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Atea’s Vision 2030

Atea’s mission is to build the future with IT. We believe that information technology, combined with knowledge and creativity, can improve living standards across society and help to achieve a more sustainable future. As one of Europe’s largest resellers of IT infrastructure, Atea is uniquely positioned to facilitate and accelerate a journey towards sustainable IT.

This is our goal with the Vision 2030 – to be a step ahead and drive positive change in our industry.

Sustainable Development Goals and Atea

Agenda 2030 was established by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action for global development. The agenda consists of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 underlying targets to be achieved by the end of this decade. It has been adopted by all UN member states.

At Atea, we are committed to leverage our knowledge and business to contribute to the transformations needed in order to achieve the SDGs. We have identified six primary goals where our efforts have the greatest potential for impact. These are based on an assessment of the underlying targets to each SDG and their link to our identified material sustainability topics.

ESG data section






GHG Emissions Scope 1 tCO2e 3,434.5 3,400.7 3,830.4
GHG Emissions Scope 2 - market-based tCO2e 6,749.4 2,796.7 2,011.3
GHG Emissions Scope 2 - location-based tCO2e 2,265.2 2,016.0 2,403.1
GHG Emissions Scope 3 tCO2e 804,568 957,773 884,375
GHG Emissions Category 1 - Purchased Goods and Services tCO2e 791,652 942,086 867,334
GHG Emissions Category 3 - Fuel- and Energy-Related Activities tCO2e 1,452.8 1,912.3 1,627.1
GHG Emissions Category 4 - Upstream Transportation and Distribution tCO2e 5,974.7 9,125.2 9,130.7
GHG Emissions Category 5 - Waste Generated in Operations tCO2e 238.1 243.0 292.4
GHG Emissions Category 6 - Business Travel tCO2e 2,034.5 1,880.9 3,749.1
GHG Emissions Category 7 - Employee Commuting tCO2e 1,629.7  1,723.5  1,552.4 
GHG Emissions Category 9 - Downstream Transportation and Distribution tCO2e 1,586.6 802.2  651.5
GHG Emissions Category 13 - Downstream Leased Assets tCO2e - - 37.9
GHG Emissions Upstream activities tCO2e 802,981.6 956,971.1 883,685.7
GHG Emissions Downstream activities tCO2e 1,586.6 802.2 689.4
Emissions Intensity tCO2e emissions intensity per revenue in MNOK tCO2e 0.218 0.128 0.120
Emissions Intensity tCO2e emissions intensity per full time employee tCO2e 1.398 0.816 0.766
Energy Usage Electricity consumption MWh 29,502 26,808 30,008
Energy Usage Share of renewable electricity % 48% 78% 87%
Energy Usage Share of renewable energy % 35% 51% 58%
Water Usage Water consumption m3 8,735.0 6,932.0 8,983.8
Waste Generated Hazardous waste kg 19,166 9,244 2,293
Waste Generated Non-hazardous waste kg 2,144,296 1,904,213 1,811,421
Gas Pollutants VOC emissions Tonnes 1.01 1.02 1.38
Gas Pollutants NOx emissions Tonnes 12.11 11.8 13.23
Gas Pollutants SOx emissions Tonnes 0.02 0.02 0.02
Gas Pollutants PM emissions Tonnes 0.15 0.15 0.17
1 More information available in Carbon Footprint report.  






Employee Employees at year end 7,478 7,764 8,258
Employee Employee turnover 17.6% 16.7% 16.5%
Employees by age group < 30 1,349 1,344 1,419
Employees by age group 30-50 4,145 4,307 4,467
Employees by age group > 50 1,984 2,113 2,372
Gender Diversity Employees, male 76% 75% 74%
Gender Diversity Employees, female 24% 25% 26%
Gender Diversity Leadership, male n/a1 71% 73%
Gender Diversity Leadership, female n/a1 29% 27%
Employee Lost time injuries 0 0 0
Employee Absence rate 2.1% 2.4% 3.1%
1 Data on gender distribution in leadership positions were not collected in 2020.






Board Diversity Percentage of board seats occupied by women (as compared to total) 38% (3 of 8) 38% (3 of 8) 38% (3 of 8)
Supplier Code of Conduct Supplier Code of Conduct in place YES YES YES
Ethics & Anti-Corruption Ethics and/or Anti-Corruption covered by Code of Conduct YES YES YES
Ethics & Anti-Corruption Completion rate of training in support of the Code of Conduct 100% 100% 96%
Data Privacy Data Privacy policy in place YES YES YES
Data Privacy Compliant with GDPR rules YES YES YES
Disclosure Practices Reports on specific UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) YES YES YES
Environmental Operations Climate Policy in place YES YES YES
Environmental Operations Climate target approved by Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) YES YES YES
External Assurance Sustainability disclosures assured by a third party - YES YES


Having robust and externally verified management systems in place is a core component of effective operations, and a critical part of the foundation for our sustainability work. Below you will find our various certifications in line with best practices and business standards in the IT industry.

Sustainability reporting

Sustainability Report

2022 was the third year of Atea’s ten-year vision for a long term sustainability. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Achieved a new record-high number of 604,110 units recovered using Goitloop, a 38% increase compared to 2021.
  • Successfully implemented first phase of combined Atea group ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications. Retained all ISO certificates, ensuring Atea’s full compliance with best practices and business standards in the IT industry.


Download 2021 Sustainability report ->
Download 2020 Sustainability report ->
Download 2019 Sustainability report ->

Carbon Footprint Report

We are committed to minimizing carbon emissions within our operations, including our supply chain. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Achieved 46.1% emission reduction in Scope 1 and 2. We will keep targeting an increase in the share of renewable electricity towards 100% to move towards carbon neutrality in our own operations.
  • Broadened our Scope 3 reporting to include more categories. This approach provides us with a more complete view of the total environmental impact generated by our business.


Download 2021 CFR ->
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Download 2019 CFR ->

Atea’s memberships and alliances

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Our sustainability ratings and rankings


Atea received a Platinum rating from Ecovadis for the fourth consecutive year, placing us in the top 1% of over 100 000 assessed companies. The rating evaluates the areas of Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.

2023 – Platinum
2022 – Platinum
2021 – Platinum

See Ecovadis certificate

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Global 100

In 2023, Atea earned the 49th position in the annual Global 100 Index, a new best for the company. Atea was also recognized as the most sustainable company globally within the IT Services Industry for the second consecutive year.

2023 - 49th
2022 - 51st

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Atea received a A- rating from CDP in 2022, the third consecutive year-over-year improvement. CDP conducts an in-depth assessment of our climate policies, actions, and metrics.

2022 – A-
2021 – B
2020 – B-




CDP 2022

In 2023, Atea was recognized by CDP as a Supplier Engagement Leader for our work engaging with suppliers to tackle climate change.

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Atea has maintained “Prime” status with ISS since 2018. This rating is awarded to companies with an ESG performance above the sector-specific Prime threshold. That means fulfilling ambitious performance requirements. More than 6800 companies are assessed by ISS on ESG metrics.


FT logo 2023

In 2023, Atea was recognized by The Financial Times and data powerhouse Statista for their significant efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with their operations, ranking among the top 500 European companies. Atea had previously received this recognition in 2021 as well.


Atea received an A rating from MSCI in 2022. MSCI rates companies on a “AAA” to “CCC” scale based on their exposure to industry specific ESG risks and their ability to manage those risks relative to peers.¹ 


Canalys Environmental Partner Leaders are those partners that have demonstrated both a strategy and a commitment to do better for their industry, people, community and environment. This badge recognizes those partners that are leading the industry in this regard.


Atea is categorized as a “low risk” company by Sustainalytics. This assessment looks at company- and industry-specific factors to consider the ESG risks we are exposed to. This is compared to the management systems and policies that are in place to mitigate the risks, resulting in a risk score.²


Atea has been recognized as a Nasdaq ESG Transparency partner, signifying our efforts in transparency on ESG issues.


For the second year in a row, Atea is included in the Clean200 among other major corporate players from 35 countries assessed by Corporate Knights and As you Sow to be at the forefront of the climate transition. The list is based on rigorous assessment of the amount of revenue each company earns from products and services aligned with the Corporate Knights Sustainable Economy Taxonomy.


In 2022, Atea ASA was included in this Index, which means we are one of 40 companies listed on Oslo Børs that demonstrates the best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance.


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Policies and other documents

Our company-wide policies are aligned with industry standards and best practices and outline our approach in key areas.

Code of Conduct   |   Supplier Code of Conduct   |  Data Privacy Policy
Information Security Risk Management Policy   |  Climate Policy   |   CSR Overview
Whistleblower Policy   |   Tax Policy   |   DNV Verification   |   The Place to Be  
Diversity and Inclusion policy   |   Anti-discrimination and harassment policy  
Environmental Policy   |   The Norwegian Transparency Act / Åpenhetsloven

Our activities and services


Reuse and recycling of your old IT equipment. Goitloop offers simple, sustainable, secure and economically advantageous life cycle management for your IT equipment.

Leadership for change

A partnership of Nordic IT-buying organizations determined to create a market for more sustainable IT solutions and provide best practices.

Atea sustainability focus

Leveraging the power of the Nordic market to promote more sustainable IT and accelerate sustainable transformation of the global IT sector.

100% club

The 100%-club is an Atea initiative where we challenge and support organizations to take the responsibility they have as buyers of IT equipment, which is to become 100% circular.