2021 Universal Registration Document


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

Selection of new offices built to the highest environmental • standards (BREEAM, HQE, LEED); Selection of new environmentally certified IT equipment (Energy • Star ® 7.0, EPEAT ® Gold); Widespread use of collaborative tools to limit the need for large • emails and documents to be sent; Use of data centres with an effective cooling system and a low • PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), such as Oslo Digiplex (1.1) and Oslo Rata (1.2). Thanks to these actions, energy consumption (diesel, gas, biodiesel, district heating, electricity) per employee was reduced by 30.1% between 2015 and 2021. Office closures due to the pandemic have significantly reduced the consumption of electricity, district heating, and the heating of offices and associated services. We attribute to the pandemic about half of the reduction in Scope 1 emissions in 2021 compared to 2019 (the last non-pandemic year). The decrease in fugitive emissions accounts for most of the remaining reduction. The impact of the health crisis on Scope 2 emissions is non-material. The reduction is mainly due to the increase in the proportion of renewables in the electricity we consume on site. To minimise water leaks and waste, Sopra Steria monitors water consumption. Consumption per employee declined 56.8% between 2017 and 2021.

When the effects of the pandemic are included, Sopra Steria reduced its emissions from its global direct activities by 83.5% in 2021 compared to 2015. This reduction is near the SBTi III target of decreasing GHG emissions by 85% from 2015 to 2040. Much of this reduction is attributable to the public health crisis in 2021, without which the decrease in emissions would have been 50%. When the effects of the public health crisis are included, the emissions intensity of our global direct activities in 2021 was 0.24 tCO 2 e per employee. Excluding these effects, it would have been 0.8 tCO 2 e per employee. Ramping up the rollout of the Environmental p Management System (EMS) Resource consumption, including the use of energy and water, is optimised by the Group’s Environmental Management System, and most of our regions have achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification. ISO 14001 certification in place: France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The Limonest site in France was awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification in January 2022. Optimise energy and water consumption in our offices p and data centres, and reduce their emissions The following measures have been taken to help cut energy and water consumption at our offices and data centres:




Baseline 2019 2020


Energy use in offices Absolute consumption (MWh) Consumption per employee ( MWh/employee )


61,625 73,126 59,615






Energy use at on-site data centres


Reduce energy consumption per employee; in France, reduce absolute energy

14,561 9,063 9,714


Absolute consumption (MWh)

consumption at commercial premises by 40% by 2030 (in accordance with the ELAN law) (1)

Consumption per employee (MWh/employee)





Energy use at off-site data centres


Absolute consumption (MWh)

20,223 16,621 15,949


Consumption per employee (MWh/employee) Renewable energy use

N/A 0.37




20.4% 90% 95% 99.2%

Increase the proportion of the Group’s electricity consumption (at offices and on-site data centres) from renewables to over 85%

Using renewable energy for electricity consumption at offices and on-site data centres

Water use in offices


Absolute consumption (cu. metres)

244,480 246,985 164,250 121,926

Manage water consumption to minimise leaks and waste

Consumption per employee (cu. metres/employee) 3.60 2.59 In 2021, the scope used to calculate indicators includes all entities over which the Group has operational control (and therefore includes the NHS SBS, SSCL and SFT joint ventures) as well as the employees of the acquisitions made up until and including November 2021, particularly those of Luminosity Limited, Sopra Steria Financial Services and Labs. The workforces of our acquisitions in December 2021 (EGGS Design and EVA Group) are not included. Joint ventures are only included from 2017. In 2020, the scope used to calculate indicators includes all entities over which the Group has operational control (and therefore includes the NHS SBS, SSCL and SFT joint ventures) as well as new acquisitions Sodifrance, Anteo (Consulting and E-Business Solutions), Holocare and cxpartners. In 2019, the scope used to calculate indicators includes all entities over which the Group has operational control (and therefore includes the NHS SBS and SSCL joint ventures) but does not include SAB or Sopra Financial Technology GmbH. 6.00 5.50

ELAN: Decree 2019-771 of 23 July 2019 reforming housing, planning and digital technology. (1)



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