Sopra Steria - 2019 Universal registration document

4 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY Sopra Steria, a committed and responsible Group, making a sustainable, human and enlightened contribution




Developing employability and aligning employees’ skills with new client needs

Reducing the direct environmental impact of our business management

Leveraging Group’s strongest selling points: Close client relationships, responsiveness, reliability and delivery quality. Reaching and maintaining a state-of-the-art level of industrialisation Helping clients with their digital transformation by anticipating the best technology and solutions on the market

Attracting and retaining the best IT and digital talent on the market

Enhancing digital sustainability in the value chain

Fostering an entrepreneurial culture within teams, combining creativity and team spirit

Raising awareness and helping clients deal with their own environmental challenges


Fostering employee growth and strengthening their commitment

Ensuring regulatory compliance and building stakeholder relations around Group values

Helping European countries restore their digital sovereignty

Preventing any form of discrimination and promoting equal access to employment opportunities Establishing constructive dialogue for the Group’s expansion and employee growth

Securing operations and providing data protection for employees and clients

Pursuing Group’s and employees’ commitment to building a more sustainable and responsible world

Working with suppliers and service providers aligned with the Group’s corporate responsibility priorities

Contributing to discussions on the impact of digital technology and developing responsible digital ambitions

Key issues resulting from the materiality analysis, associated policies and key results are broken down in the various sections of this Corporate Responsibility Report (Chapter 3). The priorities resulting from the materiality matrix define the framework for action under Sopra Steria’s corporate responsibility programme. A CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOVERNANCE 1.1.3. STRUCTURE SUPPORTING THE GROUP’S PRIORITIES Governance is organised around a dedicated Group department and four interdependent units supported by functional and operational departments. Group Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development Department Reporting directly to Executive Management, the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development (CR&SD) Department establishes the framework governing the Group’s corporate responsibility strategy, raises awareness and mobilises efforts, coordinates action plans and reporting, and analyses and assesses performance. It is supported by the relevant departments and divisions and a network of representatives within each entity. Its role is, in particular, to help entities manage risks and promote corporate responsibility goals to: structure policies and procedures; p define shared indicators to strengthen consistency and p coordination of the corporate responsibility strategy, taking into account regulatory and cultural characteristics specific to local businesses and geographic areas. Each year, the strategy, issues and key achievements relating to corporate responsibility are presented for discussion to the Nomination, Governance, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors. Market Responsibility unit On a day-to-day basis, this unit works with operational departments to help respond to the specific needs of clients and the Group’s partners in relation to corporate responsibility and sustainable development. The unit is coordinated by the CR&SD Department at

Group level. It is managed in close cooperation with Group departments responsible for particular aspects of market responsibility, particularly as regards ethics and compliance (Internal Control and Risk Management Department and Legal Department) and responsible purchasing (Purchasing Department). Projects relating to responsible solutions and services are led by the CR&SD Department and the relevant business line and industrial automation departments. Responsible Employment unit Responsible employment is a key priority for the Sopra Steria Group. It is overseen by the Group Human Resources Department which oversees social reporting. This department works with Executive Management to determine employee policy, with key programmes to speed up recruitment of top professionals, bolster skills development and develop initiatives relating to workplace well-being, equal opportunity and diversity. Environmental Responsibility unit The Environmental Responsibility unit oversees the Group’s environmental programme and climate protection initiatives taken by the Group and for its clients as well as its annual reporting. Its work involves the participation of a number of central departments (Real Estate & Purchasing, Information Systems, Industrialisation and operational departments) that roll out their action programmes to local entities. The unit, which is overseen by the CR&SD Department, is supported by a network of environment correspondents, together forming the Group Environmental Sustainability Committee or GESC, spanning all entities and countries. Community Engagement unit Each Group entity implements community action programmes adapted to the needs of its local communities. This unit oversees the actions of the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation. Its activities are carried out under the supervision of the Group CR&SD Department, which determines an engagement framework for the Group and coordinates the network of local stakeholders. Two bodies rounding out the oversight system To strengthen management arrangements within each of these units, the corporate responsibility policy is supported by two Group-level bodies.



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