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Our Sustainability Compass

As a leading technology company serving clients from all sectors of the economy, we have the power to catalyze radically more sustainable transformations in the processes that shape the physical world, through our virtual universes.

The Dassault Systèmes Sustainability Compass

Our Sustainability Compass guides us, while our governance processes maintain a high level of accountability within our organization on the topic of Sustainability.

Our strategy has 3 pillars: EXPERIENCE the change, HARMONIZE the portfolio, and COLLABORATE with stakeholders. Click below on each pillar to learn more about our 2025 targets.

We strive to “walk the talk” and embed sustainability in everything we do.

EXPERIENCE the change > Dassault Systèmes

2025 targets

  • A SCIENCE-BASED carbon emissions target & a 5 ton CO2/FTE goal*. 
    Read more about our commitment towards reducing Greenhouse gas emissions
  • 40% of executive & 30% of people manager roles held by women. 
    Read our blog post on Gender Diversity is a part of our DNA
  • 95% of employees having completed Ethics training
    Read here about Employee awareness campaigns and training
  • 85% employee pride & satisfaction score. 
    Discover our People Stories


*Scopes 1, 2, and 3 excluding purchased goods and use of goods sold

We focus not only on providing the tools, but also the inspiration for our customers to innovate sustainably.

HARMONIZE the portfolio > Dassault Systèmes

2025 targets

  • 2/3 of new licenses from solutions/processes with positive sustainability impact
  • Lifecycle Assessment integrated in 3DEXPERIENCE by 2022

We aim to work in partnership with customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

COLLABORATE with stakeholder > Dassault Systèmes

2025 targets

  • Engage 5,000 stakeholders (employees, suppliers, clients, students, nonprofits)
  • Launch an annual sustainable innovation event

Governance of Sustainability

Sustainability issues are core to Dassault Systèmes' strategy and are managed at the highest level of corporate governance.

Toshiko Mori > Dassault Systèmes

The Board of Directors

Toshiko Mori

Dassault Systèmes has designated a lead Director responsible for Sustainability and for annual oversight of the topic.

Florence Verzelen > Dassault Systèmes

The Executive Committee

Florence Verzelen

The company’s Executive Vice-President, Industry, Marketing & Sustainability is responsible for ensuring the seamless integration of Sustainability within all key strategic decisions of the company

The Sustainability Department

The Sustainability Department is responsible for the definition and implementation of our Sustainability strategy: sustainable solutions, operations and collaboration.

The Sustainability Department brings together the leaders of all key business functions on a quarterly basis, to discuss progress on transversal issues.

The Operational actors

The central Sustainability team coordinates a community of sustainability contacts across business functions, geographies, brands, and industries.

The Environmental Management teams ensure follow-up and feedback on environmental footprint reporting and action plans.

Dassault Systèmes’ Corporate Model


Intellectual Capital Human Capital Social Capital Financial Capital Natural Capital

12 technology portfolios serving the full innovation cycle

40 years of accumulated industry knowledge

€949M R&D investment (+1.5%)

+700 families of patents

See chapter 1.4.2

20,496 people from 135 countries

41% working in the R&D

38.8% Women in the Executive team

21.2% Women among People Managers

See chapters 2.3 & 2.7

+15,000 people in commercial partners ecosystem (VARs & CSI)

+150 scientific & research partners

+8,700 technology & market place partners

See chapter 1.4.1

Long term & stable shareholders structure

+55% subscription for the first employee shareholding plan

0.8x Adjusted Net Debt/IFRS EBITDAO

A-  stable S&P credit rating

See chapters 2, 3 & 6

66,996 MWh of energy (of which 90% electricity)

75.2% of renewable electricity (corresponding to 67.7% of our total energy consumption

28,076 tCO2 -eq in purchase of capital goods

See chapters 2.5 & 2.7


Our purpose

To provide business & people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovation capable of harmonizing Product, Nature & Life.

Serving 3 key sectors

Manufacturing Industries

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Infrastructure & Cities

Our strategy

Human Industry Experiences

Dassault Systèmes is a Science based company helping our partners & clients to transform all industries with sustainability and human centricity as cornerstones.

Unique platform powering holistic solutions

Delivering roles, processes & solutions on public/private cloud or on premise, via license or subscription, and accompanied by consulting and services.

Geo & engagement model

12 GEOs drive the development of our business in 180+ countries

A diverse client base

+300K customers ranging from entrepreneurs to multinationals in 11 industries.


Intellectual Capital
& Customer Relationships
Human Capital
Social Capital
Financial Capital
Natural Capital

50% of revenue eligible to EU taxonomy

25 years average length collaboration with our 20 main clients

See chapter 2.7.2

91% employees trained

80% employees pride and satisfaction

99% of employees under permanent contract

1,400 students trained (internships...)

+3,800 job offers filled in 2021, +96% under permanent contract

See chapters 2.3 & 2.7

€230M in income tax expenses (22,9% ETR)

60 new projects supported via La Fondation Dassault Systèmes

6.8M students using 3DEXPERIENCE Edu solutions

830 stakeholders engaged in sustainability

+98% of employees trained on ethics & compliance

See chapter 2.4 & 2.5

€0.95 earnings per share (non - IFRS)

Dividen policy 30% net earnings distributed

See chapter 1.7

Carbon neutrality by 2040

-8% CO2 emissions (all scopes combined)

23% of our suppliers have an SBTi "targets set" status regarding CO2 emissions (52% by 2025)

69% of certified workplaces (vs 53% in 2020)

See chapter 2.5


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What we are

We provide virtual worlds that allow our clients to create innovative experiences for their own customers. As a purpose-driven company and a sustainable innovation leader, our aim is to achieve a new development model to address the major challenges facing the world today.

From Things to Life

We open up new horizons. We should think about progress in terms of balance and impact. As we create value, what are we taking from our planet? Read our Manifesto to know more about our strategy.

ESG Management

We not only provides customers with sustainable technology solutions – we also strive to be a sustainable technology company ourselves. We are committed to improving the impact of our environmental, social, and corporate governance practices.