2021 Universal Registration Document


Environmental Responsibility: Carbon-neutral trajectory – Net-zero emissions by 2028

Purchases of IT and telecommunications infrastructure and components are thus closely supervised by the Group’s Purchasing and Information Systems departments: this kind of equipment is mainly manufactured in Asian and Far Eastern countries, where climate risk appears to be significantly higher. Manufacturing plants belonging to the main supplier of the Group’s IT equipment are located all over the world, notably in India, the United States, Mexico and China. This supplier has in the past been affected by flooding at one of its largest production facilities. By implementing the mitigation plan, Sopra Steria has been able to lessen the adverse effects of delays in the delivery of equipment without any notable impact on its commitments to clients. Risk description: stricter regulatory requirements in relation to the p environment, not only in the digital services sector but also in those industry sectors in which the Group’s clients operate (the most obvious examples being energy and aviation), could compromise the Group’s ability to contribute as much as it would like to the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy; Risk management measures: The Group is approaching these p twin risks as follows: by continuously and closely monitoring coming changes in its • sector by monitoring the legal landscape, taking part in international initiatives such as the Climate Neutral Now programme, discussing these issues with active networks (e.g. GreenIT.fr, Numeum and the European Green Digital Coalition). No environmental fine or non-financial penalty has ever been recorded within the Group, by maintaining its leadership on environmental sustainability, • as shown by its performance on managing its own greenhouse gas emissions, the continuous development of solutions and services that help reduce the environmental impact of digital systems (e.g. a project to digitalise the management of environmental performance indicators for a major player in the aviation sector; supporting decarbonisation strategy in the energy sector by implementing consumption monitoring and optimisation modules; low-carbon mobility projects encouraging users to adopt forms of transport that generate fewer emissions), investments in initiatives supporting its clients’ environmental transition goals (e.g. participating in the Boavizta project and signing up for NegaOctet, a standard for measuring the environmental impact of organisations’ digital services). Reputation: Risk description: any difficulty in drawing up and implementing p proportionate action plans in response to the environmental challenges facing the world could damage Sopra Steria’s longstanding reputation among all its stakeholders as a group deeply committed to being an environmentally friendly corporate citizen; Risk management measures: wherever possible, the Group is p committed to going beyond regulatory requirements. Actions include developing the Group’s environmental policy, bolstering its environmental management system in compliance with ISO 14001, implementing programmes designed to reduce its TRANSITION RISK 3.3.4. Market:

environmental impact (e.g. net-zero emissions, digital environmental sustainability, implementing the supplier engagement programme to encourage suppliers to reduce their environmental footprint, responding to specific client expectations (e.g. training in life cycle analysis for digital solutions, digital environmental sustainability and taking part in external assessments, as well as being involved in major events relating to the fight against climate change (e.g. COP26 in the United Kingdom in November 2021). OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE GROUP 3.3.5. Sopra Steria is addressing business opportunities linked to efforts to prevent climate change and protect resources by offering innovative solutions in terms of both sustainable digital and digital for sustainability, in line with the net-zero emissions programme. These opportunities are set out in section 4.2.2. “Including digital sustainability in our value proposition” (pages 136 to 138). Sopra Steria publishes all its risks and opportunities annually in its disclosure to the CDP, in accordance with TCFD guidelines. Sopra Steria’s net-zero emissions programme focuses primarily on optimising resource consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its direct and indirect activities. DIRECT ACTIVITIES 3.4.1. The environmental impact of our direct activities derives from our offices, our on- and off-site data centres, and business travel by Group employees. A simplified approach for determining the impact of the public health crisis on our direct activities We have adopted the following assumptions and principles for determining the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the reduction of the GHG emissions resulting from our direct activities: 2019 is considered to be the last non-pandemic year and 2020 − and 2021 are pandemic years; We use the average annual reductions observed between 2015 − (the base year for our SBTi targets) and 2019 to proportionally estimate the reductions of GHG emissions during the pandemic years that are not attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic; We attribute the remaining emissions reductions to the effects − of the public health crisis. The impact of (or reduction due to) the health crisis on GHG emissions depends on the activity that causes it; thus, the impact due to the health crisis is more significant on Scope 3-6 emissions (business travel), than on Scope 1 (on-site offices and data centres), and Scope 3-8 (off-site data centres). The impact of the health crisis on Scope 2 emissions is non-material, therefore the reduction in Scope 2 emissions due to the health crisis has not been calculated. Reducing resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from direct activities Aligning our results with the SBTi targets p Optimising resource 3.4. consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions



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