GRI Index Table

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting framework sets out the principles and indicators organisations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance.

The following index is designed for helping you find some elements associated with GRI Performance indicators across our website.

Strategy & Analysis

Strategy & Analysis G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference section(s)

Further notes (if applicable)

G4-1

CEO statement: strategy for addressing sustainability

Full

Future Energy
2017 CEO Statement

 

G4-2

Key impacts, risks, and opportunities.

Full

2017 CEO Statement; Future Energy; Sustainability governance; The Better Plan; Materiality

 

 

Organisational Profile

Organisational Profile G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference section(s)

Further notes (if applicable)

G4-3

Name of the organization

Full

EDF Energy

 

G4-4

Primary brands, products, and services

Full

Business strategy

 

G4-5

Location of organization’s headquarters

Full

Business strategy

 

G4-6

Countries of operation

Full

Business strategy

 

G4-7

Nature of ownership and legal form

Full

Business strategy

 

G4-8

Markets served

Full

How we operate

 

G4-9

Scale of organization Ÿ

Full

Business strategy; 2017 CEO statement; Financial information

 

G4-10

Employee breakdowns

Partial

 


In 2016, we had a physical headcount of over 13,404 at EDF Energy.

(across the UK), of which, 4149 were female employees. 98% of our people are full-time employees, with 96% of these on permanent contracts.
We want to build an inclusive, open and welcoming workplace where everyone can be themselves and do their best. In line with this, we are due to publish a more detailed breakdown of our workforce in "Diversity & Inclusion Week" at the end of May. Following this, our data will be more widely communicated.

 

G4-11

Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Full

 

In 2016, we had over 13,400 employees at EDF Energy

working in very diverse roles, split under both collective bargaining agreements and personal contracts. Several of these, are linked to negotiation and consultation forums within our business units and steering functions.
In 2016, 75% of our employees were covered by these agreements. 98% of our people are full-time employees, with 96% of these on permanent contracts.

 

G4-12

Organisation's supply chain

Partial

Finance & Ethics; Our stakeholders;

At EDF Energy, we have a supply chain consisting of around 5,000 suppliers.

These suppliers span across all four of our business units supplying differing goods and services. These will range from the component parts and materials required within our Generation Business, to the Smart Meters manufactured for our Customers Business.

 

G4-13

Changes during the reporting period

Full

2017 CEO Statement

 

G4-14

Report how the precautionary approach is addressed

Partial

 

Our sustainability activities very much support the Precautionary Approach that emerged from the 1992 Rio Declaration (Principle 15).

Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall be not used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.
We believe we have been applying the Precautionary Approach through our Climate Commitments and Better Energy Ambitions. They have involved significant investments in energy-efficiency programmes for our generation plants and buildings and the development of our low carbon generation portfolio. We also have invested in full compliance of ISO 14001 across some areas of our business, which serves to identify and mitigate against environmental degradation and environmental risks.

 

G4-15

Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives

Partial

Our stakeholders; Sustainability governance

 

G4-16

Memberships of associations

Partial

Our stakeholders;

Additionally, EDF Energy CEO Vincent de Rivaz sits on the governance body for Step up to Serve.

 

Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries

Identified materials aspects and boundaries G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference section(s)

Further notes (if applicable)

G4-17

Entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements

Full

Financial information; Assurance

 

G4-18

Process for defining the report content and the aspect Boundaries

Full

Materiality;

 

G4-19

List all the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content

Full

Materiality;

 

G4-20

For each Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organisation

Partial

Materiality;

 

G4-21

For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organisation

Partial

Materiality;

 

G4-22

Report effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports.

Full

Not applicable

 

G4-23

Report significant changes from previous reporting periods.

Full

Not applicable

 

 

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference section(s)

Further notes (if applicable)

G4-24

Stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.

Full

Our stakeholders

 

G4-25

Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders.

Full

Our stakeholders; Materiality

 

G4-26

Organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement

Full

Our stakeholders;

 

G4-27

Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement

Full

Our stakeholders - topics and progress; Governance topics and progress

 

 

Report profile

Report profile G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference section(s)

Further notes (if applicable)

G4-28

Reporting period

Full

Sustainable and responsible

 

G4-29

Date of most recent previous report

Full

EDF Energy Sustainability reports archive

 

G4-30

Reporting cycle

Full

Sustainable and responsible

 

G4-31

Contact point for questions regarding the report or contents

Full

Get in touch

 

G4-32

Report the ‘in accordance’ option the organization has chosen.

Full

Assurance

 

G4-33

Report the organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.

Full

Assurance; Sustainability governance

 

 

Governance

Governance G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference section(s)

Further notes (if applicable)

G4-34

Governance structure of the organization, including committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts.

Full

Governance; Sustainability governance

 

 

Ethics and integrity

Ethics and integrity G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference sections

Further notes

G4-56

Organisation’s values, principles, standards and norms of behaviour such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics.

Full

Doing business ethically

 

 

Standard Disclosures: Economic

Economic disclosures G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference section(s)

Further notes (if applicable)

DMA

Economic performance

Full

Finance and Ethics

Our EDF Energy Code of Conduct, which is issued to every EDF Energy employee, states that employees must not make donations of any kind to any political party for or on behalf of the company.

 

G4-EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

Full

Financial information; Finance and Ethics;

 

G4-EC2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organisation's activities due to climate change

Full

Sustainable and responsible - challengesEDF Energy response - Fukushima nuclear accident; The Better Plan; EDF Group DDR; Climate Change Solutions 

As a subsidiary of EDF Group, EDF Energy submit data to EDF Group for CDP reporting as part of consolidated disclosure. In 2016, EDF, for the first time, achieved the top rating of A from the CDP Climate Change (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project).

DMA

Market Presence

Full

2017 CEO Statement; Better Lives; People; Finance and Ethics

 

G4-EC5

Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation 

Partial

 

Currently we do not report this information.

However, we are working on ensuring our employee data is accurate and robust. Therefore, we will be reporting more detailed information on our workforce profile later in the year. We are also on track to publish and comply with our obligations on the new gender pay gap reporting regulations .

 

DMA

Indirect Economic Impacts

Full

Better Lives; Nuclear; People

 

G4-EC7

Development and implication of infrastructure investments and services supported

Full

Better Lives;  Finance and Ethics; People

 

G4-EC8

Significant indirect impacts, including the extent of impacts 

Partial

Better Lives; Finance & Ethics; People; Customers - Vulnerable customers

 

 

Standard Disclosures: Environmental

Standard disclosures: Environmental G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference section(s)

Further notes (if applicable)

DMA

Energy

Full

Better Energy; Environment

 

G4-EN5

Energy intensity

Partial

Environmental impact

We have developed a new approach to monitoring our operational environmental impact.

As part of this, we are baselining emissions to air. Some of this data is communicated through our target for reducing environmental impact within our environment ambition.  We anticipate being able to report more fully in our next reporting cycle.

The carbon intensity of the electricity we generate is calculated for all generation assets where EDF Energy has greater than 50% management control, and it represents the amount of carbon dioxide emitted per unit of power production transmitted to the grid. For EDF Energy this is all of our direct emissions of carbon dioxide from the combustion of our primary and secondary fuels on site (*) divided by the output from our all of our nuclear, gas, CCGT, coal fired power stations; and 50% of the installed renewables output of EDF Energy Renewables business. The intensity can vary due to the demand for electricity, operational reasons, ownership/divestment decisions and whether it is economically viable to meet the markets requirements using a particular technology.

(*) As set out in our EU Emission Trading Permits

 

DMA

Water

Full

Environment

 

G4-EN8

Total water withdrawal by source

Partial

Environmental impact

 

DMA

Emissions

Full

Environment

 

G4-EN18

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity

Full

Environmental impact

 

DMA

Effluents and waste

Partial

Environment

A new standardised approach to waste management arrangements took place across our offices in 2016.

We are now working to identify sources of waste in buildings we lease, to gain an awareness of waste from our projects.

 

G4-EN23

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

Partial

Environmental impact; Our journey towards Zero Harm;

We have run a Zero Waste to Landfill initiative to deal with waste from our offices and call centres since 2015. Any waste we don't recycle or reuse goes to a series of energy-from-waste facilities around the UK.

 

DMA

Supplier environmental assessment

Full

Finance and Ethics

 

G4-EN32

Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

Full

Doing business ethically

 

 

Standard Disclosures: Social

Standard disclosures: Social G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference section(s)

Further notes (if applicable)

DMA

Occupational health and safety

 

Zero harm

 

G4-LA6

Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and gender

 

Zero harm - our people's safety

The safety and wellbeing of our people is a top priority.

Our goal through to 2030 is to remain at the top of our industry for safety standards and performance and to support a healthy workforce.
We continue to measure, monitor and communicate all of our targets and performance in this area. We do not believe splitting this data by gender provides any additional information or benefit to what is already monitored.

 

DMA

Supplier assessment for labour practices

 

Finance & Ethics - Doing business ethically

 

G4-LA14

Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labour practices criteria

 

Finance & Ethics - Doing business ethically

 

GMA

Supplier human rights assessment

 

Finance & Ethics - Doing business ethically

 

G4-HR10

Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria

 

Finance & Ethics - Doing business ethically

 

DMA

Product and service labelling

 

Customers - building trust

 

G4-PR3

Results of surveys measuring customer's satisfaction

 

Customers - building trust

 

DMA

Customer privacy

 

Customers - building trust; Privacy policy

We make customer privacy a priority and go to great lengths to protect customer information. 

Our privacy policy covers the collection, use and disclosure of personal information that may be collected by EDF Energy.
We take our customers' privacy very seriously and don't sell or rent contact information to others. We provide information to our field agents who need to visit customers' premises and all customers are informed of this in their terms and conditions of supply.
When customers apply for EDF Energy services through our website, we use secure pages which encrypt all input information before it's sent to us. We then follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information provided by customers to prevent unauthorised access.
All personal data we hold within relevant filing systems is covered by the Data Protection Act.

 

G4-PR8

Total number of substantiated complaints regarding reaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data

 

Customers - building trust

This is not currently reported. In line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in 2018 we are reviewing our overall approach to data protection reporting across our operations. 

 

Further material aspects

Further material aspects G4 indicator(s)

Description

Scope of coverage

Reference section(s)

Further notes (if applicable)

DMA

NNB

Full

Nuclear New Build; 2017 CEO Statement; Nuclear

 

Indicator

Embed sustainability principles and standards into our new generation builds and other projects right from the beginning

Partial

Nuclear - building sustainably

We recognise that stakeholders want to know more about our plans for new nuclear in the UK.

We recognise this, and have dedicated web pages for New Nuclear on our external website. EDF Energy is leading the UK's renaissance with construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education.
Key milestones and progress against the project is communicated through several means including our Hinkley Point C specific pages, press releases on our media centre, and regular contact with communities surrounding our NNB sites.

 

DMA

Nuclear safety

Full

Protecting public safety; Our journey towards zero harm; Zero harm; Nuclear

 

Indicator

Nuclear Operational Excellence - Nuclear reportable events

Full

Nuclear - how are we doing

 

DMA

Lobbying/policy development

Full

Policy perspectives

 

Indicator

Public policy perspectives

Full

 

We recognise that policy decisions can have a profound impact on how we tackle challenges we face regarding climate change, investment in a low-carbon future, and customer energy supply...

We recognise that the government, industry, regulators and consumers must work together to help provide the UK with reliable, affordable and low-carbon energy.  We publish our policy perspectives, and through regular CEO blogs which outline how we are addressing these.

 

DMA

Nuclear waste

Full

Nuclear; Our journey towards zero harm; EDF 2016 annual financial results

For more detailed information on our 2016 performance see page 219 of the Document de Reference, EDF 2016 annual financial results.

Summary of 2016 Figures as follows:

Low level waste: 774(m3)

Intermediate level waste: 161(m3)

tU sent off site: 180(t)

Radioactive emissions to air:
​Carbon-14 -AGR reactor 0.762(TBq/react.)
​Carbon-14 -PWR reactor 0.231(TBq/react.)
​Tritium -AGR reactor 0.674(TBq/react.)
​Tritium -PWR reactor 0.557(TBq/react.)

Radioactive emissions to water:
​Tritium -AGR reactor 156.154 (TBq/react.)
​Tritium -PWR 23.374 (TBq/react.)

 

 

Indicator

To ensure our energy legacy is managed safely and responsibly

Partial

Nuclear; Our journey towards Zero Harm

We recognise our stakeholders want to know more about what we are doing to address nuclear waste in the UK.

We work with Government, NGOs and others to demonstrate real progress towards implementing a long-term UK radioactive waste solution. Our Nuclear New Build teams work with Radioactive Waste Management Limited to demonstrate how we will safely and securely dispose of spent fuel and radioactive wastes from our new build sites such as Hinkley Point C.

 

DMA

Political landscape

Full

2017 CEO Statement

 

Indicator

Publish policy perspectives 

Full

Policy Perspectives

We recognise that policy decisions can have a profound impact on how we tackle challenges we face regarding climate change, investment in a low-carbon future, and customer energy supply.

We recognise that the government, industry, regulators and consumers must work together to help give the UK reliable, affordable and low-carbon energy.  We publish our Policy perspectives, and through regular CEO blogs address key issues to our industry.

 

DMA

Generation technologies

Full

Nuclear

 

Indicator

Embed sustainability principles and standards into our new generation builds and other projects right from the beginning

Full

Nuclear - building sustainably

 

DMA

Emergency preparedness

Full

Safety reporting; Our journey towards Zero Harm

Business Unit and Corporate Steering Function leadership teams annually review and approve their business continuity management arrangements and risks.

Business continuity arrangements support the approved strategy and take account of the operating environment.
To ensure a consistent and comprehensive approach to business continuity management across EDF Energy, business continuity management procedures, processes, guidance materials etc. are applied in all organisational areas.
Business continuity arrangements take into account applicable legal and regulatory requirements to ensure that business continuity and emergency planning arrangements meet the requirements of interested parties.

Business Planning:
We strive to run all of our offices, depots and sites with the safety of our employees and the local communities in mind.
Our maintenance programmes ensure that they operate safely and properly to minimise dangers. We also have security in place at all our major sites to prevent intentional damage our assets that could disrupt national energy supply or bring danger to our employees or the local community. Should protestors or terrorists endanger our assets we’ve developed emergency planning processes known as Business Continuity Programmes for each of our sites to minimise their impact.
Our plans are fit for purpose, business driven and business owned. These provide a strategic and operational framework that:
• Proactively improves our resilience against any disruption
• Provides a rehearsed method for restoring our capacity to supply our key products and services to an agreed level within an agreed time
• Delivers a proven capability to manage business disruption and protect our reputation and brand Each of our sites have business continuity programmes that will be used in the event of an incident and each site has at least one co-ordinator and a deputy with responsibility for development and implementation of these programmes.

 

Indicator

Identify any potential threats to the continuity of our operations and improve their resilience

Full

 

Being prepared for emergencies is inherent to the safe operation of our business.

Through our Business Continuity policy and processes, we identify any potential threats to the continuity of our operations and proactively improve their resilience.  Our policy for Business Continuity is aligned to current best practice as defined by ISO 22301.

 

DMA

Secure energy supply

Full

Better Energy, Future Energy, EDF Energy transparency: Gas

 

Indicator

To be the efficient, responsible electricity company, champion of low-carbon growth.

Full

Energy security

Our long-term diverse low-carbon strategy addresses the need for secure, affordable, energy supply in the UK. 

DMA

Nuclear Decommissioning

Full

Nuclear - our energy legacy

 

Indicator

Incorporate sustainability principles and standards into decommissioning plans

Full

Nuclear - our energy legacy

 

DMA

Public safety

Full

Zero Harm; Protecting public safety; Our journey towards Zero Harm

 

Indicator

Zero reportable incidents involving the public

Full

Zero Harm - public safety

 

DMA

Social impacts of site closure

Partial

The Better Plan; Better Lives

 

Indicator

Monitor social impacts of site closure

Partial

The Better Plan; Better Lives; Nuclear - our energy legacy; People

Site closures in 2016 included office locations in both Worthing and Cardinal Place, London.

Throughout the process of relocation to new and existing offices, employees affected by the move were given on-going support through regular communication and consultation.
New sites including our Croydon office set a benchmark for modern ways of working and mark an important step on our journey in the digital age.
This forms part of our wider plans to adapt to business in a changing world. We will do more to empower our people, creating flexibility where we have rigidity, and improving our agility where existing processes are too slow or too complicated.
As we progress our plans for a low-carbon future, we know the diversity of our energy mix will change. This may result in site closures in the next decade. The social and environmental impacts of any closures to our employees and communities affected will always be considered.

 

DMA

Smart Metering

Partial

Customers - Energy efficiency

 

Indicator

To support new services that give customers more choice and control over their energy use

Full

Customers - our programmes - Smart Metering

 

DMA

Installed capacity, broken down by primary energy source and regulatory regime

Full

Our Energy

EDF Energy annually publishes details of the fuel sources that have been used to generate the electricity we supply to our customers.

(Electricty for our customers is sourced from our own UK power stations, the wholesale energy market, and other independent power generators. This is published in the fuel mix section on our energy pages)

 

Indicator

Publish details of the fuel sources used to generate the electricity we supply.

Full

Our fuel mix

Installed capacity and fuel mix of our generation business is measured and communicated on our external website.

DMA

Research & Development

Full

Research & Development;

The EDF Energy R&D UK Centre was established in March 2012 to support EDF Energy in its business and commercial activities, contribute to the international nuclear development, undertake R&D activities that will benefit from the UK positive environment and contribute to the revival of skills and competences for energy research in the UK.

The R&D UK Centre, a joint initiative between EDF Energy and EDF R&D, is an integral part of the Group R&D network and is responsible for leading research and development activities in the UK, right across EDF Energy, enabling us to be ready for the challenges that lie ahead. As of today, our 50-strong fully international team is engaged in projects of various sizes in support of EDF Energy and works across all energy aspects including Nuclear, Offshore Wind, Energy management, Energy Efficiency, Smart Meters, Electric Vehicles and Digital Innovation, successfully leading on £15m of international projects. Synergies are being developed between EDF Energy and EDF Group R&D on all these topics notably in the nuclear sector. EDF has successful partnerships with 5 ‘tier 1’ UK Universities, Manchester, Imperial College of London, UCL, Bristol and Strathclyde, enabling us to benefit from wider scientific research as well as work with a range of other public and private sector UK and international institutions.

EDF Energy Research & Development is a 50:50 venture with EDF Group. All financial results, including those of R&D are available in the Document de Reference available on EDF Group website where available. Due to the commercial nature of R&D expenditure, this is currently not published.

 

Indicator

Innovation in digital energy efficiency solutions and services

Full

Customers - energy efficiency

 EDF Energy has a strong history of innovation, whether driven by technology or customer need. To continue to lead the way, we have seen the creation of our innovation accelerator - Blue Lab, and an expanding Research & Development team in the UK. 

 

The Better Plan - stick of rock

The Better Plan

Our framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business.

The Better Plan is an integral part of EDF’s 2030 vision – to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. 

We want to deliver Better Lives, Better Experience and Better Energy for all of society.