Card body made from renewable material helps reduce environmental impact
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today
announced that Deutsche Post DHL is rolling out its innovative bio-sourced
payment cards. Starting June 1, 2010, Deutsche Post DHL is offering its
enterprise customers POSTCARD GOGREEN, which can be used to pay for the mailing
of letters and packages and for express deliveries. POSTCARD GOGREEN has the
same physical format and characteristics as common payment cards. Each card is
associated with the customer through a unique numeric code, with 100,000
POSTCARDS GOGREEN being deployed in this initial roll-out.
Gemalto`s bio-sourced payment card is made from a renewable material derived
from corn, sugarcane and potato starch. This material is easily recyclable and
compostable through small scale industrial units and reduces the global
ecological footprint of the production process.
“Deutsche Post DHL constantly wants to provide its customers with the most
complete offering possible and Gemalto enabled us to bring in an additional
product, POSTCARD GOGREEN,” commented Peter Grau, Head of Product Management
Business Communication at Deutsche Post DHL. “The Gemalto innovation came about
just as we were considering offering our customers an eco-friendly POSTCARD.”
GOGREEN is the climate protection program of Deutsche Post DHL. GOGREEN`s goal
is to reduce the CO2 emissions Deutsche Post DHL generates for every letter and
parcel sent, and across all of its operations including subcontracted
transportation services. The POSTCARD GOGREEN complements the expanded portfolio
of climate-friendly products and services that Deutsche Post DHL launched in
“Deutsche Post DHL is strongly committed to sustainable development and Gemalto
is proud to support this strategy which is perfectly in line with our dedication
to reduce the environmental impact,” added Philippe Cambriel, Executive Vice
President, Gemalto. “This new contract is a further milestone in the
long-standing business relationship Gemalto has established with Deutsche Post
DHL. Our company has been Deutsche Post DHL`s sole supplier of cards and
personalization services for the last ten years, and we highly value this new
mark of trust.”
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security
with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating
out of 75 offices, with research and service centers in 41 countries.
Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to
communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work-anytime, anywhere-has
become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are
convenient, enjoyable and secure.
Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for
mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health
and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by
supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range
of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM),
Universal Integrated Circuit Cards (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards,
smart card access badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online
identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems
and services to help our customers achieve their goals.
As the use of Gemalto`s software and secure devices increases with the number of
people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to
thrive over the coming years.
For more information please visit www.gemalto.com.
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