The new partnership is designed to tackle business transformation, financing and influence which are essential in tackling the current biodiversity crisis.
Atos and WWF will develop four main initiatives to roll out, leveraging Atos expertise and WWF teams around the globe. These initiatives include automating biodiversity surveillance, predicting and preventing epidemic risk and improving technology tools.
As part of this partnership, Atos supports two carbon capture and restoration projects managed by WWF France which include the Posidonia project which aims to protect the meadows of Posidonia. Secondly, the Nature Impact project centers on the conservation or restoration of forest biodiversity in France.
Atos and WWF aim to facilitate and encourage their commitment with a dedicated program that will integrate onsite and digital volunteering opportunities in one platform compliant with CSR reporting frameworks. The first engagement programs for Atos employees will launch in pilot countries next year.
Nourdine Bihmane, deputy CEO Atos and CEO Tech Foundations, said: “We are excited to announce this strategic partnership with WWF which is in line with our respective ambitions and expertise. Atos has been committed for over 12 years to decarbonize its own operations as well as accompany its customers in their own efforts. I am extremely proud that our technological expertise is being put to work to accelerate decarbonization strategies and support WWF’s conservation practices and biodiversity projects worldwide.”
Véronique Andrieux, CEO WWF France, said: “We are very excited to announce our partnership with Atos, which is already delivering results on optimizing and increasing the reach of some of WWF’s conservation projects. Helping us better identify changes in the habitats of Key Biodiversity Areas or modernizing some of the data collection and analysis tools used by our wildlife conservation teams are some of the outcomes already achieved by our common work. Our partnership with Atos represents a significant step forward, enabling us to harness technology for helping deliver our conservation objectives.”