Sopra Steria - 2018 Registration document
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY Environmental responsibility: Innovating for the environment throughout our value chain
4. Environmental responsibility: Innovating for the environment throughout our value chain
A bold ambition served by an ambitious, innovative Group policy Sopra Steria is at the heart of an industry sector that has the capacity to make a positive impact on companies’ environmental footprint. With this in mind, the Group has for several years been working to limit the environmental impact of its businesses, develop responsible purchasing programmes, involve its entire supply chain in a shared continuous improvement process, and incorporate sustainability principles into its service proposition. The Group’s environmental strategy aims to reduce the environmental footprint of its operations and help combat climate change by involving the whole of its value chain. Now recognised as one of the world’s leading companies involved in combating climate change, Sopra Steria continues to develop actively its environmental strategy, in particular by contributing to international initiatives aimed at reducing climate risk and by supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy. To coordinate its strategy, the Group relies on commitments made together with major international organisations, enabling it to set ambitious medium- and long-term targets. p Sustainable Development Goals: Sopra Steria is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, in the “Global Compact Advanced” category (Top 9%). Under this commitment, Sopra Steria supports the Global Compact’s ten principles, including in particular the principle of environmental protection. Sopra Steria supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17 related to the environment. p COP 21 Paris, COP 24 Katowice and the Talanoa Dialogue: Since making its commitment in connection with COP 21, Sopra Steria has stepped up its support for international initiatives to combat climate change. In 2018, in connection with the Global Compact and
This environmental strategy is supported by a policy broken down into eight priorities: 1. Strengthening the Environmental Management System (EMS) that provides a framework for the Group’s policy; 2. Optimising the resources consumed by its operations; 3. Increasing the proportion of renewable energies to cover its electricity consumption; 4. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality for residual emissions arising from offices, data centres and business travel; 5. Contributing to the circular economy by optimising waste management, notably for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); 6. Involving the entire value chain (employees, clients, suppliers, partners, etc.) in the continuous improvement process; 7. Embedding sustainability into the value proposition; 8. Ensuring employees are committed to the Group’s programme. To strengthen its policy and the associated continuous improvement process, Sopra Steria has chosen to work with top-tier international organisations whose aim is to involve businesses, states, NGOs and civil society in action to prevent climate change. Talanoa Dialogue initiative, launched under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Sopra Steria took part in a roundtable discussion that brought together 61 groups from Europe and America. The report that followed these discussions sets out joint recommendations by the 61 participating companies for achieving zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, together with immediate actions each company can take. p TCFD-CDSB: the Group continues to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) (1) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) in order to fully disclose the results of its continuous improvement process.
4.1. Major commitments defined with leading global organisations
(1) The task force, which arose from the G20, has drawn on the work of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) to encourage companies to disclose physical and decision-related information on climate issues.
SOPRA STERIA REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2018
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