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Our CSR: Environment

Faced in its business with societal challenges including the preservation of the environment and the fight against climate change, FDJ has set itself the objectives of:

- Reducing its carbon emissions by 20% between 2018 and 2025

- Achieving carbon neutrality by 2019

- Being recognised as a responsible business

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 from sustainably managed forests (FSC).

 

Implementing a carbon reduction plan

Change in the FDJ Group’s GHG emissions (in tonnes of CO2 equivalent).

Between 2007 and 2017, the FDJ Group’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 8%, at a time when company’s activity was growing at a very fast pace.

 

Delivering a carbon reduction plan by 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:

  • Direct responsibility:
    • 20% reduction in carbon emissions
    • 100% of energy supplies from renewable sources
  • Indirect responsibility:
    • 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.

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.

These actions are described more fully in the Group’s environmental policy.