BRATISLAVA (Sept. 20, 2023) — Graitec, a global software company headquartered in France and the Apax Philanthropy Foundation, managed by the private equity firm Seven2, who is also their shareholder, have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to support the renovation and expansion of a social and educational centre in Slovakia over the next three years. Moreover, Graitec’s software will be made available to all Habitat national organizations and Habitat projects to digitize their construction processes and enhance their efficiency.
At Graitec, we believe corporate responsibility is more than just words. This is why we make sure our sustainability ambitions are translated into concrete actions and are very happy to be launching a 3-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Manuel Liedot, Graitec’s CEO
Graitec’s support through software donation and employee volunteering, coupled with the financial support from the Apax Philanthropy Foundation, will be used for the Opportunity Centre Valaska in Slovakia, developing and performing educational, employment, health and social activities for socially disadvantaged populations.
The funding will be used to: 1) transform the existing building into 30 social housing units, 2) expand the laundry space, and 3) renovate the roof. Furthermore, Graitec’s software will be made available to all Habitat national organizations and projects to help digitize their construction processes and enhance their efficiency.
Habitat for Humanity has a proven track record of developing and piloting new models of social housing in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Empty Spaces program designed to repurpose vacant buildings into affordable housing. This project is a terrific example of socially responsible entrepreneurship, which can systemically improve the living conditions of vulnerable people. Thanks to the Apax Philanthropy Foundation and to Graitec’s support, we will be able to provide safe and healthy living conditions to the most vulnerable
explains Rick Hathaway, Habitat for Humanity’s vice president for Europe and the Middle East
We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Habitat for Humanity as part of our Apax Philanthropy Foundation initiative. This partnership illustrates our commitment to financially support NGOs carefully chosen by our portfolio companies, furthering our shared mission of building stronger communities for a better future
adds Caroline Rémus, Partner at Seven2, in charge of the Apax Philanthropy Foundation