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People: improve quality of life

One of Edenred's missions is to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders with the following three ambitions: to be an employer of choice, to promote well-being through healthy eating practices, and to contribute to local development.

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Being an employer of choice An employer of choice

Edenred seeks to support its employees throughout their professional lives. First, thanks to projects aimed at attracting diverse talents and allowing them to reach their full potential.

Among its initiatives, the Edenstep graduate program gives young graduates two years of access to positions of responsibility in an international environment.

83% of employees underwent at least one training in 2020

Bringing together some 20 employees with 5-10 years of professional experience, Talent Week aims to develop the Group's young talents.

The Edenred Executive Academy is a program for more experienced employees. Those with high potential can pave the way for their future career progression by working on various topics such as leadership, business development and personal development.

Moreover, the Best place to work initiative allows Edenred to its employees’ job satisfaction and to improve the quality of their work life accordingly.

  

Edenred is a multi-local company, and proud of its multiculturalism. The Group is aware that the diversity of its employees brings strength and richness, while reflecting the diversity of its clients.

In the unparalleled situation stemming from the global health crisis, the Group unveiled its employer brand for the first time. It aims to bring out the uniqueness of the Edenred adventure for each employee, as well as its global reach. The employer brand is built around three key strengths:

  • a fast-growing company committed to people at work;
  • working in an ever-changing playground of opportunities;
  • inspiring teams connected by a shared passion.

 

United Nations Global Compact

Edenred is committed to promoting its core values in respect for human rights, labor regulations and good environmental practices, as evidenced by its signing of the United Nations Global Compact.

 

Workplace gender equality index (March 1, 2021)

Following the publication on January 9, 2019 of the French “Gender Equality Index” decree, which enables companies to identify any unjustified pay gaps between men and women, Edenred S.A. measured its index score using four legally defined criteria and a points scale set out in the decree, as follows:

  Score Target
Pay gap between men and women 36 40
Individual pay raise gap between men and women 35 35
Percentage of female employees given a raise on returning from maternity leave, if pay raises were granted in their absence 15 15
Number of women in the top ten highest paid employees 0 10
TOTAL 86 100

 

For the 2020 reference period, Edenred S.A.’s index score was above the threshold set by the decree, coming in at 86/100

Convinced of the importance of workplace gender equality, Edenred S.A. is already launching several initiatives to promote gender diversity throughout the Group and ensure women and men are on an equal footing.
 

 

Promoting well-being through healthy and sustainable nutrition Well-being and nutrition

Edenred helps companies take care of the health of their employees by encouraging good practices relating to healthy eating, exercise and well-being.

In Brazil, Ticket Fit is an accessible app providing a social network, dietary advice, discount coupons, training videos and other features that encourage regular physical activity.

Initiated in 2009 by Edenred, the European FOOD program (Fighting Obesity through Offer and Demand) is a public-private consortium aimed to provide answers to the growing problem of obesity. The program brings together public authorities, nutritionists, university researchers and several Group subsidiaries to improve the nutritional quality of meals offered to employees during their lunch break.

Since 2005, the Nutritional Balance program has been deployed to promote healthy eating habits, by enabling Ticket Restaurant employee users to easily identify menu items at partner restaurants that meet the criteria of a varied and balanced diet. Represented by the “Gustino” mascot, the program was developed in partnership with expert nutritionists, local public partners and restaurant industry representatives, whose involvement ensures the initiative’s validity. The program is active in Edenred’s Latin American host countries, notably Chile.

 

Contributing to local development Local development

Edenred carries out solidarity projects aimed at forging strong ties with local communities. Thanks notably to its day of action to support these communities, Idealday, 748 days of volunteering were given by Edenred employees in 2020.

 

The Group's commitment is also reflected since 2017 in the connected Edenraid sports challenge in support of a NGO. All Edenred employees are invited to run, walk and cycle in order to make children’s dreams come true. In 2020, 820,000 kilometers were covered over the course of two months by 2,500 employees spread across 46 countries.

Other relief initiatives are also carried out to support the fight against hunger and poverty, and promote health, education and professional integration.

In Brazil, since 2013, Repom has been developing “Clube da Estrada” service areas at service stations on Brazilian roads to meet the basic needs and improve the quality of life of a community of 2 million truckers and their families. These structures promote social inclusion, education, access to health and financial inclusion.

Since 2005, Edenred France has been supporting actions dedicated to French Red Cross food aid, notably by offering "Ticket Restaurant" (restaurant coupon) holders the opportunity to donate their vouchers throughout the year. In 2019, the campaign was once again highly successful, raising over 1.33 million euros. In total, more than 7 million euros have been raised for the organization since 2002.

In Spain, Edenred has partnered with the NGO Acción contra el Hambre for more than 20 years, letting employee users donate meal vouchers to play their part in combating child malnutrition worldwide.

In April 2020, Edenred announced the creation of a relief plan to support its ecosystem in the face of the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic. The “More than Ever” relief plan represents a pledge of up to €15 million and has notably been endowed with the proceeds of:

  • protect Edenred employees, notably the most vulnerable, in countries with little or no healthcare coverage or social safety net;
  • support partner merchants – restaurant owners first among them – who have been severely impacted by strict stay-at-home orders in the various countries where the Group operates;
  • provide assistance to truck drivers using the Group’s Fleet & Mobility Solutions.

Faced with the exceptional scale of the crisis stemming from the Covid-19 epidemic, Edenred demonstrated unmatched resilience and responsibility. Many Edenred business units actively supported local communities through numerous relief initiatives (health support, donations, meal deliveries).

In all, 182 non-profits in host countries around the world were supported in 2020, with 748 eight-hour days devoted to volunteering activities.

 

Long-term Group’s commitments
  2017 2022 2030
TRAINING • % employees who received at least 1 learning/year 78% 80% 85%
DIVERSITY • % women among executive positions 21% 25% 40%
SOLIDARITY • Number of days of volunteering     586 days 1,000 days 5,000 days
NUTRITION • % Food users & merchants sensitized 1,000 days 50% 85%

 

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2020 Integrated Report