4 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY Sopra Steria: A committed and responsible Group, making a sustainable, human and enlightened contribution
On environmental matters, the GESC puts forward the most significant results, risks and opportunities to the CR&SD Committee for analysis; the CR&SD Committee in turn passes on significant results to the Internal Control department. Internal control representatives in each country also notify the Internal Control department of potential risks. The Internal Audit department carries out an independent audit of these risks. These two departments regularly meet to exchange information and may present the most significant climate issues to the Group Executive Committee, which has authority to make decisions on such issues. They also present such issues to the Audit Committee and the Nomination, Governance, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Committee. Major recognition 1.2. In 2020, the Group received major recognition in the areas of corporate responsibility and sustainable development. The Group is ranked at Platinum level by EcoVadis, putting it in p the top 1% of 3,200 companies assessed by EcoVadis in the area of corporate responsibility for the second year running. For the fourth year running, the CDP has awarded Sopra Steria its p highest distinction by including the Group on its A List in recognition of the performance and transparency of its environment and climate programme. The Group is among the top 2.8% of 9,600 companies assessed by the CDP. MSCI: the Group was awarded an MSCI ESG rating of AA for the p third year running. Vigeo: rated Advanced level, with a score of 62 out of 100, the p Group ranks second in the European IT and telecoms sector. Lastly, the Sopra Steria Group has been included in rankings produced by two French media organisations, in partnership with Statista: 2021 ranking of “France’s most responsible companies” p published by Le Point: eighth in the overall ranking and second in the IT and telecoms sector, as well as: 10 th out of the top 50 companies in the Environment category, • 14 th in the Social category; • Challenges: 11 th out of 75 companies in the “Climate p Champions” ranking; Sopra Steria earned a score of A in CDP’s 2020 Supplier p Engagement Leader assessment for its leadership and performance in engaging its suppliers on climate change. In 2020, in recognition of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, the Group was included in the following indices: Euronext Eurozone ESG Large 80; p Euronext Eurozone 300; p
Euronext Vigeo Europe 120; p Euronext Vigeo Euro 120; p CDP Environment ESG FR EW; p
Euronext CDP Environment FR EOGE; p Euronext CDP Environment FR EW; p
Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe; p Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence VM; p Gaïa Index. p
Overview of reporting scope 1.3. The Corporate Responsibility Report, presented in the 2020 Universal Registration Document, aims to set out the non-financial information that is most relevant to the Group in the context of its business model, its activities, main issues arising from the materiality matrix and the main risks facing the Group. The information required to draw up this report is collected in accordance with a reporting procedure, available on request from Sopra Steria’s CR&SD Department. This procedure is reviewed annually to take into account changes in the Group’s scope and reporting approach and, with effect from 2018, new regulatory requirements arising from Ordinance 2017-1180 of 19 July 2017 on disclosure of non-financial information. Based on regulations in force and taking into account the specific nature of its business activities, Sopra Steria measures the Group’s progress in four areas: Workforce, Society, Environment, Ethics and Compliance. The environmental reporting presented complies with the framework proposed by the CDSB (1) and with TCFD (2) recommendations. This report includes a significant amount of information pertaining to Articles L. 225-100 and L. 225-102 of the French Commercial Code and Articles 70 and 173 of the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, its implementing decree 2017-1265 of 9 August 2017, consistent with the general principles laid down in the guidelines of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) and aligned as closely as possible with the core subjects addressed by ISO 26000. A cross-reference table covering non-financial information included in the Statement of Non-Financial Performance has been added as an appendix to this document. The relevant information is set out in the, “Management Reports table” Section, of this Universal Registration Document (page 313). Furthermore, pursuant to the seventh paragraph of Article L. 225-102-1 of the French Commercial Code, Sopra Steria has appointed Mazars as independent third party to verify that the Statement of Non-Financial Performance complies with the provisions laid down in Article R. 225-105 of the French Commercial Code and that the information provided pursuant to point 3 of the first and second paragraphs of Article R. 225-105 of the French Commercial Code, disclosed in this report pursuant to Article R. 225-105-2 of the French Commercial Code, is truthful.
CDSB: For more information, see the Glossary on page 308. (1) TCFD: For more information, see the Glossary on page 308. (2)