As a socially responsible company, we incorporate the principles of Diversity and Inclusion into our values and practices. To achieve all our objectives, we intend to attract, develop and retain different profiles, assuming diversity as an enabling and differentiating factor of innovation, which is fundamental in our organization.
We welcome, and value people and we are committed to the inclusion and sense of belonging of each person who is a part of the EDP Group.
Our commitments for 2025:
We need to continue increasing women’s participation at EDP.
The EDP Group is characterized by a male predominance in most functions. This reality is related to the historical / cultural heritage associated with the Group's Core Business, to which, traditionally, the active male population was more targeted. This gap has been narrowing with a gradual increase in the female workforce but is still far from the balance we want to achieve.
To this end, we commit ourselves to recruiting and selecting in an equal manner skills, aspirations, needs and responsibilities of women and men, to encourage women and men alike to lifelong learning and to make full use of their abilities and knowledge, to ensure compliance with the principle of “equal pay for equal work” between employees of both genders and on the basis of merit appreciation, and to recognize equally the skills of employees, regardless of gender, in the processes of promotion and career progression.
Our commitment to equal job opportunities has been recognized by Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. The fact that EDP has been chosen to join this listing is a recognition of the company's efforts to promote equal job opportunities through development, representation and transparency policies.
Integration of people with disabilities
Being inclusive towards people with disabilities also requires additional efforts.
The integration of people with disabilities in the labor market is now understood as a decisive factor for social inclusion, economic independence and the consequent appreciation and personal fulfillment of all citizens.
As such, the EDP Group is committed to encourage the recruitment of people with disabilities and to ensure that these people are guaranteed equal opportunities in career management, remuneration and social benefits, training and knowledge sharing.
We believe that inclusive businesses creates inclusive societies, and that is why EDP is committed to The Valuable 500, a movement that gathers companies from all over the world around the same purpose: to ignite systemic change and unlock the business, social and economic value of people living with disabilities.
"EDP is committed to having a positive impact on the planet and people's lives. The principles of Diversity and Inclusion are central to our values and practices – they drive innovation and are fundamental to the future success of our company. " - Miguel Stillwell d'Andrade, CEO of EDP Group.
We care about people!
As part of our diversity and inclusion initiatives, we designed a volunteer skills project for EDP HR employees, in partnership with the Associação Salvador, to accompany the association's candidates in their preparation for entering the job market.
Coexistence of generations
Workforce renewal required to be prepared for a new generation, while embracing the generations already here.
We are increasingly seeking to consider the different needs of the generations present at the EDP Group, fostering active dialogue and the passing of knowledge.
The evolution of times has brought a great challenge for EDP - ensuring that the knowledge of previous generations is not lost, while integrating young employees, technological innovation and new ways of working.
Inclusion of different nationalities
Being inclusive and seeking multiculturalism
Different cultures, habits and ways of working reflect more openness and growth for companies. Being the international EDP Group, having more than 40 nationalities, we seek to promote a global feel and alignment in the way we work and communicate.
EDP Trainee Program
The EDP Trainee Program is an opportunity for talented candidates to join a workplace where all people matter. During a unique 7 months experience, Trainees are able to expand their knowledge, gain International experience, and grow their talent with a possibility of joining EDP Group at the end of the program.