Digital technology in the company is drastically changing pyramid-shaped hierarchies by bringing employees closer to the decision-making process. It provides an opportunity to imagine the company differently.
Jean-Bernard Lévy, Président-Directeur général du groupe EDF
Working at EDF : stimulating collective intelligence
The ‘Let's Talk Energies’ initiative launched in 2018 opened up a new form of dialogue within the company. More than 20,000 employees took part in this initiative and enriched with specific proposals the strategic vision of the Group's future. A true collective intelligence laboratory, ‘Let's Talk Energies’ continues in 2019 with the creation of voluntary employee groups tasked with tackling the challenges linked to the stakes of the energy transition process.
Challenge: fighting CO2
"Together, we can reduce our carbon footprint every day!" is how EDF challenged all its Group employees in France to contribute to a CO2 neutral future. Each employee can commit to improving their energy consumption and therefore reduce their carbon footprint, with eco-gestures, but also by choosing alternative mobility solutions such as carpooling, electric vehicles or even cycling.
EDF Pulse Croissance is both an investment fund and the EDF group's incubator. It supports start-ups and Group employees with their intrapreneurship projects.
‘We are building the EDF Group of the future with the employees of today. The aim? To give our customers new and competitive offers,’ - Michel Vanhaesbroucke, Director of EDF Pulse Croissance.
Metroscope (Industrial Performance innovation award), the Artificial Intelligence system developed by R&D researchers, is like a stethoscope for industrial sites. It can diagnose underperformance in an industrial facility in real time. In the process of being rolled out in nuclear power plants, Metroscope is to be marketed among EDF's industrial clients.
Employee engagement challenges : rewards for innovative projects
As EDF believes in the creativity of its employees, every year for the past six years, the EDF Pulse in-house awards have honoured those employees behind one of eight of the most innovative projects in four categories: low-carbon generation, clients and regions, health and safety and risk prevention, and the Group’s transformation.
Lotusun, to boost solar energy
The Lotusun project received the employees’ 2019 EDF Pulse in-house award. The pivoting floats invented and patented by the multidisciplinary project team will increase the efficiency of solar power plants. Thanks to EDF Pulse, the industrialisation phase can begin more quickly!