Ingenico Group is pursuing an ambitious policy to limit the ecological footprint linked to its infrastructures and business activity, along with the use of its solutions. To steer this environmental policy and make it an integral part of a continuous improvement approach, Ingenico Group has adopted an environmental management system based on the ISO 14001 international standard. Initiatives are deployed in many fields such as: eco-design, business travel, transport of goods or electronic waste recycling.
A major concern for Ingenico Group is reducing the environmental footprint of its products and services. The Group’s environmental policy involves leveraging research and development, pursuing eco-design and incorporating environmental criteria into its purchasing policy with the aim of reducing or eliminating the use of hazardous or harmful materials, and minimising the impact of the Group’s solutions on the environment.
Each year, the Group updates its greenhouse gas emissions assessment. This initiative goes beyond mere compliance with legal obligations by broadening the scope of GHG emissions monitoring to encompass the whole of Ingenico Group’s value chain.
Over the period 2011-2015, Ingenico Group reduced its global carbon footprint per terminal installed by 22% and the energy consumption per terminal installed by 55%.
It has set new targets in order to reduce its global carbon footprint per euro of revenue by 10% over the period 2016-2020 and thus participate in the collective drive to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius between now and 2050.
CDP, an independent organisation holding the leading carbon database in the world intended for international investors in search of sustainable placements, rewarded Ingenico Group’s proactive carbon policy by awarding it a score which places the Group among the leaders in 2015 (B).
Ingenico Group offers collection and recycling schemes to its customers for end-of-life terminals, not only in the European Union, in compliance with the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive, but also in Australia, Brazil, the United States and Mexico.