FDJ fight against climate change

For nearly 15 years, La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has been working to reduce its environmental footprint, combat climate change and help meet the challenge of preserving biodiversity.

Fighting climate change

The FDJ Group is committed to reducing the direct and indirect carbon emissions generated by its activities.

Measuring greenhouse gas emissions

Since 2008, FDJ has been carrying out its carbon footprint in order to track the greenhouse gas emissions generated by its activities, and to monitor its reduction approach. To keep track of these objectives, the carbon footprint has become an annual exercise as of 2017.

The carbon footprint measurement takes into account all emissions from scopes 1, 2 and 3: 

  • Scope 1: carbon emissions linked to gas and fuel consumption, air conditioning and the company's vehicle fleet;

  • Scope 2: carbon emissions linked to electricity consumption and heating and cooling networks; 

  • Scope 3: carbon emissions linked to the purchase of goods and services, freight, fixed assets (buildings, furniture, vehicle and IT fleets), employee travel (business and home-to-work) and waste. 

The Group's activities are valued in terms of carbon emissions using the GHG Protocol methodology.



2022 Carbon emissions (TCO2e)

Scope 1 (absolute)

1 567

Scope 2 (absolute)


Scope 3 (absolute)

72 063

Scope 3 (intensity)

29,3 TCO2e/M€ de CA

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

In 2019, the Group set itself an initial trajectory for reducing its carbon emissions: four targets by 2025 to reduce its footprint, validated by the international Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative. Having already achieved its carbon targets for 2025, FDJ has defined a new reduction trajectory for 2030, in line with the 1.5°C temperature rise scenario set out in the Paris agreements. This trajectory is supported by two targets to be reached by the end of the decade (currently being validated by the SBT initiative): .

  • 3 Absolute target for scopes 1 & 2: -42% carbon emissions by 2030 vs. 2021

  • 3 Scope 3 intensity target: -50% carbon emissions per M€ turnover by 2030 vs. 2021

Science Based Targets is an international initiative launched in 2015 following Cop 21, which aims to support companies in setting up carbon trajectories in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Click here to find out more:  https://sciencebasedtargets.org/

Accelerating energy efficiency

In 2022, FDJ is implementing an energy-saving plan through concrete, practical actions, with the aim of saving energy consumed at the Group's sites in France. This plan also contributes to the French government's national plan to reduce energy consumption.

  • 3 Reducing building-related energy consumption: by adapting building temperatures and optimizing lighting

  • 3 Reducing digital energy consumption: by adapting cooling temperatures in computer rooms and deploying digital ecogestures

  • 3 Reducing energy consumption linked to travel: by reducing travel, adapting travel modes and accelerating the witch to all-electric vehicles

FDJ signs the EcoWatt charter 

By signing the EcoWatt charter, FDJ has made a commitment to RTE (the French electricity transmission network operator) to step up its efforts to reduce electricity consumption.

Link to the EcoWatt charter : click here

Developing a responsible digital approach

As a digital player, FDJ is committed to continuous improvement of its digital ecological and social footprint. 

Starting in 2019, in partnership with WWF France, the FDJ Group carried out the WeGreenIt study to assess the impact of its IT equipment and initiate a process to reduce this impact. Following this study, several actions were undertaken to reduce the environmental impact of two areas:

  • 3  data centers : proved energy efficiency, increased density of physical servers

  • 3  employee IT equipment: increase in equipment lifespan, repair of IT equipment, purchase of "TCO Certified" labeled equipment.

Contribute to global carbon neutrality

In addition to its actions to reduce its carbon footprint, the FDJ Group offsets all emissions that could not be avoided by financially supporting two Verified Carbon Standard-certified projects.

Preserving the Floresta de Portel forest in Brazil 

The aim is to protect a fragile ecosystem by preventing deforestation, and helping local people to develop sustainable forest management that allows the forest to regenerate naturally and protect biodiversity. The project also enables the development of fair and sustainable income-generating activities, thanks to agroforestry and land management in the form of a forest conservation reserve.

Ghandi program to develop wind energy in India 

The program involves developing clean, renewable energy in India, where 56% of energy demand is met by coal, and building a more stable and accessible electricity grid for the population by expanding the wind farm. The project will reduce dependence on coal, while helping to improve the environment and air quality.

Taking action to protect biodiversity

As well as demonstrating its commitment to the fight against global warming, the FDJ Group is working to limit the impact of its gaming media on forest biodiversity. 

 Wood-based paper is a priority resource for FDJ in the manufacture of its gaming media. For over ten years, FDJ has integrated the need to take care of forests into its actions, and actively participates in the protection of forests in France and around the world. 

 FDJ was one of the first lotteries in the world, and is still one of the few, to have taken this decision to protect forests and in particular to avoid any imported deforestation linked to this activity. 

Reducing the impact of activities on biodiversity

100% of our gaming materials are printed on FSC®-certified paper

Since 2012, 100% of game materials have been printed on paper from FSC®-certified responsible sources (license number: FSC®-N002595).

The FSC label aims to preserve the world's forests. It promotes species diversity, soil conservation and the preservation of flora and fauna. It also combats the destruction of habitats and wetlands. The FSC label is a fundamental tool for preserving ecosystems, particularly where forests are threatened by intensive logging practices. Click here to discover FSC's commitments against deforestation

Analysis of the biodiversity footprint of our play materials

In 2020, FDJ carried out a life-cycle analysis of its gaming media. The aim was to measure the impact of gaming media on the environment and biodiversity. The biodiversity footprint of gaming media was measured using the Global Biodiversity Score (GBS) tool. This tool has been developed by CDC Biodiversité (part of the Caisse des Dépôts Group).

Partnership with the Gestes Propres association

In 2022, FDJ became a partner of "Gestes Propres", a pioneering association in the fight against abandoned waste, and relayed its new "Petits déchets" campaign, which aimed to raise awareness among the general public and FDJ customers of the need to dispose of small items of waste in the garbage can, and used scratch cards in particular. The film was shown in September in the 23,000 FDJ sales outlets equipped with digital screens, as well as on its social networks and those of the "Gestes Propres" association. Another way of limiting the impact of small items of waste on the environment and biodiversity.

Supporting biodiversity conservation projects

Since 2019, FDJ has been committed to preserving forest biodiversity in France

Every year, FDJ finances "Ecosystem Services FSC Biodiversity" projects. These projects help to protect forests and ecosystem services, while at the same time generating economic benefits for forest owners. 


FDJ, sponsor of several biodiversity restoration funds

ONF – Agir pour la forêt 

In response to the scale of the fires that affected French forests over the summer months, the FDJ Group donated 200,000 euros to the "ONF - Agir pour la Forêt" fund managed by the Office National des Forêts, in order to participate in the national mobilization and contribute to the rebuilding of destroyed forests. 80% of the donation was earmarked for the reconstruction of public forests in Gironde (Lauridas and La Teste de Buch). The remaining 20% went towards rebuilding public forests in Brittany (Forêts domaniales de Rennes et Villecartier), Pays de Loire (Baugé) and Poitou-Charentes (Grolle). 

Biodiversity strategy for 2030

In 2022, the Group established a new biodiversity strategy for 2030 based on 4 axes: 

  • 3 Reducing the impact of gaming on biodiversity 

  • 3 Contribute to the protection of biodiversity in the countries where we operate 

  • 3 Raising awareness among our customers and the general public 

  • 3 Sharing best practices to inspire the gaming industry

Game supports are recyclable ! 

FDJ scratch cards, game tickets and receipts are 100% recyclable. Sorting is essential to ensure proper recycling.


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