2021 Universal Registration Document


Engaging our stakeholders to meet their needs better

Sopra Steria’s expectations for suppliers, as outlined in its responsible purchasing policy, call for an overall EcoVadis score greater than or equal to 45/100. If the overall score and/or the score on any one of the four modules (social issues and human rights, business ethics, environment, and supply chain) is less than 40/100, the supplier is considered non-compliant. In this case, the supplier is asked to refer to the areas for improvement identified in the course of its assessment to put in place a corrective action plan, which will be reassessed during the ensuing campaign. Since 2015, the Group has been committed to evaluating its suppliers and assessing its target suppliers with over 26 employees, representing annual expenditure of over €150K. In 2021, 79% of suppliers already assessed were reassessed. Across the whole Group, a total of 425 suppliers were awarded positive EcoVadis assessments in 2021, covering more than €500 million of expenditure (more than 100% of target 2021 expenditure). The assessment response rate is 77.43% (including suppliers in the process of being assessed). The average score for Sopra Steria suppliers who had completed p the assessment was 56.7 out of 100, nearly 13 points higher than the average score for all suppliers assessed via the EcoVadis platform. The average improvement across all suppliers reassessed in 2021 p was 3.7 points. No suppliers assessed or reassessed in 2021 scored less than p Sopra Steria’s alert threshold of 24/100. 84% of suppliers assessed or reassessed achieved a score of at p least 45 out of 100 (compared with only 47% of all businesses assessed by EcoVadis). An awareness and training campaign covering the assessment p method used by the EcoVadis platform was delivered to all buyers and other key stakeholders in the supply chain in 2021. Ethical and inclusive purchasing In France, the Group uses services provided by sheltered p workshops and other organisations that specifically employ people with disabilities. The relevant information is set out in section 2.7.2, “Disability policy” (pages 115 to 116). In the United Kingdom, initiatives are in place to open up access p to the Group’s supply chain for SMEs as well as women- and diverse-owned businesses. Reducing the environmental impact of the supply chain A supply chain committed to Science Based Targets initiative The Group’s commitments, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), are aligned with the target of limiting the rise in average global temperatures to a maximum of 1.5°C. This commitment includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the supply chain. Sopra Steria also committed in 2020 to achieving net-zero emissions by 2028. These points are set out in section 3.1.3, "Achieving net-zero emissions by 2028" (pages 121 to 122) and in section 3.4., "Optimising resource consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions" (pages 125-132).

Purchases of renewable electricity directly from suppliers, p purchases of International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) and Guarantees of Origin (GOs). Further information can be found in section 3.4.1. in table “Resource consumption - Direct activities” (page 126). Purchases of certified paper from sustainable sources. Further p information can be found in section 3.4.2. in table “Resource consumption - Indirect activities” (page 130). MAIN OBJECTIVES FOR 2022 4.3.2. Continue rolling out EcoVadis to entities not yet covered. p Carry out EcoVadis assessments of target suppliers accounting for p annual expenditure of €700 million in 2022, equating to 67% of total target expenditure in 2021. Mobilising suppliers to help them improve their ratings in p EcoVadis’ 2022 assessment, particularly those that did not meet Sopra Steria’s standards in the 2021 assessment. Continuing efforts to roll out at scale the Group suppliers’ charter p signed by suppliers and partners. Contribute to the Group’s key environmental programmes: p Science Based Targets initiative and net-zero emissions. As the Sopra Steria Group grows, it is committed not only to strictly complying with legislation and regulations in the countries in which it operates but also to applying ethical principles rooted in the Group’s culture and values (see “Integrated presentation of Sopra Steria” of this Universal Registration Document on page 5). These include, in particular, professional excellence, respect for others and a proactive approach. A Code of Ethics and core values supported at the highest levels of the Group The Sopra Steria Group’s code of ethics constitutes the reference framework within the Group operates. Sopra Steria’s status as a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, in the Global Compact Advanced reporting category, reflects its ethical principles, which adhere to the principles and fundamental entitlements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. With a foreword written by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, it is supported by Group management, which is responsible for ensuring that these rules are observed. The code applies to all Sopra Steria employees. Managers who sit on the Group Management Committee and entity-level (country and subsidiary) management committees sign an annual digital declaration renewing their commitment to abide by and enforce the code of ethics within their scope of responsibility. Sopra Steria regularly raises awareness among the relevant personnel to ensure that they buy into and abide by the Group’s values and fundamentals and the principles laid down in the code of ethics. This awareness-raising takes place principally through induction seminars, professional development sessions and events sharing the Group’s fundamentals, organised in particular by Sopra Steria Academy, the Group’s in-house training organisation. Furthermore, Sopra Steria expects all those with whom it has a business relationship to abide by the spirit of its code of ethics, irrespective of legislation and regulations in the countries in which they operate. Ethics and compliance 4.4. VALUES AND ETHICS 4.4.1.



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