2021 Universal Registration Document
4 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Environmental Responsibility: Carbon-neutral trajectory – Net-zero emissions by 2028
The first phase of this net-zero emissions programme focuses on optimising resource consumption, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our direct activities and then offsetting any unavoided emissions by investing in carbon capture projects. This phase is managed against the following three targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi): Reduce absolute GHG emissions from Scopes 1 & 2 (offices and p on-site data centres, including fugitive emissions in 2021 but excluded in 2015) by 42% by 2025 relative to 2015 (SBTi Target I); Reduce absolute GHG emissions from Scope 3 (business travel p and off-site data centres) by 21% by 2025 relative to 2015 (SBTi Target II); Reduce GHG emissions per employee from Scopes 1, 2 & 3 p (business travel, offices and on- and off-site data centres, including fugitive emissions in 2021 but excluded in 2015) by 85% by 2040 relative to 2015 (SBTi Target III). The following two phases of the programme cover indirect activities, including in particular waste recycling and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from employee commuting and homeworking and purchases of goods and services. Reducing the environmental footprint of our supply chain is a key element of our net-zero emissions programme. This target, approved by SBTi and aligned with a trajectory of 1.5°C, relates to our commitment to ensuring that suppliers accounting for at least 70% of our supply chain emissions control their GHG emissions, and that 90% of those suppliers have in place GHG emissions reduction targets by 2025. The target in relation to our suppliers, approved by SBT, is broken down into three key phases: Over the period 2019-2023 , assess the emissions of suppliers p accounting for 70% of our supply chain’s GHG emissions. The assessment scope could reach 80% in 2022 and 100% by end 2023; Over the period 2020-2025 , measure the proportion of GHG p emissions from suppliers (accounting for 70% of our supply chain emissions) that control their GHG emissions (SBTi Target IV). This proportion may amount to 30% in 2023, 65% in 2024 and 100% by end 2025; Over the period 2020-2025 , identify the proportion of p suppliers (accounting for 70% of our supply chain emissions) that have set emissions reduction targets (SBTi Target V). This proportion may amount to 20% in 2023, 45% in 2024 and 90% by end 2025. Our supplier engagement programme is gradually being rolled out in countries where we have a strong presence, encouraging communication and assessment using a variety of platforms (CDP Climate, EcoVadis, Provigis, etc.). Throughout the net-zero emissions programme, Sopra Steria will continue to dialogue and work with political decision-makers and other top-tier organisations, including universities, to incubate and develop innovative solutions.
Supporting our clients as they transition to a low-carbon economy Because Sopra Steria is itself working to achieve net-zero emissions by 2028, it is able to support its clients as they navigate their own environmental transition, in particular by drawing on expertise developed by the Group for its environmental and low-carbon strategy and on the expertise of operational staff to: Optimise consumption and the environmental footprint of p digital technology: accelerating adoption of digital environmental sustainability, notably by selecting the infrastructure and technologies most closely aligned with clients’ Sustainable Development Goals, applying eco-design principles to solutions development and taking into account environmental costs when assessing the value of new services; Foster the emergence of new behaviours and uses in p support of a carbon-free economy: harnessing the potential offered by new technologies to develop innovative solutions that protect the environment and the climate. See section 4.2.2. “Including digital sustainability in our value proposition” (pages 136 to 138). Governance arrangements in relation to environmental responsibility are set out in section 1.3., “Corporate Responsibility governance structure supporting the Group’s strategy” (pages 105 to 106). Environmental policy 3.2. SEVEN PRIORITY AREAS OF ACTION 3.2.1. The Group’s environmental strategy is supported by a policy broken down into seven priority areas of action: Extending ISO 14001 certification of our Environmental 1. Management System (EMS), which provides a framework for the Group’s policy to the evolution of environmental priorities; Optimising the use of resources in its operations; 2. Increasing the proportion of electricity consumption met from 3. renewable sources and ensuring it does not fall below 95%; Reducing direct greenhouse gas emissions from offices, data 4. centres and business travel, as well as indirect emissions; Contributing to the circular economy by optimising equipment 5. lifespan and waste management, notably for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); Ensuring the involvement and contribution of the entire value 6. chain (employees, clients, suppliers, partners, etc.) in the continuous improvement process; Embedding sustainability into the value proposition (digital 7. environmental sustainability, sustainable digital, impact of solutions and services on the environment). To strengthen its policy and the associated continuous improvement process, Sopra Steria has chosen to work with top-tier international organisations whose aim is to involve businesses, states, NGOs and civil society in action to prevent climate change.
SOPRA STERIA UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2021
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