EDF Energy accredited as living wage employer

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EDF Energy has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

The organisation has been accredited for its commitment to paying all its staff at least the national living wage of £8.25 an hour.

The living wage is a voluntary rate calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. It is significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 an hour, and is distinct from the government’s statutory national living wage rate of £7.20, which will come into effect on 1 April 2016 for employees aged 25 and over.

EDF Energy will also work to encourage all of its suppliers to pay the living wage to individuals who regularly work for the organisation.

Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive officer at EDF Energy, said: “Gaining accreditation is part of our approach to responsible business.

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“It means that we will continue to pay a living wage to EDF Energy employees and work with our supply chain partners so that everybody who regularly contributes to EDF Energy can be paid a living wage.

“Paying a living wage is just one way EDF Energy invests in its people, the communities we serve, and the UK economy, whether that’s equipping apprentices with the skills and confidence required to join our industry’s next generation or investing in staff training and development.”