Together with associations, we stand for education and inclusion
Philosophy towards our Collectivity
We support our society by establishing partnerships with outside entities sharing our values. We believe the vast knowledge of our employees should be shared to support the collectivity. Therefore, we encourage our employees to use their knowledge and time to have an impact.
We work together on various topics with local associations who stand for education, diversity, health, and the environment. Over the past years, we supported individuals, associations, and start-ups, either by providing them with resources or by professionalizing their activities and ways of working.
We have participated in many initiatives such as giving vulnerable people access to knowledge, supporting associations in raising money and enlarging their service portfolio or coaching start-ups in their development.
Running for a cause
Avertim Group encourages its people to participate in a “running for a cause” event, with the intention of boosting a sense of purpose, staying healthy and fostering stronger bonds between Avertimers. Some of the running events were unfortunately cancelled in 2021, but in 2022, Avertim was ready to run again, here are some of our achievements.
Climbing for Life
A new initiative launched in May 2022 for supporting the KU Leuven research against the ALS disease. ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a disorder of the nervous system that is characterized by a weakening of the muscles and impacts on physical abilities. In the case of this disease, the nerve cells are altered, causing them to lose their functional characteristics in the muscles.
With the climb for life challenge 5 Avertim athletes took up the challenge to climb up the Mont Ventoux in the South of France. All benefits went to the Valéry Perrier against ALS association.
Learning with TADA
Our long-term partnerships was initiated in 2018 with TADA which stands for « Toekomst Atelier – Atelier De l’Avenir ». It is an institution in the Brussels Region aiming at providing “additional, voluntary, motivational and society-oriented education to kids (10-14) living in Brussels’ most socio-economic disadvantaged areas”.
Practical classes for these kids around hands-on topics are organized, involving professionals from different companies to get input from the “real” world. Avertim supports TADA in their Entrepreneurship module. During several weekends, we teach and coach students on the life cycle of a business creation: from generating the idea, to the sale of the product or service.
Pro bono activities
Donation for Ukraine
Due to the crisis in Ukraine and the urgent need for support, Avertim decided to help Ukrainian refugees by making a 7,200€ donation to the Red Cross: Avertim invited its Avertimers, on a voluntary basis, to convert half a working day (unpaid leave) into a donation. Avertim then rounded up the donations with an additional 50%.
Each year, we take part in a Shoebox campaign, which was launched in 1999 by Les Samaritains asbl in Brussels. More than 20 000 gifts for the homeless and less fortunate are collected and distributed by the association each year.
Avertim France has partnered with a platform: Vendredi. It is dedicated to connecting companies seeking to invest their time to help others with associations who need resources or skills. This will help raise awareness amongst Avertimers on all key issues related to social and environmental change.
The Avetimers from the Brussels office had the opportunity to donate blood for a good cause to the Red Cross. Their objective for the end of the year is to collect 5,000 bags to counter the usual drop in donations at this time of year.
Avertim Netherland collected – thanks to the material of Nederland Schoon- large and small pieces of plastic, bottles, candy packages, and cigarette filters.