As Technicolor has evolved over the years, we have also sought to extend our commitment to good corporate citizenship beyond our own products and services. As we pursue our strategy to lead digital innovation in the Media & Entertainment sector worldwide, we recognize that the pursuit of this goal has a significant impact on the individual communities where we live and work. Anchored in our core values, Technicolor’s citizenship initiatives are focused on using our talent and passion to make a positive difference in the lives of others and communities around the world.
MPC Academy for Visual Effects, Canada, and India
Technicolor focuses its involvement in community initiatives on digital artist education.
MPC Academy (The Moving Picture Company) is a global initiative of the Group to help bring digital artists into the visual effects business, and train them up to the level where they are ready to work on feature film visual effects.
The first Academy runs in our Montreal and Vancouver studios were in the autumn of 2014 and in our Bangalore studio, mid 2015. Since this project began, MPC has trained over 600 artists globally. The project has been a success and continues to be a central part of our talent strategy in Canada and India.
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Principles of Disclosure
- Human Rights
- Development & Diversity
- Health & Safety
- Eco-Design, Materials and Waste Management
- Suppliers, Sub-Contractors, and Responsible Purchasing
- Citizenship Initiatives
Access is not limited to national citizens, but open to talent around the world, wherever they come from. We have welcomed Academy students from Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Columbia, Indonesia, China, Japan, Korea, in addition to students from India, North America and Europe. Participants benefit from 8 to 12 weeks of training while being paid, followed by 12 months of employment.
MPC Academy represents both a central strategic talent initiative and a way for the Group to give back to the community. Overall, this program allows us to contribute to local economies and employment, and can help grow a larger available talent pool for the industry cluster.
Other Educational Initiatives
In addition to its support to the Training Academies, the Group supports other educational initiatives to give opportunities to young talent to access studios and to develop their skills: training students in schools, donating equipment, one week of work experience, paid summer internship in VFX studios, and supporting third party digital artists schools. The Group supports also the India Foundation for the Arts to help advanced projects of cinematographers.
It also continues to support activities in various environments relating to the world of film: launching festivals for new talent, supporting charities, and developing new experimental technologies or supporting joint initiatives with students to foster product and service innovation.
Manaus Green Factory, Brazil
Technicolor’s reforestation program in Manaus involves the planting of acai berry trees - renowned for their ability to absorb greenhouse gases - in deforested areas of the Amazon. In this way, program participants not only contribute to tackling deforestation which is responsible for 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions but also help raise the awareness of fellow employees and residents as regards the importance of preserving natural resources and how we all play an important part in the fight against global warming.
Manaus also received the Partner of Nature Company Seal at the 7th Latin American Conference of Environmental Conservation. This Seal is awarded to companies that commit to minimizing impacts on the Environment, and to implementing socio-environmental measures.
The Manaus site is also harvesting rainwater and is sharing more than half of the captured water with the nearby community via redirection pipes the site paid for. It also organized a Dengue Fever vaccination program awareness campaign.
Mission Handicap, France
In France, agreements were signed with labor representatives in support of Technicolor ‘Mission Handicap – France’ program, which focuses on four critical aspects: increase recruitment of persons with disabilities, provided their competence is in line with the position requirements; encourage job retention and career development of employees with disabilities; develop knowledge and expertise on disability within Technicolor through training and coaching; and increase the use of people with disabilities from service providers – companies employing people with disabilities have now been specifically contracted to subcontract dedicated tasks.
For more information on Citizenship initiatives, please refer to our CSR documentation below.
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