The Dassault Systèmes view

Florence Verzelen: Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications

30 October 2019

2 min read

Increasingly, the word “sustainability” seems to be on everyone’s lips, and not just as it relates to the environment.

Social issues – fairness, opportunity and quality of life – are equally important. And so are economic issues: the impact a company’s success has on its community, including its long-term viability.

These three categories of sustainability – social, environmental and economic, popularly known as “people, planet and profit” – support and reinforce one another. Only by achieving a balance among all three can we have a truly circular economy. Which explains the growing importance of another word: purpose. To enable a sustainable world, businesses must understand not only how they make money but how they make our global economy work for people, planet and profit.

Seven years ago, before sustainability gained the urgency it has today, Dassault Systèmes formally crafted its purpose: to “provide business and people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing product, nature and life.

In fact, however, Dassault Systèmes has pursued this purpose since the company was founded more than three decades ago. Our entire raison d’être is to help businesses design their products, services and processes to improve life for people by creating safe, helpful, delightful experiences; to be good for the planet, delivering the most benefit from the smallest possible consumption of resources; and to help businesses be profitable while empowering them to use their resources responsibly and efficiently, creating longevity for their shareholders, employees and customers.

Because Dassault Systèmes helps tens of thousands of companies worldwide to achieve this sustainable balance of people, planet and profit by leveraging the virtual world to improve the real world, Corporate Knights honored us in 2018 with the Number 1 ranking on its Global 100 sustainability index. That ranking is a direct result of the other major decision we made seven years ago: to invest millions in reinventing our entire portfolio, transforming it from a collection of tightly integrated point solutions to the comprehensive and collaborative 3DEXPERIENCE business experience platform.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables sustainability for people, planet and profit by delivering the knowledge and know-how that allows you to understand the impact of your ideas and processes before you commit physical resources. The platform does this by “connecting the dots” – creating perfect visibility and understanding among all actors and stakeholders so they work in harmony to achieve the best possible outcome. 

Sustainability is a business imperative, attracting investors, customers and employees who share your purpose. To achieve it, businesses need the 3DEXPERIENCE platform – the only platform that is both an operating system and a business model – empowering you to create sustainable innovations that harmonize product, nature and life.

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