Being sensitive to cultural inputs and the protection of the architectural heritage, for many years Rabot Dutilleul has undertaken initiatives in the field of corporate philanthropy. Community involvement is also one of the Group’s key values, so its employees gladly and enthusiastically volunteer to engage in such activity.
Since 2004, Rabot Dutilleul has supported the Lille3000 festival in two ways: first, by its skills-based sponsorship of the event, and second as its Major Project Partner. Each edition of Lille3000 has featured a specific theme: the tulips of Shangri-La (which now symbolise the Euralille neighbourhood); angels and demons (Europe XXL in 2009); the house that fell out of the sky by artist René Fourtou (Fantastic in 2012); the Renaissance in 2015; and finally the concrete bases of the “Alebrijes” sculptures evoking the mythical El Dorado, in the 2019 edition.
Founded in 1984 on the initiatative of Jean-Claude Casadesus, the Arpège association brings together companies and institutions that want to support and sustain the work of the Lille National Orchestra (LNO).
Chaired by Jean-François Dutilleul, the Arpège association helps the Lille National Orchestra to share its music-making with as many people as possible in the entire Hauts de France region, particularly people who do not naturally go to concert halls. A powerful tool for the promotion of an entire region, Arpège also helps the ONL to perform all over the world.
Depuis la saison 2004-2005, Rabot Dutilleul a choisi d’être partenaire Evènement de l’Opéra de Lille. Le Groupe soutient sa programmation artistique et l’aide ainsi à développer sa notoriété auprès d’un public varié.
Rabot Dutilleul is a "Partner Member" of the La Piscine museum in Roubaix, through its involvement in the Circle of Corporate Philanthropists. The former municipal swimming-pool of the city of Roubaix located in an outstanding Art Déco building now listed as part of the 20th century heritage has been converted into a cultural venue that now houses a collection of textiles and a fine arts collection (paintings, sculptures and applied arts).
The extension works that started in 2016 were entrusted to Rabot Dutilleul Construction, which in 1999 had carried out the work of transforming the swimming-pool into a museum.
In addition to the numerous sports-related initiatives taken by the Group (team marathon, trailing, walking, indoor football, basketball, fitness, etc.), its employees are involved in a wealth of meaningful projects: Octobre Rose (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) and breast cancer, Golden September for children suffering from cancer, blood donations, donation of clothes to the Cravate Solidaire charity and collecting “love stoppers” to finance wheelchairs.
In 2018, 70 employees participated in the RUN FOR LIFE competition in Lille, a race held in favour of the paediatric cancerology unit of the Oscar Lambret medical Centre. Nacarat partnered the Golden September event whereby every kilometre covered by the Group’s staff was converted into euros!