Faced, in its business, with societal challenges including the fight against climate change and the preservation of biodiversity, FDJ has set itself the objectives of:
- Reducing its carbon emissions by 20% between 2018 and 2025
- Maintaining carbon neutrality achieved in 2019 for all 3 scopes
- Preserving the Earth's natural capital
An environmental policy initiated over a decade ago
Since 2008, FDJ has embarked on an ambitious approach to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its entire scope of responsibility (from its sites to its points of sale).
Its actions include reducing its energy consumption, reducing the number of commercial vehicles and their CO2 emissions, recycling 80% of all gaming terminals and end-of-life furniture, and printing all gaming materials on paper composed of materials from well-managed FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified forests and other controlled sources.
In ten years (2007-2017), the FDJ Group's greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 8%, while the company's activity has grown very dynamically at a rate of almost 5% per year.
Reducing the FDJ group’s carbon impact
To fight global warming and preserve the environment, according to the criteria established by the Science Based Target initiative, the FDJ group has strengthened its ambition by defining a new environmental policy and setting a new target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025: 20% of its GHG emissions between 2017 and 2025 for its entire scope of responsibility.
The targets set by the group cover the main greenhouse gas emission items in scope 1, 2 and 3. The main scope 3 emission items covered by the carbon reduction targets are purchasing, advertising and travel.
Measurement of the FDJ Group's GHG emissions (in tons of CO2 equivalent) according to the GHG Protocol methodology
Targets for 2025
The FDJ Group is stepping up its action, with the aim of reducing its carbon emissions by 20% over its entire scope of responsibility between 2018 and 2025.
This objective is broken down into 4 measures:
- 20% reduction in carbon emissions
- 100% of energy supplies from renewable sources
- 15% reduction in carbon emissions (excluding suppliers)
- Engagement of 65% of suppliers in actions to reduce their carbon emissions.
These FDJ Group carbon reduction targets have been approved by the international Science Based Targets initiative.
The Science Based Targets initiative is an international non-profit endeavour launched by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), WWF and the World Resources Institute at COP21 in Paris in 2015.
Its aim is to help companies set and validate their greenhouse gas reduction targets in line with the overall goal, defined by the IPCC, of limiting the increase in average global temperatures to less than 2°C by 2100.
Implementing a green IT approach
Green IT is fully integrated into the Group's approach to reducing carbon emissions and, more broadly, into its environmental policy. The Group measures annually the emissions linked to its IT equipment and since 2020 has reinforced measures to reduce the emissions of its Data Centre and the IT equipment of all its employees.
Maintaining carbon neutrality
On top of initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions, FDJ is also committed to being carbon-neutral by 2019, by offsetting emissions that could not be avoided each year: FDJ finances projects certified Gold Standard and/or VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) for their reliability and their international recognition, particularly by the UN.
The two projects selected contribute to:
- The preservation of biodiversity in the Floresta de Portel forest in Brazil
- The use of renewable energies, with a Verified Carbon Standard-certified wind turbine project in India, bearing in mind that nearly one in four people in India do not have access to electricity.
Préserver le capital naturel de la planète
In addition to its commitment to the fight against global warming, FDJ is developing initiatives aimed at promoting biodiversity to preserve the planet’s natural assets:
- Since 2012, 100% of scratch cards have been printed on paper from FSC-certified sources. The FSC label aims to preserve the world’s forests. It promotes the diversity of species, preserves the soil, flora and fauna and helps to combat, among other things, the destruction of habitats and wetlands.
- In addition to carbon offsetting projects abroad, since 2019 FDJ has been financing one of the "Ecosystem Services FSC Biodiversity" projects to protect and restore French forest environments for rare and threatened species.
- In 2019, FDJ launched the "Zero Plastic" initiative to eliminate disposable cups and plastic bottles.
- In 2020, FDJ conducted a life cycle analysis (LCA) of its gaming media, with the goal of quantifying the impact of gaming media on the environment and biodiversity (measuring the positive impact of FSC certification on biodiversity with CDC Biodiversité, FSC France and WWF France), and developing an ecodesign roadmap with practical solutions to be implemented
- En 2020, FDJ a réalisé une analyse de cycle de vie (ACV) de ses supports de jeux, avec pour objectif de quantifier l’impact des supports de jeux sur l’environnement et la biodiversité (mesure de l’impact positif de la certification FSC sur la biodiversité avec CDC Biodiversité, FSC France et WWF France), et d’élaborer une feuille de route d’écoconception avec des solutions pratiques à mettre en place.