Environment

For many years, FDJ has been acting to reduce its environmental footprint and to contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and the fight against climate change.

Combating climate change


To contribute to the mitigation of global warming and the preservation of the environment, FDJ is committed to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout its entire scope of responsibility (from its own sites to its points of sale). 


Since 2008, the FDJ Group has been measuring its greenhouse gas emissions on the 3 scopes. Now calculated annually, the carbon footprint allows the Group to closely monitor its emissions and the efforts to be made year after year. 

 

In 2019, the Group has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative in order to set a new greenhouse gas emission reduction target for 2025 (based on a base year of 2017). 


The Science Based Targets initiative helps companies to set and validate their greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets in line with the overall goal, defined by the Paris Agreement, of limiting global average temperature increase to below 2°C by 2100.


Four GHG emission reduction targets for 2025 (based on a 2017 baseline) have been specifically validated by SBT and are assessed as part of the annual carbon footprint.


1 - Reduce GHG emissions by 20% on scopes 1 & 2 by 2025

In 2020, the Group has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% on scopes 1 & 2 since 2017.


2 - Cover 100% of electricity consumption with a guarantee of renewable origin certificate 

In 2020, 99% of the Group's electricity is covered by the purchase of guarantee of origin certificates from EDF. 


3 - Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from business travels, employee commuting trips and energy supply (excluding scopes 2 emissions) by 2025

Between 2017 and 2020, the FDJ Group reduced all indirect emissions related to business travel (excluding the Group's fleet) and employee home-to-work travel, as well as upstream energy, by 63%. 


4 - Engage the Group's suppliers in a carbon reduction process by 2024, with the goal of having 65% of the emissions related to FDJ purchases covered by an SBT commitment from suppliers

Three purchasing categories are mainly concerned by this approach : advertising, gaming supports and intellectual and IT services. 


To achieve these objectives, FDJ is implementing a series of measures, notably aimed at reducing energy consumption on site, reducing fleet and employee travel, developing soft mobility and eco-designing the Group's gaming support


In addition to addressing its SBT objectives, FDJ has chosen to carry out actions in all areas that could have a negative impact on the environment. 


"Green IT" approach


Green IT is fully integrated into the Group's approach to reducing carbon emissions and, more broadly, into its environmental policy. In 2019, FDJ assessed the impact of its IT equipment on the environment through the WeGreenIT study, in partnership with WWF France and the Green IT Club. Following this study, two areas were identified as priorities due to their strong impact on the environment : data centers and the user environment. 


Since 2020, the Group has reinforced the measures to reduce the emissions of its Data Centre and the IT equipment of all its employees. 


Responsible waste management


Waste has an impact on the availability of primary resources (metals, wood, etc.). The FDJ Group is committed to ensuring responsible waste management by reducing the production of waste on site and increasing recycling. 


Contributing to carbon neutrality


In addition to the various action plans implemented by FDJ to reduce its carbon footprint, the Group has chosen to contribute to worldwide carbon neutrality from 2019 onwards, covering the residual emissions from all three of the Group's scopes. 


In addition to the various action plans implemented by FDJ to reduce its carbon footprint, the Group has chosen since 2019 to contribute to global carbon neutrality by offsetting its residual emissions on all three of the Group's scopes. 


In this context, FDJ finances Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) projects, certified for their reliability and their international recognition, notably by the UN. 


Biodiversity preservation


In the Floresta de Portel forest, located in Brazil, FDJ contributes to the protection of a fragile ecosystem and the prevention of deforestation. This project also enables the development of fair and sustainable income-generating activities for local populations through the development of agro-forestry. 


Development of wind turbines


In India, FDJ supports the development of clean and renewable energy through its assistance in the development of a wind farm. This project allows to reduce India's dependence on coal while helping to improve the environment and air quality. 

Taking action to preserve biodiversity


In addition to its engagement in the fight against global warming, FDJ is developing actions to fight against the loss of biodiversity in order to preserve the integrity of ecosystems. 


Reducing the impact on biodiversity


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


Paper, sourced from wood, is a priority resource in FDJ's activity for the manufacture of its gaming materials (scratch cards, gaming slips, gaming tickets). Thus, the Group actively participates in the protection of forests in France and around the world. 


To this end, FDJ has 100% of its gaming materials printed on paper from responsible FSC certified sources. The FSC label aims to preserve the world's forests. It promotes species diversity, preserves soils, flora and fauna, and helps to combat the destruction of habitats and wetlands. FSC certification is a fundamental tool for ecosystem preservation, particularly where forests are threatened by intensive and destructive logging practices. Find out more about FCS's commitment against deforestation.


By selecting only FSC-certified paper for its gaming materials since 2012, FDJ became the first lottery in the world to commit to the issue of forest preservation. 


An analysis of the biodiversity footprint of gaming materials


In 2020, FDJ conducted a life cycle analysis of its gaming materials, with the objective of quantifying their impacts on the environment and biodiversity. The biodiversity footprint of the gaming materials was measured using the Global Biodiversity Score (GBS) tool developed by CDC Biodiversité (Caisse des Dépôts Group). 




Supporting projects to preserve biodiversity


Since 2019, FDJ has been committed to the preservation of forest biodiversity in France. Each year, FDJ finances "FSC Biodiversity Ecosystem Services" projects. Pioneers at the international level, these forest biodiversity preservation projects in France enable the protection of forests and ecosystem services while providing an economic benefit to forest owners.

 

In 2019, FDJ financed a conservation project of several hectares of the Saint-Sylvestre forest in order to protect the old trees, which serve as a refuge for several endangered and IUCN red-listed species. 



In 2020, several hectares of the forest of Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière benefited from this funding. The aim of this project is to preserve the trees along the Dronne and the diversity of living organisms that depend on this river. 



In 2021, FDJ continued its partnership for the preservation of biodiversity in France by financing a forest restoration project in the Gravière forest ine the Cantal region. The objective is to reforest several hectares destroyed by insect pests with tree species able to adapt to global warming. 



Recycling gaming supports


Scratch cards, gaming slips and gaming tickets are 100% recyclable, remember to put them in the recycling bin after use. 



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Environmental policy

April 2021

CSR Policy

April 2021

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