In France, Renault has won the Corporate Citizen Award (Trophée de l'Entreprise Citoyenne) in the Large Company category for its social entrepreneurship programme, Renault Mobiliz.

Organised by the French Senate, the Corporate Citizen Award is presented each year to companies that have carried out general interest measures.

One of the leading Renault Mobiliz initiatives is the implementation of a network of socially responsible garages, comprising volunteer dealerships and agents that offer maintenance and repair services at cost price to people whose incomes fall under the poverty threshold. 

Accepting the award, Claire Martin, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Group, said: "One-and-a-half years after the launch of our social entrepreneurship programme, it is Renault as a whole that is being rewarded for the relevance of the initiative and the sincerity of the approach.

"Some 200 people have already benefitted from the services of our socially responsible garages. Much still needs to be done across all the company's business lines to maximise the impact of the programme with beneficiaries, too many of whom continue to face mobility problems on a daily basis."