IDEMIA Partners with Nationwide Building Society, World’s Largest Building Society to issue Recycled Plastic Cards – Tech

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IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity and the Nationwide Building Society, the world’s largest building society, both promote greener financial services. From 2021, new IDEMIA-sourced cards made from recycled plastic will be introduced in the UK.

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At a time when environmental issues are booming at the center level, IDEMIA will join forces with the Nationwide Building Society to distribute cards made from recycled PVC that will reduce the bank’s carbon footprint without compromising safety or end-user convenience. Will kill

With Nationwide’s 5.4 million new plastic payment cards every year, the alliance aims to save 35 metric tons of carbon – a single card production will save 7 grams of carbon compared to a standard PVC payment card. By using recycled PVC from printing and packaging industrial waste, IDEMIA’s solutions destroy plastic waste, which significantly reduces carbon emissions. It also helps in reducing landfill space, energy consumption as well as land and water pollution.

Nationwide will introduce cards made using recycled plastic from early spring of next year and is the first high street lender to do so. Environmentally friendly cards will first be issued to current account members before the “Society” rolls out the cards in its product range. Resolution to eliminate single-use plastics by 2025 nationwide.

This alliance reinforces IDEMIA’s determination to bring changes in the financial services industry. It is part of GREENPAY ™, IDEMIA’s eco-friendly all-embedding package deal for customers from financial institutions around the world.

IDEMIA Executive VP Financial Institute Amanda Gourbault said: “IDEMIA is proud to be a long-term partner of the Nationwide Building Society and is pleased to support IDEMIA’s nationwide sustainability goals with recycled plastic payment card product. This type of card is manufactured from waste materials and as plastic significantly reduces waste, it is one of the most common problems in our modern world. The migration to recycled plastics is also beneficial because it saves energy, limits oil consumption and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, helping to reduce global warming and reduce air pollution. At IDEMIA, we take sustainable development very seriously and we are using our expertise to create and promote more responsible and environmentally friendly solutions through our portfolio of sustainable solutions for GREENPAY, financial institutions and FinTechs . Our decision to provide environmentally friendly PVC cards from IDEMIA to its members for nationwide decision making confirms our objective to provide green solutions that help protect our planet – because banking cards do not cost the Earth needed “.

Claire Tracy, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer at Nationwide Building Society: “We pride ourselves on being the first high street lender in the UK to offer cards made from recycled plastic. Our members tell us that, despite difficult times, they still want to make the world a good place. Earlier this year we became carbon neutral for energy and emissions for all internal operations and society vehicles. We set aside £ 1 billion for our members to borrow at a special low interest rate if they want to make their homes greener. Today’s news is an important step for us to achieve net-zero by 2050 and to eliminate single-use plastics by 2025 in the UK. “

IDEMIA is a leader in innovative solutions that meet user needs in a rapidly changing financial services industry landscape. They provide financial institutions with a complete and innovative portfolio of solutions ranging from classic EMV card technologies, eye-catching metal cards to cutting-edge mobile payments, digital services and innovative online payment security.


IDEMIA, the global leader in augmented identity, provides a reliable environment that enables citizens and consumers to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space. In the world we live in today, it has become important to protect our identity. By standing for enhanced identity, an identity that ensures confidentiality and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we are our greatest asset – our identity – whether for our thinking for individuals or for goods, Strengthen methods of production, use, and safety, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide enhanced identity to international customers from the financial, telecommunications, identity, public safety and IoT sectors.

With around 15,000 employees worldwide, IDEMIA serves customers in 180 countries.

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