In order to support local products, Newrest has developed partnerships around the world with local agricultural cooperatives and manufacturers. Products purchased from cooperatives may account for up to 13 % of the purchasing amount, such as in Morocco over the last 2 years. Most products purchased from cooperatives are fresh products: fruit and vegetables, dairy products and eggs.
In Congo-Brazzaville, Newrest’s egg supplier, Agrideck Congo, is a local actor who produces its eggs outside cages. This partnership enables costs to be reduced and helps develop local sourcing.
In collaboration with one of their suppliers, Nino Commerce, teams of Newrest in Croatia are concentrating on supporting the local community and local small businesses and family farms by purchasing most lettuce, green vegetables and fresh herbs produced exclusively by these small producers.
For their supplies in Libreville and Gamba, the Newrest teams in Gabon are now working with a local producer, which enables them to guarantee their customers fresh, quality products.
In Morocco, the Newrest teams are supplied by local groups for bakery products, red and white meat and fruits and vegetables. Newrest Morocco also promotes sustainable trade via the COPAG cooperative (development assistance for remote populations, encouragement to improve populations’ living standards, quality promotion, support to producers).
Newrest in New Caledonia is working on two projects with the communities in Grand Sud: a bakery and a fishmonger’s which will enable the teams to provide local bread and fish to customers via short circuits. An exclusive agreement has been in place since 2015 to supply tomatoes and lettuce via the communities around the Goro site.
Newrest Wacasco has started to receive provisions directly from fruit and vegetable suppliers based in Barka. The teams support them with their logistics and organisation to ensure that they can keep up with demand while respecting standards.
In Switzerland, the Newrest teams are supplied by the Genève Région – Terre Avenir (GRTA) network, which enables them to identify farmed products from the Geneva region.
All Newrest Tunisia fruit and vegetable suppliers are local and operate in short circuits. They have been selected specifically for each region.
Newrest Cameroon purchases 100 % of its products locally.
As part of its partnership with Mercotte, Newrest Wagons-Lits has selected ice creams and sorbets from a SCOPE in Carcassonne which uses as many local raw ingredients as possible (e.g.: Gruissan salt, fruit from the South of France, etc.).
Everywhere Newrest Group has a presence, it is involved in the lives of local Communities and surrounding villages.
Newrest Group recruits its staff near its operating sites and puts training and co-working opportunities in place to improve Communities’ day to day lives.
Newrest Colombia has signed an agreement with the Universidad Externado de Colombia to implement its CSR programme.
Newrest Congo sponsored and provided Catering services during the inter-district football Tournament launched by Total in October 2016. The teams committed to the future tournament.
In February 2017, Newrest in Spain received a medal for its social commitment to the Club Jouvent in Palma, Majorca.
Teams of Newrest Morocco are supporting the Noujoum association, which provides accommodationfor mothers accompanying children with cancer at Casablanca hospital, as well as at the Centre Hospitalier Noor, a hospital for patients with a physical disability and who need physiotherapy. The subsidiary is also a member of the Initiative association to finance projects in poor districts of Casablanca.
In New Caledonia, Newrest has developed a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for short training programmes and a 2-year training period.
The teams also sponsor the Yate football club, in the Grand Sud community.
Newrest in Gabon is involved in the ‘Les Cocotiers’ professional training centre (in Port Gentil) where the team regularly hosts interns who are coming to the end of their training (bakery-pastry-making, cooking, catering).
For recruitment, teams of Newrest Peru work in collaboration with recruitment agencies at the different towns and villages in Hudbay, and have given professional training to the neighbouring communities.
Newrest Netherlands donates its unused stock to the Dutch Food Bank.
On June 18th, 2017, teams of Newrest Madagascar teams took part in the 3rd Trail d’Ibity over the 12 and 30 km course and provided meals for the 850 participants. The mission of the association which is in charge of this event is to develop Spirulina production and distribution programmes in ‘Maisons de la Nutrition’.
In French Polynesia, the teams take part in sport days to combat cardiovascular disease, the Inter-company tournament organised by the ‘Direction de la Santé à la Ligue contre le Cancer’ and help finance the sale of T-Shirts for the Octobre Rose operation.
Newrest Group is committed to social actions which are close to its heart in the countries where it has a presence.
Newrest Angola supports the ‘Soyo Petro Futbol Club’ by providing the team with a full set of strips.
On May 7th, teams of Newrest Servair in Belgium took part in the ‘Race for The Cure’, in Namur. The Newrest running team was made up of members of the Brussels and Charleroi units, accompanied by members of their families (22 participants in total). ‘Race for The Cure’ is a run & walk to support the fight against Breast cancer. It is organised each year by the Think-Pink association in Antwerp, Namur & Brussels. Around 3,500 people took part in the event, which was a huge success!
Teams of Newrest Croatia in Dubrovnik are sponsoring a young tennis player (11 years old). Newrest supports this young talent by paying for her monthly training expenses. Thanks to this support, Petra has already won a few local tournaments and is slowly working her way up the regional ladder.
Newrest Wagons-Lits France took part in ‘Run in Lyon’, the emblematic race in Lyon (France). On this occasion, the team was running on behalf of the ‘Je soutiens Marin’ association. €5 was donated to the association for each kilometre run.
Teams of Newrest Gabon have a partnership with Sainte-Thérèse d’AVILA Parish (donations of food and small bedding supplies) and the ‘La Voix des Oubliés’ association which helps prisoners who are held in provisional detention whose legal holding periods have expired (donations of small bedding supplies).
The ‘Entendre Le Monde’ association, in partnership with Newrest in Ambatovy, undertook a mission to Madagascar from January 16th to 20th, 2017. Newrest Madagascar, which manages Catering and the camp at Ambatovy, provided logistical, financial and human support to this mission. Doctor Bertrand Gardini, the President of the ‘Entendre le Monde’ association, went to the Be hospital and the Semato school in Tamatave with two other doctors. Their objectives were: to train the medical teams, detect any hearing problems (mainly in children), operate on certain diseases, improve medical coverage and supply equipment. Thanks to detailed preparation of the mission, the major commitment by teams of ENT, the provision of equipment and operating theatres, the media coverage and the support from Newrest, around fifteen patients were operated on. Since their return to France the members of the mission have continued to support the doctors in Tamatave via the Internet to monitor patients and analyse complicated cases.
Newrest Wacasco sponsors the football, basketball and cricket clubs in which employees play.
Teams of Newret Tunisia are the partners of UST (Union Sportive de Tatasine) and the football club in this town which borders the south of Tunisia.
Following the torrential rain, mudslides and flooding caused by the ‘El Niño’ phenomenon which hit Peru hard, teams of Newrest delivered nearly half a tonne of foodstuffs (rice, pasta, water, equipment) to help the people worst affected by this natural disaster which struck the country’s entire coastal area.
On Sunday May 7th, 2017, Newrest Morocco, in partnership with the Rahal group, sponsored the ‘Rahal Memorial 10 Km International 2017’ in Casablanca. 5,000 people took part in this race.
Newrest Mexico employees made a major donation to the victims of the earthquake which hit Mexico on September 7th and 19th, 2017. These donations took the form of products such as rice, beans, oil, biscuits, toothpaste, tuna, a first aid kit and cardboard boxes.
For several years now, Newrest Group has made a commitment to reduce its budget for press inserts and paid-for advertising and to dedicate the savings made to social actions, in particular for children.
Newrest Angola donates its used computers to the Dom Bosco orphanage to enable students to get the benefit of them.
Teams of Newrest Bolivia regularly sponsor cultural events and provide breakfast to schools in local communities.
Teams of Newrest Cameroon support the rugby association in Doula which collects funds to help street children in Douala.
On November 28th, 2016, teams of Newrest in Toronto organised for the second time a full day of activities and surprises for sick and underprivileged children declared in the Ronald McDonald foundation’s registry. The highlight of the day was a 45-minute flight over the city of Toronto to look for Santa Claus. Like in Toronto, on December 2nd the teams of Newrest Servair in Calgary took part in the Santa Claus flight operated by Jazz Air.
On December 15th, 2016, in collaboration with United Airlines, Newrest in Chile took part in the noble cause ‘Sponsor a child at Christmas’. This operation is targeted at vulnerable children in the Comunidad Campo Alegre de Pudahuel, in Chile.
Teams of Newrest in Spain have a partnership with several universities: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Alcala de Henares, Complutense, Alicante, Valencia, Basque Culinary Center, Barcelona, La Laguna. Since 2013, Newrest Spain has been working with ‘Plátano de Canarias’, governed by the Canaries’ banana producers’ association, which have reached an agreement with the Canary Islands’ regional government to provide free bananas for the summer food program. This campaign enables children from underprivileged families to continue to receive at least one healthy and nutritious meal per day when the canteens at public schools are closed over the summer holidays. This year, Newrest Spain provided around 20,000 meals for this program in the Canaries.
Teams of Newrest Morocco are partners of several establishment ‘École Mohammedia de Tourisme’. Centre OFPPT across Morocco, Casablanca International University and support the ‘Association pour le Développement Humain’. Newrest Morocco supports the ‘École de Football Rahal’, in Casablanca, Morocco. Chaired by Abdelouahed Rahal ESSOULAMI, the school is sponsored by the Manzeh Diafa association for social and sporting actions. Many children from the school live in the working-class districts of Casablanca. The school offers them a welcome and education through sport. The school brings together 300 children and encourages as many of them as possible the opportunity to play football.
Teams of Newrest Wacasco cover the education of 40 students at ‘Waljat College’.