Atos joins the Green Lab initiative: Atos and Green Lab to help Swiss research laboratories reduce CO2 emissions

Bern, 31st May 2021 - Atos is now an active member of the Bern-based Green Lab initiative. As part of GreenBuilding.ch, Green Lab supports Swiss research institutions in reducing their energy consumption. To the initiative, Atos brings its cumulative technical and organizational know-how for more energy efficiency through digitalization, thus ensuring greater safety, sustainability and competitiveness.

According to the Paris Climate Agreement, Switzerland has committed to halving greenhouse gas emissions within this decade and, by 2050 at the latest, to produce only as much CO2 as can be controlled. Among other things, this means: the energy requirements of industrial and building complexes must be drastically reduced.

As Green Lab has discovered, the numerous laboratory complexes in Switzerland, a country of research, have a significant impact on its eco-balance: compared to an office building of comparable size, a laboratory consumes up to ten times as much energy. A considerable proportion of this - 90 percent in extreme cases - is needed to operate the infrastructure. Renewing this infrastructure is therefore often cheaper than trying to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow with older infrastructure.

In addition to Atos, the Green Lab members include energy and real estate companies, construction firms, infrastructure specialists and the technology group Siemens, a key Atos partner. This year alone, the participants plan to support the transformation to more digitalization, security, sustainability and competitiveness with a total of 23 programs and events. Atos will be involved in many of them under the sponsorship of Bruno Schenk, CEO of Atos Switzerland.

Atos already committed in February to achieving net zero emissions by 2028. Thanks to its long experience in digital transformation, automation and decarbonization, the company offers within the Green Lab initiative the exchange of experience as well as sound advice on the topics of security, sustainability and competitiveness.

"Atos is using laboratories and their infrastructures to raise the visibility of a highly specialized life sciences sector that has been rather neglected,"says Lorenzo Nanetti, Business Consulting Partner Life Sciences at Atos."That's why we support Green Lab's integrated approach, which aims to make Switzerland's research facilities safer, greener and more attractive to young talent. In this way, we not only strengthen the competitive opportunities of Swiss science, but also help the country achieve its climate goals, in line with our Atos Switzerland “Accelerate Customers” program."

The expertise Atos brings to the initiative focuses on four areas: Digitization of Work Processes, Lab Automation and Integration, Change Management to Support Transformation, and Decarbonization. In addition, Atos offers tangible technical solutions, for example in areas such as robotics and digital twin for simulation, to support adaptation to new working models and practices. Atos intends to share its expertise in the form of webinars, workshops and discussion panels.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (SocietasEuropaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.