of quality that defines the baseline for the minimum service required to guarantee safe travel, thereby making the offer easier to understand and more accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Laboratory of Inclusive Mobility (LMI)

Created on the initiative of Wimoov and Total, the Laboratory of Inclusive Mobility aims to engage all key players in mobility – whether private, public, or professional associations – to analyse the difficulties encountered by frail population groups and to find them solutions. Since 2015, Keolis has been actively involved in these discussions, alongside ADEME, the general commission for territorial equality CGET, the MACIF Foundation and Pôle Emploi, the French employment agency.

  • Federation of Bicycle Users (FUB) 

Keolis is a partner of the FUB. Created in 1980, the FUB is an association which aims to promote the use of bicycles as a way of getting from A to B every day. It does this by promoting networking among local associations, via consultations with public authorities, and consumer communication campaigns. Keolis has been committed to this partnership for several years, with the goal of better serving the needs of cyclists and working at a local level with regional stakeholders in this domain.

  • Défense Mobilité

The partnership established between Keolis and Défense Mobilité, the Ministerial department for professional transition, has enabled more than 650 former members of the army to be integrated into our Group since 2009.

Communication around this initiative will be increased to promote opportunities within the various metiers of Keolis, notably maintenance.

  • Voluntary Navy Military Service 

The Keolis Group signed a partnership with the Voluntary Navy Military Service on 21 June 2017.  Through this collaboration, Keolis supports the professional integration of unqualified or underqualified young adults, giving them the means to re-join working life. 

  • Partnership with a Parasports Athlete 

Arnaud Assoumani is a parathlete sponsored by Keolis since his first world title in 2007. For several years, this partnership has enabled Keolis to educate its staff through dedicated discussion, awareness-raising and various actions.

  • The SNCF Foundation

Keolis joined the SNCF Foundation in 2016 to promote the Group's values and reinforce its regional national and international presence.