The ranking relies on the computation of many key performance indicators – including environmental, social, financial and innovation capacity – but also, as of this year, on the sustainability value of a company’s products.
Bernard Charlès, vice chairman and chief executive, Dassault Systèmes, said the ranking is recognition of the 3D packaging design software company’s holistic sustainability strategy, from reducing its environmental footprint, to developing the workforce of the future and driving the definition of new business models in today’s industry renaissance.
He pointed to the various industries that the company works in, from the record-breaking Solar Impulse solar-powered aircraft, the winning teams of the Hyperloop Pod Competition, optimised services that benefit city stakeholders, and the additive manufacturing of aerospace parts that reduces their weight by 80%.
“Dassault Systèmes is honoured to be recognised as No.1 by Corporate Knights for our vision of harmonising product, nature and life and for implementing this vision in everything that we do.
“In the virtual world, we can simulate and evaluate impacts before producing the product itself. What is more, virtual worlds help people imagine differently; they extend and improve the real world. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables innovators to play a major role in inventing sustainability models. We help them create things in ways that have never been used before, just as we help the workforce of the future learn in ways that have never been applied before.”
Source: PackagingNews || January 31, 2018 |||