CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY Environmental responsibility: innovating in support of the environment
❙ CIRCULAR ECONOMY OF WEEE IN 2017
For the Group, using renewable energy means not only renegotiating energy purchase contracts but also purchasing innovative instruments covering not only electricity consumption but also fossil fuels. A breakdown of energy consumption by country can be found in Chapter 3, Section 7.11.1 of the 2017 Registration Document. 5.5.4. MONITORING WATER CONSUMPTION Sopra Steria believes that protecting water resources is the major challenge facing humanity over the coming decades. Although the Group’s water consumption remains very low, and at office sites is limited to sanitary use only, in 2017 Sopra Steria installed a system for measuring or estimating water consumption so as to better manage use. The Group consumed 244,480 cubic metres of water in 2017. A breakdown of measurements by country can be found in Chapter 3, Section 7.11.4 of the 2017 Registration Document. Furthermore, since 2012 the Group has been working with international organisations to help their efforts to protect water resources. The key challenge is to optimise our production processes so as to limit waste, improve the management of residual waste, and extend the life cycle of scrapped resources by favouring their reuse, resale or recycling. Each site is responsible for: p collecting and storing waste in conditions that minimise risks to health, personal safety and the environment; p ensuring that disposal procedures comply with local regulations, checking that waste is processed efficiently and encouraging waste processing operators to make their processes traceable. Extending the life cycle of WEEE To maximise the life cycle of its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Sopra Steria has opted to mainly use highly energy- efficient electronic equipment with an Energy Star 6.1 and/or EPEAT Gold rating, and manages the life cycle of its electronic equipment. 5.5.5. COORDINATING WASTE MANAGEMENT, MAXIMISING THE LIFE CYCLE OF RESOURCES AND PROMOTING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment 82.6 tonnes of WEEE were generated across the Group in 2017. 96% of WEEE generated by the Group has a second life, 38% of WEEE was reused or resold in 2017 – an increase on the 2016 figure (33.7%). In Benelux, proceeds from reselling computers to employees are donated directly to humanitarian initiatives like Action Against Hunger. The total proportion of WEEE sent to landfill is 0.7%. A breakdown of WEEE quantities by country can be found in Chapter 3, Section 7.11.2 of the 2017 Registration Document. Extending the life cycle of paper and cardboard waste Waste paper and cardboard produced by the Group in Benelux, Denmark, Germany, India, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom is fully recycled.
❙ CIRCULAR ECONOMY OF PAPER AND CARDBOARD WASTE IN 2017
Paper and cardboard waste 435 tonnes of paper and cardboard waste collected in 2017 This figure was down 2.1% relative to 2016 (excluding changes in the Group’s scope). * 97% of paper was recycled in 2017 (compared with 92% in 2016).
A breakdown of WEEE quantities by country can be found in Chapter 3, Section 7.11.3 of the 2017 Registration Document.
* Excluding joint ventures.
SOPRA STERIA REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2017
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