Atos has thrown down the gauntlet to fellow channel partners by pledging to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2035.
"By setting the net-zero carbon emissions by 2035 target Atos has significantly raised the green bar for the IT services supplier community," the French services giant said in a statement.
"It will be interesting to see both whether and how quickly others follow suit."
Laying out its sustainability roadmap, Atos says it will halve all emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by the company, and from the generation of electricity it purchases, by 2025.
It will then cut all other indirect emissions that are a consequence of its activities by the same percentage by 2030.
"For the emissions under its control, Atos will continue to offset 100 per cent of its residual emissions through certified carbon offsetting projects. For the emissions under its influence, Atos will progressively include them into its global offsetting program, so that it reaches net-zero emissions over the next fifteen years."
The news follows Atos support last week for Business Ambition, a UN project encouraging companies to set science-based targets compatible with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C.
Atos says it defines decarbonisation as one of its four main strategic medium-term growth drivers.
The board have backed international coalitions to encourage green business plans in the past, joining forces with Defra and WWF last year.
Last year it also ranked no. 1 out of 3,500 companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World & Europe).
The company has a headcount of over 110,000 employees in 73 countries, and logged revenues of €11.58bn in its FY2019.
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