Paris (France), May 27, 2021 – Atos today announced that it has achieved the highest triple A rating in the 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings of Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), ranking it among the top 4% of companies in its industry (the “Software and service”). The Group has held a triple A rating since 2017 and this year reached an absolute record.
With this assessment, Atos demonstrates its continued commitment to sustainable development and its excellence in ESG practices. Atos is a leader in digital decarbonization, supported by its recent commitment to net zero emissions by 2028 and its comprehensive decarbonization portfolio.
In 20211, 140 “Software and Services” companies from MSCI World Index all countries (ACWI)2 were assessed on the basis of ESG criteria. The MSCI ESG Ratings report is designed to help institutional investors identify ESG risks and opportunities. MSCI ESG Research is one of the largest providers of ESG data and analysis. Companies are assessed and rated on a scale from “AAA” to “CCC”, depending on their exposure to sector-specific ESG risks and their ability to manage these risks compared to their peers.
Philippe Mareine, Chief Digital & Transformation Officer, Head of CSR at Atos mentionned: “We are proud to see our sustainability efforts recognized once again by MSCI, as it is a sign of trust for our customers, partners and socially responsible stakeholders. In 2021, we raised our own decarbonization ambitions to reach “net zero” by 2028, reaffirming that sustainability is at the very heart of our global strategy. We have also undertaken new initiatives to foster diversity, digital inclusion, innovation and data security. This memo confirms our long-term commitment to help the transition to a more sustainable economy.“
To find out more, please read the Atos Integrated report 2020 here.
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Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 105,000 employees and annual revenue of over 11 billion euros. European leader in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group offers tailor-made end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to secure and carbon-free digital for its customers. Atos operates under the Atos and Atos brands | Syntel. Atos is an SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock market index.
the Atos goal is to help shape the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. All over the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, as well as members of companies in the broad sense, to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.
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1 The last update of the MSCI ESG ratings took place on April 20, 2021 and was notified to Atos in May.
2 MSCI ACWI Index: The MSCI ACWI Index captures the representation of large and mid caps in 23 developed countries (DM) and 27 emerging countries (EM). Composed of 2,974 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the total investable global equity opportunity.
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