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Atos boosts its decarbonization ambition committing to Net Zero by 2028

Paris (France), February 18, 2021

Atos currently announces that it is increasing its decarbonization ambition to achieve “net zero” by 2028. With this ambition, Atos is committing to reducing the international carbon emissions beneath its manage and influence by fifty% by 2025[1] (scopes 1, two, three[two]), and to offset all its residual emissions by 2028.

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

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

The selection to elevate its ambition was motivated by the achievements of Atos’ decarbonization options, which have now materialized into a reduction of the Group’s international carbon emissions by fifteen% in 2020[three] (from three.three to two.eight M Tons CO2), of which an believed 10% is structural improvement in addition to the conjunctural Covid-19 influence. It also reflects Atos’ motivation to even further speed up its customers’ electronic decarbonization.

Atos is the moment again positioning alone amongst the most superior technological know-how companies all over the world in the fight in opposition to local weather improve and is encouraging to limit international warming to 1.5° C over pre-industrial concentrations. As a reminder, Atos is ranked #1 in the electronic sector all over the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

“It is time to speed up the fight in opposition to local weather improve. By increasing our very own decarbonization ambition, we will better support our customers on their journey by tapping into the electrical power of electronic technologies and their identified potential to cut down carbon emissions by up to twenty % in other sectors. Our all over the world industry leadership in decarbonization will directly advantage all our customers”, reported Elie Girard, Atos CEO.

Atos has now strongly executed on its decarbonization options around the past calendar year, resulting from a system that encompasses all enterprise pursuits and enterprise models, and several years of ongoing expense in abilities, competencies, and research. The Group’s decarbonization initiatives are centered on 4 key areas:

  • Actual estate: optimization of office area and strength consumption across all regions, with important initiatives to adopt decarbonized strength. This has materialized into a 34% lower of international CO2 emissions of Atos offices in 2020 vs. 2019 (19% excluding the Covid-19 influence), with an accelerated switch to carbon-free of charge and renewable strength, powering forty four% of all Atos offices in 2020 (compared to twenty five% in 2019)
  • Datacenters: enhanced strength performance materializing into a fifteen% lower of international strength consumption of Atos datacenters in 2020 vs. 2019 and a switch to carbon-free of charge and renewable strength, which now powers fifty five% of all Atos datacenters in 2020 (compared to 32% in 2019)
  • Source chain: introduction of systematic decarbonization standards for the Atos source chain, which has now led to important gains (e.g. a 10% reduction in the strength consumption of all new PCs). Atos was stated amongst the prime 7% of companies assessed for supplier engagement on local weather improve in the 2020 CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard
  • Solutions & solutions: Atos repeatedly enhances the strength performance of its items, illustrated by the release in 2020 of the #1 greenest device amongst the prime a hundred premier supercomputers in the planet, delivered to the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany.

To guarantee that its motivation to decarbonization is mirrored at all concentrations across the firm and to elevate staff recognition on electronic sustainability, Atos introduced in 2020 an internal carbon pricing system (eighty € / ton CO2), which applies to all of Atos’ functions, as perfectly as the “Atos Green” application, which supplies Atos employees with sources to guarantee the cheapest attainable environmental effect.

In parallel, Atos options to set up a reinforced offsetting program, concentrating mainly on carbon sequestration, for all its residual emissions.

For its shoppers, Atos is acquiring a unique decarbonization providing to support its customers in speedily employing thorough decarbonization approaches. Capitalizing on the acquisition of EcoAct in 2020 and the improvement of a focused portfolio, Atos now presents CO2 reduction commitments by DLAs (Decarbonization Degree Agreements) in all large contracts. These commitments, which are measurable and auditable by 3rd events, bind Atos to indemnify customers if the calendar year-around-calendar year carbon reduction contractually agreed commitments are not met.

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About Atos

Atos is a international chief in electronic transformation with one hundred and five,000 employees and annual profits of around € 11 billion. European amount one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and large general performance computing, the Group supplies tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in seventy one nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and items, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized electronic for its customers. Atos operates beneath the manufacturers Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), stated on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The purpose of Atos is to assist style and design the foreseeable future of the facts area. Its abilities and expert services support the improvement of expertise, education and learning and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the improvement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the planet, the Group allows its shoppers and employees, and associates of societies at large to live, do the job and establish sustainably, in a harmless and secure facts area.

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[1] 2019 baseline Atos’ new ambition has been completely validated by the Science Based mostly Targets (SBT) initiative.

[two] As defined by the Greenhouse Gasoline Protocol: https://ghgprotocol.org/

[three] Scopes 1,two and three