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Group workforce

The EDF Group had 159,740 employees as of 31 December 2012, with 107,333 at EDF and ERDF and 52,407 in the Group's other subsidiaries and holdings.

Group workforce

The table below shows how the number of employees of each of the Group's subsidiaries and holdings has changed (weighted by the financial consolidation percentage) over the last 3 years:

  2010(2) 2011(3) 2012
  Number % Number % Number %
EDF, ERDF(1) 96,571 64.4 103,954 66.6 107,333 67.2
Subsidiaries (France & International) 53,449 35.6 52,214 33.4 52,407 32.8
TOTAL 150,020 100 156,168 100 159,740 100

(1) The workforces of EDF and ERDF include employees not employed under EGI status by EDF and ERDF. ERDF's workforces include, in addition to its own employees, those whose services are shared, including 100% electricity employees (34,324), and a proportion of employees assigned to combined gas and electricity activities (3,887), divided between electricity/gas on an approx. 75/25 basis.
(2) Excluding RTE (N.B. RTE's workforce in 2009 8,809 employees; in 2010 8,822 employees; in 2011, RTE had approximately 8,779 employees; in 2012, RTE had approximately 8,843 employees).
(3) Since 2011, the workforces included occupational physicians, staff employed as part of various social measures (apprentices, professional training contracts) as well as staff seconded to external bodies (AMADOE), i.e. on 31 December 2012, 3,962 EDF staff and 2,429 ERDF staff. (In 2011, 3,574 staff for EDF and 1,955 staff for ERDF on 31 December 2011).


Group workforce in France

With more than 6,500 recruitments for only 3,500 retirements in 2012, EDF and ERDF have taken on an extra 3,000 people.

The table below shows the distribution of the Group's employees in France over the last 3 years:

  2010 2011(1) 2012
EDF - Deregulated sector
62,201 67,184 69 122
Generation and engineering 35,173 36,569 38 417
Sales 11,627 11,633 11 685
Headquarters 11,590 11,624 11 559
Island Electricity Systems (SEI) 3,224 3,193 3 177
CDI and CDD (not employed under the
IEG status)
587 4,175 4 284
ERDF - Regulated sector 34,370 36,770 38 211
Other French subsidiaries 23,710 23,312 21 995
Electricité de Strasbourg, Tiru, EDF EN, SOCODEI, Fahrenheit, EDF PEI (in 2011 & 2012), EDF Optimal Solutions (only in 2012) 6,134 5,331 6 031
Dalkia International 17,576 17,981
15 964
TOTAL France 120,281 127,266 129 328

(1) Since 2011, the workforces for 2012 included occupational physicians, staff employed as part of various social measures (apprentices, professional training contracts) as well as staff seconded to external bodies (AMADOE), i.e. on 31 December 2012, 3,962 EDF staff and 2,429 ERDF staff.


Group workforce abroad

The table below shows the distribution of the employees of the Group's international subsidiaries and holdings (for the scope of consolidation) over the last 3 years:

  2010 2011 2012
EDF Energy (United kingdom) 15,441 15,536 15,153
EDF Trading (United kingdom) 888
904 1 025
Edison (Italy) (1) 1,929 1,843 3,248
Other foreign subsidiaries 11,481 10,619 10,986
Eastern Europe 6,421
5,606 6,015
Western and Mediterranean Europe and Africa 3,553
3,518 3,450
Asia Pacific 76 75 75
Americas 1,431 1,420 1,446

(1) Edison has been 100% consolidated since 1 June 2012.

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