Dassault Systèmes Achieves Highest Scores in ESG Ratings

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Dassault Systèmes said that in the leading global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) rankings for 2022—Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)—it got the highest score, performing in the top 1% of companies in the software industry.

Dassault Systèmes was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the second year in a row. It was in the top 1% of rated software companies and ranked fourth out of 332.

In one of the most important assessments of the sustainability practises of global companies based on ESG and economic criteria, this result was an eight-point improvement over 2021. The most progress was made in the areas of innovation management, environmental policy and management systems, and human capital development.

Dassault Systèmes got an "AAA" rating from MSCI ESG for the first time, which means it is a "leader" in the software and services industry. That is in addition to its ranking in the DJSI. MSCI ESG Ratings measure a company's resilience to long-term ESG risks. The company improved its score from AA in 2021 to AAA today because it has a strong business ethics framework and focuses on talent retention and development.

Other 2022 accomplishments include an EcoVadis "Platinum Medal" rating based on an evaluation of environmental, labour, and human rights issues, as well as ethics and sustainable procurement criteria. The company also kept its spot in the Euronext Eurozone ESG Index (Large 80) and the FTSE4Good Index.

“ESG reporting is a key area of focus for Dassault Systèmes. We recognise its importance for our ambition to become the trusted and leading partner for reinventing a sustainable economy through our own business practices and human resources, as well as through the virtual twin experiences we enable for more than 300,000 customers in 12 industries worldwide,” said Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing, and Sustainability, Dassault Systèmes. “We will further this year’s achievements by continuing to drive sustainability awareness, solutions, and engagement inside our company, with our employees at the core, as well as at our customers and among our global ecosystem. Every action we take aligns with our corporate purpose to harmonise product, nature, and life.”

In addition to its ESG achievements, Dassault Systèmes reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability in 2022 by launching its life cycle assessment solution on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to enable customers to measure the environmental impacts of their products and processes; by appointing Philippine de T’Serclaes its Chief Sustainability Officer, and by signing the Action Declaration on Climate Policy Engagement and the “All In” statement during COP27.

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