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Ingenico Group contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Over the past several years, Ingenico Group has been committed to sustainable development. In order to align its approach to sustainable development with a global action plan, the Group decided to incorporate the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its CSR strategy (Corporate Social Responsibility).

The 17 SDGs were adopted in 2015 by the 193 UN member countries and constitute the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. These goals call for action among governments and civil society, but also among businesses, which are crucial partners in this initiative.


Given its activities, Ingenico Group contributes particularly to the following four SDGs:

Decent work and economic growth

In order to achieve sustainable economic growth, companies must create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy without harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population.

Ingenico Group contributes to economic growth and the promotion of decent work, in particular, through:


  • Its financial inclusion solutions
    Ingenico Group’s payment solutions in emerging countries, which promote the access of the unbanked population to financial and banking services, as well as the development of micro-businesses and the recruitment of local branchless banking ‘agents’. These solutions therefore promote societal integration and economic growth.
  • The integration of social standards into the management of its terminal supply chain
    The Tier 1 suppliers tasked with supervising the assembly lines of the Group’s terminals are members of the EICC (Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition), thereby ensuring a supply that complies with the strictest standards in terms of labour law and social justice. The Group has also rolled out to its component suppliers (Tier 2 suppliers) various tools focused on social requirements which engage these suppliers in socially responsible practices. In general, Ingenico Group is working to improve the transparency of its supply chain and in particular to monitor the minerals that go into its terminal components to ensure that they do not benefit armed groups that violate human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighbouring countries. Through these various measures, the Group aims to help uphold decent working conditions.

Responsible consumption and production

Sustainable consumption and production aim to ‘do more and better with less’ by using resources and energy in an efficient manner, for example.

Thanks to the development of an eco-design policy for its terminals based on a ‘life cycle’ approach and the introduction of recycling solutions for end-of-life products, Ingenico Group supports sustainable production and consumption. Its commitment to responsible production is also reflected in the management of its suppliers.

Climate action

Climate change has wide-reaching effects on human and natural systems across all continents. As a result of its impact on economic development, natural resources, and poverty, combating climate change has become an inseparable aspect of sustainable development.

Ingenico Group has put in place effective measures for combating climate change by evaluating the greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain on an annual basis and by setting objectives for reducing greenhouse gases and initiatives to achieve these objectives, such as:


  • increasing the amount of renewable energy supplying the main sites located in France
  • consolidating the number of servers used by the Group in its outsourced data centres
  • increasing the energy efficiency of terminals
  • promoting the use of paperless electronic payment receipts
  • using alternatives to air transportation

Peace, justice and strong institutions

SDG n ° 16 is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, access to justice for all, and building effective accountable institutions at all levels.

Ingenico Group participates in building effective and accountable institutions by promoting the transparency and traceability of financial transactions and by actively combating corruption, which is one of the foundations of the Group’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.




We welcome your comments and questions about Ingenico Group’s CSR approach.

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