Qwant, the European search engine that respects the privacy of its users, is proud to announce an ambitious partnership with the international solidarity association ACTED, which has been working for 25 years in 35 countries. In order to act today and to invest for tomorrow, the two stakeholders based in Paris and active in a global community are bringing together to offer a complementary force to their commitment.
Qwant and ACTED share the same fundamental ethical values and wish to contribute through their partnership to the promotion of a 3Zero world: zero exclusion, zero carbon, zero poverty. This is why the European search engine will value the thousands of sustainable development activities and projects carried out by ACTED thanks to the commitment of 4,600 people.
Qwant also becomes the main sponsor of the World Convergences Forum, whose 10th edition will occur in Paris on 4th and 5th September. It aims to promote digital innovation and the social responsibility of the digital economy, at the service of sustainable development and social and solidarity economy.
"95% of ACTED's resources are invested directly in its projects with 11 million people," notes Eric Léandri, President of Qwant. "We have always placed social responsibility as the guiding principle of our project, and it was very important for Qwant to be a strong partner in an ethics NGO that brings sustainable solutions open to all with a willingness Demonstrated to create a positive environmental and societal impact ".
The actions enhanced by Qwant and carried by ACTED throughout the world offered all the simple and participative solutions that will allow Internet users to contribute to a development that is both sustainable and inclusive.
"We are pleased to announce this agreement with Qwant, which demonstrates that humanitarian actors and startups in the digital economy can share common values, ethical ambitions and know how to work together to realize their societal commitments," says Frédéric Roussel, Director Development and co-founder of ACTED.