CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY Societal responsibility: increased interaction with stakeholders


2017 challenges/targets

Achievements in 2017

Ambitions for 2018

DIGITAL RESPONSIBILITY Contribute to thinking about the social impact of digital technology and work towards a more inclusive digital society

p Sponsored the Collège des Bernardins Digital Chair and the Digital Inclusion laboratory of the Agence Nationale des Solidarités Actives (ANSA)

Continue sponsorship of the Collège des Bernardins through the new Digital Humanism Department Ongoing partnership with ANSA to publicise the results of the Digital Inclusion lab’s work.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Develop access to education

p Rolled out education programme in 64 schools in India to 70,000 children from poor rural backgrounds. p Helped 463 students via higher education scholarship programme in India. p Initiatives across all the Group’s countries, etc. p 12 projects supported by the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation. p Smart classrooms and computer labs converted to solar energy in schools supported by Sopra Steria in India. p Pro bono partnership with Ferd Social Entrepreneur in Norway. p Initiatives in the United Kingdom, Poland, etc. p Professional development centre in India, giving access to short training courses culminating in qualifications. p Initiatives in France, Spain, the United Kingdom and Norway. p Sponsorships with 1001fontaines, Green Cross, Planet Water Foundation and Puits du Désert.

Extend programme in India with support of European Group entities.

Efforts to strengthen partnerships in the various countries in which the Group operates with experienced organisations renowned for their digital inclusion capabilities. Development of joint initiatives between the Group’s countries.

Foster digital inclusion

Involve employees to scale up the initiatives launched by the Group.

Contribute to employability

Develop initiatives in India and favour partnerships involving employees.

Be committed to water rights

3.8.2. WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITIES Digital inclusion: making digital technology accessible to all In 2017, Sopra Steria decided to support ANSA, an agency in France supporting active engagement founded by Martin Hirsh (1) , to pursue local, experimental and socially innovative projects to fight against poverty and social exclusion. The corporate philanthropy programme supported the Digital Inclusion lab, which ran four workshops in 2017 to map out risk scenarios and identify ways to broaden access to all. The initiative was supported by non-profits and private and public organisations, as well as volunteers from the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation. This work is monitored by major organisations, which are using their experience to build a unique digital inclusion model in France. The partnership is set to continue in 2018, with the publication and release of theme-based notebooks. It will make the results of this study available to the Group’s other countries so that local initiatives in this field can be shared. For the past two years, the Group has also supported the Collège des Bernardins Digital Chair to further the study of digital technology’s impact on humankind, particularly in the field of education (see Chapter 3, Section 3.5 of the 2017 Registration Document).

In 2017, the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation continued to support projects that combine digital and social or environmental innovation. In 2017, the Foundation supported 12 non-profit projects in the area of digital inclusion, sponsored by Sopra Steria employee volunteers, who provide support to the non-profits concerned and offer advice and expertise.

Winners of the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation 2017 Student Award

Both the student projects rewarded in 2017 proposed innovative solutions to help people with disabilities. PolySENS, the project submitted by the ENSEA team that won the top prize, is a solution that helps to stimulate the senses and emotions of people with multiple disabilities, in partnership with the Cergy specialist reception centre and the Zigzag non-profit organisation. The students of Telecom ParisTech, winners of the judges’ special prize, presented the Listen and Warn project featuring a connected watch for people who are deaf or hearing-impaired as an alternative to existing hearing devices.

(1) French government High Commissioner for Active Solidarity Against Poverty from 2007 to 2010, and author of a number of books on social exclusion.



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