The reason for this replacement programme of the elder credit card terminals are updated safety guidelines by the big card organizations such as Visa or Mastercard. They issued the order that certain terminals can only be used until the end of 2017. As of 2018, any transactions over those devices are not allowed any more. In some companies, those devices are still in use. In order to get as many companies as possible to prepare themselves for the future, myclimate forestation project in Nicaragua.
Tosca Winkler, Marketing Communication Manager at SIX Switzerland and the brain behind the action, explains the correlation: “ I get involved with forestation at myclimate as I intented not to only be responsible for the scrapping of thousands of terminals as the marketing responsible of this terminal replacement programme but also do something good with this action at the same time.”
The replacement programme provides the company with further functional advantages such as the support of <link www.six-payment-services.com/en/home/needs/distance-payments.html - external-link "Opens external link in current window">mobile payments</link> (e.g. Apple Pay, Paymit, Google Pay), more powerful hardware and in-series integrated contactless function or an effective protection against criminal manipulation (Skimming).
It also complies seamlessly with the broader <link www.six-group.com/about/en/home/corporate/responsibility.html - external-link "Opens external link in current window">commitment to sustainability of SIX</link>. The provider has set a new strategic framework for sustainability in 2015 with the guiding pricinciple “Enabling a sustainable future”. Within this framework, SIX reduces demontrably both their usage of non-renewable ressources and their own CO₂-emissions. Furthermore, SIX has been awarded from the group “Energie-Modell Zürich” in November 2015 with the challenge trophy for the reduction of their own electric power consumption of about 27% at their base in Switzerland.