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:
On 25 September 2015, the 193 member countries of the United Nations adopted the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. This agenda includes 17 SDGs split into 169 targets covering a wide range of issues related to sustainable development. The goals call for action on the part of governments and civil society, as well as companies, which are critical partners. Ingenico Group has already integrated the majority of the SDGs into its operations. The Group contributes in particular to goals 8, 12, 13 and 16.
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:
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:
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.
For further information on the initiatives taken by Ingenico Group to contribute to the SDGs, please refer to the latest CSR report.