Worldline’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report reached the highest level of certification under the Global Reporting Initiative (“GRI”)
Paris, 5 June 2015 – Worldline has published its first 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report pursuant to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. In 2014 in line with its IPO, Worldline decided to apply for the first time the GRI-G4 Comprehensive Option for reporting purposes, which is the latest and most stringent GRI standard in terms of transparency and scope. This first successful report demonstrates the commitment of Worldline TOP management to deliver complete and transparent non-financial results.
This exercise was launched after a detailed Materiality assessment involving all Worldline stakeholders and is the first step in a policy to monitor and improve our economic, environmental and social impacts actions in line with our stakeholders’ expectations.
Gilles Grapinet, Worldline CEO, said: “we are delighted to receive the most stringent GRI certification following our first application. As a trusted electronic payment and transaction processor, managing sensitive data and supporting mission critical applications for numerous corporate organizations, our CSR approach is deeply embedded in our DNA. It focuses on improving our staff well-being at work, on improving constantly our impacts on the societies in which we operate, and increasing the long-lasting satisfaction of our customers with sustainable and innovative offers.
In 2014, Worldline introduced a number of measures to implement its CSR approach, including strong governance involving Group and local management on CSR issues and a CSR roadmap for the next few years with a tangible action plan.
CSR actions in 2015 will cover the following issues:
- Data protection and privacy / security;
- How Worldline’s solutions contribute to sustainability ;
- Compliance and risk management;
- Environmental commitments (including environmental auditing and establishing CO2 targets).
An online version of the 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report is available at: http://worldline.com/csr2014
A pdf version of the Registration Document is available at: http://worldline.com/reports2014
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an organisation that works towards a more responsible global economy by providing companies with a framework and recommendations to build their CSR approach. For further details, please click here.
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with over 40 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing & Software Licensing. Worldline employs more than 7,300 people worldwide and generated 1.15 billion euros revenues in 2014.
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