Sport, central to the life of the Group

Whether you take part in sports occasionally or are a high-level athlete, you will find something for you at Eiffage. We truly value sport in all its various forms as it helps us to keep alive the values we hold dear: attention to detail, a constant quest for performance gains, team spirit and a positive working environment. We demonstrate this by organising major events and adding professional athletes to our ranks.

The "Furets d’Eiffage" club and sports challenges

Sport is a daily endeavour at Eiffage thanks to the Les Furets d’Eiffage club. The club founded in 2002 holds regular meetings and social activities for employees keen on running. It is affiliated with the French athletics federation and provides collective plans and training sessions for its 250 members.  

Meanwhile, Eiffage’s internal sports challenge brings together the Group’s employees around sporting values. In June 2019, 500 people competed at Arles in a spirit of friendly rivalry in the various events, which included football, multi-sports, pétanque, and tennis. The regional trials for the sports challenge, which takes place every two years, attracted over 3,000 employees in 2018. 

The Course Eiffage du Viaduc de Millau and the Eiffage Dakar Marathon

The Course Eiffage du Viaduc de Millau en Aveyron staged for the first time in 2007 is a legendary event. The starting line is on the world’s highest motorway viaduct, and participants compete over a peerless course located amid a stunning landscape. Thousands of runners are in training for the biannual 23.7-km race, which includes a 390-metre climb. 

The Eiffage Dakar Marathon, an international sporting and cultural event that was held for the first time in 2016, takes place several thousand kilometres away from Millau. The route takes runners along Dakar’s main road arteries on a tour of its historical sites and monuments.

L’ élément suivant est une vidéo The Course Eiffage du Viaduc de Millau


Supporting élite athletes

Since 2015, Eiffage has supported élite athletes under the aegis of the French government’s Performance Pact, in which some 100 companies and sports federations participate. The aim is to give athletes more flexible working hours so they can train as effectively as possible for major international competitions while gaining insights into the business world ahead of their future career. They include Valentin Belaud, two-time world champion in the modern pentathlon, and Souleyman Cisshoko, a boxing bronze medallist in the Olympic Games. At present, various other young high-potential athletes are training for the Paris Olympic Games. 

We launched the Eiffage sports people’s club to better integrate athletes within the Group. It helps employees to introduce Eiffage to these newcomers and the newcomers to showcase their expertise, e.g. by running warm-up exercises during the 15-minute safety sessions held at worksites. These sessions proved highly popular. 

In addition to these onboarding arrangements, Eiffage also supports athletes competing in various disciplines, some of whom excelled at the Tokyo Olympic Games, such as Amandine Buchard and Clarisse Agbegnenou.