Building a CO2 neutral energy future
On 12th November 2019, the EDF Group signed an agreement on sustainable mobility for French-based Group employees, together with union organisations. Improving and reducing mobility sets the main objective of reducing CO2
emissions and, by doing so, contributing to a CO2
neutral energy future. Three flagship measures are deployed: carpooling, cycling, and electric mobility. Before the confinement and the coronavirus health crisis, 60% of employees’ journeys in France were less than 5 km and were mostly done by car. The progressive deconfinement phase allows us to do things differently, such as choosing to cycle over driving to work for example.
Alongside these alternative transport solutions and to reduce the often-heavy traffic in metropolitan areas, new working methods such as occasional remote work or telework have been made available to employees since 2016. For example, in 2019, telework at EDF SA saved 10 million kilometres (sum of the number of kilometres travelled by each teleworker on the home-work journey). This corresponds to nearly 1,900 tonnes of CO2
and is the equivalent of 10 return flights Paris-New-York for 1 person (source: French Environment and Energy Management Agency). EDF is changing with its employees and innovating by anticipating changes in society.
An innovating initiative, "Combattre le CO2, ça commence par nous" (lit. "Fighting CO2 begins with us")
"Together, we can reduce our carbon footprint every day!" is how EDF challenged all its Group employees in France to contribute to a CO2 neutral future.
Each employee can commit to improving their energy consumption and therefore reduce their carbon footprint, with eco-gestures, but also choosing alternative mobility solutions such as carpooling, electric vehicles or even cycling.
The EDF Group is committed to climate protection and sustainable mobility. That is why the Group encourages its employees to take action for a CO2 neutral energy future. Everyone can be exemplary in the energy transition, by offering the means to be an actor, client, and ambassador of the Group's challenges, innovations, and low-carbon solutions.