Atos commits to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C signing SBTi Business Ambition

Paris, 18 June 2020

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, joined Business Ambition for 1.5°C, a global movement of leading companies working to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, launched by Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)[1] and Global Compact UN.

Atos commits to align with the most ambitious aim of the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change – to limit global temperature rise in the 21th century to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels and reach net-zero emissions. Precisely, Atos will set CO2 emission targets not only for the emissions under its direct control, but also under its influence, therefore including its customers and suppliers.

For the last decade, Atos has been pioneering decarbonization, having decreased by 60% its own carbon intensity (CO2 / M€ Operating Margin) between 2012 and 2019. Atos met the first milestone of the SBTi 2oC ten years in advance and has reached carbon neutrality for its own emissions since 2018 with the offsetting of 100% of its residual emissions.

Atos is, among other rankings, topping the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI World and Europe) in its industry in 2019, Ecovadis Gold, and Carbon Disclosure Project A rating.

“At Atos, along with our purpose (“raison d’être”), we aim to pioneer decarbonization for the benefit of our customers and all our stakeholders and take a leadership position in decarbonized digital. We have therefore decided to drastically accelerate our decarbonization program according to the most demanding 1.5°C science-based CO2 emission reduction targets and net zero emission commitment. By joining the Business Ambition for 1.5°C, I am happy to align Atos to the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement on Climate change” says Elie Girard, Atos CEO.

At its upcoming Analyst Day, Atos will present on June 24 in detail its decarbonation strategy and solutions.

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Press contact: 

Marion Delmas | marion.delmas@atos.net | +33 6 37 63 91 99 |

[1] The Science Based Targets initiative champions science-based target setting as a powerful way of boosting companies’ competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy. It is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. Visit https://sciencebasedtargets.org/about-the-science-based-targets-initiative/