IdealPeople: improve quality of life

Improving the quality of life of its stakeholders is one of Edenred's missions associated with the following two ambitions: to be an employer of choice, and to contribute to local dynamism.

IDEAL People

Being 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, in several countries, the Great Place To Work initiative allows Edenred to measure its employees’ job satisfaction and improve the quality of their work life accordingly.

Finally, in line with Edenred's value of entrepreneurial spirit, each employee is an actor in their personal development and career. The evolution of the Group as well as the agility of its structures make it possible to regularly offer employees new opportunities.

  • 92%

    of employees underwent at least one training in 2023

  • 22 hrs

    of training received by each employee in 2023 (on average)

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:

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 (February 26, 2024)

For the 2023 reference period, Edenred SE’s index score was above the threshold set by the decree, coming in at 88/100.


  Score Target
Pay gap between men and women 38 40
Individual pay raise gap between men and women 20 20
Individual promotion rate gap between men and women 15 15
Percentage of female employees given a raise on returning from maternity leave, if pay raises were granted in their absence 15 15
Number of employees of the underrepresented gender in the top ten highest paid employees 0 10
Total 88 100


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

Contributing to 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, 85 outreach initiatives were carried out in 2022, which have enabled Edenred employees to engage with local communities on projects around food, environmental protection and assistance to people in difficulty.

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 for the benefit of Médecins sans frontières [Doctors without borders]. In 2023, more than 2,000,000 kilometers were covered over the course of two months by over 5,600 employees spread across 45 countries.

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

Since 2005, Edenred France has been supporting actions dedicated to French Red Cross food aid, notably by offering lunch benefits holders the opportunity to donate their vouchers throughout the year. In 2023, the campaign was once again highly successful, raising over 1.4 million euros, which allows for the distribution of some 360,000 meals.

In Spain, Edenred has partnered with the NGO Acción contra el Hambre for more than 20 years. Each euro donated by Edenred users is directly allocated by the NGO to food aid for employability and entrepreneurship programs for the families most affected by the coronavirus crisis.

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:

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, 237 non-profits in host countries around the world were supported in 2023, with 3,079 eight-hour days devoted by employees to volunteering activities.

Idealday 2023

Long-term Group’s commitments

  2017 2022 2030 goals
DIVERSITY • % women among executive
21% 37% 40%
employees who
received at least 1 learning/year (with
100% receiving a CSR training by 2025)
78% 90% 85%
of days of



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