Our raison d’être

Designing the future of the digital space

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Our purpose is to design the future of the digital space.

Our expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence.

Across the world, Atos enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure digital space.

On April 30, 2019, the General Meeting of shareholders of the company voted to include the raison d’être in Atos’ articles of association.

Our raison d’être: 3 pillars for concrete actions

Atos’ raison d’être deeply connects our business lines with the public interest, reflects our unique responsibility as a technology leader and embodies our ambition to contribute over the short-, medium- and long-term to the civic construction of the digital future.

Atos’ raison d’être has been organized around three pillars:

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Our ambition is to act as trusted partner for all stakeholders – now and for the long term. Atos started its corporate social responsibility journey over ten years ago and is a recognized leader in its industry across environment, social and governance criteria.


Net-zero is a state where we add no incremental greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. This means achieving a balance between carbon emissions and carbon sinks through a combination of deep decarbonization and carbon sequestration.


New digital landscapes, move to cloud, expansion of connected objects, quantum computing and overall speed of digital transformation are changing the way we do business.

Innovation and Research

Over one hundred years ago a Norwegian engineer named Fredrik Rosing Bull filed a patent for a “combined sorter-recorder-tabulator of punch cards” machine and so began a journey of innovation and research that Atos upholds to this day.