Worldline: Receives the “Platinum” Medal, the Highest Honor, by EcoVadis, for the Second Consecutive Year

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Worldline confirms its leadership and commitment among the 1% of the best performing companies in terms of sustainable development

Paris La Défense, March 10, 2022 – Worldline [Euronext: WLN]a global leader in payment services, announces that it has received Platinum recognition for the second consecutive year, as part of its sixth ESG [1] performance evaluation by EcoVadis. This recognition reinforces Worldline’s position among the 1% most sustainable companies on the four key criteria assessed by EcoVadis: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.

The overall score of 86/100, well above the average of 41.4/100 for large companies evaluated by EcoVadis, reflects Worldline’s constant commitment to sustainable development through its ambitious approach to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility ) supported by its TRUST 2025 transformation program. With a solid performance confirmed on the four ESG dimensions assessed, Worldline demonstrates its ability to implement best practices and effective action plans to achieve its sustainability ambitions.

In terms of the environment, Worldline obtained an excellent score of 90/100, underlining its solid dynamic of improving its contribution to the carbon neutrality of the payment ecosystem. As part of its environmental strategy, Worldline has set itself ambitious climate change targets to be achieved by 2025.

These objectives are aligned with a trajectory of limiting global warming to +1.5°C (for scopes 1 & 2) and have been validated by the SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative) as follows:

  • Reduce its absolute GHG emissions from scopes 1 and 2 by 25% by 2025 compared to the reference year 2019;
  • Reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services and use of sold products by 7.4% in the same time frame.

To meet its carbon reduction commitments, Worldline has launched a vast improvement action plan aimed at optimizing the energy efficiency of its operations through the ISO 14001 certification of its sites and data centers, the use renewable energies and the eco-design of its means of payment. terminals. Worldline is also committed to offsetting all of its residual emissions. As a result, Worldline has already reduced its global carbon footprint by 59% in intensity per euro of revenue on its scopes 1, 2 and 3a in five years and in 2021, the Group has been included in the prestigious CDP Europe A list. , confirming his leadership. and an active role in the fight against climate change.

The many actions carried out by Worldline in the area of ​​Labor and Human Rights have also enabled Worldline to maintain an excellent score of 80/100 on the social dimension. As part of its responsible employer strategy, Worldline has intensified its efforts to develop its talents by offering them high-level training and rewarding career opportunities while promoting their well-being and commitment through flexibility and a healthy work environment. In parallel, Worldline has also strengthened its actions to improve social dialogue, foster diversity and inclusion within its organization and build a common and strong culture to align the team around the business objective. As a result, Worldline was recently recognized as Europe’s Best Employer in 9 countries and the overall employee satisfaction rating (as measured by the Great Place to Work Institute’s Trust Index) improved by 15 points. in five years, reaching 65% in 2020.

Regarding the Ethics (90/100) and Sustainable Procurement (70/100) dimensions, Worldline continues its progress to positively influence its ecosystem by integrating and promoting the best CSR standards in order to ensure the highest level of trust and integrity throughout its value chain. . In 2021, Worldline strengthened its sustainable procurement approach by ensuring a systematic due diligence process, promoting sustainable procurement practices internally and continuously improving the CSR performance of its suppliers. In 2020, 100% of Worldline suppliers assessed by EcoVadis with a score below 40/100 had implemented an action plan to improve their CSR performance. In addition, Worldline has implemented a comprehensive internal awareness program on data protection, security, code of ethics and anti-corruption to ensure the most ethical behaviors of its employees in its business activities. In 2020, 96% of employees were trained on the Code of Ethics, 89% on the fight against corruption and 91% on Data Protection.

Sébastien Mandron, Worldline CSR Manager, said: “I am very proud that Worldline has again received the Platinum Medal, the highest level of recognition from EcoVadis, and has maintained its leading position among the top 1% of the most sustainable companies assessed. In an even more demanding context for companies to disclose their extra-financial information with the highest level of accuracy, transparency and completeness, this new distinction testifies to our intensive efforts to maintain our CSR leadership as a key differentiator in our industry.For the future, we intend to accelerate our sustainable development dynamic by the strong mobilization of all our teams around the new ambitions of our TRUST 2025 program.”

ABOUT WORLDLINE

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is a global leader in the payments industry and the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and acquirers. With 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Worldline provides its customers with sustainable, reliable and innovative solutions that promote their growth. The services offered by Worldline include in-store and online commercial acquiring, highly secure processing of payment transactions and numerous digital services. In 2021, Worldline generated proforma revenue of nearly €4 billion. worldline.com

Worldline’s corporate purpose (“raison d’être”) is to design and operate state-of-the-art digital payment and transactional solutions that enable sustainable economic growth and build trust and security in our societies. Worldline makes them environmentally friendly, widely accessible and supports social transformation.

ABOUT ECOVADIS

EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability assessment, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Built on a powerful technology platform and a global team of subject matter experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability dashboards provide a detailed overview of environmental, social and ethical risks in more than 200 categories of purchase and more than 160 countries. For more information, please visit the EcoVadis website. For more methodological information on the score requirements and eligibility criteria for the EcoVadis medals, please consult this page.

MEDIA CONTACT

Helen Carlander
T +33 (0)7 72 25 96 04
E helene.carlander@worldline.com

[1] Environment, Social, Governance

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