In addition to the HR and CSR correspondent networks, Edenred’s social, societal and environmental policy, supervised by the Executive Committee, is cascaded to:

  • key managers, mainly through presentations given at Group events, during regional or support function seminars, or via the managers’ newsletter;
  • all employees, through information published Group-wide or on the collaborative intranet, or via events, newsletters or blogs;
  • external stakeholders, who receive information on Edenred’s social, societal and environmental policy and main projects via the Group’s website, Universal Registration Document, Integrated Report, annual brochure and press releases.


5.1.2 Methodology

Social, societal and environmental indicators

To comply with the European directive of October 22, 2014 on disclosure of non-financial information, Edenred presents its social, societal and environmental indicators in the form of a non-financial performance statement.

The indicators used since 2012 to meet the obligations set out in France’s Grenelle II and Warsmann IV Acts, but not included in the non-financial performance statement, will be provided in section 5.5.

The indicators cover the period from January 1 to December 31, 2021 and are based to a great extent on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the United Nations Global Compact, signed in 2015. A cross-reference table with the GRI indicators and the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact is available in section 9.12, starting on page 402.

No prior-year data was restated in this report.


Reporting scope

The scope of reporting for social data is exactly the same as the scope of consolidation for financial data. Reported data cover every subsidiary, regardless of legal form, host country or size.

In the case of societal and environmental data, subsidiaries in 40 of the Group’s 46 host countries were subject to these reporting requirements in 2021. With fewer than five employees each, subsidiaries in the remaining six countries are too small to provide meaningful environmental and societal data. Environmental consumption data (water, energy and waste) were collected and consolidated for the main sites (subsidiary headquarters, production site and branches with more than 50 employees).

Joint ventures in which Edenred has a majority interest are fully consolidated, with the exception of those that were formed during the year.


Coverage of 2021 social, societal and environmental reporting

The scope of reporting for social information covers the Group’s total workforce. For the Planet pillar, 95% of employees are covered in the scope of reporting of environmental consumption data consolidated for the main sites. Other environmental data (resources, paper, plastic, etc.) and societal data under the Progress and People pillars cover 100% of employees, as presented below.