“Atos rewarded as “Key Supplier Award – 2014” by Vallourec in the «Corporate Social Responsibility» category”
Paris/Sao Paulo, 29 October 2014
Atos, an international information technology services company, has been chosen by Vallourec, world leader in premium tubular solutions, as «Key Supplier - 2014» in the «Corporate Social Responsibility» category, during its 2014 Suppliers' Day.
Atos won this award for the quality of its commitment and proactive strategy in the field of sustainability and corporate responsibility (assessed as Gold level by Ecovadis*), demonstrated with the successful outsourcing contract signed in 2011 in Brazil and the recently signed contract in France to supply the Vallourec sourcing department with a centralized and homogeneous global solution.
Through the contract signed with Vallourec in Brazil, Atos provides a full outsourcing solution including Infrastructure Management (entire data center environment), information and data processing systems, Service Desk and Field Services. Atos is responsible for assuring end-to-end IT services to the large and mission critical Vallourec´s business and production processes, all services delivered according to the Atos Service Management Model, a best practice process standard which is based on ITIL.
Michelle Wen, Group Sourcing Vice President, Vallourec: « The Vallourec Suppliers' Awards recognize suppliers who have been fully committed to their partnership with Vallourec during the last years and have responded most effectively to the Group's expectations. We organize these awards to highlight that having the support of first class suppliers is indispensable in order to achieve our ambitious goals. We know how important it is to build up long lasting partnerships and we are expecting best quality, competitiveness, reactivity and innovation from our suppliers. Atos fulfils these criteria and is one of our strategic suppliers.”
Alexandre Gouvea, CEO for Latin America, Atos: “We are proud of this recognition from Vallourec, which confirms the quality of our teams and offerings in the purchasing and supply management area. Our permanent commitment to making sustainable development a pillar of our corporate strategy enables us to provide better support for our clients to achieve excellence in environmental and societal issues against a fast-changing economic background.”
Our corporate responsibility is part of our three-year plan Ambition 2016 strategy of the Group and is focused on three objectives. First, we want to reinforce our leadership in the field of IT for sustainability. Secondly, we are embedding corporate responsibility at the core of our Business and processes making sustainability part of our DNA. The third pillar is to continuously identify the challenges we face, establish priorities and measure our performance.
Ecovadis operates the 1st collaborative platform enabling companies to monitor the Sustainability performance of their suppliers, across 150 sectors and 99 countries. Leading organizations have long since established Supply Chain Management as a key process to transform their suppliers into a key competitive advantage: this involves tight collaboration between procurement and engineering departments with suppliers, to ensure that cost, quality and delivery are constantly optimized.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.
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