The qualification process is designed to check a company’s ability to become a potential supplier of EDF for a given product or service.

EDF’s general requirements with regard to quality and sustainable development are set out in the quality and sustainable development policy document that EDF applies to its suppliers.

To become an EDF supplier, you must first complete a questionnaire about your company, products and services. The required information includes:

  • the identity of your company
  • your financial data
  • your technical and human capabilities
  • your references
  • your quality, safety, environmental, social and ethical policies
  • the characteristics of your products or services, and their compliance with the standards and specifications

This questionnaire will enable us to check that you are in fact able to meet our needs.

For some of our "core business" purchases, additional checks are needed: audits on the production sites and laboratory - or production-scale technical tests.

Under European regulations, EDF establishes "qualification systems" for some of its recurrent purchases, which are published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), in order to form a panel of approved suppliers for future tenders.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility charter

May 7, 2020, the EDF Group formulated its raison d’être, adopted by the General Assembly and included in the corporate statutes. As such and compliant with its Supplier policy, the EDF Group puts the responsible purchases in the center of its societal and environmental responsibility. The EDF Group sets out its principles in the charter within the framework of the relationship with its suppliers and subcontractors. This charter represents a constituent part of the agreements made by the EDF Group.