Social responsibility

We believe that building an ethical business isn’t optional


Tonnes of waste disposal was prevented through our investment in the Vietstar Waste Treatment project.


Hours of volunteering time dedicated to good causes in line with the United Nations’ Social Development Goals.


Of shoppers’ donations through Adyen Giving go to the chosen charity.

Defining our place in society

As our formula states: we make good choices to build an ethical business and drive sustainable growth for our merchants. Now, we aim to extend this into societal and environmental action. It was an easy decision to make.


We take responsibility for our environmental impact


We use our technology to do good

Local initiatives

We drive positive change in the communities we live and work in

There’s still significant work to do and we’re committed to addressing the challenges that lie ahead. To do so, we use the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as guidelines to create long-term positive returns for people and planet.

Our environmental impact

We annually calculate and compensate for all greenhouse gases emitted in our operations. In 2019, we did this for the first time and compensated for all emissions since the foundation of Adyen in 2006. We compensate for our emissions by purchasing credits from third-party verified emission reduction projects, also known as “carbon offsets”. These projects support climate action efforts such as reforestation, wildlife protection, and education-focused subsistence farming initiatives.

Adyen's sustainability: To move forward, we looked at the footprint we left behind

Video about our footprint

Our Impact: leveraging our technology to do good

People want to do good. They want to give to good causes. That's the central assumption behind Adyen Impact. Our Impact product features Giving and Restore make it easy for our merchants and their shoppers to support good causes. Through Giving, we make it easy for our merchants to accept charitable donations from their shoppers in the checkout process. Through Restore, our merchants’ shoppers can compensate for the carbon emissions resulting from their purchase. 

Our philosophy of making an impact by leveraging our technology can be applied very widely — these products are just the start.

Adyen Accelerator

The Adyen Accelerator is a program dedicated to supporting social enterprises across Europe, with emphasis on amplifying their positive impact on society. We share our knowledge, technological expertise and lessons we’ve learned to help others. At the end of the week, participants pitch with the chance to win a year of mentoring and a €10,000 grand prize.

Local Initiatives

Recognising the entrepreneurial spirit of our employees, we encourage our people to set up grassroots initiatives. All Local Initiatives are employee-led and touch upon at least one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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