We care for our communities and are passionate about supporting them. We also believe that community involvement is a great way to learn and develop new skills. This is why we encourage all of our employees to get involved in supporting our community investment programmes during company time.
EDF Energy employees volunteer at the Devon Wildlife Trust's Cricklepit Mill in Exeter
Through our Helping Hands volunteering programme, our employees have the opportunity to spend two days of company time each year supporting local community and environmental projects.
By donating their time and energy, employees build relationships with community groups and charities, as well as contributing to projects that support the delivery of Our Sustainability Commitments.
Supporting our Charity Partner
We encourage our employees to support our national charity partner, the British Paralympic Association, and have committed to match the money our employees raise by up to £300,000 during the course of the three-year partnership.
A wide range of fundraising activities have been held by our employees for the charity, from cake bakes and raffles to marathons, sky dives and 'Arctic Survival' challenges.
EDF Energy employees have also had the chance to volunteer at the British Paralympic Association's pre-Games training camps at the University of Bath, supporting athletes with their daily training sessions ahead of London 2012.
At EDF Energy, we have 250 Ambassadors across the company. Our Ambassadors are employees who are passionate about making a difference by helping everyone to reduce their impact on the environment and supporting the communities we serve.
They spend two hours each week on their ambassador activities.
“The Ambassador scheme is a great development tool. Seeing Lucy grow by being part of this has been inspiring to the rest of my team; so much so that I have agreed for another employee to join the programme.”
Nikie Upperton, Team Manager
EDF Energy employee Louise Foreman joins power-lifting athlete Adam Alderman at the 2011 ParalympicsGB training camp
Talk Service is a programme which runs across our Nuclear Generation business. Safety is our number one priority – acting responsibly to protect our environment. And, as part of our communities, we pride ourselves on creating an open and honest two way dialogue with local people.
Right across our business we have a wealth of knowledge and experience; and through the Talk Service we share this with our communities.
The concept is simple. Use the best advocates – our people – to talk to colleges, schools and other organisations in the communities where we work. The aim is to create open and honest dialogue and to help people understand more about the industry.