SME EnterPRIZE: Generali France announces the national winners of the project’s first edition

Five French SMEs were awarded in the presence of Olivia Grégoire, Secretary of State for Social and Responsible Economy

On June 23, during an event held at the French Ministry for Economy and Finance, Generali France announced the national winners of the first edition of SME EnterPRIZE, Generali’s project designed to promote a culture of sustainability among European SMEs by creating a pan-European platform to give visibility to sustainable SMEs and stimulate the debate on the topic.

180 companies submitted their application from every sector and Region of the Country. They were evaluated by the Jury based on select criteria such as the company’s strategy, its ability to innovate and transform itself, its commitment towards diversity and inclusion, and the sustainable impact of the products and services it offers.

Publigraphic, Snam, and Wanted are the SMEs that were awarded prizes across 3 distinct categories – Welfare, Environment and Community – while AlterEos and Too Good To Go won respectively the “THSN prize for social inclusion” and the “Jury’s Choice Award”.

The national winners are automatically shortlisted for the pan-European SME EnterPRIZE Award to be held in Brussels in September 2021 when they will come together with the other nominees from each of the 7 participating countries for the grand finale.

Régis Lemarchand, President of the SME EnterPRIZE France Jury and member of the Generali France Executive Committee, in charge of the Professional and Corporate P&C market, said: “The creation of this award on a European scale reflects the strong desire on the part of our Group to promote the actions of entrepreneurs who place Social and Environmental Responsibility at the heart of their business model. As an insurer, we know – thanks to the statistics that are the essence of our insurance business – that these companies also know how to manage risks better. They are more attentive to the major social and environmental issues as well as to the relationships they maintain with their stakeholders.”

Further information on the French award ceremony is available on the SME EnterPRIZE website.