Worldline, the European market leader in payment and transaction services, announces that it has recently joined the restricted TOP 5 of the most sustainable companies of the Software services & IT sector in Europe assessed by the rating agency Vigeo Eiris.

At a global level, the rating places Worldline at 6th position within its industry, from a total of 215 assessed companies. For its second evaluation, Worldline achieved an 8-point improvement compared to 2017, based on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria calculated over 6 domains - Environment, Human Resources, Human Rights, Community Involvement, Business Behavior and Corporate Governance.

This new recognition from Vigeo Eiris highlights the maturity of Worldline’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, which is strongly supported by its TRUST 2020 ambition, and its exemplary practices which consistently address the majority of the most material sustainability challenges of the industry. Worldline has improved its overall performance in this year’s ratings, achieving particularly strong scores on key domains including Human Rights, Human Resources, Community involvement and Environment, which all ranked above sector-average.

For example, the 60/100 score achieved by Worldline in the Environment pillar clearly highlights the company’s efforts to strengthen its actions in the fight against climate change and to accelerate its transformation to become a low-carbon company. As part of its environmental strategy, Worldline has made a special commitment to:
• reduce its carbon intensity by 2% per year
• double the quota of renewable energies in its energy consumption
• extend the ISO 14001 certification to all its data centers and sites with more than 500 employees
• reach carbon neutrality for all company activities by 2020.

Gilles Grapinet, CEO of Worldline, states:

«We are proud and very happy having obtained this new recognition of our extra-financial performance by Vigeo Eiris. Joining the TOP 5 of the 45 most sustainable companies within our industry is a superb recognition of the depth our effort towards an evolution of our business model in an increasingly sustainable and socially responsible perspective. We find it an additional motivation and encouragement to remain in the years to come a key player in CSR, capable of successfully meeting the major challenges of a sustainable development of our development models in cashless payments and top notch technology. »