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EDF Energy

How ethical is EDF Energy?

EDF Energy is an integrated British energy supplier which is owned by the French state-owned EDF. EDF Energy has been given a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Energy Suppliers Ratings Table. Although it has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see EDF Energy make progress in future.

Read more about the issues facing the Ethical Energy Suppliers sector and find out which companies have achieved accreditation for their commitment to being ethical and sustainable.

In which areas does EDF Energy perform poorly?

EDF Energy gets a bottom rating under our criteria for Energy Mix and Nuclear Power, as its percentage is below the Renewable Obligation amount and EDF owns nuclear power stations in the UK. It also gets a poor rating for Political Donations as it donated an amount above our minimum threshold in recent election cycles.

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In which areas does EDF Energy score well for its ethics?

EDF Energy is given a top rating for its Environmental Report as its Progress Update Report contains lots of sustainability targets, including on carbon emissions.

We found no criticisms of EDF Energy relating to Pollution, Animal Welfare, or Armaments, therefore it scores well for these criteria.

How can EDF Energy improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that EDF Energy is awarded is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. To reach our minimum benchmark score and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, EDF Energy has some issues to resolve including its involvement in the nuclear industry.

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Ethical performance in category


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  • Environmental Report


  • Energy Mix


  • Nuclear Power


  • Pollution



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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