2021 Universal Registration Document


Engaging our stakeholders to meet their needs better

Group’s community commitment 4.6.

Two foundations in France and India, the latter coordinating a p large educational programme along with a range of other community actions; Sponsorships and partnerships developed with public interest p organisations; Community initiatives and fundraising events in several countries p in which employees proactively take part, thus complementing the initiatives put in place under the Group’s policy; Employee engagement platforms in France, the United Kingdom, p Morocco and Tunisia; United Nations International Volunteer Day, on which p awareness-raising campaigns are run in all countries to promote community initiatives, inspire employees and thank them for their commitment. Providing access to quality education and improving employability In India, the education programme, which has been running for a number of years, aims to combat poverty in a country with high levels of inequality. This programme is primarily aimed at children from poor rural areas, in particular girls, who can benefit from schools located close to the company’s sites. Despite school closures in 2021, the distribution of tablet computers with pre-loaded course materials enabled students to continue their studies remotely with the support of volunteers. Following on from actions initiated by the Group in 2020, donation campaigns were kicked off in the United Kingdom and Belgium in partnership with MSF to support India in its fight against coronavirus. Over 52,000 children and young people at 55 primary and p secondary schools benefit from this comprehensive educational programme and are supported in their schooling by hundreds of Sopra Steria volunteers. To further improve access to education for these young people, p Sopra Steria has developed the Sopra Steria Scholarships Programme in India since 2006 to fund higher education for students from schools supported by the Group. This programme, funded by entities in most of the countries in which the Group operates, continued in 2021 despite delays arising from the public health crisis. In other countries where the Group operates , various projects were launched or continued to run despite the crisis: A partnership with the Sat’Egidio community in Italy, which p combats poverty and exclusion, working with Sopra Steria employees to develop an app that can be used by volunteers to provide schooling for children from impoverished families; Initiatives to raise awareness among young people of the risks p associated with internet use, including the Safe for Fun programme in Belgium, with employee volunteers working either in schools or remotely through videos; Many other initiatives supported by employee volunteers p supplementing these educational initiatives in the countries where the Group operates. Developing access to digital technology for all To make digital technology accessible to all, local initiatives involving clients, partners and employees were able to continue during the public health crisis. In France , the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation celebrated 20 years of digital solidarity at a virtual event attended A FRAMEWORK FOR GROUP ACTION 4.6.3. TO PROMOTE INITIATIVES WITH A STRONG, LASTING IMPACT

A longstanding commitment to an ethical and inclusive digital society For many years, Sopra Steria has pursued an extensive community programme in aid of disadvantaged populations to give them access to education, employment and the benefits of digital technologies, as well as for water rights. The unprecedented situation caused by the coronavirus crisis raised awareness of the importance of digital technology at work, in social life and as a tool for building and maintaining relationships with isolated and vulnerable individuals. However, it also exacerbated inequalities affecting those least able to access digital technology. Faced with the recurrence of this digital divide, the Group’s longstanding commitment to an ethical and inclusive digital society is more relevant today than ever before. Thanks to this commitment, which relies on the engagement of many employees who volunteer their skills and time, Group entities in many countries have been able to put in place projects that can be run remotely, drawing on employees’ skills: fundraising campaigns, volunteering with non-profit organisations, participating in challenges and hackathons, etc. As a leading digital player with operations in many countries, Sopra Steria implements community actions having a positive and lasting impact on society, with an emphasis on digital inclusion. These actions aim to promote social and professional integration for the most vulnerable and to protect the environment. Playing a key role in the Group’s programme of actions, the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation and all Group entities give shape to these commitments through projects bringing together the Group’s employees and civil society stakeholders. The Foundation, which celebrated its 20th birthday in 2021, constitutes a remarkable collective adventure shared by the staff and employee volunteers who demonstrate their commitment on a day-to-day basis. Over 52,000 children supported in 55 schools in India and p 851 students in India awarded higher education scholarships through the Sopra Steria Scholarships Programme; 20th anniversary of the Sopra Steria-Institut de France p Foundation and publication of a white paper titled “Digital technology and human fragility”, in partnership with Agence Nouvelle des Solidarités Actives; Signature of the Manifesto of Coalition Française des Fondations p pour le Climat, at the initiative of Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations; Partnership with Entreprise des Possibles, a collective of p businesses working to combat poverty and exclusion in Lyon. A PROACTIVE POLICY INVOLVING THE ENTIRE 4.6.2. ORGANISATION, EMPLOYEES AND COMMUNITIES To implement this policy, which involves the participation of more than 800 employees in all countries, Sopra Steria is supported by: A network of 25 country representatives, led and coordinated at p Group level, who implement the actions decided; KEY EVENTS 4.6.1. In 2021: 174 projects supported; p Over 800 volunteers; p 42 participating clients/partners; p 626 non-profits and schools supported; p



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