Worldline - 2020 Universal Registration Document


EXTRA-FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF PERFORMANCE Reducing our environmental footprint

Reducing our environmental footprint [GRI 419-1] D.5

Meet society expectations for a sustainable environment D.5.1 [GRI 103-1 Energy] [GRI 103-2 Energy] [GRI 103-2 Indirect Economic Impacts] [GRI 103-3 Energy] [GRI 103-1 Emissions] [GRI 103-2 Emissions] [GRI 103-3 Emissions] [GRI 103-3 Market Presence]

Worldline environmental challenges [GRI 103-2 Energy] D.5.1.1

[GRI 103-2 Indirect Economic Impacts] [GRI 103 -2 Emissions] [GRI 201-2] [GRI 305-5 Reduction of GHG emission]

The exponential growth of digital, with the processing and hosting of a growing amount of data, causes notably a sharp increase of global energy demand to power data centres. In order to reduce its environmental footprint, Worldline has designed and implemented since 2016 a low-carbon environmental strategy consistent with the international guidelines to align with the commitments developed at the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), thus factoring its stakeholder expectations, whether it be from its clients, the countries where it operates or civil society. This strategy mainly aims at lowering its energy consumption and carbon emissions linked to its business activity: processing large amounts of data in its data centres and manufacturing of its payment terminals.

To strengthen this approach, Worldline conducted an extra-financial risk analysis (refer to Section D.1.2.2) that identified two significant extra-financial Environment gross risks that structure this chapter and for which mitigation measures are described as follow. Worldline has finalised its TRUST 2020 programme and emphasises the below achievements: Worldline has become the first “Carbon Neutral” Company ● in its industry; Worldline CO 2 reduction objectives have been approved by ● the SBT; Worldline has implemented its own Environmental ● Management System (EMS) and 100% of its strategic data centres and offices above 500 employees are ISO 14001 certified.

2020 Target


CSR Challenges


Leveraging the eco-efficiency of our data centers and offices

% of CO 2 emissions offset from data centers, buildings and business travels



% of CO 2 emissions offset from payment terminals based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)




Universal Registration Document 2020

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