Two major call-outs, each lasting several weeks, came in rapid succession in the first half of the year, both of which happened to occur inland and directly affected private individuals and their homes, calling for the temporary evacuation of residents during the initial response phase.
In-house, 2016 saw a number of key changes in Cedre's team. Numerous employees were reaching retirement age and preparing to hand over to the young generation. This three-year period, beginning in 2016, constitutes a major challenge for Cedre: supporting these staff during their transition to a new, more personal stage of their life, recruiting, integrating and training fresh talents who will form the new foundations of Cedre and adapting our organisation to the new challenges which await us.
2016 also saw the culmination of the efforts made over the past years in Asia with the signature of two framework agreements with Malaysia and Taiwan.
Cedre's total budget was €4,720,894, a 0.8% drop from 2015. Against the backdrop of the major renewal of our personnel and the evolution of our organisation, the level of activity remained high.