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Planet: preserve the environment

Edenred works to protect the environment by reducing its carbon footprint, consumption of resources and waste, designing eco-services for mobility and food waste and managing the impact of its solutions during their lifetime.

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Reduce the carbon footprint and the consumption of energy, natural resources and wasteCarbon footprint & resources

↘ 46%
GHG* emissions since 2013
↘ 20%
paper consumption since 2013

Edenred aims to improve its energy efficiency thanks to its environmental management system based on the principles of the ISO 14001 standard.

Since 2013, the Group has been committed to reducing its GHG emissions, particularly those related to its energy consumption. In 2020, its total emissions per surface area were reduced by 46% compared to 2013.

By turning to electronic media such as cards, smartphones and online platforms, Edenred is able to reduce the impact of its activities on paper resources.

 

 

Design eco-services for mobility Eco-services

Edenred faces an environmental challenge in terms of GHG emissions with its mobility solutions and in terms of food waste with its restaurant vouchers.

The Group encourages new forms of sustainable mobility by developing low-carbon services and solutions, for example in Brazil:

  • The Carbon Credit program in Brazil which generates carbon credits by replacing petrol with ethanol
  • Compense Platform provides a way to buy and sell carbon credits on the voluntary market.
  • The Ticket Car Partners, an application that allows to Ticket Car employee card users to have access to a single payment system for a wide range of vehicle services and modes of transport, such as taxis, public transportation and carpooling.

The Commuter Benefits solution of Edenred US allows American employees, since 2017, to use different means of transportation (bus, subway, bicycle) instead of their own car. 
In 2020, Edenred France launched Ticket Mobilité, a card for employees to facilitate home-to-work travel and support the transition to more environmentally friendly mobility.

    The Ticket EcoCheque vouchers, created in 2009 in Belgium, promote products and services that respect the environment. They encourage more responsible purchasing in various fields, including food, decoration, furniture, and transport.
     

     

    Managing the impact of solutions during their lifetime Impact of solutions

    Edenred increasingly develops paperless formats for its payment solutions available to employee users. Taking an eco-design approach to these solutions, whether physical or digital, is one of the key priorities of Edenred’s environmental policy.
    Edenred carries out lifecycle assessment (LCA) surveys in its countries to compare the environmental impact of its products. The first survey was carried out in 2017 to assess the impacts of the paper and card of the Ticket Restaurant solution.

    In this case, paper vouchers are printed using pre-printed stock from external providers. In 2020, 17 subsidiaries (representing 75% of business volume in subsidiaries producing paper vouchers) used FSC or recycled paper to produce their vouchers.

    In addition, the Group was the first to set up a system for collecting and recycling cards within its French subsidiary. When the "Ticket Restaurant" card expires, the beneficiary receives a new one along with the conditions for returning of his/her old card so that it can be recycled. The old cards are pulped by the Edenred partner company, Bigarren Bizi, using a completely mechanical, environment-friendly process. The materials obtained (98% plastic, 2% metals) are then used to manufacture new products.
     

    Long-term Group’s commitments
      2017 2022 2030
    GHG* EMISSIONS • % reduction intensity vs 2013 (per m²) 18% 26%** 52%**
    SERVICES • Number of environmental-friendly services 9 20 1/country
    SOLUTIONS • % of eco-designed / recycled solutions 27% 35%
    and zero net paper
    from 2021
    70%
    and zero net paper
     

     

    * GHG = Greenhouse Gas. 2020 total emission for point sources = 3,432 t.  
    ** Targets calculated using the Science Based Targets initiative methodology.

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    2020-2021 Integrated Report