Green Bonds

EDF announces the extension of its Green Bond Framework to the financing of investments in French hydropower assets modernisation and upgrade, in addition to the construction of new wind and solar projects which is already eligible. This new framework is applicable to potential future issuances.
 
EDF is a leading European renewables generator, with more than 29GW of installed capacity in hydropower, wind, solar PV and other renewables. As a core component of its Cap 2030 strategy, the Group has set itself the goal of doubling its net installed renewables capacity to more than 50GW in 2030.
 
EDF considers Green Bonds as a key financing instrument to support this ambition. Since the inaugural issuance (€1.4bn Green Bond due 2021 in November 2013), Green Bonds have been fully integrated into EDF’s financing policy. EDF hence issued a second Green Bond in October 2015 (US$1.25bn Green Bond due 2025) as part of a multi-tranche US$ senior bond issuance.
 
Based upon best market practices, this new Green Bond Framework by EDF, applicable to potential future issuances, aims to extend the existing scope of investments eligible to Green Bond financing:  in addition to new wind and solar projects (as per previous Green Bonds), investments to modernise and upgrade hydropower facilities in mainland France managed by EDF’s Hydro Division become eligible to Green Bond financing.
 
The EDF Green Bond Framework builds on the structure developed for EDF’s previous Green Bond issuances under which EDF committed to, and delivered, high levels of transparency and external scrutiny on use of proceeds, fund management, proceeds allocation and reported information, in line with the ICMA Green Bon Principles.
 
You can find below detailed information on the new EDF Green Bond Framework.
 
The EDF Investor Relations team is available to address questions investors may have on this Framework.

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  • Press releases

  • Investor Presentations

  • Annual information verified by Deloitte & Associates

  • Green Bond documentation

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