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Societal responsibility 19 September 2016

Unprecedented amount of donations to the French Red Cross

Through the “Restaurons la solidarité” (Nurturing solidarity) campaign undertaken by the French Red Cross and Edenred, a total €533,000 has been collected, an increase of 225% compared with 2015.

Every euro donated to the Red Cross helps finance the association's actions in favor of balanced and healthy nutrition for its beneficiaries.


Donation figures:

o    1 euro donated = 1 full meal distributed to someone in a vulnerable situation
o    €533,000 collected in the first half of 2016 
o    42% of Ticket Restaurant® donations were made via the card
o    Average Ticket Restaurant® card donation: €50 per employee
o    Almost €3 million collected since 2002    

Thanks to the money collected, many local Red Cross units will be able to purchase important equipment such as refrigerated trucks and refrigerators to collect and store fresh products, or equip social grocery stores.

Would you like to make a donation?

Donations of up to €19 per day can be made all year round with the Ticket Restaurant® card; visit ticketrestaurant.fr. 

Paper vouchers can also be sent in an unstamped envelope to the following address: Opération Croix-Rouge – Libre réponse n°13935 – 92249 Malakoff Cedex.

“We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the holders of our Ticket Restaurant® solution for their generosity. Thanks to their solidarity, a record amount of donations has been collected for the benefit of the French Red Cross. The combined simplicity and security of online donations with the Ticket Restaurant® card account for approximately half of the total amount collected” said Julien Tanguy, Managing Director, Edenred France.

The ‘Restaurons la solidarité’ campaign is highly important for our association. It plays a major role in financing our food aid actions, and enables us to better respond to the ever increasing number of people in need welcomed every day by our volunteers in local units throughout France. This year, we have seen an unprecedented show of generosity, and we would like to warmly thank all those who made a donation for their involvement” said Annie Burlot-Bourdil, General Manager of the French Red Cross.

The collaboration between Edenred France and the French Red Cross is part of Ideal care, the solidarity component of Edenred’s corporate social responsibility program. Each year, the Group supports nearly 245 associations around the world with solidarity campaigns involving food aid, education and return-to-work projects.

Learn about the Edenred Group's commitment to solidarity: Ideal care


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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