Sopra Steria - 2019 Universal registration document


Societal responsibility: engaging all our stakeholders to build a positive future for all



In particular, it meets objectives in the following areas:

Engagement Purchasing departments by relying on procedures harmonised p across the Group. Sopra Steria’s suppliers and subcontractors by sharing the Group p suppliers’ charter. Strengthened capacities Tighten management of compliance among the Group’s suppliers p and subcontractors. Improved coordination and management of the Group’s p sustainability performance. More extensive assessment of the Group’s main suppliers and p subcontractors to make sure they meet the corporate responsibility standards set by Sopra Steria. Continuation of efforts Socially responsible purchasing policy in support of diversity. p The environmentally friendly purchasing policy. p 3.4.2 Rollout and implementation of new purchasing procedures, p including in particular supplier and subcontractor assessments and inspections across the entire Group. Dissemination of a new suppliers’ and subcontractors’ charter p across the entire Group and rollout of systems to manage supplier and subcontractor compliance. In France, 332 charters were signed, corresponding to 82% of the p 406 targeted suppliers having received the charter. In the United Kingdom, 447 targeted suppliers signed the new charter, representing 43% of total expenditure. EcoVadis corporate responsibility assessments (social issues, p business ethics, environment, supply chain) widened to cover more suppliers and subcontractors with the launch of a new campaign in 2019. At 22 January 2020, 247 targeted suppliers (either strategic suppliers or those identified in connection with new tender offers) were assessed via EcoVadis (254 at 6 February 2020), out of a total of 411 suppliers having received requests for assessment since this system was put in place in 2015. The response rate for the EcoVadis assessment exceeded 60% and suppliers having completed a follow-up assessment improved their overall score by 2.2 percentage points on average. The average score for Sopra Steria suppliers having completed the assessment was 53.8 out of 100 (whereas the average score for all EcoVadis assessments was 42.4 out of 100). For suppliers with a score less than or equal to 24 out of 100 (as an overall score and/or the score for the “Business ethics” module), an alert is triggered by EcoVadis. The supplier is then contacted by Sopra Steria’s Purchasing Department to put in place the necessary corrective actions and undergo a new EcoVadis assessment within a period of three months. Since the rollout of the EcoVadis platform for Sopra Steria suppliers, only one has received a score of 24 out of 100. Following the implementation of an improvement plan, this supplier was reassessed and received a new score of 34 out of 100. 2019 KEY ACHIEVEMENTS AND RESULTS

The aim is to provide the Group’s clients with high added-value advice and expertise to help them fully address labour-related, environmental and social challenges into their core business transformation projects, including in particular those relating to digital technology, the environment and people: by developing their business increasingly in compliance, at p consolidated level, with regulatory requirements relating to sustainability; by defining transformation strategies whose impact also p contributes to sustainable development and performance for their employees, partners, clients and shareholders; by developing digital strategies and digital sustainability across p our value chain. This value proposition taking into account workforce-related, environmental, social and ethical issues is intended to help Sopra Steria’s clients identify global, systemic responses to their key business challenges, with a clear and concrete view of their impacts on their ecosystem. CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR THE DIGITAL 3.3.3. HUMANISM DEPARTMENT AT THE COLLÈGE DES BERNARDINS The Group has for the past four years been working with Collège des Bernardins, a key centre for gatherings and discussion, as part of its “Digital Humanism” department, dedicated to the societal aspects of digital technology. Thanks to its experience as a key economic player in the digital sector, the Group is able to enrich thinking and work with researchers, scientists, experts, anthropologists and major companies to share a fresh perspective on this crucial issue for the future of humankind. RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING POLICY 3.4.1. According to the Group’s risk mapping exercise and the duty of care, risks associated with the supply chain do not constitute a key risk factor for Sopra Steria. The Group’s responsible purchasing programme, set up several years ago, is aimed at aligning its supply chain with the Group’s priorities. This programme helps to optimise the purchasing process, incorporate new regulatory requirements, in particular those resulting from the duty of care and Sapin 2 laws in France (see Section 5.6 of Chapter 4, “Duty of care and vigilance plan”, page 131), and manage risks arising from the supply chain. All Group entities follow a responsible purchasing approach and are now subject to Group purchasing procedures under which all purchases must take corporate responsibility criteria into account. Responsible purchasing 3.4. Aligning the supply chain with corporate responsibility priorities



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