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Awards 19 April 2017

Innovation in the spotlight at Edenred Italy

Edenred Italy received the 2017 "Excellence" award from the Le Fonti institute and the magazine IAIR

Sponsored by the European Commission and other prestigious institutions, the 23rd Le Fonti / IAIR award ceremony was held on March 24, 2017 at Palazzo Mezzanotte in Milan, the historical seat of the Italian stock exchange.

Established yearly by Le Fonti, the research institute that publishes the quarterly magazine International Alternative Investment Review (IAIR), the Le Fonti / IAIR Awards honor companies with outstanding global innovation and leadership, all sectors and sizes combined.


The award-winners were selected by a jury of IAIR researchers and journalists based on a survey of more than 50,000 of the magazine's readers.

During the evening, Andrea Keller, Managing Director of Edenred Italy, was presented with the 2017 "Excellence" award in recognition of the spirit of initiative and innovation demonstrated by the Group's Italian subsidiary, especially in the area of Expense management.

Over the past years, Edenred Italy has developed an innovation laboratory dedicated to the development of mobile applications, the cloud, digitization services and loyalty programs in order to accelerate its growth in the area of fuel and fleet management.

Andrea Keller, Managing Director of Edenred Italy,
received the award during the gala evening
organized at Palazzo Mezzanotte in Milan.

"This award recognizes all of Edenred Italy's employees, who innovate day by day for our corporate clients. Investing in the future and anticipating market trends are part of our DNA and values." Andrea Keller, Managing Director, Edenred Italy


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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