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Reinventing a sustainable economy

Dassault Systèmes not only provides customers with sustainable technology solutions: we also strive to be a sustainable company. We are committed to improving the impact of our environmental, social and corporate governance practices. Setting a clear, science-based path to 2025 and beyond reinforces our commitment to the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles, which align with our company’s Purpose.

UNTIL

It was thought a company  could not be both sustainable and profitable

 

FROM NOW ON

We are reinventing a sustainable economy where businesses can thrive while also pursuing science-based environmental goals

Enabling sustainability with virtual twin universes

We strongly believe that virtual universes are a key enabler for our customers to imagine, design and test the radically new products, materials and manufacturing processes that drive a more sustainable economy, as quickly as possible. Our virtual twin solutions empower companies to calculate the environmental impact of every product decision while there’s still time to make different, more sustainable choices.

Specifically, applying a virtual twin can help support:

  • Decarbonization: create a carbon-free global economy through the targeted, technologically-enabled reduction of emissions across value chains, including alternative fuels, electrification, renewable energy, carbon-offset projects, lifecycle assessment processes and sustainable working practices.
  • Circular Economy: move away from the “take-make-waste” linear model by creating a new systems approach based on three principles: 1) eliminate waste and reduce pollution, 2) keep products and materials in use for a longer period of time and 3) regenerate natural systems.
  • Sustainable Production: do more and better with less, balancing resource management and the whole lifecycle of a product, from environmen­tally friendly raw materials to eco-design to recyclability.
  • Reduced Energy Use: make strategic decisions on how to reduce the amount and type of energy required by an organization to provide goods and services.

Sustainability performance

KEY 2021 RESULTS

83.7%

of employees have completed Ethics & Compliance training

38.5%

women in the Executive Committee

2.8 tCO2-eq

per FTE of carbon intensity, down 58% from 2019 (includes COVID-19 impacts)

96.7%

employee pride and satisfaction rate measured by an internal annual survey

8%

decrease in GHG emissions from 2020, and down 18.1% from 2019

KEY RANKINGS

#19

Forbes Top 50 World’s Best Employers

#5

Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 97th percentile in the global software sector

AA

MSCI ESG rating – measuring a company’s resilience to long-term, financially relevant ESG risks

#9

Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

#7

Vigeo Eiris ESG Performance and Strategy Review, out of 83 in the software & IT services sector, with a score of 54

A-

CDP 2021 Supplier Engagement Rating

#Gold

Ecovadis Sustainability Questionnaire - 98th percentile, with a score of 72

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes

Since 2015, La Fondation Dassault Systèmes has supported the transformation of education, research, and the way we protect cultural heritage. It proudly sponsors projects that aspire to inspire future generation to reimagine and create a more sustainable and equitable world. We continued this mission in 2021, supporting projects across the world, including:

  • Mission Ocean: to facilitate student learning through virtual universes that allow them to deepen their knowledge in scientific disciplines while discovering the major challenges of the oceans.
  • Self-sufficient Smart Villages: to address challenges in India’s rural villages created by a scarcity of continuous access to electricity, water, and waste disposal; students are developing circular economy solutions to produce, consume and recycle and reduce dependence.
  • Jumpstart Fellowship Program: to provide education and mentoring to diverse Boston high school girls, teaching them technical skills in the robotics industry – from programming to design and simulation, to hands-on building, prototyping and testing – helping build their confidence and future paths.

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