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Environmental and energy: our partnerships contribute to the preservation of nature (protecting natural environments and species) and to combating climate change (reducing carbon footprint), together with supporting the sciences, innovation and new technologies.
In corporate social responsibility: our partnerships promote diversity and proximity (access to energy and eco-efficiency, access to employment and vocational integration, tackling social exclusion, etc.) as well as health and medical research (medical and neuroscience research, etc.)
Our partnerships are promoted by the Group’s companies and foundations:
The principle of social responsibility is at the very heart of the EDF Foundation. Created in 1987, it uses corporate patronage to extend the Group's commitment where it is most needed in France and overseas, and works in three areas: social responsibility, science and the environment. It relies on its ability to mobilise employees whom it calls upon to sponsor the projects it supports.
Each year, the EDF Foundation's Association Awards (Trophées des Associations) honour 30 associations that work with young people under the age of 26 in the fields of social responsibility, culture and the environment. The Foundation distributes €300,000 to assist small and medium-sized associations that support innovative and creative initiatives for young people, particularly those in vulnerable situations.
The fourth Association Awards take place on 18 March 2013:
Taking a closer look