EDF is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-fifth of the nation’s electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants.
This statement is made by and on behalf of EDF Energy Ltd, its parent company, EDF Energy Holdings Limited, and its subsidiaries, which make up the EDF in the UK as a whole (together, in this statement, referred to as EDF). Those subsidiaries of EDF Energy Holdings Limited that are required to make their own statement under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 have adopted this statement.
EDF has a focus on safe, dependable, energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.
Our society depends on energy to live, work, develop and grow. Our customers depend on us to produce affordable low-carbon energy, and we depend on our people to help us take on new challenges and fulfil our ambitions. Being a sustainable and responsible energy business is an integral part of EDF’s 2030 strategic business vision – to be an efficient, responsible electricity company and a champion of low-carbon growth.
Doing business in an ethical way is one of our most important values. Through our Better Energy Ambitions, we are working to ensure sustainable, ethical practice across our supply chain, and we will not tolerate any fraud, corruption or abuse of human rights. At EDF, we recognise that Modern Slavery is a growing global concern, and we are working to ensure that our own operations, and those of our supply chains, are appropriately evaluating the risks of Modern Slavery. We are working to mitigate these risks as far as possible through our commitment to ethical business. We report our sustainability performance annually through our Better Energy Ambitions, and are signatories to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). We strive to improve our standards of ethical behaviour continuously, and our commitment to ethical business practice is outlined in our Ethics & Business Conduct Policy. Our commitment to sustainable and responsible business, including steps we plan to take to further address social issues, including modern slavery, are outlined in more detail in our Better Energy Ambitions.