IT infrastructure services provider Kyndryl has announced the expansion of its partnership with French postal bank La Banque Postale through the end of this decade.

As part of the agreement, Kyndryl will host the bank’s IT platforms and contribute to its corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy, specifically in relation to easing its carbon footprint.

Both parties started their partnership in 2004.

The extension of their collaboration is in line with La Banque Postale’s strategic goal to become the preferred bank in France by 2025.

According to Kyndryl, its know-how and certifications in payment card industry (PCI)/data security standards (DSS) are a real asset to protect the security of the banking data of customers.

The two companies’ teams are said to have worked for several months, allowing them to structure future requirements associated with the development of the bank’s business. This will also support teams to translate the requirements into capabilities made available by Kyndryl.

Kyndryl will deliver customised tools for autonomous management as well as energy optimisation of the bank’s infrastructures.

Kyndryl France president Philippe Roncati said: “I’m delighted that La Banque Postale has entrusted us with their day-to-day support in their sustainable digital transformation.

“Our knowledge of the banking sector and the joint efforts of our teams will enable us to work together to build an IT system that will serve the future of banking.”

La Banque Postale has a target of achieving net zero emissions by the end of the next decade, which is part of its science based targets initiative (SBTi)-certified decarbonisation trajectory.

La Banque Postale information systems, innovation, data and the acceleration of digital transformation general manager Zakaria Moursli said: “Protecting our customers’ data is a major challenge for La Banque Postale.

“The use of data by the bank is a real issue of trust for the customer, the basis of any committed relationship. It’s in this context that we decided to renew our partnership with Kyndryl.”