EDF commits itself to limiting its environmental footprint all along the life cycle of its installations and activities enhancing the use of the natural resources.

Our four main commitments of this stake

  • Biodiversity

  • The responsible management of the land

  • The integrated and sustainable water management

  • The circular economy and the waste management

UN Sustainable Development Goals concerned:

Goal 6: Clean water and SanitationGoal 15: Life on land


18 volunteer commitments for 2023-2025

The Group action in terms of preservation of the natural resources is implemented through regulatory and volunteer actions. EDF renewed its individual commitments in favour of Nature for the 2023-2025 period.

Discover the EDF voluntary action programme
Integrated and sustainable water management

Restoration of the water collected for our production needs

97%: this is the percentage of freshwater withdrawn by EDF in France that is returned to the natural environment. EDF's freshwater consumption in France in 2023 is about 375 million m³ . Although the EDF Group is a major consumer of fresh water (51%), it consumes very little: the water it withdraws can be reused almost instantaneously.

Water management
Waste & circular economy

Give a second life to objects through reuse

The reuse platform was initiated so as to meet a strong stake for the EDF Group: contribute to the preservation of the planet and of its resources and to limit the CO2 emissions. Objective: give a second life to the equipment the company no longer uses.
Beyond the environmental and societal aspect of EDF Reutiliz, the platform aims at decreasing the waste and their costs and totally lies within the framework of the waste prevention policy followed by the WCEG (Waste and Circular Economy Group). The reuse is thus one of the 7 pillars of the circular economy.

Discover the EDF Reutiliz platform [in French]