Our commitment is to help shape a responsible digital future

by Raja Chiky

This Tuesday, July 4, 2023, I took part in the High Committee for Eco-responsible and sustainable digital industry, along with Mrs Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition, and Mr Jean-Noël Barrot, Minister Delegate for Digital Transition and Telecommunications, at Bercy, in which I am involved with OUTSCALE – Dassault Systèmes. The proposal of a decarbonization roadmap for the digital industry is essential to support our shared commitment to “France, green nation”.


From value creation…

At 3DS OUTSCALE, we take our commitment to eco-responsibility very seriously. Indeed, our commitment to sustainability goes back a long way. This commitment, which we made in 2017, is deeply rooted in our DNA and was recognized by the LUCIE 26000 label in 2018, making 3DS OUTSCALE the only Cloud player in France certified for its CSR commitments.

Beyond compliance requierments, 3DS OUTSCALE has supported the “Climate Neutral Data Center Pact” (CNDCP), developed in collaboration with the European Commission, which encourages self-regulation by industry players and focuses on reducing carbon emissions directly linked to data storage.

It’s a commitment which, in addition to responsibility, ethical conduct and transparency, also involves taking into account the social and environmental impact of our activities. In addition, we require our suppliers to comply with the SBTI (Science Based Target Initiative, which encourages companies to set science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement). Today, we are proud to say that over 90% of our suppliers are SBTi compliant.

Beyond our commitment, we recognize that our responsibility extends to our products and the way we design them. That’s why we have adopted a “sustainability by design” approach, placing environmental impact on the same level of importance as security and data protection when it comes to the design of the products and services we offer.


…Towards experience

Our commitment is not limited to our internal activities. It’s about experimenting with the value we create. We’re also committed to educating and raising awareness of the importance of responsible Cloud adoption.

With this in mind, we set up the Outscale Cloud Academy, offering special training courses on sustainability. We have organized several hackathons and participated in scientific symposia on Green IT and IT4Green, to stimulate greater awareness of the importance of responsible Cloud adoption.

Finally, we help our customers to adopt the Cloud in an eco-responsible way. We provide them with tools and information to help them measure their own carbon footprint and understand how they can reduce their environmental impact.

As you were able to discover at CLOUD DAYS 2023, one of these tools is SimuGreen, an open source simulator that estimates the energy consumption of an information system or application deployed in the Cloud.

All these efforts are achieved by working closely with an ecosystem gathering our partners and our customers. Thanks to these close collaborations that we can innovate and help shape a responsible digital world.

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