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As well as being our main sponsor Ethias has also provided the insurance for the bridge.

Ethias, an innovative insurance company, that is passionate about people and society

Ethias is the third biggest insurance company in Belgium. More than one million Belgians rely on it for their insurance and identify with its values of humanity, ethics, commitment and proximity.

Ethias is committed to jointly developing campaigns to raise awareness about democratic values, the dangers of ideas that undermine freedom and the duty of remembrance. It considers it its duty to keep the memory of the past alive, without therefore resorting to nostalgia while also paying attention to the needs of our contemporary society.

Ethias strongly supports associations that bridge the gap between the past and present. In Flanders it has contributed to In Flanders Fields in Ypres and the Antwerp 14-18 project of the Peace Centre. The highlight of the Antwerp commemoration obviously is the symbolic reconstruction of the pontoon bridge across the River Scheldt, a military feat. So naturally Ethias has underwritten the non-military aspects of this exceptional event.

In Liège “Cité Miroir” and the “Territoires de la Mémoire” now occupy the old bath houses of La Sauvenière. This public meeting place encourages a dialogue between the various cultures and education and focuses entirely on citizenship. Besides this Ethias will also highlights its collaboration with the Auschwitz Foundation and the “Carrefour Régional et Communautaire de la Citoyenneté et de la Démocratie” this year.

Ethias strives to be a sustainable and innovative stakeholder in the social economy, based on its social, societal and environmental concerns and awareness. Each of its actions ties in with an overall corporate strategy that is founded on two important pillars, i.e. a sense of responsibility and commitment. It also explains why Ethias has signed the United Nations' Global Pact. Corporate Sustainable Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of Ethias but the company is also the driving force behind the promotion of environment-friendly initiatives with its insurance customers, public authorities and other external partners based on its sense of citizenship.