PARIS, 16-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — For the second consecutive year, Atos, an international IT services company, has been recognized by the CDP for its high score in climate performance. Atos strengthens its leading position in energy and carbon performance and demonstrates once again its commitment to tackle climate change.
Atos is once again listed on the A List of the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014, and as such is recognized as a global leader within the IT sector for its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change.
During the ceremony hosted by NYSE Euronext on Wednesday 15th October, the CDP praised Atos for both scores: the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), where Atos scored 98% for the high level of information transparency, and the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), which confirms Atos as a band A company i.e. in the top 9% of companies assessed.
The index presents 187 listed companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation. It has been produced at the request of 767 investors who represent more than a third of the world’s invested capital. Information provided by nearly 2,000 listed companies has been independently assessed against CDP’s widely-respected scoring methodology and ranked accordingly. Atos is one of the 187 that has been awarded an A grade for its climate performance, a recognition of its corporate efforts to mitigate climate change.
Thierry Breton, Atos Chairman & CEO, said: “Climate change calls for the mobilization of civil society and, in particular, of firms that have a key role to play in finding solutions. At Atos, we consider that the digital revolution provides an opportunity for a more responsible society. This ranking by the CDP recognizes our commitment and our continuous determination to provide answers to the challenges of climate change, both for us and for our clients. We are very proud of this award.”
This recognition from the CDP follows a series of awards granted to Atos. A Member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, Atos is also the first company to provide carbon neutral hosting services to its clients. Atos got Gold Recognition Level for the CSR management of its supply chain and A+ ranking was awarded four times by the Global Reporting Initiative to its Corporate Responsibility Report. With this confirmation of CDP recognition, Atos shows again its ambition for continuous advanced sustainability as a foundation of its business strategy.
Paul Simpson, Chief executive officer of CDP, comments: “Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and we face steep financial risk if we do not mitigate them. The business case for action to mitigate climate change has never been stronger or more urgent. For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index. These companies are responding to market demand for environmental accountability and at the same time are making progress towards the realization of sustainable economies.”
Atos is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of EUR 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers information technology services through Consulting & Systems Integration and Managed Operations. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public Sector & Health; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, and Atos Worldgrid.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate-change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.
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