At Atos, we are convinced that by integrating corporate responsibility requirements and values in our operations we can advance our business objectives in particular with the 21st century’s digital revolution.
By 2018, we anticipate 4.5 billion smartphones, 25 billion connected objects and more than 2.5 billion of us engaged in online social networks.
With the consent of users, this data can be used to unlock valuable insights to help us get closer to a sustainable future. For example by optimizing global agricultural production and food supply, anticipating traffic congestion and managing low emissions zones or limiting energy production up to precise needs of consumers.
Whilst it is clear that delivering such a connected world and managing the resulting data will in itself impose an environmental load from the associate energy consumption, the rigorous application of ‘Green IT’ techniques like virtualization, efficient hardware components and free air cooled data centers will help ensure minimal impact.
In the social sphere, the digital revolution will make possible a new model of society, based on sharing – a key principle of sustainability thinking. Smart Cities, enhanced by mobility, social networks and connected objects, are not only an efficient way to manage a city and improve its environmental footprint; they also enable a new era for citizen engagement.
At the same time, the digital revolution presents an opportunity for emerging countries to move directly to sustainable practices.
Atos is working actively to address this challenge by viewing the current digital revolution as a platform to promote sustainable economic growth.
The Atos Corporate Responsibility Report 2014 bas been prepared in line with the latest G4 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative. This document sets out how Atos seeks to maintain its leadership role in corporate responsibility and covers the main highlights of 2014 illustrating the contribution that Atos is making towards a more sustainable society.
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 GRI here.