Paris (France), February 18, 2021
Atos now announces that it is elevating its decarbonization ambition to arrive at “net zero” by 2028. With this ambition, Atos is committing to decreasing the global carbon emissions underneath its control and influence by fifty% by 2025[one] (scopes one, 2, three), and to offset all its residual emissions by 2028.
Atos’ new trajectory is 22 yrs ahead of the 2050 concentrate on set by the Paris Settlement to limit global warming to 2°C by 2050 previously mentioned pre-industrial degrees, and seven yrs ahead of the concentrate on formerly set by the Group.
With this ambition, Atos also commits to arrive at the SBTi concentrate on by 2025. The SBTi concentrate on on greenhouse gasoline emission reduction aims to limit global temperature rise to one.5°C previously mentioned pre-industrial degrees. Atos’ concentrate on is five yrs ahead of both equally the most stringent SBTi pathway and of the concentrate on formerly set by the Group.
The conclusion to raise its ambition was determined by the results of Atos’ decarbonization strategies, which have previously materialized into a reduction of the Group’s global carbon emissions by 15% in 2020[three] (from three.three to 2.eight M Tons CO2), of which an estimated 10% is structural enhancement in addition to the conjunctural Covid-19 result. It also reflects Atos’ determination to even more accelerate its customers’ digital decarbonization.
Atos is when once again positioning itself amid the most state-of-the-art technological innovation organizations throughout the world in the struggle from weather change and is encouraging to limit global warming to one.5° C previously mentioned pre-industrial degrees. As a reminder, Atos is rated #one in the digital sector throughout the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
“It is time to accelerate the struggle from weather change. By elevating our possess decarbonization ambition, we will superior assist our clients on their journey by tapping into the power of digital technologies and their discovered prospective to cut down carbon emissions by up to twenty percent in other sectors. Our throughout the world market management in decarbonization will straight benefit all our customers”, stated Elie Girard, Atos CEO.
Atos has previously strongly executed on its decarbonization strategies over the last yr, resulting from a method that encompasses all business enterprise activities and business enterprise models, and yrs of ongoing expenditure in capabilities, competencies, and exploration. The Group’s decarbonization initiatives are targeted on 4 primary regions:
- True estate: optimization of office environment space and energy intake across all areas, with sizeable initiatives to adopt decarbonized energy. This has materialized into a 34% minimize of global CO2 emissions of Atos workplaces in 2020 vs. 2019 (19% excluding the Covid-19 result), with an accelerated switch to carbon-free of charge and renewable energy, powering 44% of all Atos workplaces in 2020 (compared to twenty five% in 2019)
- Datacenters: enhanced energy performance materializing into a 15% minimize of global energy intake of Atos datacenters in 2020 vs. 2019 and a switch to carbon-free of charge and renewable energy, which now powers 55% of all Atos datacenters in 2020 (compared to 32% in 2019)
- Provide chain: introduction of systematic decarbonization conditions for the Atos provide chain, which has previously led to sizeable gains (e.g. a 10% reduction in the energy intake of all new PCs). Atos was listed amid the prime seven% of organizations assessed for supplier engagement on weather change in the 2020 CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard
- Merchandise & remedies: Atos constantly increases the energy performance of its merchandise, illustrated by the launch in 2020 of the #one greenest machine amid the prime one hundred greatest supercomputers in the environment, delivered to the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany.
To make certain that its determination to decarbonization is mirrored at all degrees across the corporation and to raise worker consciousness on digital sustainability, Atos launched in 2020 an inner carbon pricing mechanism (80 € / ton CO2), which applies to all of Atos’ functions, as very well as the “Atos Green” app, which provides Atos staff members with assets to make certain the lowest doable environmental impression.
In parallel, Atos strategies to establish a strengthened offsetting application, focusing mostly on carbon sequestration, for all its residual emissions.
For its prospects, Atos is developing a unique decarbonization giving to assist its clients in speedily employing thorough decarbonization approaches. Capitalizing on the acquisition of EcoAct in 2020 and the progress of a dedicated portfolio, Atos now delivers CO2 reduction commitments by means of DLAs (Decarbonization Stage Agreements) in all huge contracts. These commitments, which are measurable and auditable by third events, bind Atos to indemnify clients if the yr-over-yr carbon reduction contractually agreed commitments are not achieved.
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Atos is a global chief in digital transformation with one hundred and five,000 staff members and yearly revenue of over € 11 billion. European quantity just one in cybersecurity, cloud and large functionality computing, the Group provides tailored conclude-to-conclude remedies for all industries in seventy one international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization solutions and merchandise, Atos is committed to a safe and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos operates underneath the manufacturers Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
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[one] 2019 baseline Atos’ new ambition has been absolutely validated by the Science Based mostly Targets (SBT) initiative.
 As defined by the Greenhouse Gasoline Protocol: https://ghgprotocol.org/
[three] Scopes one,2 and three