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Our Foundation

The Trafigura Foundation provides long-term funding and expertise to improve socioeconomic conditions of vulnerable communities around the world. We join forces with experienced organisations on the ground to achieve long-lasting impact with programmes tailored to local realities. 

Until 2016, we have supported programmes in the fields of sustainable development, education and integration, and health. In 2017, we framed a new strategic vision which will bring us to concentrate our resources towards two areas of action: Fair and Sustainable Employment and Clean and Safe Supply Chains.

Besides these two focus areas, the Foundation’s other mission remains to pool the charitable and community-oriented initiatives of Trafigura employees around the world and to encourage, support and develop these activities through its dollar-for-dollar matching policy and “Charity of the Year” initiative.

Our action by region

Key figures

8.5M
disbursed in 2020
41
partners supported in 2020
34
countries of presence in 2020
40
staff engagement activities in 2020

Focus Areas

Supporting the sustainable development goals

The Trafigura Foundation supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global development agenda set by the United Nations aiming at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring peace and prosperity for all.

We embrace the ambitious vision of the SDGs to better communicate our philanthropic strategy, identify key partners targeting common challenges and frame in a more universal way our scope.

To this extent, we have identified three SDGs that encompass and express in a universal language the key priorities addressed by our areas of action. These are:

  • SDG 8 - Promotion of decent work and economic growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production
  • SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Learn more about our approach to SDGs and about UN Guidelines for the use of SDGs icons.

Charity committees
Charity committees

Charity committees

Twelve Charity Committees have been set up by Trafigura employees around the world, reflecting the Group’s deep-rooted commitment to helping the communities in which it operates. Committees typically meet once a month to organise fundraising activities for a philanthropic cause of their choice. Every dollar raised by our employees is matched by the Foundation.

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