Taking action for the environment and sustainable development is a commitment for Gemalto and its customers. Working on ways to minimize the environmental impact of our products from initial design, production then disposal at the end of the product life cycle implies :
In addition to the Eco Card, our packaging solutions are also evolving to include new material from Bio sources. The entire issuance chain has been re-visited to make use of recyclable material, optimize energy consumption and minimize the impact on the environment.
In the summer of 2011 Gemalto introduced our new DIAMs module, which requires less metal to produce, further reducing the environmental impact of the manufacturing process.
Austria’s leading banking group Raiffeisen has rolled out
biosourced payment cards for its Austrian cardholders. The
Visa-branded EMV cards are from Gemalto’s Clarista range of
payment solutions, and will offer special-edition prepaid
cards to end users as part of the Raiffeisen Climate
In the first phase of the project, the Raiffeisen Visa biosourced cards will be available as preloaded cards with a prepaid balance. They will be supplied with Gemalto’s customized EcoPack – a packaging made from recycled material.
The biosourced card – based on the latest state-of-the-art product technology – offers a solution with full security and functionality, which fits perfectly with Raiffeisen’s values, particularly its Climate Protection Initiative.