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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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To be 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.

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.

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, 2020)

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:

  • Pay gap between men and women – total of 40 points.
  • Individual pay raise gap between men and women – total of 35 points.
  • Percentage of female employees given a raise on returning from maternity leave, if pay raises were granted in their absence – total of 15 points.
  • Number of women in the top ten highest paid employees – total of 10 points. 

For the 2019 reference period, Edenred S.A.’s index score was above the threshold set by the decree, coming in at 76/100

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.

 

To promote well-being through healthy and sustainable nutrition To promote well-being through healthy and sustainable 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.

Contribute to local development Contribute to local development

Edenred carries out solidarity projects aimed at forging strong ties with local communities. Thanks to its day of action to support these communities, Idealday, over 1,000 days of volunteering were given by Edenred employees in only one day on June 19th 2019.

Among the initiatives carried out during that day, Edenred India teamed up with different foundations in order to serve hot meals to orphans and children with special needs but also to provide information about menstrual health and hygiene to the dwellers of a local slum. Employees from Edenred Greece engaged in the clean-up of one of Athens’ most popular beaches while Edenred Brazil organized a number of mentoring sessions including an activity aimed at introducing the elderly to digital tools.

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, cycle, swim and cycle in order to make children’s dreams come true. In 2019, 627,000 kilometers were covered over the course of two months by 4,330 employees spread across 46 countries. The 4th edition of the challenge will take place in 2020.

In Brazil, Ticket Log has been supporting young people between the ages of 16-19 in difficult circumstances for the 10 past years via its Pescar project, which offers daily courses that provide them with professional training. Beyond its social ambition, Ticket Log’s objective is to identify promising young talents and to keep them in the company. Since 2009, 155 young people have been trained via the Pescar project. At end-2019, 33% of the trainees were hired by Ticket Log.

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 6 million euros have been raised for the organization since 2002.

Techo, an NGO partner of Edenred Mexico since 2009, builds houses for families living in extreme poverty. Thanks to the support of Edenred Mexico, 83 families have benefited from a new home (5 were built in 2019), and more than 14,000 hours of volunteering have been carried out by over 600 employees.

In all, 206 non-profits in host countries around the world were supported in 2019, with 1,470 eight-hour days devoted to volunteering activities

 

Long-term Group’s commitments
  2019 2022 2030
TRAINING - % employees who received at least 1 learning/year 89% 80% 85%
DIVERSITY - % women among executive positions 24% 25% 40%
SOLIDARITY - Number of days of volunteering     1,470 days 1,000 days 5,000 days
NUTRITION - % Food users & merchants sensitized 35% 50% 85%

 

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2020 Integrated Report