Registration Document 2016
Corporate social responsibility
2.5 Ingenico Group’s environmental approach
Ingenico Group’s environmental
Environmental Management System
Environmental protection is a growing concern and controlling
the environmental impact of a company’s activities requires a
structured approach if it is to be sustainable.
Ingenico Group uses an Environmental Management System
that is ISO 14001:2015-certified. As the international standard
for environmental management, ISO 14001 provides the
framework for determining the program of measures and
procedures that can help companies gain better control over the
environmental impact of their business, products, and services.
ISO 14001 requires the establishment and implementation of
environmental practices, such as: compliance with applicable
environmental regulations, identification and evaluation
of any significant environmental impacts, establishment of
objectives and a program for achieving those objectives, and
implementation of continuous improvements using specific
monitoring and measurement methods.
As a global leader in payment services, Ingenico Group has a
key role to play in controlling the environmental impact of the
payment chain. Given its core business, Ingenico Group helps to
further the development of payment solutions that have less
impact on the environment (especially in terms of atmospheric
emissions and the use of natural resources) than other means of
payment, such as cash or checks.
The environmental policy defined by Ingenico Group SA is
documented and signed by the Group’s management. It is based
upon four guiding principles:
exemplary compliance with environmental regulation
Ingenico Group monitors the legal requirements relating to
the environment and takes action to ensure the compliance
of its business, products, and services with the applicable
considering environmental impact from the product design
Ingenico Group promotes eco-design because the primary
elements affecting the environmental performance of
products are found at the development and design phase;
implementing a responsible purchasing policy that
incorporates environmental criteria
Ingenico Group incorporates environmental criteria into the
procurement requirements it applies to its various suppliers
increasing environmental awareness among employees
Ingenico Group encourages its employees to adopt
environmentally friendly practices in their daily activities.
The Group contributes to environmental conservation through
a policy designed to minimize the environmental impact
of its business, products and services. Ingenico Group’s
environmental initiatives are coordinated at Ingenico Group SA
level and reported to senior management annually as part of an
environmental management review.
Ingenico Group has two primary concerns with regard to
minimizing its environmental footprint:
first, the facilities the Group uses to carry out its business
have a direct impact in terms of their energy and natural
resource consumption, and the direct and indirect emission
second, the marketing, distribution and use of Ingenico
products and related services impact the environment
in terms of natural resource consumption, indirect GHG
emissions, and waste production.
Ingenico Group is working to lessen its environmental impact
through the initiatives and measures described below.