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Länsförsäkringar Bank launches world’s first sustainable payment cards made of recycled plastic

Länsförsäkringar Bank (LF Bank) has started issuing eco-friendly MasterCard debit and credit cards, delivered by TietoEVRY.

17 June 2020

The new card technology will save up to 75 percent of the CO2 emissions involved in payment card production.

The new card technology will save up to 75 percent of the CO2 emissions involved in payment card production.

TietoEVRY has had a close cooperation with Länsförsäkringar Bank since 2006 as a supplier of card services and mobile payments, delivering the entire value chain of card services from card issuing, card production to security solutions and fraud monitoring. Now, LF Bank is migrating its total debit and credit card base to MasterCard utilizing sustainable cards provided and personalised by TietoEVRY Card Services in its production sites in Riga, Latvia and Vantaa, Finland.

All new cards from LF Bank will now be made of recycled PETG (rPETG) plastic. This saves 75 percent of the CO2 emissions involved in plastic card production compared with PVC, which is normally used as raw material in payment cards. Today, PETG is widely used to make bottles and other plastic containers.

LF Bank’s new payment cards are the first in the world made exclusively of recycled PETG. This is made possible by TietoEVRY in close cooperation with its suppliers to combine the latest card technologies with TietoEVRY’s personalisation capabilities. The cards are assembled utilising TietoEVRY’s networks and suppliers, focusing on green services and solutions. Contributing to a greener and more sustainable way of living and consuming is important for both companies.

– Financial, environmental and social sustainability form the backbone of Länsförsäkringar AB's operations.  We have a long-term climate-smart vision, which means that we work actively to reduce climate impact and climate risks throughout our business. Making sustainable cards made of recycled PETG available to consumers is one important step in reaching our environmental targets and reducing the impact our business has on climate change, says Christina Örn, Head of Payments in Länsförsäkringar Bank.

– We are proud to support LF Bank in their efforts to save the environment by providing the world’s first sustainable payment cards. As the world rapidly changes, we are making important steps together with our customers and partners to build a smarter and more sustainable society, says Jarmo Rouhiainen, Head of Card Personalisation in TietoEVRY.

Contact Person: 

Jarmo Rouhiainen - Head of Card Personalisation
Tel:     +358 40 558 3077

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Jarmo Rouhiainen

Head of Card Production and Personalisation

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