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Press release, October 2013:

Discover elsewhere and otherwise, through his employer and eco-solidarity leave

The eco-solidarity leave is a measure, enabling organizations or companies, the implementation of a policy of sustainable development or social responsibility (CSR).

The eco-solidarity leave is the establishment of missions eco-volunteering for employees of a company.
Being eco-friendly is voluntary use some of his free time to actually participate in projects that protect the fauna and flora. With ecovolunteers, the biodiversity conservation programs receive support on the ground, but also a significant financial contribution without which some missions could not exist.

The missions offered to companies and their employees are spread over 5 continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America). The structures which receive the eco-volunteers are NGOs or local associations working for eco-development and preservation of biodiversity.
As part of their mission, the ecovolunteers join a local team and share their commitment to the local fauna and flora through daily tasks.

The eco-solidarity leave: a tri-partite partnership

Signed between the employer and Cybelle Planet, this agreement comes within the framework of a sponsorship partnership.

The employer decides in consultation with Cybelle Planet, the conditions of application of solidarity leave in his company:

  • the duration and the period of the partnership,
  • financing rates (this can represent all or part of the costs of the mission expenses ,.
  • the number of employees can benefit

Eco-solidarity leave can be implemented regardless of the legal form of the structure (private company: company, SMB, foundation, association or public body).

What interest for the structure?

  • Realizing its social commitment and reaffirm its sustainable development policy.
  • Strengthen the employee-company relationship around strong and ethical values.
  • Position itself as a precursor by the establishment of an innovative and unifying management model.
  • Make this action, a communications asset, broadcast by all employees;
  • Receive a tax advantage 60% of employees of mission expenses are deducted from corporate taxes (subject to 5 ° / °° of turnover, Article 238 bis of the General Tax Code).

What cost structure?

The employer supports part or all of the cost of the mission. The price of eco-volunteering projects depends on their duration, the country and the type of missions. Rates generally take into account all the costs of the mission of eco-volunteers: accommodation, food, supervision, and participation in project expenditures (purchase of equipment, maintenance ...).
The journey to the project is not included in the price of the mission, it will have to be borne by the employee or by the employer if the latter wishes to go further in its commitment.

What benefit for the employee?

Employees participate during their holidays in a proposed eco-volunteering. They bring their motivation and skills to a biodiversity conservation project. Beyond an unforgettable human experience, eco-solidarity leaves are an opportunity to meet other cultures and know-how, which we return enriched.

Cybelle role Planet:

The association ensures the organization of the mission of ecovolontariat, by relaying the project of reception, and by managing the administrative, informative aspects ... During the setting up of the eco-solidarity leave, Cybelle Planet takes in the constraints and demands of the company as well as the needs of the missions. This simplifies the steps of the employer and the ecovolunteer, and facilitates access to eco-solidarity leave.