Sopra Steria - 2019 Universal registration document


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

In other countries where the Group operates, various projects have been put in place, including: support for young job seekers in France with Nos Quartiers ont p du Talent; evening classes for young students at risk of early school leaving p given by Sopra Steria volunteers in association with Foundation Balia in Spain; raising awareness of digital professions for young students from p disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Morocco; other local employability initiatives supplementing these actions p to promote access to higher education and job opportunities, with the help of employee volunteers. Digital inclusion To make digital technology accessible to all, numerous local initiatives aimed at vulnerable populations were launched with clients, partners and employees. Adiléos, social facilitator Founded by a Sopra Steria employee, the non-profit organisation Adiléos provides a range of digital services to marginalised or disadvantaged people and their social workers. Among these services is a software solution allowing homeless people to store their documents and personal information. The Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation, which has backed Adiléos since 2014, is lending its support for a new mobile application under development to facilitate relations between recipients and providers of aid, thanks to Sopra Steria volunteers. As a partner of the French health ministry, Adiléos’ solutions have already been adopted by some 60 social assistance structures and municipalities, with further developments in the pipeline. 6 e Sens, seeing through touch Selected as a winner of the Prix Entreprendre pour Demain by the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation, the 6 e Sens project offers the blind a solution able to leverage their heightened sense of touch to aid in navigating their environment. The solution allows the blind to become more aware of shapes and their Water rights Sopra Steria has for several years been supporting international organisations working to protect the oceans through financial sponsorship and skills. The main organisations supported are: 1001fontaines, a French NGO, to provide access to safe drinking p water around the world; Join for Water, a Belgian NGO focusing on water rights, for its p initiative to develop access to safe drinking water and improve sanitation facilities in the Mpanga catchment in Uganda; Planet Water Foundation in India, where its AquaTower solution, a p filtration system that removes harmful particles, bacteria and viruses from drinking water, has been installed at several schools and other solutions to provide access to safe drinking water are currently being developed; Green Cross, for its presentations to various bodies concerning p the protection of the oceans, notably at COP25 in Madrid.

In 2019 in France, the Sopra Steria-Institut de France Foundation p supported 16 digital humanitarian projects with a social or environmental dimension sponsored by employees (see insets on Adiléos and 6 e Sens). In 2019, the Foundation launched the Prix Entreprendre pour Demain to recognise talented students and young entrepreneurs, taking as its theme “Responsible digital transformation for the good of the planet”. Winners will receive operational guidance in developing their ideas and launching their projects, provided by mentors from the Group. In Norway, Sopra Steria continues its support for social p entrepreneurship, with employees donating their skills to provide computing classes for recent female immigrants. Employee volunteers also delivered coding lessons to hospitalised children in 2019. In addition, the Group lent its support to a major awareness programme targeting both parents and children to encourage the right behaviours online, with the participation of employees. In Italy, an application was developed to help young adults with p autism develop independent-living skills, with the help of employee volunteers. distances by way of their skin sensory receptors. The aim is to increase autonomy for these individuals in their everyday activities. Mentored by a team of Sopra Steria volunteers, the project team is developing its prototype under the auspices of the social enterprise Artha. Tech for Good A new Tech for Good programme was launched in the UK in 2019 to support entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives in the public interest, with the participation of Sopra Steria employees. Partnerships have been forged with Business in the Community, Elatt and Micro-Tyco Innovate. By way of example, to take up the six digital challenges addressed by Elatt, an education non-profit helping marginalised people, Sopra Steria organised a hackathon bringing together dozens of young graduates and company volunteers. Students served by the non-profit visited one of our DigiLabs and took part in demonstrations of new technologies, such as the HololLens, and were given coding lessons on Raspberry Pi computers. Reinforcing the Group's positive regional impact Sopra Steria has a significant impact on regions and communities, given its size, its local roots and the number of new staff joining the Group each year. It is a leading employer, with over 46,000 employees across 25 countries, particularly in Europe. It is also a major recruiter in regions where the Group has operations, with around 11,000 new recruits taken on across the Group in 2019 (see Section 2.1.1., “Attracting and retaining more talent”, in Chapter 4., page 108). As a committed corporate citizen involving its entire ecosystem, Sopra Steria ensures that, in developing its business, it takes into account economic, workforce-related, environmental and social challenges facing regions in which the Group operates, in particular among struggling or highly vulnerable populations. Regional impact 3.6.



Made with FlippingBook - Online catalogs