Sopra Steria - 2019 Universal registration document
4 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY Environmental responsibility: innovating to address climate change and protecting the environment along our value chain
Transparency of reporting with the TCFD-CDSB: The Group p continues to improve its reporting in accordance with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) in order to fully disclose the results of its continuous improvement process. Contribution to the European Peer Learning Group on p Climate in Berlin: At the invitation of the UN Global Compact, the Group delivered a presentation on its experience in this area, under the title “How to use scientific models to set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets”, to representatives of other leading European companies. In fulfilment of its SBTi commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, Sopra Steria has set itself the following goals: continuing its renewable energy policy to cover all of its electricity p consumption; expanding the internal shadow carbon price policy to all Group p countries; maintaining the carbon-neutral programme (for business travel, p offices and data centres); developing digital sustainability and contributing to an economy p with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mobilising actors along the entire value chain. Environmental challenges: 4.2. Opportunities for the Group Issues relating to the environment and the fight against climate change have been analysed for Sopra Steria; no key environmental risk has been identified according to the results of the Group’s risk mapping exercise. Some of the Group’s environmental impacts, known by the TCFD as “risks associated with the transition to an economy net-zero in GHG emissions”, are identified but not considered key risks at Group level. More specifically, these risks, known as “transition risks” , as defined by the TCFD, are political, regulatory or reputational in nature (significant increase in fuel prices, more stringent requirements to disclose non-financial information, increased stakeholder expectations in relation to these changes). As regards reporting, Sopra Steria continues to fine-tune its data collection processes so as to be able to produce highly transparent and reliable regulatory reporting. Based on the naming conventions used by the TCFD, the most significant impacts or “physical risks” to Sopra Steria mainly relate to the risks of heavy flooding, air pollution caused by rising temperatures, and seismic risk in some parts of the world. Sopra Steria’s business continuity plans are designed to enable the Group to anticipate and manage these specific risks (see Section 1.3.2., “Risk related to operational activities”, pages 40 to 43 and the section entitled “Unavailability of IT services and infrastructures and/or interruption of activities at sites” of Chapter 2., page 43).
These issues are reviewed and discussed with the Internal Control and Risk Management Department and presented annually to the Board’s Nomination, Governance, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Committee as part of an annual corporate responsibility update. To address the challenges faced by its clients relating to responsible digital transformation, Sopra Steria has established working groups devoted to digital sustainability and digital ethics. Sopra Steria is pursuing business opportunities arising from climate change, supported by innovative solutions developed by the Group: measure the impact of proposed solutions in light of the p environmental challenges facing its clients; raising its clients’ awareness of challenges relating to the p environmental impact of going digital and supporting their efforts in this area. These issues and opportunities are managed at Group level by the CR&SD Department via the Group Environmental Sustainability Committee (GESC) and the Group CR&SD Committee, and at country level via environment correspondents (known as Sustainability leaders) and heads of Real Estate and Internal Audit. At client project level, issues and opportunities are managed by client-facing departments, the Industrial Department and operational departments. for its environmental commitment and action The Group’s high level of commitment and the results of its environmental policy now enjoy international recognition, making Sopra Steria one of the leading companies in this area. SBTi: Sopra Steria was the first digital services company to align p its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets with efforts to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, as validated by the SBTi. CDP Climate Change – A List: For the third year running, p Sopra Steria achieved the highest performance score of “A”, and once again feature on the A List of CDP Climate Change . This distinction recognises the Group’s commitment to combating climate change, as well as the transparency and relevance of its programme of initiatives. CDP Supplier Engagement Rating of A-: Sopra Steria also p takes part in the assessment process under the CDP Supplier Engagement Rating programme. EcoVadis – Excellent on the environmental component: p Sopra Steria achieved an EcoVadis score of 90 out of 100 for its environmental programme, marking it out as an excellent performer in the environmental area. In 2019, in recognition of its environmental or environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, the Group was included in the following indices: Euronext ® CDP Environment France EW; p Euronext ® CDP Environment ESG France EW; p Euronext ® CDP Environment France Ex Oil & Gas EW. p A Group recognised 4.3.
SOPRA STERIA UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2019
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