Broader initiatives that reflect an unwavering commitment
EDF has held Equal Employment Opportunity Certification since the scheme's inception in 2006, and in 2014 achieved certification to the Gender Equality European & International Standard (GEEIS).
A women's network exists in France and is expanding internationally. An initial trial scheme of "Happy Men" clubs for men committed to equal employment opportunity will be launched in late 2016.
To attract women to technical professions, over 250 EDF women employees give talks to young girls in secondary schools as part of a partnership with the association "Elles bougent". Gender diversity is steadily increasing at EDF, even in the technical professions. Gender pay equality in comparable jobs has been achieved and a partnership has been signed with INED (the French National Demographic Research Institute) for the institute to monitor and analyse data on pay.