Atos boosts its decarbonization ambition committing to Net Zero by 2028

Paris (France), February eighteen, 2021 Atos currently announces that it is elevating its decarbonization ambition

Paris (France), February eighteen, 2021

Atos currently announces that it is elevating its decarbonization ambition to get to “net zero” by 2028. With this ambition, Atos is committing to lowering the international carbon emissions underneath its manage and impact by 50% by 2025[1] (scopes 1, 2, three[2]), and to offset all its residual emissions by 2028.

Atos’ new trajectory is 22 many years in advance of the 2050 focus on set by the Paris Arrangement to limit international warming to 2°C by 2050 over pre-industrial ranges, and 7 many years in advance of the focus on beforehand set by the Group.

With this ambition, Atos also commits to get to the SBTi focus on by 2025. The SBTi focus on on greenhouse gas emission reduction aims to limit international temperature increase to 1.5°C over pre-industrial ranges. Atos’ focus on is 5 many years in advance of both of those the most stringent SBTi pathway and of the focus on beforehand set by the Group.

The decision to increase its ambition was enthusiastic by the achievement of Atos’ decarbonization programs, which have now materialized into a reduction of the Group’s international carbon emissions by fifteen% in 2020[three] (from three.three to 2.8 M Tons CO2), of which an estimated 10% is structural advancement in addition to the conjunctural Covid-19 influence. It also demonstrates Atos’ dedication to even more speed up its customers’ digital decarbonization.

Atos is the moment once more positioning alone among the the most superior technology companies worldwide in the fight in opposition to weather modify and is serving to to limit international warming to 1.5° C over pre-industrial ranges. As a reminder, Atos is ranked #1 in the digital sector worldwide by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

“It is time to speed up the fight in opposition to weather modify. By elevating our individual decarbonization ambition, we will improved aid our clientele on their journey by tapping into the ability of digital systems and their recognized probable to lower carbon emissions by up to twenty per cent in other sectors. Our worldwide marketplace management in decarbonization will specifically advantage all our customers”, reported Elie Girard, Atos CEO.

Atos has now strongly executed on its decarbonization programs about the previous year, resulting from a technique that encompasses all business enterprise functions and business enterprise models, and many years of continual expenditure in techniques, competencies, and research. The Group’s decarbonization initiatives are centered on 4 key regions:

  • Real estate: optimization of place of work area and power usage across all locations, with sizeable initiatives to adopt decarbonized power. This has materialized into a 34% reduce of international CO2 emissions of Atos offices in 2020 vs. 2019 (19% excluding the Covid-19 influence), with an accelerated swap to carbon-totally free and renewable power, powering forty four% of all Atos offices in 2020 (versus 25% in 2019)
  • Datacenters: enhanced power performance materializing into a fifteen% reduce of international power usage of Atos datacenters in 2020 vs. 2019 and a swap to carbon-totally free and renewable power, which now powers 55% of all Atos datacenters in 2020 (versus 32% in 2019)
  • Source chain: introduction of systematic decarbonization criteria for the Atos offer chain, which has now led to sizeable gains (e.g. a 10% reduction in the power usage of all new PCs). Atos was mentioned among the the top rated 7% of companies assessed for provider engagement on weather modify in the 2020 CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard
  • Products and solutions & solutions: Atos continuously increases the power performance of its items, illustrated by the release in 2020 of the #1 greenest machine among the the top rated a hundred biggest supercomputers in the world, offered to the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany.

To make sure that its dedication to decarbonization is mirrored at all ranges across the corporation and to increase staff awareness on digital sustainability, Atos released in 2020 an inside carbon pricing mechanism (eighty € / ton CO2), which applies to all of Atos’ functions, as nicely as the “Atos Green” application, which gives Atos staff members with methods to make sure the cheapest possible environmental impression.

In parallel, Atos programs to create a strengthened offsetting program, concentrating largely on carbon sequestration, for all its residual emissions.

For its clients, Atos is building a exclusive decarbonization giving to aid its clientele in quickly implementing detailed decarbonization techniques. Capitalizing on the acquisition of EcoAct in 2020 and the enhancement of a dedicated portfolio, Atos now gives CO2 reduction commitments as a result of DLAs (Decarbonization Degree Agreements) in all massive contracts. These commitments, which are measurable and auditable by third get-togethers, bind Atos to indemnify clientele if the year-about-year carbon reduction contractually agreed commitments are not met.

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About Atos

Atos is a international leader in digital transformation with a hundred and five,000 staff members and once-a-year earnings of about € 11 billion. European amount just one in cybersecurity, cloud and large functionality computing, the Group gives tailor-made conclusion-to-conclusion solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization products and services and items, Atos is dedicated to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clientele. Atos operates underneath the manufacturers Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The intent of Atos is to aid design and style the foreseeable future of the data area. Its abilities and products and services aid the enhancement of awareness, instruction and research in a multicultural tactic and add to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Group permits its clients and staff members, and members of societies at massive to dwell, work and build sustainably, in a safe and sound and secure data area.

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[1] 2019 baseline Atos’ new ambition has been entirely validated by the Science Primarily based Targets (SBT) initiative.

[2] As outlined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol:

[three] Scopes 1,2 and three