Launched in 2015, SBTi encourages companies to define a clear pathway to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep the global temperature increase below 2°C, as specified by the Paris Agreement. The initiative encourages a sectoral approach to setting emissions reductions targets to ensure that companies are planning for a low carbon future while keeping in mind the sector responsibilities on the road to 2050.
This is vital for the IT and digital technology sector, of which ATOS is a member. It is estimated that the IT sector consumes approximately 7% of global electricity. With increased digitisation and the inevitable growth of the sector, it is important that companies such as ATOS address these challenges.
ATOS are the first publicly listed company in the technology sector in France to have set a science-based target and had it approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).