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Reintegration

Another kind of logistic is possible

Since 2004, VEJA has entrusted its logistics to vulnerable, disabled and sometimes socially excluded people.

BEHIND THE SCREENS: VEJA’S LOGISTICS EXPLAINED

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ASF's mission: to fight against exclusion through work.

We inaugurated our first warehouse with Atelier Sans Frontières which managed our logistics. Everybody thought we were crazy, but we grew up with Ateliers Sans Frontières and we have been doing miracles for 16 years. During these years, 275 people found a job and stability.

VEJA grew so much in the past few years that 2000 m² of ASF became too small.

We realized that we did not have enough space and that the team had to grow, which was not possible with ASF working as an NGO.

Carine, Log'ins employee

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Sandra, Log'ins employee

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We decided to set up our new logistics warehouse at Log'ins (Logistics & Insertion) located 30 km South of Paris. This organization works with lightly disabled people and takes care of their social inclusion.

From production to the operators themselves, the company adapts and supports every single individual of their teams, for them to find a professional future.

In a safe and adapted workspace, this group of people in integration programs work 35 hours a week in VEJA's logistics activity. About eight supervisors and five support staff are there to help them figure out what to do next, through internships and training in line with their career plans.

In 2021, 163 employees recognized as disabled workers were supported by Log'ins.

90% of these employees had health problems when they arrived, 25% had housing problems when they were hired and 40% had not worked for more than one year.

During their time at Log’ins, they all refine their project and build their confidence to reintegrate themselves into their professional life thanks to the support of VEJA.

+ 163 people

have found a job and a situation after working for VEJA logistics since 2020 through Log'ins.

Atelier Sans Frontières employee

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Log’ins warehouse located in Villabe

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