Worldline is awarded the excellent “A-“ rating for its contribution to the fight against climate change for its second participation in the CDP
With this rating, Worldline positions itself as a leader and confirms its commitment to fighting against climate change
Bezons, January 20th, 2021 - Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European market leader in payment and transaction services, is proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, it has been rated with an “A-“ score for the CDP climate change disclosure. This rating recognizes the efforts and the results achieved by Worldline in the fight against climate change, demonstrating the company’s ambition to implement the best environmental practices in its sector. As 2021 begins, Worldline reaffirms its long-term objectives to reduce its CO2 emissions, in line with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).
With this A- rating, Worldline remains in the leadership range and positions itself among the top third of the companies rated by the CDP on climate change. This score enables Worldline to keep ahead of the competition above the average of companies assessed in the “IT & software development” sector, which went from a B grade in 2019 to a C grade in 2020.
This recognition confirms the company’s long-term commitment to sustainable development and its progress, supported by Worldline TRUST 2020 programme. The company pursues its environmental trajectory towards a low-carbon company to fight against climate change by reducing, limiting and neutralizing carbon emissions resulting from its activities. Since 2019, all emissions from Worldline data centers, offices, business travel and payment terminals have been offset, positioning the company as the 1st payments player to contribute to the carbon neutrality of its ecosystem.
Worldline has also reaffirmed its climate dedicated objectives, in line with the SBTi initiative:
- Reduce its carbon intensity by 2.67% each year, in line with objectives validated by the SBTi, i.e. -19% by 2025 and -45% by 2035, compared to 2018;
- Encourage its 100 main suppliers to define themselves SBTi-aligned targets and ambition, covering the scope 3, the most significant scope for the company in terms of GHG emissions;
- Continue the ISO 14001 certification of its strategic data centers and offices with more than 500 employees;
- Achieve an average PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of 1.65 by the end of 2020 in its data centers.
In 2020, in concrete terms, Worldline has regularly renewed its commitment to climate: by signing the “French Business Climate Pledge”, by reinforcing its climate action alongside the city of Paris and the signing of the “Platinum” level of the Paris Action Climat Charter and by being awarded, among other rankings, with a “Platinum” medal from EcoVadis. Following the 5th anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, Worldline intends to even strengthen its actions to reduce its environmental footprint in 2021.
Sébastien Mandron, Head of CSR at Worldline, said: "I am proud that once again this year, Worldline has been distinguished with the A- rating following its second assessment by the CDP Climate Change disclosure. This score rewards the commitment and collective work of our teams, more particularly in a context marked by the current macroeconomic impacts of the Covid-19 health crisis.
2021 will be a challenging year, in a global environment that continues to be paced by the Covid-19 pandemic, but also for Worldline, as our ambition is to ensure the best integration of Ingenico into Worldline CSR global approach. We will lead this mission supported by our Company purpose (“raison d’être”), gathering the Worldline community around a long-term, coherent and shared vision.”
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry and #4 player worldwide. With its global reach and its commitment to innovation, Worldline is the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and third-party acquirers as well as public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies in all sectors. Powered by over 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and secure solutions across the payment value chain, fostering their business growth wherever they are. Services offered by Worldline in the areas of Merchant Services; Terminals, Solutions & Services; Financial Services and Mobility & e-Transactional Services include domestic and cross-border commercial acquiring, both in-store and online, highly-secure payment transaction processing, a broad portfolio of payment terminals as well as e-ticketing and digital services in the industrial environment. In 2019 Worldline generated a proforma revenue of 5.3 billion euros. worldline.com
CDP provides a score based on the disclosure about a company’s actions to contribute to climate change mitigation, adaptation and transparency. Actions which are more fundamental to progress on combating climate change are awarded additional points. The scoring is designed to harness the competitive spirit of business to raise their ambition and spur action on corporate sustainability.
A detailed and independent methodology is used by CDP to assess these companies, allocating a score of A to D based on the comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets. Those that don’t disclose or provided insufficient information are marked with an F.
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For more information about Worldline’s CSR strategy and commitment, please read our 2019 integrated report.
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