Sopra Steria - 2019 Universal registration document
4 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Social responsibility: A committed and responsible collective
Social responsibility: A committed and responsible 2. collective
Responsible employment 2.1. challenges
Sopra Steria is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, in the “Global Compact Advanced” reporting category (top 8%). Under this commitment, Sopra Steria supports the Global Compact’s ten principles, including in particular those relating to human rights and international labour standards.
The Group is transforming itself to increase its value to clients by addressing their business challenges, combining its various service offerings as part of an end-to-end approach, incorporating digital technology at every level and developing its employees’ ability to constantly adapt to technological and market changes. Against this backdrop, Sopra Steria’s ambitions in relation to responsible employment practices entail five types of challenges for the Group: as regards attractiveness, attracting the best digital p professionals and retaining talent to support the Group’s development; as regards maintaining and developing skills, developing and p aligning employees’ skills to proactively meet clients’ current and future needs; as regards diversity and equal opportunity , addressing issues of p importance in the public interest, preventing any form of discrimination particularly by fostering access to employment for people with disabilities, promoting gender equality in the workplace and access to employment for young people; as regards labour relations , forging with employee p representatives a constructive dialogue and negotiations to plan ahead for and support the major changes affecting the Group; as regards health and safety , offering an environment p conducive to quality of life in the workplace. The labour-related challenges set out above are not all key risks for the company as defined in the Statement of Non-Financial Performance. Given the nature of the Group’s business, only attractiveness and maintaining and developing skills are key risks for the Group and treated as such in the “Risk factors” section (see Chapter 2, “Risk factors”, page 36 of this Universal Registration Document). Policies, actions and achievements associated with these five challenges are described below.
Sopra Steria supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11 and 17 related to employment. It adheres to the principles and fundamental entitlements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, and abides by the eight fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The Group is notably committed to: comply with European Community and domestic labour law and p collective bargaining agreements in each country where the Group operates or, if necessary, put in place measures intended to improve relations between management and labour; upholding, in particular, freedom of association and the right to p collective bargaining in each relevant country, the elimination of forced or compulsory labour and the effective abolition of child labour. The Group’s corporate responsibility policy is aligned with these commitments. It also aims to comply with the principle of equal opportunity, in terms of both hiring practices and career development for employees, and to protect health, safety and dignity in the workplace for each of its employees. The Group’s ambition is to attract the best professionals of all kinds, to anticipate future skills requirements through a broad range of professional and innovative digital training, and to promote internal mobility. These ambitions and a working environment nurturing professional development in which everyone feels valued, help to attract and retain its talent.
SOPRA STERIA UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2019
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