Sopra Steria - 2019 Universal registration document
4 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY Environmental responsibility: innovating to address climate change and protecting the environment along our value chain Environmental responsibility: innovating 4. to address climate change and protecting the environment along our value chain
A bold ambition served by an innovative Group policy
Major commitments defined 4.1. with leading global organisations Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals: p 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 the principle of environmental protection.
Sopra Steria is a leading player in digital transformation for major companies and organisations. The Group’s activities can thus involve a focus on reducing its clients’ environmental footprint. With this in mind, the Group has been working for several years to reduce the environmental footprint of its own business activities and to involve its entire value chain in a shared continuous improvement process. 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 an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. 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. This environmental strategy is supported by a policy broken down into seven priority actions: Strengthening the Environmental Management System (EMS) 1. that provides a framework for the Group’s policy; Optimising the resources consumed by its operations; 2. Increasing the proportion of renewable energies to cover its 3. electricity consumption; Reducing greenhouse gas emissions arising from offices, data 4. centres and business travel; Contributing to the circular economy by optimising waste 5. management, notably for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); Ensuring the involvement and contribution of the entire value 6. chain (employees, clients, suppliers, partners, etc.) in the continuous improvement process; Embedding sustainability into the value proposition (digital 7. sustainability, impact of solutions and services on the environment). 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.
Sopra Steria supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17 related to the environment. From COP21 in Paris to COP25 in Madrid: Since the Paris p Agreement, Sopra Steria has stepped up its commitment to action on climate change. Sopra Steria made important contributions to two events at COP25 in Madrid: participation in the High-Level Meeting on Climate • Change convened by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): As the first digital services company to align its targets with efforts to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, as validated by the SBTi, Sopra Steria was invited to take part in discussions on this subject, alongside other business leaders having undertaken commitments to act for the climate, organisation of a conference entitled “Facing natural • resource scarcity – keys for action”: In association with the NGO Green Cross, Sopra Steria organised a meeting for journalists and other opinion leaders; New validation by the Science Based Targets initiative p (SBTi): In response to the call from the UN, following the release of the 2018 IPCC report, to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, Sopra Steria revised its long-term targets in line with this new goal and received an official validation from the SBTi for the updated targets. These targets include the reduction in the Group’s absolute greenhouse gas emissions (Scopes 1, 2 and 3), the reduction of its emissions per employee and the assurance that most of the Group’s suppliers have set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
SOPRA STERIA UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2019
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