Atos offsets 100% of its carbon emissions through global wind farm program

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RELEASE 18 APR 2019 10:00 CET
Atos offsets 100% of its carbon emissions through global wind farm program


 

Paris, April 18, 2019 – Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announces that it has offset 100% of its 2018 CO2 emissions worldwide, through a dedicated wind farm program. In addition to offsetting emissions from its data centers, which it has done since 2014, Atos now ensures that this program also includes the offsetting of carbon emissions1 produced by its offices and business travel. This initiative is part of Atos’ global environmental program supporting Advance 2021 strategic plan.

As part of the world effort to tackle climate change, Atos is working to continuously reduce its environmental footprint through the implementation of its environmental program with multiple initiatives, including modernizing its data centers, increasing the use of renewable energies, reducing its carbon footprint and improving its overall energy efficiency.

To offset its CO2 emissions from all its activities, Atos has invested in three wind farms located in India. The project, which was started in 2010 across three states in India (Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra), promotes the use of renewable energy and has led to the installation of a total of 137 wind turbines generators.

Every year, the three wind farms produce 109.6 megawatts and power approximately 40,000 households in rural areas. They improve the production capacity of the local industries and businesses and contribute to the development of the local economy – providing new jobs – and to education and healthcare initiatives.

Atos is supporting businesses in their journeys towards more sustainable operations. Going forward, Atos’ clients can report “ZERO” in their own carbon reporting for the solutions they host in Atos datacenters2.

Since 2008, Atos has rolled-out a major environmental program that encompasses the modernization of our datacenters and the reduction of their Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)3, the increasing use of decarbonized electricity and a global offsetting program. Within our Advance 2021 strategic plan, we are committed t to reducing our carbon emissions by revenue up to 20% (2016 baseline) in order to help tackle climate change.  We are therefore   proud to be now delivering fully compensated hosting services to our clients.” says Philippe Mareine, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Atos.

So that this project conforms to the VCS4 standard, Atos has chosen to work with EcoAct.

“As a leading carbon neutrality advisory company, EcoAct is very proud to support Atos in the implementation of its carbon neutrality strategy – especially as they expanded the scope of their carbon offsetting in 2018 to their offices and business travel worldwide, in addition to their datacenter emissions” says Arnaud Doré, Executive Director at EcoAct France.

Over the long-term, Atos’ carbon reduction targets have been approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as in line with the global effort to limit the rise of climate change below 2°C.

For further information on Atos’ Environmental Sustainability approach and performance:

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About Atos
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 120,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of over € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions through its Digital Transformation Factory, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across all business sectors. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. Atos is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

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1 Emissions evaluated at 222 137 teqCO2e in 2018 for the GHG Protocol Scopes 1, 2 and 3 (energy and travel)
2 Scope 3 GHG Protocol - outsourced services
3 Power usage effectiveness (PUE) is a ratio that describes how efficiently a computer data center uses energy; specifically, how much energy is used by the computing equipment.
4 Verified Carbon Standard - standard for certifying carbon emissions reductions




 

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