EDF Group statement on Hinkley Point C consultation
EDF responds to news that the Works Council (CCE) has asked for further documentation as part of the Hinkley Point C consultation.
EDF notes the decision of the Works Council (CCE) to take legal steps over the consultation process underway for the Hinkley Point C project. EDF has supplied fully comprehensive information on the project to enable employee representatives to participate in meaningful discussions with management and to reach a recommendation for a future meeting of the CCE which will take place on July 4. Several meetings have taken place with union representatives, giving rise to numerous discussions which show EDF’s commitment to quality social dialogue. EDF is confident in the quality of the information it has provided to the CCE in support of the Hinkley Point C project.
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EDF Energy 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. The company supplies gas and electricity to over 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.
EDF Energy’s safe and secure operation of its eight existing nuclear power stations at sites across the country makes it the UK’s largest generator of low carbon electricity. EDF Energy is also leading the UK's nuclear renaissance and has published plans to build four new nuclear plants, subject to the right investment framework.
These new plants could generate enough low carbon electricity for about 40% of Britain’s homes. They would make an important contribution to the UK’s future needs for clean, secure and affordable energy. The project is already creating business and job opportunities for British companies and workers.
Through Our Better Energy Ambitions, EDF Energy has developed one of the biggest environmental and social programmes of any British energy company.
In 2014 EDF Energy received seven ‘Big Ticks’ in the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards. In 2013 EDF Energy received the Environmental Leadership for Behavioural Change Award in the national Environment and Energy Awards and was highly commended in the first ever pan European Corporate Social Responsibility Awards scheme for its Sustainable Schools programme – the Pod.
EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest power companies. The company employs around 14,000 people at locations across the UK.
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