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Societal responsibility 03 December 2019

2019 Edenraid charity challenge: a record-breaking result

Solidarity is a high-level sport at Edenred. The unprecedented efforts made by employees all over the world in the 2019 Edenraid challenge enabled the Group to make a generous donation to the Make-A-Wish® nonprofit organization that makes the dreams of seriously ill children come true.

From September 16 to November 10, 2019, Edenred organized its Edenraid event for the third year in a row, challenging its employees all over the world to run, walk, pedal or swim for a good cause.

A challenge that was taken up in all 46 of the countries in the Group. Thanks to the accumulated performance of 4,330 participants, or almost one half of our headcount, in 2019, Edenred's employees covered 627,000 km, or almost twice the distance covered last year, and way beyond our initial target of 350,000 km.

A performance that enabled the Group to make a donation of €35,000 to Make-A-Wish®, which was the amount promised if the challenge was a success.

The Group’s donation was handed over on November 29 by Jacques Adoue, Edenred’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility, to Alain Del Puerto, Chairman of Make-A-Wish® France, at a ceremony at the Group's head office. Stéphanie Isidor, the mother of two boys whose wishes came true thanks to the nonprofit organization (to meet rapper Orelsan and go skiing this winter), was also present to share her first-hand account.

About Make-A-Wish®

For more than 30 years worldwide, and more than 10 years in France, Make-A-Wish® has been making the wishes of seriously ill children come true. Edenred, which shares Make-A-Wish®’s values of respect and imagination, is proud to support this charity, whose efforts significantly improve the well-being of thousands of children and their families every year.

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Edenred is a leading digital platform for services and payments and the everyday companion for people at work, connecting more than 52 million users and 2 million partner merchants in 45 countries via close to 1 million corporate clients.

Edenred offers specific-purpose payment solutions for food (such as meal benefits), incentives (such as gift cards, employee engagement platforms), mobility (such as multi-energy, maintenance, toll, parking and commuter solutions) and corporate payments (such as virtual cards). 

True to the Group’s purpose, “Enrich connections. For good.”, these solutions enhance users’ well-being and purchasing power. They improve companies’ attractiveness and efficiency, and vitalize the employment market and the local economy. They also foster access to healthier food, more environmentally friendly products and softer mobility.

Edenred’s 10,000 employees are committed to making the world of work a connected ecosystem that is safer, more efficient and more responsible every day. 
In 2022, thanks to its global technology assets, the Group managed some €38 billion in business volume, primarily carried out via mobile applications, online platforms and cards.

Edenred is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and included in the following indices: CAC 40 ESG, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good and MSCI Europe.

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