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Worldline is awarded “A-“ rating for its contribution to the fight against climate change for its second participation in the CDP

Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European market leader in payment and transaction services, is proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, it has been rated with an “A-“ score for the CDP climate change disclosure. This rating recognizes the efforts and the results achieved by Worldline in the fight against climate change, demonstrating the company’s ambition to implement the best environmental practices in its sector. As 2021 begins, Worldline reaffirms its long-term objectives to reduce its CO2 emissions, in line with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).

With this A- rating, Worldline remains in the leadership range and positions itself among the top third of the companies rated by the CDP on climate change. This score enables Worldline to keep ahead of the competition above the average of companies assessed in the “IT & software development” sector, which went from a B grade in 2019 to a C grade in 2020.

This recognition confirms the company’s long-term commitment to sustainable development and its progress, supported by Worldline TRUST 2020 programme. The company pursues its environmental trajectory towards a low-carbon company to fight against climate change by reducing, limiting and neutralizing carbon emissions resulting from its activities. Since 2019, all emissions from Worldline data centers, offices, business travel and payment terminals have been offset, positioning the company as the 1st payments player to contribute to the carbon neutrality of its ecosystem.

Worldline has also reaffirmed its climate dedicated objectives, in line with the SBTi initiative:

–       Reduce its carbon intensity by 2.67% each year, in line with objectives validated by the SBTi, i.e. -19% by 2025 and -45% by 2035, compared to 2018;

–       Encourage its 100 main suppliers to define themselves SBTi-aligned targets and ambition, covering the scope 3, the most significant scope for the company in terms of GHG emissions;

–       Continue the ISO 14001 certification of its strategic data centers and offices with more than 500 employees;

–       Achieve an average PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of 1.65 by the end of 2020 in its data centers.

In 2020,  in concrete terms, Worldline has regularly renewed its commitment to climate: by signing the “French Business Climate Pledge”, by reinforcing its climate action alongside the city of Paris and the signing of the “Platinum” level of the Paris Action Climat Charter and by being awarded, among other rankings, with a “Platinum” medal from EcoVadis. Following the 5th anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, Worldline intends to even strengthen its actions to reduce its environmental footprint in 2021.

Sébastien Mandron, Head of CSR at Worldline, said: “I am proud that once again this year, Worldline has been distinguished with the A- rating following its second assessment by the CDP Climate Change disclosure. This score rewards the commitment and collective work of our teams, more particularly in a context marked by the current macroeconomic impacts of the Covid-19 health crisis.

2021 will be a challenging year, in a global environment that continues to be paced by the Covid-19 pandemic, but also for Worldline, as our ambition is to ensure the best integration of Ingenico into Worldline CSR global approach. We will lead this mission supported by our Company purpose (“raison d’être”), gathering the Worldline community around a long-term, coherent and shared vision.”

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