Atos creates faster path to net zero with market-first end-to-end portfolio and Center of Excellence

Source: press release, 2 June 2021

Atos CEO, Elie Girard
Atos CEO, Elie Girard (photo: Atos)

Atos has confirmed its position as the leader of secure and decarbonised digital, by providing customers with the most comprehensive, end-to-end decarbonisation capabilities on the market to enable and accelerate their journeys to net zero.

The new “A to Zero” offering is a complete portfolio, supported by two new integrated data platforms. It incorporates climate change strategy and target setting, emissions calculations, Digital Decarbonisation Assessments (DDA), reduction of carbon emissions, as well as innovative industry solutions such as Digital Twin, Decarbonization Level Agreements (DLAs) or low-carbon datacenters. Voluntary carbon offsetting with nature-based solutions helps clients compensate for emissions and neutralise CO2.

This new offering will be driven through and supported by the global Net Zero Transformation Center of Excellence, which will be distributed across 9 hubs in total: five in Europe (Paris, Lyon, Barcelona, London and Munich), two in North America (New York and Montréal) and two (to open end of 2021) in Asia (Chennai and Singapore). The Center will allow customers to leverage Atos’ global skills, resources and network of more than 200 experts to create their own path towards becoming a net-zero, resilient business. To meet the rising adoption of net-zero emission strategies, Atos is looking to grow its net-zero transformation team to 500 experts by the end of 2022.

“Not a day passes without a new organisation announcing its net-zero ambitions, proving that the global drive to a carbon neutral economy has hit an inflection point. Atos was among the pioneers to advocate businesses to tackle climate change, setting among the highest decarbonisation standards for its industry with our ‘net-zero 2028’ ambition. Our new A to Zero offering benefits from our strong commitment and decades-long work of reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions and designing innovative, low-impact solutions. We are glad to improve and expand our decarbonisation capabilities to better support our customers’ own journeys to net zero,” explains Elie Girard, Atos CEO.

The portfolio comprises three categories

Business advisory services – which offer organisations a holistic approach to build successful strategies for net-zero transformation taking into account their industry and business specific challenges. These services aim to:

  • Understand customers’ strategic ambitions.
  • Measure carbon emissions, using robust and recognised methodologies and measure digital carbon footprints through DDAs.
  • Manage data efficiently, with tailored reporting protocols and IT systems implementation.
  • Determine strategy and set-up targets, by defining Science-based targets, implementing TCFD recommendations, defining action plans to mitigate climate risks.

Digital Green Advisory and Platforms – which offer organisations the opportunity to reduce emissions and impacts through:

  • Innovative & sustainable digital solutions (Cloud, digital workplace, smart building, IoT, HPC mobility and supply-chain solutions) and DLAs.
  • Energy efficiency measures, renewable energy, emission reduction action plans and carbon pricing tools.
  • The Atos Digital Decarbonisation Platform, a comprehensive offering that allows enterprises and organisations to leverage digital to simplify and automate the collection, calculation, reporting, data analysis and visualisation of emissions across the value chain. This unique platform also provides new data insights to optimise business data-driven decisions and predictability.

Atos is working to develop and advance a carbon neutral computing continuum by the end of the year, from edge technologies to datacenters and supercomputers. Building personalised co-innovation programs with its clients through the DLAs, Atos will leverage artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning to create new, tailored decarbonisation levers focused on capturing, measuring, reporting and reducing the overall carbon footprint of its computing technologies.– Follow us on @Atos

Nature-based solutions for carbon compensation and neutralisation – which empower organisations to:

  • Progress towards net zero, supported by science-based emission reduction targets, through the selection of the best carbon offset projects worldwide, ensuring a unique risk management approach, and strategic communication of organisations’ commitment and results enhanced by digital innovation.
  • Measure carbon emissions, track the trajectory of emission reduction and select and manage carbon offsetting activities with Going4Zero, a digital one-stop shop providing automated and personalised online services. Going4Zero also facilitates communication on climate action with key stakeholders such as customers and offers a wide range of educational and practical solutions to companies whatever their size and climate-maturity.
  • Develop their own carbon offset project.

Atos’ offering dedicated to net-zero transformation benefits from EcoAct’s 15-year expertise in helping businesses implement positive change in response to climate and carbon challenges and Atos’ experience in helping businesses to innovate and embrace digital solutions. Together this is reinforced by the Group’s ambition to unlock the carbon neutral economy with digital technologies.