Atos’ ambition is to be recognised as a European Leader in IT for Sustainability
The 2011 Corporate Responsibility report highlights our biggest challenge of integrating the former Siemens IT Solutions people and practices in the Atos Corporate Responsibility Programme. This meant bringing together a higher spectrum of best practices and initiatives that strengthen our global ambition to be recognised as a global sustainability player.
As a progressive organisation we understand that business does not have to be about profit at the expense of the others or the environment and society at large.
Atos has actively implemented sustainable best practices throughout its own organisation and positions sustainability at the core of its business strategy. The Group considers that, as a leading IT services company, it has a key role to play in influencing the ICT market towards more sustainable and environmentally-friendly behaviors.
The Group continues to pursue financial profitability without compromising on its ethical, social or environmental stance: it aims to provide practical solutions that deliver lasting business benefits.
In 2011, Atos was awarded an A+ by the GRI for its sustainability reporting. Atos also entered the FTSE4Good and the ASPI Eurozone® sustainability indexes.
Sustainability as part of the Group’s strategy
By making sustainability part of our business and transformation process, Atos believes that we can future-proof our organisation, create new opportunities, encourage innovation and ensure competitive advantage. This implies implementing actions to reduce the carbon emissions, energy and waste that form a natural and effective part of our strategy: from sustainable business models that are collaborative, open, resilient and flexible to sustainable operational excellence ensuring cost reduction, compliance and value creation through new ways of working and smart innovations.
Our Corporate Responsibility strategy is based on three tactical axes:
- Consolidate and increase positions in recognised sustainable rankings such as GRI, Great Place to Work and sustainability ratings such as DJSI, FTSE4Good.
- Embed sustainability in the company’s DNA through Corporate Values, Operational Excellence, Social Responsibility and Business Development.
- Strengthen Stakeholder Dialogue in order to endorse strategic challenges for the company as well as key performance indicators that will measure and publicly report the advancements of the Atos Sustainability Programme.
Drawing on its own experience, Atos accompanies its clients on their transformation towards sustainability and helps them optimise their environmental efficiency through innovative and sustainable IT solutions.
The Global Reporting Initiative
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“In 2011, Atos has continued to build extensively on the very solid foundations laid in the previos years. Since last year, the sustainability agenda has moved on and embedding sustainability in the heart of a company has proven to make sound economic sense.”
Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos