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Responsible commitment

FDE (Française De l’Énergie) is an energy production Group, specialized in the implementation of energy recovery and production sites with a low carbon footprint. FDE supplies regional players with locally sourced gas, electricity and heat, thus benefiting local stakeholder in the areas where operate mainly in France and Europe.

Carbon footprint reduction

FDE’s objective is to supply an economical and ecologically competitive energy to the local residents, communities and industrials where we operate : Grand-Est, Hauts-de-France, Wallonia. Today, our group is the only French energy producer with a negative carbon footprint, due to the locally sourced solutions that we develop.


* Report from the University of Mons of 02/10/2022
** Belgian average: 8.18 tonnes of Co2 / inhabitant / year, Source World Bank (year 2018)

In France, using the updated IPCC assessment report (AR6) for 20 years on the actual sites*, the group’s abandoned mine methane capture and production activity avoids more than 3.5 million tons of CO2eq per year**, confirming the leading role of FDE in the European ecological transition.

* Source FDE, based on INERIS 2019 certification updated using a GWP of 82.5 and including Bethune’s site
** Uncertified number at this stage

In the Lorraine region, where the group is planning to capture the coal bed methane without the use of hydraulic fracturing or any equivalent technique, the use of this local resource would reduce the carbon footprint by a factor of 10 compared to the gas imported from Russia, the North Sea or the United-States while contributing to the energy independence of our country*.

* Institut für Energie und Umweltforschung of Heidelberg (Bade-Württemberg, Germany), 2016

FDE’s activities lie within the scope of the United Nations sustainable development goals.


an average of 400€/ year reduction for each household energy bill


Innovative system to transform biogas into LBG and Bio-CO2.


( of which 1.4 million tons certified)

* Sources: Ineris 2019 certification, updated with a global warming potential (GWP) of 82.5 (AR6 – IPCC) and the integration of the Béthune site (FDE extrapolation) / 2022 study by the Polytechnic University of Mons (Umons)

ESG Performance

Rating improvement for the 6th consecutive year, leading the sector of energy companies.

Environmental policies,
Energy and Greenhouse gas

CSR policies, Financial Ethics

Personal Development

Supplier relations,
Clients and Communities relations

Proximity development

Local usage of energy resources, benefiting the residents and territorial stakeholders, giving life back to industrial wasteland and brownfield sites: local development is an integral part of the DNA of our group.


Reduction of CO2 emissions
Carbon footprint reduction


Revitalisation of mining basins
Short supply chains: creation of indirect jobs and subcontracting
Increase of « power purchase »


Lower energy price for the final consumer
Lesser energy dependence (energy security)


Reduction of CO2 emissions
Carbon footprint reduction


lower energy price for the final consumer
lesser energy dependence (energy security)


lower energy price for the final consumer
lesser energy dependence (energy security)

Synergies creation

Companies, territorial communities, associations, institutions, representatives, academic researchers: FDE’s projects and accomplishments enabled these parties to connect, network and create true synergies with the local stakeholders.

Scientific research programs

Our partners

Promises won't impact
climate change.
Your local resources, will.

Climate change is an undeniable reality. We can already see its serious consequences for our planet. It is now urgent to act.

At FDE, we refuse to participate in initiatives that generate pollution beyond our borders, even if they reduce the carbon footprint of our local territories. Whether it is a question of carbon footprint or pollution, there are no limits.

It is our duty to build sustainable energy solutions that move towards global carbon neutrality. Today, the most resilient and sustainable energy solution is even more self-evident: it is imperative that energy remains local, within short supply chains, as close as possible to the needs of local communities and consumers.

Considering these, at FDE, we are taking actions and offering tailor-made, local multi-energy solutions.

By making the most of local resources, our offer enables us to provide territories with energies with a triple benefit: reduced carbon footprint, economically competitive and contributing to the socio-economic development of the area. We choose abandoned sites, make the most of the potential of local suppliers and service providers, and participate in a local center of expertise that involves universities, local authorities and associations in the local energy project.

FDE lacks neither the resources nor the know-how to deploy tailor-made energy solutions for everyone and for the planet.

Our engineers embrace the energy transition with a pragmatic view.

Recovering abandoned mine gas avoids fatal gas emissions into the atmosphere, while local coal gas reduces the need to import much more carbon-intensive gases. Abundant solar energy is both local and renewable.

To support the energy transition, at FDE, we are constantly innovating, looking for new solutions for the future, such as hydrogen, a decarbonized energy, or CO2 sequestration in coal.

In addition, all energy produced by our Group is designed to be more virtuous. All these processes therefore make FDE the only French energy producer with a negative carbon footprint.


In accordance with its values and code of ethics, and with the aim of pursuing the objective of:

  • Guarantee the integrity of our assets,
  • Ensure a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and subcontractors,
  • Guarantee the health and safety of all personnel working on and off-site,
  • Limit environmental impact.


FDE wishes to promote the following HSE principles:

Identify, prevent and control impacts and risks to health, safety, security and the environment,

Develop the company's activities in a sustainable and eco-responsible manner,

Improve the working environment for its employees and subcontractors.

Consequently, FDE undertakes to:

Ensure the rigorous application of regulatory procedures in force with respect to safety, health, environment and the preservation of public security,

Impose operational management with advanced criteria for environmental protection, pollution prevention and energy optimization, as part of the ecological transition,

Systematically verify compliance with HSE principles through audits and practical exercises, with the aim of continuously improving the system and its performance,

Define indices and performance indicators for monitoring HSE activities and promote benchmarking to identify areas for improvement,

Encourage employee participation and involvement in health, safety and environmental protection processes through training and creation of tools for sharing experience and knowledge.

This culture of risk prevention and control applies to all employees, partners and suppliers. It involves setting concrete objectives and deploying action plans as part of a continuous improvement process to better anticipate tomorrow's challenges. This policy is reviewed annually, as are the associated indicators and targets.

Directeur Général,