Qonto and IDEMIA Introduce Eco-Friendly Business Cards

Published 7 months ago

Qonto, a prominent European business finance solution, has joined forces with IDEMIA, an international leader in identity technologies. The partnership aims to introduce a new range of cards made from 100% recycled plastic.

The New Sustainable Cards

The newly launched cards, developed and produced by IDEMIA, come with an array of design benefits including colour choice. They also offer improved and broadened user insurance. This initiative is part of Qonto’s “Impact” strategy, which seeks to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. At the same time, it aims to provide bespoke cards that align with the changing needs of customers.

Recycled cards are a significant step towards a more sustainable business model. They are a part of Qonto’s “Impact” initiative that strives to foster positive environmental change and enhance diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation. The goal is to reduce the company’s overall carbon footprint by 5% before the end of 2023.

Qonto has taken measures to identify what business aspects could be improved, including marketing, travel, supplier policies, data centres, and now the new card range.

From Virgin Plastic to Recycled PVC

Previously, all of Qonto’s cards were made of virgin plastic. As of November 14, all issued One and Plus cards will be produced from 100% recycled Polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material is sourced from the printing and packaging industries in Europe. The change will reuse waste material and reduce the use of virgin plastic.

Enhanced Features of the New Cards

The new Qonto Plus cards, made from sustainable materials, offer customers additional benefits. These include three colour options: silver, black, and light purple. Customers can also personalise their cards by choosing between embossed card details in the front or printed card details in the back. The new cards also include additional insurance benefits, such as phishing coverage, purchase protection, and extended coverage for fraudulent payments.

Albertine Lecointe, VP Strategy of Qonto, highlighted the significance of this initiative. She emphasized Qonto’s commitment to reducing environmental impact and meeting the expectations of their growing client base. This move aligns with Mastercard’s mandate to remove first-use PVC plastics from payment cards by 2028. Aaron Davis, Senior VP Europe Payment Services of IDEMIA, expressed pride in continuing their relationship with Qonto and offering more environmentally friendly payment methods.