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Plastic Odyssey and FORVIA Foundation

The FORVIA Foundation supports the Plastic Odyssey expedition, which aims to find concrete solutions to plastic pollution.

The history of FORVIA Foundation

The FORVIA Corporate Foundation was launched in 2020, by FORVIA, the world’s seventh largest automotive supplier, to support innovative and forward-looking initiatives focused on 3 themes: Education, Mobility and the Environment.

The aim of the FORVIA foundation is to help build a fairer, more mobile and more environmentally-friendly society, in order to preserve the planet for future generations. Every year, FORVIA’s 150,000 employees are invited to submit projects with a social impact and in need for time or financial resources. The projects can be managed by our employees themselves or in partnership with non-profit organizations.

Convinced of the power of collaboration, the FORVIA Foundation is teaming up with experts like Plastic Odyssey for a three-year period. By combining expertise and resources, the Foundation aims to amplify its impact on specific environmental issues.

Over the past two years, the Foundation has also taken action as the world was facing a major health crisis, providing financial donations to support research projects, local social professionals and charities working with the most vulnerable populations.

“A groundbreaking concept car interior integrating instrument and door panels made with Ocean Bound Plastics (OBP)”

Jean-Paul Michel, Executive Vice President at FORVIA


FORVIA believes that acting responsibly is key to ensuring sustainable development for future generations. Discover their convictions:

Commitments to protecting the oceans

Oceans, which cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, are the planet’s main reservoir of biodiversity.

According to the latest IPCC report, preserving and restoring them is a key factor in the fight against climate change.

The partnership between the FORVIA Foundation and Plastic Odyssey, will encourage the education of young people in the protection of marine biodiversity, a better understanding of the challenges of plastic pollution in the oceans, and ultimately the development of industrial applications that are more respectful of the environment.

Partnership presentation by Simon Bernard and Jean-Paul Michel

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