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).
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.
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:
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 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 share of renewable energy used by the Group's buildings
supporting the use of data centres using renewable energies
optimizing the energy efficiency of terminals
promoting the paperless electronic payment receipts
deploying end-of-life terminal recycling solution
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.
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