Worldline remains in the top five of the best companies assessed by Vigeo Eiris for its extra-financial performance
With a 4-point gain compared to last year and a 59/100 overall score, Worldline maintains its position in the top 5 best companies in the Software & IT sector
Bezons, – Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, is proud to announce that the company has successfully maintained its position in the restricted TOP 5 of the most sustainable companies of the IT & Software services sector assessed by the rating agency Vigeo Eiris. For its third evaluation by the agency, Worldline achieved a 12-point improvement compared to its first assessment, reaching a global score of 59/100 based on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria related to the Environment, Human Resources, Human Rights, Community Involvement, Business Behavior and Corporate Governance.
With this achievement, Worldline maintains its position within the TOP 5 of the best performing companies regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) matters. The panel assessed by Vigeo Eiris in the Software and IT sector is composed of 80 companies worldwide.
In relation to the environment, Worldline obtained a score of 82/100 (positioning the company 25 points above the average performance of its sector) for its environmental strategy, clearly demonstrating its efforts to strengthen its action to fight against climate change and to accelerate its transformation to become a low-carbon company. As part of its environmental strategy, Worldline has made a special commitment to reduce its carbon intensity by 2% per year, double the quota of renewable energies in its energy consumption, extend the ISO 14001 certification to all of its data centers and sites with more than 500 employees and to reach carbon neutrality for all of its activities by 2020.
In the Human Resources area, Worldline has been rewarded by Vigeo Eiris with a score of 80/100 on Career management and Promotion of employability. This achievement rewards all the actions successfully undertaken by Worldline as part of its responsible employer strategy. Worldline is firmly convinced that its human capital is its best asset to reach its current and future business goals. Consequently, the company has implemented a wide range of learning & development, internal mobility and career opportunities and programs to ensure its employees’ development, skills, motivation and employability. Furthermore, the efforts made by Worldline to structure the social dialogue in all the countries in which it operates, with the creation of its European work council also contribute to reach an overall score of 60/100 (29 points above the average in the sector) regarding all social matters including fundamental human rights and non-discrimination practices.
Sébastien Mandron, Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at Worldline, said: “This new recognition from Vigeo Eiris demonstrates the maturity and on-going success of Worldline’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, strongly supported by its TRUST 2020 program and management team, and its exemplary practices to consistently address the most critical sustainably challenges of its industry.”
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry. With innovation at the core of its DNA, Worldline’s core offerings include pan-European and domestic Commercial Acquiring for physical or online businesses, secured payment transaction processing for banks and financial institutions, as well as transactional services in e-Ticketing and for local and central public agencies. Thanks to a presence in 30+ countries, Worldline is the payment partner of choice for merchants, banks, public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies, delivering cutting-edge digital services. Worldline’s activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services, Financial Services including equensWorldline and Mobility & e-Transactional Services. Worldline employs circa 12,000 people worldwide, with 2019 revenue of circa 2.4 billion euros. worldline.com
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Vigeo Eiris is a global provider of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) research and services to investors as well as private, public and non-profit organisations. As a rating and research agency, Vigeo Eiris evaluates organisations’ integration of social, environmental and governance factors into their strategies, operations and management – with a focus on promoting economic performance, responsible investment and sustainable value creation. Vigeo Eiris offers a wide range of services:
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