Following the WeGreenIT study (document in French) published by WWF France and the Green IT Club, Worldline organized a conference on this subject in collaboration with WWF France. This conference at the heart of Worldline's activities was an opportunity to involve all of Worldline’s employees, as well as Atos Group’s and Dell Technologies’, in a Green IT initiative which goal is to reduce their environmental impact in their everyday business activities.
This conference, led by Sebastien Mandron, Worldline’s CSR Officer, and with the participation of Ornella Trudu, WWF France’s Digital Projects & Corporate Partnerships Officer, Benjamin Bergeron, Atos’s Environment Director, Laetitia Cousi, Dell Technologies’s CSR Director for France, and Julie Orgelet, LCA & Circular Economy Expert, tackled the major environmental challenges linked to the digital world, such as global warming or the pressure on abiotic resources. It also raised awareness about IT best practices to implement in order to reduce the environmental footprint of both IT (eco-design of digital services) and digital uses (eco-gestures).
"This inter-company event is fully in line with Worldline's environmental approach and the commitment year after year to progress in neutralizing our environmental footprint. The WeGreenIT study was the opportunity to launch a new transformation dynamic around the responsible design of innovative digital services.” said Sébastien Mandron, Worldline’s CSR Officer.
The WeGreenIT study by WWF France and Club Green IT aimed to quantify the environmental footprint of the information systems of 24 major participating French companies (including Worldline) to assess their maturity in terms of best practices’ implementation. Worldline was given an overall maturity index of 70% (the average index being 59%). In order to progress on the eco-design of its digital services, Worldline has created a work group on this subject, including its R&D department, and in 2018 joined the "Responsible Digital Design" work group.
The GreenIT@Worldline initiative completes and deepens Worldline's environmental strategy and approach, which aims to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and reduce the energy consumption of its operations. Worldline has made a special commitment to reduce its carbon intensity by 2% per year, to double the renewable energy quota in its energy consumption, to extend the ISO 14001 certification to all its data centers and offices with more than 500 employees, and to achieve carbon neutrality for all its activities by 2020.
To find out more about our CSR policy and actions, as well as our progress and achievements in the context of our long-term CSR ambition through the TRUST 2020 program, we invite you to read our 2017 CSR report.