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The European Works Council (Comité d'entreprise européen - CEE), created in 2001, provides a forum for instructive dialogue and debate on the Group's economic, financial, and employment strategies.
The Council's working groups have contributed to the definition to shared health and safety principles Groupwide.
In France, broad social consultation is carried out through the association of the Electricity and Gas Industries (Industries Electriques et Gazières - IEG).
Within EDF, dialogue and consultation with employees is handled through several mechanisms, including the Works Council and employee representative bodies. These have been operating under the jurisdiction of ordinary courts since 2007.
The vigor of our consultative program is reflected by high workforce commitment rates: 75% participation in workplace elections. In 2008 alone we negotiated more than 20 collective agreements.
Taking a closer look