For the third consecutive year, IDEMIA, a global leader in biometric technology, has stood out for its remarkable commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), achieving the Platinum certification from EcoVadis. Let’s decipher this success.
A Renewed Recognition for IDEMIA
In 2023, IDEMIA raised its score from 75/100 to 78/100, once again demonstrating its steadfast commitment to CSR. Previously recognized with the “Gold” certification in 2019 and 2020, the company has maintained its prestigious position among the exclusive circle of 1% of participating companies worldwide, across all sectors, since 2021. Such a distinction is not insignificant; it highlights the rigor and determination of a company to make a tangible difference.
The EcoVadis Evaluation: What Does It Mean?
EcoVadis is renowned for offering the best solution for assessing sustainability in supply chains. The methodology, based on 21 criteria grouped into 4 themes, compels companies to demonstrate their adherence to international sustainability standards. IDEMIA not only met the requirements but surpassed the industry’s average scores, achieving an advanced development rating.
Putting People at the Heart of Technology
Beyond biometrics and technological advancements, IDEMIA particularly shone in terms of inclusion, equity, and diversity, achieving an impressive score of 80/100 in the “Labor and Human Rights” category. This reflects an ethical orientation that puts people first. This approach is all the more crucial in the technology sector, where biometrics in particular often faces ethical and privacy concerns. By placing humans at the center, IDEMIA reaffirms the value of its innovations, not just for technological progress, but also for the well-being of society at large.
Recognition by EcoVadis is just the tip of the iceberg. A signatory to the United Nations Global Compact since 2006, IDEMIA has other ambitious initiatives in sight for the coming years. IDEMIA’s CSR program, named “IDEMIA IMPACT”, plans to closely align with twelve of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, thus reinforcing the vision of a company determined to make a positive impact.
Yves Portalier, Senior Vice President in charge of CSR at IDEMIA, expressed his gratitude to the dedicated teams that made this achievement possible. Their unwavering commitment to CSR is a testament to IDEMIA’s ambition to continuously advance.
In a constantly evolving world, where technology and biometrics are at the forefront of innovation, IDEMIA continues to set the standard in corporate social responsibility. Their recent commitment is further proof of their determination to merge technological progress with business ethics for a better and more sustainable future.