Taking action as a responsible company

As electricity is an essential commodity, EDF is committed to integrating economic, social, societal and environmental dimensions into the heart of its strategy.

Being a benchmark electricity company gives us a unique responsibility.

EDF, a responsible operator and producer

As the operator of the largest electricity generation fleet in Europe, EDF performs its duties with a constant concern for the safety of production facilities and people, and in strict compliance with environmental standards.

Focus on nuclear safety

Protecting the power supply

EDF has a diversified and largely decarbonized energy mix that combines nuclear and renewables. In addition, flexible and reactive French thermal power plants are used during peak electricity consumption times or during cold waves to ensure the balance of the electricity network.

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EDF, a player committed to the regions

A public service company which has historically worked very closely with local authorities, EDF is an essential player in the regional economic and social fabric. Its contribution in terms of jobs, outsourcing, investment and developing local assets makes it a natural and legitimate partner in the development of the regions’ appeal. This special relationship is based on dialogue and consultation.

Specific challenges of non-interconnected areas

In areas not interconnected with mainland France’s power grid (mainly overseas departments and Corsica), EDF is both a producer, the network operator and the electricity supplier at regulated tariffs. A particular situation that is an asset to meet the challenge of the energy transition.

Meeting the challenge of the energy transition
Corporate Social Responsibility

EDF, strengthened commitments

In line with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, EDF's corporate social responsibility commitments are all very ambitious and concern carbon neutrality & climate, wellbeing & solidarity, planet resources preservation, responsible development.

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Digital, yet responsible!

In a world where digital technology is becoming increasingly important, EDF is seeking to limit its digital impact on the environment. The Group is committed to a responsible digital transformation that is low-carbon, low-energy, inclusive, ethical and presents high environmental value for its customers and employees. And these are not just words: in March 2021, EDF SA was the first energy company to obtain the Digital Responsibility certification, an initiative supported by the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition.

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EDF, a player in energy education

EDF, the leader in its sector, helps all consumer groups better understand and use energy. At the same time, the company is involved in developing the scientific energy culture, particularly among young people by focusing on education.

Foundation and patronage, heritage, sport

The EDF Group proves to be both a responsible company and an actor involved in civil society daily​, whether it be by taking action for environment, education, and inclusion through its Foundation, its long-standing commitments to sport and disabled sport, and its unwavering resolve to valorise its industrial heritage.​​

Our actions in foundation and patronage