Working for the common good across our sphere of influence
Atos must comply with local and international regulations and ensure that business partners in its supply chain follow best practices in corporate social responsibility (CSR).
4 material issues have been identified:
- Corporate Governance
- Compliance and business ethics
- Supply chain
- Local impact and communities
“As people are the basis of Atos’ business, it is essential for Atos to manage disruptions from the impacts of digitalization through our strong foundations in ethics and governance across our business which place our stakeholders at the very center of our organization.”
Alexandre Menais – Group General Secretary, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development, Legal, Compliance and Contract Management, Atos.
“Atos has very high expectations for the CSR performance of its business partners across its supply chain. We want to make sure at all times that we are working with the very best suppliers for our business, those who share our values and our commitments to transforming the world of business and creating sustainable long-term value for all”.
Aurélia Tremblaye – Chief Procurement Officer, Atos.
Setting the pace in data protection
In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force in the European Union with a major impact on the IT services market.
Atos has for many years positioned itself as a pioneer in the protection of personal data.
In anticipation of the entry into force of the GDPR, Atos set up a dedicated GDPR program, fully supported by senior management both at global and local levels. The program is designed to ensure full compliance with the new regulation, based on adapting existing policies and procedures, training and commitments.
Responsible approaches to manufacturing
In recent years, Atos’ manufacturing footprint has expanded significantly around the world, with Atos brands such as Bull, Worldline and Unify manufacturing computer hardware, payment terminals and other equipment at third-party factories or in their own facilities.
In order to ensure responsible behavior in the manufacturing supply chain, Atos works with EcoVadis, a specialist consultancy that monitors suppliers’ performance in fields such as the environment, human rights and society, ethics and responsible purchasing. Our Code of Ethics is also an integral part of all contracts with suppliers. Meanwhile, Atos’ updated Suppliers Charter, now called the Business Partners Integrity Commitment Charter, focuses on integrity and requires compliance with Atos rules on Environment, human rights, labor and safety.
A dynamic corporate citizen
With social responsibility at the heart of the Atos vision of corporate citizenship, we focus our contribution to social progress on three main action areas: education and knowledge equality; youth empowerment, insertion and employability; and digital inclusion.
For example, in Poland we have formed a groundbreaking partnership with a high school in Bydgoszcz to encourage students to think about the skills they will need and the careers they would like to pursue.
In Senegal, we work closely with Mariama Ba Maison d’Education, a public educational institution in Dakar, to help grow the talents of young girls.
Atos has a long-standing relationship with the Energie Jeunes organization in France, which supports the work of secondary schools in deprived areas, enhancing access to education and empowering local youth.
In the UK, Atos works with the Prince’s Trust by supporting the technological education of young people, providing “job clubs” to help young people gain interview skills, and through fundraising activities by Atos graduates in the annual Million Makers challenge.
Leveraging a global ecosystem of partners, Atos creates innovative and sustainable solutions to deliver value for clients, while ensuring the highest levels of security and data protection and promoting a culture of digital responsibility.