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EDF gets the gold award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

By EDF | Posted July 17, 2023

We’re proud and delighted to share that EDF in the UK has been awarded the highest grade of a gold award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for our commitment to supporting the armed forces communities and their families!

What is the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme?

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver, and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Simone Rossi, CEO commented "This is absolutely exceptional - I am so elated! Well done to the Forces Supporters Network and all veterans that we so proudly support!"

Our colleagues in the Forces Supporters Network kindly put together our application and were elated as the rest of us were, upon hearing the good news:

“As an organisation EDF (UK) are proud to support our veterans, we embrace the talents that the forces community bring to our business. Be they employees, suppliers, or customers we are proud to support each and every one of them when called upon, without reservation. The Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award underpins that enduring commitment, and we are truly honoured to be selected.”

Robert Jamieson, Hinkley Point C and FSN AFC Lead