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Societal responsibility 06 February 2019

Donate your expired 2018 meal vouchers to the French Red Cross

Like every year since 2002, this year again, holders of unused 2018 meal vouchers can donate them to the French Red Cross before March 31, 2019. In 2018, the #RestauronsLaSolidarité campaign led by the French Red Cross and Edenred France, France’s top provider of meal vouchers with its Ticket Restaurant® program, collected a record-breaking €1,120,000.


Donate your expired 2018 meal vouchers!

On the strength of their success in 2018, Edenred France and the French Red Cross have renewed their partnership in 2019. Didn’t use up all your 2018 meal vouchers? You can donate them to the French Red Cross up until March 31, 2019, and help fund the organization’s work to promote balanced and healthy nutrition for its beneficiaries.


Paper or card: two ways to donate meal vouchers

  • How to donate paper meal vouchers to the French Red Cross 

It's easy, and valid for all paper meal vouchers. Simply write "Croix Rouge" on all your vouchers and send them in an envelope without postage (before March 31, 2019 for 2018 vouchers) to the following address: Opération Croix-Rouge – Libre réponse n°13935 – 92249 Malakoff Cedex

Vouchers from the current year can also be donated, without any deadline.

  • Donations made easier thanks to the Ticket Restaurant card

Employees who use the Ticket Restaurant® card can securely make their donations in just a few clicks. From March 2, 2019, they will receive a notification in their myedenred.fr account asking whether they want to donate their unused 2018 vouchers.

It's also possible to make donations all year long on the French Red Cross website, up to €19 per day. 

In 2018, donations made using the Ticket Restaurant® card reached 64%, compared with 40% in 2016. Digital habits now rhyme with solidarity! 

Record-breaking Ticket Restaurant donations to the French Red Cross, with €1,120,000 collected in 2018

Every euro donated to the French Red Cross pays for a full meal for someone in a vulnerable situation. Thanks to this money, local Red Cross units will also be able to purchase crucial equipment such as refrigerated trucks and refrigerators to collect and store fresh food, or to equip charity grocery stores.

Remember that each donation given makes employees eligible for a tax deduction equal to 75% of the total amount.

The #RestauronsLaSolidarité campaign in figures

•    A record-breaking €1,120,000 collected in 2018
•    64% of donations collected with the Ticket Restaurant® card in 2018
•    One donated voucher = seven shared meals


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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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