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Societal responsibility 08 December 2017

Edenred teams up with Make-A-Wish®

For 2 months, Edenred’s employees took part in a connected sporting challenge to make the dreams of three seriously ill children come true.

Between October 2 and November 26, 2017, 2,300 Edenred employees ran, walked or cycled a total of 300,000 km. The idea was very simple. All they had to do was visit an online platform, where they formed teams and connected to a smartphone, a bracelet or a watch.

View our employees taking part in the challenge on Instagram #edenraid.


300,000 km in
2 months
More than 2,300 participants in 40 countries

 €30,000 collected for Make-A-Wish®

Thanks to the support of Edenred and its 300,000 km, Make-A-Wish® can invite three sick children to spend some unforgettable time with their families.
By expressing a wish and then seeing it come true, these children can develop their resilience. For many of them, making their wish come true represents a major turning point in their fight against illness. This experience will give them renewed optimism that will help both the children and their families in the hardest times”, points out professor Alain Pierre-Kahn, Make-A-Wish® President.


Bertrand Dumazy, Edenred Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, handed over the donation to Make-A-Wish, represented by its Chairman, Professor Alain Pierre-Kahn, former header of pediatric neurosurgery at the Necker hospital in Paris.

About Make-A-Wish®
In the 1980s, the Make-A-Wish® foundation drew its inspiration from the story of Chris Grecius, a 7-year old child suffering from leukemia. Officers from the Arizona police department made his wish come true by giving him a uniform, a helmet and a badge, and taking him for a ride in a helicopter. Since then, Make-A-Wish® has made more than 415,000 wishes come true all over the world. Make-A-Wish® lights up the lives of children aged between 3 and 17, who are suffering from serious illnesses, by making their dearest wishes come true: swimming with dolphins, visiting Disneyland, meeting a celebrity, etc.

For more information: 
About Make-A-Wish®
About Edenred's social commitments


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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