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Edenred offers specific-purpose payment solutions for food (meal vouchers), fleet and mobility (fuel cards, commuter vouchers), incentives (gift vouchers, employee engagement platforms) and corporate payments (virtual cards). These solutions enhance employee well-being and purchasing power, improve companies’ attractiveness and efficiency, and vitalize the employment market and the local economy.
Edenred’s 10,000 employees are committed to making the world of work a connected ecosystem that is safer, more efficient and more user-friendly every day. In 2019, thanks to its global technology assets, the Group managed €31 billion in business volume, primarily carried out via mobile applications, online platforms and cards.
Edenred is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and included in the following indices: CACNext20, FTSE4Good and MSCI Europe.
50 years of Success Story
1962 > 1976 • Heading for sustainable growth
Inspired by the Luncheon Vouchers introduced in 1954 in the United Kingdom, Jacques Borel brings the Ticket Restaurant® meal voucher to the French market in 1962.
In 1967, a government decree makes the meal voucher an officially recognized employee benefit. Building on its success, the concept is exported to other countries beginning in 1976.
1976 > 2000 • From a local presence to global leadership
The Employee benefits business expands into the global marketplace, starting with Europe and then Latin America, led by two flagship programs, Ticket Restaurant® and Ticket Alimentación.
A subsidiary of the Accor Group since 1983, the Ticket Restaurant business turns a new corner and becomes Accor Services in 1998.
2000 > 2010 • From a broader range of solutions to a stand-alone business
In the early 2000s, the pace of growth quickens and innovation is extended to new territories, with the introduction of Incentive & rewards solutions in Europe and Asia and the expansion of Fleet and Mobility solutions via Ticket Car in Latin America.
In June 2010, following the demerger of Accor’s Hospitality and Prepaid Services businesses, Accor Services becomes Edenred. The new company begins operating on its own, defines its corporate mission project and successfully lists its shares on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange.
2010 > 2016 • From a pioneering concept to a successful business model
Edenred is stepping up its transformation by making digital solutions a core pillar of its strategy.
The Group is also continuing to pursue ambitious growth objectives in terms of geographic expansion and its acceleration in Fleet and Mobility solutions.
2016 > 2018 • Fast Forward: A fruitful transformation
The Fast Forward strategic plan, aimed at transforming, innovating and rebalancing the Group's activities, placed Edenred on a path of profitable and sustainable growth, as confirmed by the solid financial results reported by the Group throughout the period.
Solutions that benefit all stakeholders
Edenred lies at the core of a virtuous network that associates its companies, its employees and its merchants. The Group brings added value to all of its clients:
- Companies and public sector, concerned with being attractive employers, motivating their teams and optimizing their performance.
- Employees and citizens, who appreciate the simplicity and convenience of service cards and vouchers in making their lives easier.
- Merchants (restaurants, stores, gas stations, etc.) seeking to increase their revenue, foster their customers' loyalty and make their transactions more secure.
- Public authorities looking to improve the efficiency of their social policies and ensure the traceability of allocated funds.
Moreover, public authorities appreciate the use of solutions that improve the efficiency of their social policies and guarantee the traceability of allocated funds.