A worldwide Responsible Employer Agreement
Under the sponsorship of the International Labour Organisation, the EDF Group has concluded a worldwide Responsible Employer agreement with 13 trade union federations*.
This international agreement is designed to guarantee the development of a common set of standards for the Group’s 160,000 employees, spread across 24 countries. Its purpose is to incorporate new social requirements for employees and bolster EDF’s international development, in keeping with the company’s public service values.
The agreement embraces a series of commitments to social responsibility, such as fiscal transparency, protection for whistle-blowers, anti-corruption and anti-fraud measures, prevention of violence and harassment in the workplace, duty of care to subcontractors and suppliers, equality between men and women, and action against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation.
This new agreement replaces a previous agreement on social responsibility signed by EDF in 2005 and renewed in 2009. At the time, EDF was one of the first multinationals to adopt this type of policy.
* France: CFE-CGC, CFDT, CGT-FO, CGT/ Great Britain: UNISON, Prospect Unite, GMB / Belgium: FGTB (CGSP-Gazelco), ACV-CSC-BIE; FILCTEM-CGIL, UILTEC-UIL, FLAEI-CISL, FEMCA-CISL / International organisations: IndustriAll Global Union and Public Services International