At EDF, equality at work takes the form of actions designed to facilitate the everyday working lives of our staff, to improve our recruitment processes, and encourage female recruitment in technical and scientific roles.
In France and abroad, the Group is also committed to gender equality alongside voluntary sector partners and professional networks.
Equality at work: promoting diversity
To make life easier for the men and women at EDF starting a family, we provide:
a concierge service
meetings planned in advance and adhered to, so that parents can plan ahead, get organised, and avoid having meetings too early or too late
conference calls and videoconferencing facilities
a contribution to childcare costs
At EDF, we strive to make sure that our recruitment and career development processes are free from discrimination, and offer the same opportunities to all of our staff.
We do this by regularly running tests on our recruitment process, and this attention to non-discrimination also involves careful proofreading of external communications and recruitment campaigns.
We believe that diverse teams are a source of mutual enrichment, innovation, and performance. This is why we are seeking to recruit more women. This sometimes proves difficult given that the number of women graduating in scientific and technical fields remains low, and these are the qualifications from which EDF draws most of its staff.
We believe that diverse teams are a source of mutual enrichment, innovation, and performance.
EDF supports the voluntary sector
Since 2010, female engineers and technicians within the EDF Group have been involved with “Elles bougent” as sponsors. Its aim? To tell female schoolchildren about the exciting technical and scientific roles at EDF by sharing their passion for their job.
WiN France is made up of women working in various nuclear industry roles (energy, environment, medicine, biology, etc.) as well as in communications, nuclear law, and international relations. It is open to nuclear industry specialists and associate members who are interested in WiN’s work.
Every year, WiN runs the Fem’Energia awards. They reward students, young professionals, and working women in France and throughout Europe in recognition of their professional and personal fulfilment, as well as their commitment to the nuclear sector.
Founded in 2005, Energies de Femmes is a network for members to share experiences, and one that shares their desire to promote the diversity it sees as a vector for progress.
The network’s actions are structured around three pillars:
contribution to EDF’s strategy
participation in forum communities
Through workshops and conferences, the network reaches out to others within the company and its subsidiaries, as well as to other, external women’s networks.
Today the network has 1,800 members of all different ages working in the full range of roles within EDF Group’s departments and subsidiaries.
Women’s Network (EDF Energy – UK)
EDF Energy’s Women’s Network provides active career support for women that begins on their very first day, through actions and initiatives designed to facilitate the development of women’s talent and potential (coaching, mentoring, networking, etc.). Founded in 2009, it has almost 900 members and is one of the five EDF Energy employee networks*.
*LGBT Supporters Network, BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Network, Disability and Careers Network, Working Parents Network and the Women’s Network