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SRI GAÏA INDEX: Worldline scores 87/100 and confirms a steady improvement of its extra-financial performance

SRI GAÏA INDEX: Worldline scores 87/100 and confirms a steady improvement of its extra-financial performance

Bezons, December 12th, 2018 – Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, announces that it has obtained a score of 87/100 as part of its evaluation by the Gaia Rating, which distinguishes the most successful French companies in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Gaining one point over last year and nearly ten points since its first evaluation in 2015, Worldline continues its upward progression and to be among the top rated companies of the Gaïa Index for their responsible and sustainable practices. Worldline's score of 87/100 recognizes this year the company's steady progress year after year regarding governance, social and environmental policies, and its external stakeholders’ engagement.

Since the launch of its CSR strategy in 2015, Worldline has been engaged in a dynamic of continuous improvement of its extra-financial performance. This strategy is bearing fruit since 75% of the main CSR Key Performance Indicators defined by the company have been constantly improving since that date.

This year, it is on the social aspect that Worldline displays the best progress. Its well-being at work program wellbeing@worldline offers employees an ever healthier working environment and more favorable working conditions for everyone’s development and fulfillment. Worldline has also made progress in the area of ​​equal opportunities, particularly thanks to the implementation of its Gender Equity program. In addition, Worldline is improving in terms of skills development thanks to a training offering that is continuously enriched and diversified to meet its employees’ new needs.

Worldline's efforts to increase employees' awareness of responsible and ethical behaviors and practices in the conduct of business, in particular via its internal code of conduct and the launch of an anonymous warning system, also prove fruitful.

This positive trend confirms Worldline's good level of maturity and demonstrates the strength of its governance and CSR policy to meet its main strategic issues in terms of sustainable development. It is based on the implementation of effective action plans in the framework of its TRUST 2020 program. This has enabled the acceleration of the transformation of the company in order to reach its 2020 CSR objectives, thanks to the mobilization of all employees and the full involvement of the management team. At the midpoint of its TRUST 2020 journey, Worldline has already achieved 40% of its objectives, particularly in terms of turnover generated through its sustainable offers, customer satisfaction and carbon neutrality of its data centers and payment terminals.

* About the Gaïa Index:

Gaia Rating, EthiFinance department, is specialized in the analysis and rating of ESG (environment, social, governance) of SMEs / ETI. Since 2009, Gaïa Rating has been conducting an ESG data collection campaign covering most of the listed SMEs in France. Based on this information, companies are rated on their level of transparency and performance. Rankings were established by category of turnover in order to reward the best players from a small panel of 230 SMEs / ETI listed on the Paris stock exchange respecting 4 criteria of size and liquidity. The ESG rating agency Gaïa Rating is used by leading management companies in their management process and investment decisions.

Sébastien Mandron, Worldline CSR Officer, states: “We are proud of this new score of 87/100 awarded by the Gaia Index this year. This proves that Worldline is successfully pursuing its CSR performance improvement through its TRUST 2020 program, which is fully integrated into all of its activities and strategy. This drives us to mobilize our entire organization to go even further in this dynamic and create sustainable value for our entire ecosystem.”

To learn more about our CSR strategy and our “TRUST 2020” ambition and commitments, please read our 2017 CSR Report: https://worldline.com/content/dam/worldline/documents/reports2017/download/csr-report-2017.pdf

About Worldline

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry. With innovation at the core of its DNA, Worldline 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 activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services, Financial Services including equensWorldline and Mobility & e-Transactional Services. Worldline employs circa 11,000 people worldwide, with estimated pro forma revenue of circa 2.3 billion euros on a yearly basis. Worldline is an Atos company. worldline.com

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