CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY Environmental responsibility: innovating in support of the environment

5.3.2. HARMONISING PRACTICES THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM The Environmental Management System in place serves as the reference framework, ensuring that practices are harmonised across all entities. It incorporates ISO 14001 certification. The Environmental Management System is in place in all entities and countries where the Group operates, and certain sites operationally controlled by the Group are managed in accordance with ISO 14001. Since 2016, a programme has been launched to roll out the latest version, ISO 14001:2015. This programme will be gradually extended between now and end-2018. p ISO 14001 certification is active in the following Group countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Where necessary, new buildings that already have the best environmental certification will gradually be included within the scope of ISO 14001:2015. Sopra Steria seeks to secure the best of the various available certifications concerning quality management (ISO 9001), information security management (ISO 27001), IT service management (ISO 20000) and the environment (ISO 14001), and ISO 26000 depending on the scope of certification, added value for the Group’s clients and optimisation of the Group’s operations. 5.3.3. ENCOURAGING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT All staff are encouraged to take part in environmental initiatives rolled out across the Group. In particular, awareness campaigns are run to coincide with major annual international events like World Water Day, World Environment Day, Earth Hour, Earth Day, European Sustainable Development Week and the European Week for Waste Reduction.

Sopra Steria’s emissions reduction targets approved by SBTi Sopra Steria is the world’s first digital services company to have received approval from SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative) for its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for the Group as a whole. Sopra Steria is thus committed to reducing Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 21% between 2015 (the baseline year) and 2025. Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions concern business travel, energy consumption at offices, on-site and off-site datacentres and leased assets. In the longer term, the Group aims to reduce emissions per employee by 76% between 2015 and 2040. Sopra Steria is also committed to ensuring that its key suppliers, who account for at least 70% of emissions arising from its supply chain, manage their greenhouse gas emissions, and that 90% of them have in place targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. This subject is discussed in further detail in Chapter 3, Section 3.6.3 of the 2017 Registration Document. In defining the targets approved by Science Based Targets, the Group is abiding by the commitment given at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris at the end of 2015 under the banner of the We Mean Business coalition. This major initiative is in full alignment with the Group’s approach aimed at reducing its environmental impact and contributing to international action to limit climate change-related impacts. “We would like to congratulate Sopra Steria for setting approved targets and demonstrating that the Group has adopted a forward- looking approach for itself and its clients. In so doing, Sopra Steria joins a number of global businesses that recognise that taking steps to lower emissions is the best way to guarantee growth during the transition to a low-carbon economy.” Alberto Carrillo Pineda, Senior Global Advisor on Climate and Business for the WWF and leader of the Science Based Targets initiative As part of the September 2017 Climate Week in New York, a group of businesses from a variety of sectors committed to implement, within three years, the recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), an international consortium of businesses and environmental NGOs. This group of businesses will publish information on the financial implications of climate-related risks and related business opportunities. In the context of this initiative, Sopra Steria has notified its commitment to the TCFD. Sopra Steria is committed to applying the TCFD-CDSB recommendations

#WeRRR campaign

A staff #WeRRR challenge was held during the European Week for Waste Reduction to identify the best initiatives for reducing, recycling and reusing waste.



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