“We believe we have a responsibility to work towards a safe and secure digital space. This is part of Atos’s raison d’etre. This means working in partnership with others in the industry to provide standards for the safety and security of data. It is this that makes us the trusted digital partner of choice.”
Pierre Barnabe, Head of Big Data and Cybersecurity, Atos
“Sustainability and confidence are predicated on strong foundations of ethics and compliance. Our expertise enables us to ensure that high ethical standards are built into our technology and digital innovation, in effect, ‘ethics by design.”
Alexandre Menais, Group General Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
Atos strives to be recognized as a trustworthy digital company for corporate governance, ethics, and data safety. We comply with best-in-class corporate governance standards and are part of various initiatives, dedicated to security, ethics and equity within digital services.
In 2015, Atos was the first digital company to obtain certification for Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) for processing personal data from European data protection. In addition, Atos is a founding member of GAIA-X initiative and a member of the Charter of Trust initiative, both of which aim to design trustful standards for data management in Europe.
In 2020, Atos revised its Code of Ethics based around the Atos Sense of Purpose and has extended the scope of the Group’s ethical commitments, as business should be conducted not only profitably but also responsibly. Atos has launched, with other partners, the ETAMI initiative (Ethical and Trustworthy Artificial and Machine Intelligence) in Europe, which aims to design ethical frameworks for data management.
Atos’s commitment to integrity and strong foundation of ethics and compliance is reflected in its Vigilance Plan. Vigilance measures include risk mapping, evaluation procedures, mitigation actions, alert mechanisms and monitoring systems on the effective and efficient implementation of measures.
Read the Vigilance Plan published within the 2020 Universal Registration Document / Section 5.4.7