Enabling the payment community’s environmental paradigm shift
EcoVadis provides the leading solution for monitoring sustainability in global supply chains. Their assessments take into account each company’s industry, size and geographic location and companies’ data is cross checked by independent experts. Through focusing on 21 criteria across the themes of Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement, EcoVadis challenges companies to demonstrate their alignment with international sustainability standards such as the Global Compact Principles, the International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, the ISO 26000 standard, and the CERES principles. On each of these four categories, IDEMIA exceeds average industry scores and reached an overall advanced sustainable performance.
This performance assessment is a tribute to the long-term CSR approach adopted by IDEMIA. In both 2019 and 2020, the group obtained a Gold certification and was placed in the top 3% of companies assessed within its industry, and since 2021 the firm has maintained its place in the top 1% of all corporations globally participating.
In this year’s assessment, several actions implemented by IDEMIA are noteworthy, particularly concerning energy consumption & GHGs emissions. Quantitative objectives are set and a new Environmental policy on product end-of-life, materials, chemicals & waste, water, energy consumption & GHGs has been established. IDEMIA works constantly to improve its wastewater treatment facilities and generate renewable energy.
Having supported the UN Global Compact since 2006, IDEMIA is already planning to implement more initiatives in the coming years, particularly through its CSR program launched last year, IDEMIA IMPACT, which closely aligns the group’s CSR strategy with nine of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and aims to re-define CSR for IDEMIA through 17 priorities by 2023. Divided into 5 key pillars, these priorities include cutting water and carbon emissions by 25% by 2025, and furthering the number of key suppliers audited by EcoVadis.
This renewed Platinum rating by EcoVadis testifies to IDEMIA’s ambition to always be in a logic of improvement and is in line with our plan to implement other initiatives in the years to come. At a time of societal transformation and ecological crises, we all must take action with an impactful and responsible approach.
Arnaud Despontin, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at IDEMIA
About us - As leader in identity technologies, IDEMIA is on a mission to unlock the world and make it safer. Backed by cutting-edge R&D, IDEMIA provides unique technologies, underpinned by long-standing expertise in biometrics, cryptography, data analytics, systems and smart devices.
IDEMIA offers its public and private customers payment, connectivity, access control, travel, identity and public security solutions. Every day, around the world, IDEMIA secures billions of interactions in the physical and digital worlds.
With nearly 15,000 employees, IDEMIA is trusted by over 600 governmental organizations and more than 2,300 enterprises spread over 180 countries, with an impactful, ethical and socially responsible approach.
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