Dassault Systèmes’ commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

Everything we do is in service of having a positive impact on our world. Dassault Systèmes is firmly committed to doing our part to reach climate neutrality by 2040, and this guides how we operate as a company and what we offer our customers. We know that being a leader in sustainable technology means being a sustainable technology company ourselves. It’s not just about what we sell. It’s also about who we are and how we support our most valuable resource: our employees.


We couldn’t see the impacts of our actions until the damage was done.



We can protect people and our planet by taking more responsible actions.

Educating and engaging our people with Climate Fresk

In 2022, our “LEAP for Sustainability” internal initiative allowed our employees to deeply examine the causes and effects of climate change, and reflect on how their personal and professional activities impact our planet’s health.

The best way to find the most innovative, appropriate and actionable solutions is by understanding the problem. That's the idea behind Climate Fresk, which since 2018 has run educational workshops to help people link causes and effects of climate change so they can understand the systemic nature of those challenges.

As part of Dassault Systèmes’s commitment to sustainability, we provide our employees with continuous opportunities to learn about climate change. We believe that mobilizing our collective intelligence creates insights that benefit our company, our customers and our planet.

So, in 2022 our LEAP for SUSTAINABILITY®3DS internal innovation program gave us the opportunity to take part in Climate Fresk's interactive, engaging workshops.

Over 1,000 colleagues from 45 company sites participated in these dynamic, collaborative sessions to learn the fundamentals of climate change, leveraging data from the same scientific reference base that guides the choices of political and economic decision-makers around the world.

These workshops supplement our internal online LEAP community, where any employee can propose a solution to address climate change and improve sustainable practices within our company.

You can have an idea of how climate change affects people on paper or you can read the science behind it. But when it's all laid out in front of you in pictures and in visuals, it drives home the message in a completely different way.

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Calvin Frye
Business Consultant, Infrastructure Sector


We not only provide customers with sustainable technology solutions - we strive to be a sustainable technology company ourselves. We're committed to improving the impact of our environmental social and corporate governance practices


Reducing our environmental footprint - including the impact of our activities throughout the supply chain - is a priority. We have a global waste management system, including a specific program for electronic and electrical equipment at our sites. We have also set policies, processes and guidelines for other environmental concerns, including water management, air quality and acoustic pollution.


We are committed to generating positive social impact through our activities. We believe talent and uniqueness are key to disruptive innovation, so we strive to maintain a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment. We put our virtual universes at the service of a more sustainable society, in part through La Fondation Dassault Systèmes, which supports education, research and heritage.


As part of our vision for a better world, we run our business based on a set of ethics detailed in our Code of Business Conduct and Corporate Social Responsibility principles. These frameworks ensure that people are always at the heart of everything we do. We build relationships of trust with all our stakeholders: employees, customers, partners, suppliers, shareholders, and regulatory and government bodies.

Fullfilling aspirations equally for all

We believe we need all of the world’s brain power to create a better world. La Fondation Dassault Systèmes in India is helping to ensure that tomorrow’s women have a chance to contribute.

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One way we can make a difference in the world is by actively helping talented students to reach their full potential - wherever they come from and whatever their means. In India, La Fondation Dassault Systèmes is supporting bright young women from financially disadvantaged backgrounds through ASPIRA - Fulfilling Her Aspirations Through Education.

ASPIRA runs workshops on emerging technologies, finances engineering education, provides career counseling and helps organize internships that allow young women to gain practical experience in engineering and technology, preparing them to them to enter the job market and make a positive impact on their country. The ASPIRA program comes in two sizes. Little ASPIRA runs in conjunction with Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre, sponsoring STEM skills development workshops for girls aged 12-15.

Graduate ASPIRA teams up with Lila Poonawalla Foundation to provide engineering education for four years, with a dedicated Dassault Systèmes mentor guiding each student throughout the program. To date, more than 30 employees have been trained on mentoring skills, and are thrilled to give back. By showing the next generation an example of professional success, they hope to inspire girls and young women to pursue their ambitions and dreams without limits.


As a leader in sustainable innovation, we seek to encourage diversity in our company because we believe this is how we'll create truly disruptive solutions for our clients.

To this end, we are committed to strengthen the diversity of our global talent pool, which spans over 135 countries. And because people are at the heart of everything we do, we seek to improve the employee experience by making sure they each feel a sense of belonging in their everyday work life.

We've implemented inclusiveness policies and processes to give employees equal opportunities to grow their careers and contribute to our success as a company, regardless of gender, ability, LGBTQ+ orientation, identity or age. We hold both company-wide events and local activities to create awareness, both within the company and externally, and to make sure Diversity & Inclusion is embedded in all we do.

Providing a safe environment for all talents is at the core of our ethics. For instance, our US team celebrated October's National Coming Out Day by extending a program developed by our UK team. The Lanyard Pledge Program promotes an active message of inclusion in the workplace to help everyone feel they can be themselves. We have many other projects in development, including a pilot Mental Health first aiders program.

Doing our part to help the world achieve its sustainability goals

Dassault Systèmes puts sustainability at the core of our business model, creating virtual universes that enable people and businesses to imagine more sustainable innovations that harmonize product, nature and life. Philippine de T’Serclaes, our new Chief Sustainability Officer, explains how.

Why did you choose to join Dassault Systèmes?

Dassault Systèmes has a unique positioning to accelerate the sustainability transformation of our customers. Having worked in both academia and business, I am highly impressed with our company's virtual loop, which connects research and testing and encourages risk taking. I hope to leverage the amazing expertise and knowledge of our 22,500+ highly motivated people who are passionate about sustainability, and empower them to advance our customers' sustainability journeys.

What do you view as today's most pressing sustainability challenges?

We are faced with the critical challenge of reaching the Paris Agreement's climate ambition of limiting global warming to 1.5°C below pre-industrial levels. We must preserve biodiversity and human societies. Our virtual twin technology can help our company and our customers rethink products, processes and business models to align with sustainability goals, all while unlocking economic value and reducing carbon emissions. Our portfolio supports our clients on their sustainability transformations at every scale. Of particular value is our new eco-design Life Cycle Assessment tool; it encourages circular economy practices by helping our customers visualize up to 80% of their products' and services' environmental impacts during the design stage. It also integrates a product's disassembly process directly into product development and manufacturing, in order to identify and modify pertinent environmental impact points.

Why is it important to have employees who trained in sustainability principles?

Achieving our sustainability ambitions relies on the engagement and expertise of all Dassault Systèmes people. Employee engagement is the engine and fuel that allows us to realize our sustainability objectives and work towards creating a healthier planet for all. Each individual has a role to play in learning and incorporating best practices into as many aspects of their lives as possible. In turn, this can drive changes into our operations, solutions and company culture. By upskilling and engaging employees on sustainability topics while also managing of our environmental footprint, generating positive social impact within our teams, and pursuing ethical and sustainable growth, we walk the talk and demonstrate to our stakeholders our vision to achieve a more sustainable future. 

What benefits does promoting diversity bring to a tech company like Dassault Systèmes?

Today, women only represent 17% of the global workforce in STEM - but we know these careers will represent 80% of jobs within the next decade. As a science-based company, we firmly believe that diversity brings more value to what we do and to what our clients produce. And so we strive to promote inclusivity and diversity to both increase the number of women working at Dassault Systèmes and attract more women to scientific careers, accompanying their professional developments in the field.

Our new eco-design Life Cycle Assessment tool encourages circular economy practices by helping our customers visualize up to 80% of their products' and services' environmental impacts during the design stage.

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Philippine de T'Serclaes
Chief Sustainability Officer, Dassault Systèmes


Sustainability is at the heart of Dassault Systèmes' mission. To achieve this, we are implementing sustainability strategy through three priority actions:


We strive to 'walk the talk' and embed sustainability in everything we do (reduce our footprint)


We work in partnership with customers, employees and other stakeholders (develop our human capital)


We provide the tools and inspiration to innovate sustainably (support our customers)

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