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Atea again named among world's most sustainable companies

Press release 2023-01-18

For the second year in a row, Atea has been named one of the world's top 100 most sustainable companies by the well-respected research and media company Corporate Knights. This year, 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 Division for the second consecutive year.

Atea CEO Steinar Sønsteby welcomed both achievements: "Atea has made a strategic decision and social commitment to lead our industry toward better practices in sustainability. This is a core part of our company’s mission: ‘We build the future with IT’. We are honored to receive this recognition from Corporate Knights, but also want to thank our employees, customers, suppliers and partners for their efforts in supporting our company’s mission."

The prestigious Global 100 Index is an authoritative ranking of corporate sustainability performance that celebrates the sustainability efforts of the market leaders in different industries whose revenue surpasses $1B (USD). The ranking is based on an analysis of sustainability practices of 6,720 companies from around the world, conducted by Corporate Knights.

This recognition was earned entirely through performance. In recent years, Atea has reported substantial progress in its sustainability metrics and has set bold 2030 targets for its sustainability strategy for the remainder of the decade.

Atea’s recent record of achievements in sustainability include:

  • In 2022, Atea earned an A- rating in the CDP’s annual climate change questionnaire: higher than both the B average in regional Europe and the C average in the IT and software sector. This is the highest ranking Atea has earned since first reporting to CDP over ten years ago.
  • For the past three years (2020-2022), Atea was awarded the highest rating (top 1% of 100,000 organizations globally) in environmental and social performance by EcoVadis, a highly respected evaluator of corporate sustainability.
  • In 2022, Atea was endorsed by Canalys as one of its Environmental Partner Leaders.
  • In 2021, Atea was recognized by Financial Times as one of Europe's Climate Leaders.

Detailed information on Atea's sustainability efforts and initiatives, as well as data, annual reports, policies and other important insights can be found at  

Atea is the leading supplier of IT infrastructure in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Atea is present in 85 cities with nearly 8,000 employees in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Atea delivers hardware and software from leading global vendors and provides consulting and technical services to support its customers with the design, implementation and operation of their IT environments. Atea had gross sales of approximately NOK 41 billion (EUR 4.1 billion) in 2021 and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. Visit us online at

Corporate Knights Inc. is an independent media and research B Corp. Its media division publishes the award-winning sustainable-economy magazine Corporate Knights, circulated in The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Its research division produces sustainability rankings, research reports and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance. Learn more at

For further information, please contact:
Robert Giori, CFO, Atea ASA, +47 934 09 188
Andreas Antonsen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Atea ASA +46 7 224 48 784,