The Group works with the École de la Deuxième Chance (E2C or "Second Chance School") to develop joint initiatives to tackle the challenge of school dropout. It also supports the training and development of young people without qualifications at its Printemps and Citadium stores, as well as at Group headquarters—an initiative that will soon be expanded to all of the Group’s stores across France.
Teams from Printemps intervene in a variety of different ways, such as presentation of job profiles, job interview training, intern onboarding and skills assessments.
In 2018, 18 out of the 19 young people who completed E2C Paris found a job or started a professional training course.
The Printemps Group is also involved in initiatives aimed at the integration of disabled people and vulnerable groups. For instance, the Toulon store works with an ESAT (institution for the social and professional integration of disabled adults) for the maintenance of its park spaces and rooftop gardens.
Finally, Printemps is involved in the fight against exclusion and poverty through in-kind donations to organisations such as Emmaus, The French Popular Relief, The French Red Cross, Les Papillons Blancs or the Fondation des Apprentis d’Auteuil. These actions illustrate the Group's commitment to encourage empowerment—a key pillar of its social commitment.