VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — November 22, 2021 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) today announced it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the first time, ranking fifth in the software industry. The DJSI is one of the world’s foremost assessments of the sustainability practices of global companies in terms of environmental, social, and governance and economic criteria.
Dassault Systèmes performed in the 97th percentile out of 181 companies in the software industry in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, scoring 100 – the highest score possible – on material issues such as climate change strategy, social reporting, codes of conduct and tax strategy.
“Our strategic ambition is to become the trusted and leading partner for reinventing a sustainable economy. Virtual technology was born for sustainability: it was first used in industry for virtual prototyping, for doing things right the first time while saving materials and resources, capitalizing knowledge and know-how, and improving environmental handprints. The greatest power of the virtual world lies in unleashing imagination, in enabling people to imagine differently, and growing our handprint. Sustainability is all about life cycle, about connecting the dots. Offering a multi-scale, multi-discipline, holistic and inclusive approach to innovation, virtual platforms provide an inspiration for new sustainable offerings. In addition, we experience the change and implement meaningful ESG actions across the organization. The Science Based Targets initiative approved our ambitious greenhouse gas emissions targets, thus reducing our footprint,” said Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing & Sustainability, Dassault Systèmes. “We are delighted to see these achievements recognized by the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index, entering for the very first time as the fifth strongest performer in our industry globally.”
"We congratulate Dassault Systèmes for being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index,” said Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research, S&P Global. “A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. The record number of companies participating in the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment is testament to the growing movement for ESG disclosure and transparency."
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating 'virtual twin experiences’ of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production.
Dassault Systèmes’ 20,000 employees are bringing value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit https://www.3ds.com