Velizy-villacoublay, France – Dassault Systèmes joins the European Green Digital Coalition (EDGC) as a Founding Member. The coalition is a first-of-a-kind group of leading technology companies with a shared mission to support the green and digital transformation of the economy both within and outside Europe. The EGDC was formally established by the European Union on the occasion of the ‘Digital Day 2021’ conference on March 19, 2021, to emphasize the key role that digital networks, technologies and applications can play in delivering environmental and climate benefits that can transform the economy in response to concerns about climate change, natural resources depletion, pollution, and biodiversity loss. It is committed to investing in the development and deployment of green digital solutions in a variety of sectors; developing standardized impact assessment methodologies for such solutions; and working across sectors to create deployment guidelines for them.
The company’s commitment to the EGDC aligns with its purpose to provide business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations that harmonize product, nature, and life. The company has outlined a sustainability strategy for 2025 that actively reduces its own and customers environmental footprint.
In addition, the strategy also aims at setting its own science-based emission targets and prioritizing partnerships with stakeholders to drive the role of digital technology in global sustainability, by using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to create virtual twins. The company’s white paper with Accenture has already confirmed the potential of virtual twin technology for dramatically reducing global carbon dioxide emissions. Five use cases in the construction, transportation and mobility, consumer packaged goods, life sciences and high-tech industries have shown that the use of virtual twins could reduce global CO2 emissions by 7.5 gigatons between now and 2030, which is roughly equivalent to the global emissions of the transportation industry every year.
Elaborating on the company’s purpose, strategic ambition and working with other sectors as a part of the coalition to drive innovation, Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes added, “Dassault Systèmes is a world leader in Product Life Cycle Management (PLM). Our science-based industry solution experiences are widely recognized across most of the manufacturing industries sector. Our roots are in Europe. Headquartered in the EU, we are proud to play a role as founder of this important coalition that reflects and actively supports the EU’s commitment to the environment.”
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