Environmental responsibility: Innovating all along our value chain
Environmental responsibility: Innovating 4. all along our value chain
"Net zero" emissions (1) by 2028, a bold ambition served by an innovative Group policy Climate change is the single biggest challenge facing humanity. Governments, businesses and civil society have a responsibility to act now. Sopra Steria is a key player in the fight against climate change, recognised as one of the leading businesses in this area. In managing its operations, the Group has for many years pursued a proactive strategy of supporting the environment. It is an active contributor to international initiatives aimed at mitigating climate risks and supports the transition to a low-carbon economy. In 2020, the Group received one of the highest accolades in relation to efforts to combat climate change: it was included on the CDP’s climate change A List for the fourth year running. Governance of environmental responsibility (CDSB REQ-01/TCFD) (2) is described in Section 1.1.2, “A corporate responsibility governance structure supporting the Group’s priorities”, of this chapter (pages 102 to 104). Environmental policy, strategy 4.1. and targets This section applies the recommendations of CDSB REQ-02/TCFD (2) . The Group’s 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 use of resources in its operations; 2. Increasing the proportion of renewable energies covering its 3. electricity consumption; Reducing direct greenhouse gas emissions from offices, data 4. centres and business travel, as well as indirect emissions; Contributing to the circular economy by optimising equipment 5. lifespan and waste 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, sustainable IT, 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 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17 related to the environment. In 2019, Sopra Steria set itself targets aligned with the goal of limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C (previously 2°C in 2017). The following Group targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi): SBTi Target I: Reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions p from Scopes 1 & 2 (offices and on-site data centres) by 42% by 2025 (baseline: 2015); SBTi Target II: Reduce absolute GHG emissions from Scope 3 p (business travel and off-site data centres) by 21% by 2025 (baseline: 2015); SBTi Target III: Reduce GHG emissions per employee from p Scopes 1, 2 & 3 by 85% by 2040 (baseline: 2015); SBTi Target IV: Ensure that the Group’s suppliers, accounting for p at least 70% of supply chain emissions, control their GHG emissions by 2025; SBTi Target V: Ensure that 90% out of these Group’s suppliers, p accounting for at least 70% of supply chain emissions, have set GHG emissions reduction targets by 2025. "Net zero" emissions in 2028 In 2020, Sopra Steria committed to achieve "net zero" emissions by 2028, 22 years earlier than the target set out in UN and EU recommendations. The Group made this commitmenton the basis of the tangible results of the carbon reduction programme that it kicked off nearly ten years ago. Sopra Steria has opted to structure its environmental reporting to meet the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) by using the framework of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), since it believes that this approach provides all stakeholders with greater transparency and clarity. The reference framework proposed by the CDSB and the TCFD is signposted throughout this chapter via references of the type “CSDB REQ-01 to REQ-12/TCFD (2) ”. #+ '$#" #) ! ) ' )(
"net zero" emissions: reducing greenhouse gas emissions generated all along an organisation’s value chain and offsetting residual emissions by investing in carbon capture (1) programmes. CDSB REQ: For more information, see the Glossary on page 308. (2)