An "exceptional" social performance in 2017 according to EcoVadis

A platform that evaluates more than 35,000 companies around the world

EcoVadis is an independent and objective assessment platform that aims to improve the environmental and social responsibility practices of companies..

EcoVadis is active in 110 countries and covers 150 different business areas.


The diagnostic provided by EcoVadis takes into account the specificities of each sector. Each assessment specifies the paths to follow to improve the score achieved.

The EcoVadis methodology: four key themes

The EcoVadis methodology focusses on four themes: the environment, social practices, ethics and purchasing. For the energy sector, environment and social practices each count for 36% of the total score, while purchasing counts for 18% and ethics for 9%.

The score for each theme is based on the policies (25%), actions (35%) and results (40%).

“Exceptional” EcoVadis score: the figures

  Distribution of scores for the 35 000 companies assessed by EcoVadis annually
Source: EcoVadis.
Source: EcoVadis.

The overall score achieved by EDF Luminus in 2017 shows how advanced the company is, compared to the average of the 35,000 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, for all sectors combined. With a score of 85/100, up from the 81/100 achieved in 2016, EDF Luminus has again improved its result, and remains in the top 1% of the companies evaluated by EcoVadis.

  Results for the sector "Production and distribution of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning"
Source: EcoVadis.
Source: EcoVadis.

The green bars below represent the range of scores given to the companies operating in the same business area (production and distribution of electricity and gas) as EDF Luminus. The green lozenge corresponds with the score of EDF Luminus, which is well above the average for the sector. More precisely, EDF Luminus is:

  • in the top 2% of companies in terms of Environment, with a score of 90/100
  • in the top 1% of companies in terms of Social practices, with a score of 90/100
  • in the top 11 % of companies in terms of business Ethics, with a score of 70/100
  • in the top 3% of companies in terms of Sustainable purchasing, with a score of 70/100.

“Exceptional” EcoVadis score: the “how”

An action and transformation plan launched in 2016

The 2017 score achieved by EDF Luminus is the result of continuous effort over several years. The progress is due to the implementation of the principal recommendations of EcoVadis, especially those from the 2015 evaluation.
The 2016 scores in particular were the result of a cross-departmental action plan within the context of the 2016 transformation plan (see page 17 in the 2016 sustainable development).

Source: EcoVadis.

For EcoVadis, the “exceptional” level of social performance indicates that the company:

  • has a structured and proactive approach to Corporate Social Responsibility
  • makes commitments, adopts policies and implements concrete actions to reduce all of its impacts
  • reports on its results using detailed performance indicators
  • • implements innovative practices that are recognised externally (certifications such as ISO 14 001, ISO 50 001, OSHAS, etc.).

Action plan 2016: 5 priority themes

The action plan launched in 2016 targeted five priority themes:

  • health and safety
  • environment and biodiversity
  • purchasing
  • diversity
  • dialogue with stakeholders

For each of the five areas, objectives were developed by the members of the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee of EDF Luminus, and approved by the Executive Committee, which monitored the progress throughout the year:

  • Continue the “zero accident" policy, to be implemented in the Group’s subsidiaries
  • Obtain ISO 50 001 certification (energy efficiency)
  • Publish a list of compulsory and voluntary actions promoting biodiversity and an inventory of polluted soils
  • Update the supplier mapping and evaluate certain key suppliers
  • Commit to managerial diversity (8 March 2016) and implement actions to prevent discrimination
  • Publish a 2015 sustainable development report that complies with the GRI4 principles