Corporate Social Responsibility  >  Reducing our environmental footprint

Our environmental program

Quadient is committed to protecting and preserving the environment. Given our activities, our main environmental challenges relate to our carbon footprint and the impact of our products and solutions throughout their life cycle.

Our environmental policy, formalized in our Code of Ethics, focuses on the eco-design of products, their remanufacturing and the recycling of waste generated by the industrial sites and products at the end of their life, thus encompassing circular economy principles. Our low-carbon strategy defines a framework for all Quadient's entities that are committed to reducing their carbon footprint.


Take action to combat climate change

Aware of the consequences of climate change, Quadient is committed to making a positive contribution to the global move to a low-carbon economy.

Our long-term ambition is to contribute to carbon neutrality by 2050. To that end, in 2020 we’ve set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets to contribute to limiting the average global warming to well below 2°C, in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement. Following the significant reduction of our Scope 1 and 2 emissions from 2019 to 2021, we decided in early 2022 to increase our ambition from the "well below 2°C" trajectory to 1.5°C for Scope 1&2 emissions.


reduction target

Our carbon reduction targets

  • We have committed to reducing our Scope 1 and 2 emissions (CO2 emissions related to energy consumption and company vehicles) by 50.4%  by 2030 from a 2018 base year
  • We have also pledged to reduce our Scope 3 emissions from purchased goods and services, use of sold products, business trips, and employee commuting by 40% per m€ by 2030 from a 2018 base year.


(1) On targeted categories : purchased goods and services, used of sold products, business trips and employee commuting

Our Commitment

Our action plan focuses on areas where we can make the most impact:

We are committed to reducing the emissions related to energy consumption

Energy and buildings

We are committed to reducing the emissions related to energy consumption by reducing building occupancy, switching to high-efficiency buildings, buying energy-efficient equipment, educating, and challenging employees’ behavior.

We also aim to increase our use of low-carbon energies by our facilities, whether purchased or self-produced. Our ambition is to reach 25% by 2023.

We strive to reduce the emissions related to our company vehicles

Company vehicles

We strive to reduce the emissions related to our company vehicles by selecting vehicles with lower gCO2 per km, shifting to low-carbon vehicles, developing remote services.

We foster low-carbon transportation


We foster low-carbon transportation means (train instead of plane for short-haul flights) and avoid business travels whenever possible.

Quadient commits to offer employees the option of working remotely (teleworking) and adopting flexible work hours, as long as this remains compatible with the nature and purpose of their duties.

We aim to extend our efforts in eco-design to all our hardware and digital solutions

Hardware and Digital Solutions

As a responsible producer of hardware products, we aim to extend our efforts in eco-design to all our hardware solutions and maximize the take back and re-use of parts and modules where ever possible in the assembly of our products encouraging a circular economy. Our ambition is to incorporate such parts and modules at least in 50% of mail-related products placed on the market by 2023.

Regarding our digital solutions, we are implementing an eco design approach aiming at reducing their energy consumption. We partner with Cloud Service providers committed to provide carbon efficient cloud infrastructure.

We work closely with our logistics partners and vendors

Engaging with partners

We work closely with our logistics partners and vendors to minimize and consolidate shipments, use environmentally friendly modes of transportation, and encourage efficient operations.

We also expect our suppliers and contractors to perform their work with the same integrity with which we conduct our own business.This means complying with our responsible procurement policy, as well as the suppliers’ Code of Conduct, which outlines our environmental requirements.

CDP Climate Change

Measuring our progress

Every year Quadient measures its carbon footprint according to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol methodology, with the results being published in our Registration Document.

The Company has also completed the CDP Climate Change questionnaire since 2009, which allows us to measure our progress and compare to our peers. In 2022, Quadient was awarded a B score (considered a Management level) for its efforts in risk management linked to climate change and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). By achieving a “B” rating, Quadient ranks higher than the average in its industry.

Foster circular economy

Foster circular economy

Our approach to sustainable design & responsible manufacturing

Quadient is a committed player in the circular economy. The Company has taken into account regulatory constraints by preparing for them ahead of time and transforming them into a competitive advantage.

From the product design phase to end-of-life dismantling, Quadient takes all environmental aspects into account.

Our Sustainable Design and Responsible Manufacturing policy aims at improving energy efficiency, the use of hazardous substances, longevity, recyclability, modularity, and the upgradability of our products to minimize their impact on the environment throughout their life cycle.

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Raising employee awareness

Raising employee awareness

Quadient also encourages sustainable practices among its employees to reduce the global carbon footprint and protect the environment. Launched in 2021, a network of green ambassadors, Act4Earth promotes changes in daily habits, providing employees with information and education on natural resources and environmental protection. 

Quadient employees participate in various environmental awareness activities worldwide, such as World Cleanup Day, by cleaning up the waste on rivers and streets in our communities.



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