Dassault Systèmes has been ranked second by Corporate Knights in the 2016 Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index and is now the highest ranked technology company on the list.
This is the fifth consecutive year that the French software company has been included in the index and sees a significant leap from last year’s ranking where the company was placed at number 17.
The Corporate Knights Global 100 index is recognised globally as the gold standard for corporate sustainability analysis. Rankings are based on the evaluation of a number of key performance indicators including environmental, social, financial and innovation capacity.
Dassault Systèmes provides business and people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonising product, nature and life. In this regard, sustainability is at the heart of all company activities—from its industry sectors to research and development, site management and human resources.
This year’s list also includes many Dassault Systèmes customers who have employed the company's 3DEXPERIENCE platform to transform the way they design, produce and support products.
By implementing a strategy to optimise and transform its activities aimed at reducing its environmental footprint, Dassault Systèmes aims to be a ‘net-positive company’ – a company whose positive impact from the implementation of its solutions is greater than the negative footprint of its activities.
In a statement about its commitment to sustainability, Dassault Systèmes, says: “A leader in sustainable innovation, Dassault Systèmes delivers digital technologies, which have helped companies make headway in areas such as energy transition, sustainable mobility, and in the creation of intelligent cities designed to satisfy the evolving needs of the urban citizen. … In the face of dire statistics, repeated climate warnings and dying ecosystems, it is encouraging to know that ground-breaking and promising alternatives, which can save our ailing planet, exist.”