EDF Group Foundation

Supported by EDF, EDF Renewables, Enedis, Dalkia and Citelum, the EDF Group Foundation supports associative projects that have a local, sustainable and positive impact on society, while promoting the commitment of the Group’s employees.

Committed to participate in building a fairer world, its efforts are focused in three areas of intervention – environment, education and inclusion – with priority being given to actions in favor of future generations and the most vulnerable people. The Foundation also has a space which enables to organise free exhibitions and events accessible to all audiences and to enlighten citizen by developing their critical mind.

Since February 2020, the EDF Group Foundation supports the scientific and pedagogical programs of Tara Ocean Foundation, an association which aims at raising awareness and knowledge about the ocean issues.

For more information, visit  fondation.edf.com (in french)

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BIC, partner of the TARA Ocean Foundation from 2019 to 2022

For more than 60 years, BIC has been offering high quality, simple, inventive and reliable products for everyone, everywhere in the world. These products consume as little material as possible for the best service to users, making the “just what’s necessary” mindset a central business concern.

In 2018, the BIC Group strengthened its commitment to sustainable development through the “Writing the Future, Together” program, which aims, among other things at fostering sustainable innovation in BIC products, acting against climate change, and improving life through education.

Aware of the urgent situation of plastic polluting the ocean, BIC now wants to get more involved to help better understand and avoid this type of pollution. The BIC Lighter Division has chosen to support the Tara Ocean Foundation, whose oceanographic research vessel travels the ocean, bringing together actors from the scientific community in order to better understand the degradation dynamics of plastic objects at sea. This research program aims to document the impact of plastic waste on the ocean and to identify less dangerous substitute materials.

This partnership is part of BIC’s intention to promote a light and circular economy, following the example of its Ubicuity™ program, which collects pens to recycle them into street furniture (in partnership with Plas Eco).
The BIC group and sustainable development

Discover the BIC Group’s commitments to sustainable development by 2025 by clicking here.

BIC is part of the following Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indexes:
- A List of the CDP
- A List of the CDP Supplier Engagement Rating leader board
- Euronext Vigeo – Eurozone 120
- Euronext Vigeo – Europe 120
- FTSE4Good indexes
- Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence Investment Registers
- Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe
- Stoxx Global ESG Leaders Index


Altran is the global leader in Engineering and R&D services. The group offers its clients a new way to innovate by developing the products and services of tomorrow. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialization. In France, some employees can take part in skill-sponsorship programs aimed at public interest initiatives around the themes of culture, solidarity and innovation.

In this context, Altran is glad to be directly involved in Tara’s Foundation activities, including topics like auditing a CRM, a data base and a study on the Foundation’s website redesign process and also a new project management.

Read more about Altran.