edp institute

The EDP Institute represents the company’s commitment to human and social development through access to citizenship, culture, sports, and education; encouraging citizens to rethink their attitudes of consumption and social engagement, as well as expressing their investment in Brazil.

EDP Institute is the main responsible for social investement management of EDP Groupe in Brazil, and it´s an important plataform for relations that contribute for social inclusion, quality of life and welfare of communities where EDP operates. It primarily uses tax relief resources, in line with the EDP Group’s Sponsorship Policy, which aims to:

  • Contribute to the social inclusion, quality of life, and well being of the communities where EDP works, promoting access and stimulating training;
  • Value diversity and regional cultures;
  • Strengthen commitment to innovation and sustainability.

The Institute operates based in four strategics structures: EDP Culture, Social Impact, Business Connection and Inspiring Causes.

Trought programs that focus on acess to culture, sport, education and social integration, EDP Institute have been achiving it´s goals along the past years. Since its foudantion, the Institute contributes for human and social devolpment and strenghts the transparency of your management.

By stimulating Volunteering, it contributes to the personal and social development of EDP Group employees. Employees can organize themselves into groups and receive the full support of the EDP Institute for the execution of voluntary activities, in line with corporate guidelines. The volunteering portal (voluntariado.edp.com) provides opportunities, promotes the dissemination of the concept of solidarity, and favors collaboration and internal cohesion. With this, the employee recognizes in the values of the company some of their personal values and, as a consequence, the improvement of the organizational climate is observed.

The EDP Institute manages and promotes various educational, cultural, sports, and environmental actions throughout Brazil, with the certainty that it is possible to transform the individual’s reality towards sustainable development. Following this premise, it has as vision, mission, and values:


Recognized as EDP Culture transformation agent into Brazil.


Promote business sustainability with the alignment of its three dimensions - economic, social, and environmental


  • Transparency

  • Rigor

  • Ethic

  • Efficiency

  • Respect

The Institute in numbers:

  • + R$130m in Social Investments
  • 09 States Attended
  • 68 Citys Attended
  • + 3m people benefited directly or indirectly
  • + 400 completed projects


EDP Foundation (Portugal)

Created in 2004, it is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, and is one of the private institutions that invests the most in sustainable projects, occupying also a relevant position among the country’s cultural institutions. The EDP Foundation consolidates the EDP Group’s commitment to citizenship, promoting the sustainable development of the places where it is present, through five strategic values that define its vocation:

  • social innovation;
  • excellence in the arts;
  • fusion of energy with science and education;
  • promotion of sustainable cities;
  • building a corporate culture from EDP’s more than 12,000 employees.

EDP Foundation (Portugal)

Its mission is to collaborate so that the company and the society works in harmony with the construction of a sustainable and promising future for the next generations.

EDP Foundation (Spain)

The EDP Foundation is a non-profit entity incorporated in 1997, with its headquarters in Asturias, Spain. It focuses on the following areas of action aimed at stimulating sociocultural life.

  • granting of scholarships;
  • recovery and promotion of valuable elements of historical and artistic heritage;
  • support for different musical and cultural events;
  • enhancement and preservation of natural resources;
  • provision of funds to non-profit organizations working on behalf of the most disadvantaged.

EDP Foundation Spain

EDP Foundation Spain aims to reinforce the commitment of the EDP Group in the geographical areas in which it operates.