With its 15,000 employees and 405 structures, GROUPE SOS is one of Europe’s foremost social and societal undertakings. For over 30 years now, GROUPE SOS has been putting economic efficiency at the service of the interests of the general public. In so doing, it provides responses to the issues of today’s society by developing innovative solutions in its five main fields of activity.
The actions undertaken by GROUPE SOS influence the lives of over a million people every year.
A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Basing its actions on the fight against different forms of social exclusion, GROUPE SOS has diversified its activities over the years and is able today to provide solutions for people at all levels in society, and especially those with few or no resources.
GROUPE SOS has aimed since its origins at using social innovation for providing solutions to the social issues of our times. By highlighting unnecessary costs and the ensuing wealth created, GROUPE SOS is able to show how certain expenses can allow significant savings to be made and in turn transformed into societal investments.
GROUPE SOS has developed a new way of conceiving an enterprise : regulated salary scales, absence of share-holders, profits reinvested in development… In today’s world it is possible to build a solid organization capable of creating long-term economic activities whilst at the same time having a strong social impact.
Strengthened by its know-how and the management tools that it has developed, GROUPE SOS has incorporated numerous organizations over the years. They have all developed synergies, professionalized their activities and pooled their expenses. The challenges of tomorrow’s economic, social and environmental issues can only be met through the joint efforts of public sector actors and the lucrative and non-lucrative private sector.
- 1984, year of creation
- 15,000 employees
- 350 structures in 12 regions in France and 4 French overseas territories
- 1 million direct beneficiaries every year
- A turnover of $900 million
- Present in France and in 35 other countries