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


EDF involved in the initiative of act4nature

The carbon neutrality stakes are inseparable from a step in favour of biodiversity in which EDF is involved since 2006. In 2020, the Group integrated two Corporate initiatives launched for nature – act4nature France - managed by the French Biodiversity Office – and International act4nature, an initiative led by a group of companies – Epe Companies for the Environment.

Discover the EDF voluntary action programme
Integrated and sustainable water management

Restoration of the water collected for our production needs

99 %: this is the percentage of the restored water, sea water included, in 2020, on the 42 km3 collected to cool the production means of the EDF Group. If the Group collects a lot of water for its power plants, it consumes a little: the collected water can be instantaneously reused.

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]