Worldline has been awarded by the United Nations Global Compact France for the best 2017 Communication On Progress in the large company category
Bezons, May 16th, 2018 – Worldline, [Euronext: WLN] European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, has been rewarded by the United Nations Global Compact France for having published the best 2017 Communication On Progress (COP) in the large company category. Through this award, the Global Compact highlighted the quality, the transparency and the exhaustiveness of its extra-financial communication and the progress made to embed and promote the UN Global Compact principles into its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach throughout its entire value chain. This new recognition confirms and reinforces the company’s leadership in sustainability related matters, strongly supported by its TRUST 2020 program.
Signatory of the Global Compact since 2016, Worldline won the Best 2017 Communication on Progress trophy in the “large company” category (comprising the companies above 5,000 employees) during the 13th General Assembly of the Global Compact France. This event took place on the 23th of April 2018 in Paris and was the opportunity to present the awards for best communication selected by an esteemed jury.
Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative supporting companies to align strategies and operations with the ten principles on human rights, labor rights, environment and anti-corruption. Based on voluntary commitment, the Global Compact also calls for companies to take strategic decisions to support and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Thus, the Communication On Progress aims to report annually on efforts and action plans to be aligned with these Ten Principles and provide valuable information for stakeholders, including investors, civil society, Governments and consumers, to enable them to make informed choices about the companies they partner with.
Worldline released its first COP in July 2017 as part of its commitment to make progress to support and uphold the UN’s principles, supported by its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy that is embedded in its day-to-day operations at the heart of its business. The Worldline’s COP is part of the GC Advanced category covering the company’s implementation of advanced criteria, qualitative reporting and best practices regarding sustainable development. A special focus has especially been put on the measures, targets, policies and indicators around each principle for a better understanding of the current initiatives, how Worldline measures their positive impact and considers leading its continuous improvement approach for a sustainable progress at Group Level, within its ecosystem and more widely for the society at large.
The Worldline’s COP is a visible expression of our commitment to sustainability and our stakeholders can view it on our company’s UN Global Compact profile page: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/system/attachments/cop_2017/400291/original/Worldline_Communication_on_Progress_2017.pdf?1499361009
Sébastien Mandron, Worldline’s Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, stated: "We are particularly proud for this recognition given by the United Nations Global Compact France for the quality and the transparency of our Communication On Progress. This new distinction encourages us to move forward on innovative CSR topics to create value at the heart of our business model.”
For more information about the 13th General Assembly of the Global Compact France, please read the following article: http://www.globalcompact-france.org/p-142-trophees-2018-des-meilleures-communications
For more information about Worldline’s CSR strategy and commitment, please read our 2016 CSR Report: http://csr2016.worldline.com/
For more information about Worldline’s contribution to the UN SDGs, please read the following article: https://worldline.com/content/worldline/en/home/blog/2017/december/worldline-reinforces-its-commitment-to-sustainability-by-contributing-to-the-United-Nations-Sustainable-Development-Goals.html
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 45 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, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Services including equensWorldline. Worldline employs more than 9,400 people worldwide, with estimated revenue of circa 1.6 billion euros on a yearly basis. Worldline is an Atos company. worldline.com
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