Sustainability is the Foundation of the Group’s Strategy
Atos' second Corporate Responsibility report has been rated Level A+ in line with the guidelines from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) - the international standard for sustainability reporting.
A+ is the highest level qualification from the GRI requiring entire management disclosure on sustainability performance standards and assurance by a third external party. An online version of the Corporate Responsibility Report can be viewed here.
Sustainability is the foundation of the Group’s strategy and indispensable in today’s competitive market to make our customers thrive. Atos has implemented sustainable best practices throughout our organization worldwide, and with our innovative Sustainability Solutions portfolio, we help our clients maximize the opportunities that sustainability offers.
At the same time, our Wellbeing@work initiative is paramount to our ambition to be recognized as one of the best companies to work for, innovative, socially responsible and able to attract and retain the best talents across all our geographies.
A+ Rating Positions Atos as Best-in-Class
As the first IT services company that joined GRI in 2009, the company has made considerable progress in its sustainable achievements. Within its transformation program TOP (Total Operational Performance), the group has committed to establishing sustainability at the core of its strategy and business processes.
In 2010, Atos delivered a number of key commitments in the business, social and environmental levels, including:
- Launched its "Wellbeing@work" initiative, to achieve tangible improvements in employees’ work environment and announced its ambition to run a business without internal email within 3 years
- Joined the United Nations Global Compact – to operate under universally recognized responsible business principles
- Realized a 16% reduction in its global carbon footprint since 2008 at comparable scope; and decided to offset the carbon emissions of all its data centers worldwide, thus becoming the first international IT Group to offer Carbon Neutral hosting services
- Developed a Sustainable Solutions portfolio – Ambition Carbon Free, Smart Grid, Intelligent Workplaces, Green IT – that enable clients to transform to a sustainable business model
Supporting Clients on their Journey towards more Sustainable Operations
The Group understands the role it has to play through developing solutions that allow its clients to operate in a more sustainable way which is both good for their own business and for the environment. Atos’s “Firm of the Future” strategy helps its clients transform to a sustainable, collaborative and adaptive organization addressing both strategic and operational levels and the supporting infrastructure.
The Global Reporting Initiative
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organization that has pioneered the development of the world's most widely used sustainability reporting framework and is committed to its continuous improvement and application worldwide. Find out more about the GRIhere.
“I am pleased to announce that our second sustainability report achieved an A+ rating by GRI. This official recognition highlights our continued and long-term commitment to place sustainability as the foundation of our corporate strategy and our ambition to be recognized as a world leader in providing innovative IT solutions that help our clients to reinvent their growth model.”
Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos