Worldline again receives an excellent "A-" rating in the CDP's assessment of its contribution to the fight against climate change
With this score, Worldline confirms its leadership position and its commitment to the fight against climate change.
Bezons, 20 January 2021 - Worldline [Euronext: WLN], Europe's leading provider of payment and transaction services, is proud to announce that, for the second consecutive year, the company has received an "A-" rating in the CDP climate change assessment. This score recognises Worldline's efforts and achievements in the fight against climate change, demonstrating the company's strong ambition in terms of good environmental practices in its sector. At the beginning of 2021, Worldline reaffirms its long-term objectives to reduce its CO2 emissions, in line with the guidelines of the "Science Based Target" (SBTi) initiative.
With this A- rating, Worldline maintains its leadership position and is positioned among the first third of companies rated by the CDP on climate change. Worldline also confirms its lead among the companies evaluated in the "IT & software development" sector, whose average rating has risen from B in 2019 to C in 2020.
This recognition confirms the company's long-term commitment to sustainable development and the progress it has made, a commitment that is supported by Worldline's TRUST 2020 programme. The company continues its environmental trajectory towards becoming a low-carbon company to fight climate change by reducing, limiting and neutralising carbon emissions from its activities. Since 2019, all the emissions caused by its data centres, offices, business travel and payment terminals have been offset, positioning the company as the first payment player to contribute to the carbon neutrality of its ecosystem.
Worldline also reaffirmed its climate objectives, in line with the SBTi initiative:
- Reduce its carbon intensity by 2.67% each year, in line with the objectives validated by the SBTi, i.e. -19% in 2025 and -45% in 2035, compared to 2018;
- Encourage its top 100 suppliers to set their own targets and ambition aligned with the SBTi recommendations, which covers Scope 3, the most important for the company in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions;
- Pursue ISO 14001 certification of its strategic data centres 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 centres.
With the 5th anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, Worldline is determined to further strengthen its actions to continue reducing its environmental footprint in 2021.
I am proud that this year again Worldline received an A- rating in its second participation in the CDP Climate Change Assessment. This new distinction rewards the commitment and collective work of our teams, particularly in a context marked by the macro-economic impacts of the Covid-19 health crisis.
The year 2021 promises to be full of challenges, in a global environment that continues to be punctuated by the Covid-19 pandemic, but also for Worldline, which has the strong ambition to ensure the best integration of Ingenico into Worldline's global CSR approach. A mission that we will be able to carry out by relying on our "raison d'être", defined during the year 2020, to federate the Worldline community around a long-term, coherent and shared vision.