Environment

Atos is fully committed to tackle climate change

“ Atos is fully committed to tackling the climate change emergency and is advancing rapidly towards its long-term targets for carbon reduction.” 

Eric Grall
Head of Manufacturing and Chief Operating Officer, Atos

As an expanding company with a growing physical impact, Atos is working hard to continuously reduce its environmental footprint. The sharp rise in the energy efficiency of its datacenters, its increasing use of decarbonized electricity and its global offsetting program demonstrate the ongoing action plans and progress. Its environmental program and climate leadership have been recognized year after year by international organizations such as the CDP, DJSI.

Rising to the climate change

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The Atos environmental program addresses 4 challenges

Challenge 1: Reduce global emissions

  • Reduce gradually the carbon intensity of the Group’s activities
  • Offset 100% of the residual datacenters, offices and business travel CO2 emissions through certified carbon offsetting projects focusing on wind farm projects in India and preservation/reforestation projects in Brazil and in Ethiopia

21.86% 

reduction in carbon intensity by revenue from 2016-2019

100% 

of carbon emissions
from its datacenters, offices and
travel are offset in 2019

Challenge 2: Shift to low carbon and renewable sources

  • Optimize energy consumption in its offices and datacenters
  • Tends to consume 100% of low-carbon and renewable energy in all its activities worldwide
  • Monitor its main office sites’ and strategic datacenters’ through the Environmental Management System / ISO 14001 certification

89% 

of main sites certified for ISO 14001 in 2019

100% 

 energy used by Atos’s core datacenters from decarbonized sources in 2019

Challenge 3: Favor new ways of working & travel

  • Favor new ways of working and develop remote working tools
  • Limit travel impact by encouraging eco-friendly transportation means
  • Minimize Atos fleet impact

Challenge 4: Deliver sustainable solutions and technologies

  • Deliver solutions that are eco-designed and energy-efficient
  • Help its clients to address their own environmental challenges

1.52

Overall Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of core datacenters in 2019

12 

supercomputers in the top 100 of the Green 500 List (November 2019) which grades the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world

Atos has partnered with Greenspector, a company that specializes in measuring the energy consumption of apps and websites, to develop eco-design solutions in mobile, Web and IoT software that perform applications and reduce energy consumption

Climate change commitments

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To bolster the global effort to combat climate change, Atos made four key commitments in support of the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement signed in 2016. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) formally approved Atos’ carbon emission targets in 2017.

In 2020, Atos made a further commitment to limit the rise of global warming by joining the Business Ambition for 1.5°C, which is coordinated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in partnership with the UN Global Compact and We Mean Business coalition

Atos has committed to four climate change initiatives:

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Pursue science-based carbon emission reduction targets

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Implement internal carbon prices to influence investment choices in favor of low-carbon options

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Engage responsibly in climate policy by anticipating both the risks and opportunities associated with climate change

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Publicly disclose climate change information in its main reports (challenges, targets, results, risks, opportunities)

Want to learn more

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  • Environmental Policy: Atos’ senior management approved a Global Environmental Policy which sets out the path for minimizing our environmental footprint. The policy applies to all divisions, support functions and all Global Business Units.
  • Position paper: Contributing to a more sustainable society by promoting digital solutions that reduce the impact on the environment.
  • Carbon offsetting factsheet: To offset its CO2 emissions of all its activities, Atos invests in global offsetting program in partnership with EcoAct focusing on wind farms in India, and two reforestation projects in Brazil and in Ethiopia, contributing directly to UN Sustainable Development Goals 7 (clean energy), 8 (decent work), 9 (innovation), 12 (responsible production), 13 (climate change) and 15 (life on land).
  • 2019 reports: Universal Registration Document & Integrated Report

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