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Altavia is a sponsor of the project Stand As One, carried by Eric Bellion in order to promote Diversity.

Alongside 13 sponsors, Altavia will support Eric Bellion and his boat “Stand As One” who will participate to the next Vendée Globe, the most important solo race on sailboat around the world ( with no stop nor assistance), and will leave from les Sables d’Olonne on November the 6th of 2016.


For many years, Eric Bellion has been committed to raise awareness and promote Diversity, which he combines with his boat skipper activities.
With Stand As One, Eric Bellion wanted to spread his ambition to 14 companies and their 80 000 people.


The Stand As One project echoes to the values that drive the group : difference is a key for success and performance.


A project that immediately seduced Raphaël Palti, Founder and CEO of Altavia:

“Since the very first moment we met Eric Bellion, we knew that we were sharing a common vision of success.”


Yes, Diversity is a strengh that should be developped, because it leads to richer, happier and more fertile collaborations. We love to challenge the preconceived idea that it would be impossible for people who are very different from one another, to truly “Stand As One”. Eric’s path, just like Altavia’s history, proves the contrary in a very radiant way. In this sense, at Altavia, we encourage our 1,300 people to express together their talents and ideas. We admire and support Eric’s commitment.
This support will make ourselves grow, all together, “Standing As One”.


An out-of-the-box and thrilling project for the group that we will share with you during the coming months.

You can already follow the news, and currently the Transat Jacques Vabre, a preparatory race for the Vendée Globe to which Eric Bellion participates with Sam Goodchild, on our dedicated website :