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How does Ingenico Group contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

Discover below:

  1. What the SDGs are
  2. How we contribute to the SDGs
  3. What we want to achieve

 

1. What the SDGs are

Our planet faces massive economic, social and environmental challenges.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all the United Nations Member countries in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

All over the world, companies, NGOs, institutions and governments use the SDGs as a tool to prioritize actions and collaborate for common goals. No matter if they are public or private, large or small, from emerging or developed countries, all organizations can contribute to the SDGs.

 

2. Ingenico Group's contribution to the 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.

 

 

3. What we want to achieve

As a global company, Ingenico can be a change maker, especially when combining its efforts with others. SHARE, our CSR programme, has been developed in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to make sure it has the right impacts and addresses the world’s challenges.

For more information about the SDGs: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals

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

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