4 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY Sopra Steria: A committed and responsible Group, making a sustainable, human and enlightened contribution
Sopra Steria: A committed and responsible Group, 1. making a sustainable, human and enlightened contribution Overview of the Group’s corporate responsibility strategy and governance 1.1. Our corporate responsibility approach is underpinned by the mission Sopra Steria set for itself in 2019: “ Together, building a positive future by making digital work for people ”. This strategy is shaped by seven key priorities, all aligned with the Group’s business model:
Being a leading employer that attracts the best talent, fosters p employee dialogue and promotes diversity and equal opportunity; Being a long-lasting partner for our clients, meeting their needs p as effectively as possible by providing them with the best technology as part of a responsible and sustainable value-creating approach; Establishing ongoing constructive and transparent dialogue with p our stakeholders; Achieving "net zero" emissions by 2028, protecting resources and p helping combat climate change; Acting ethically and with integrity in our day-to-day operations p and across all our business activities; Supporting local communities by stepping up our community p engagement initiatives, notably in the area of digital inclusion; Collaborating with our ecosystem to adapt our initiatives in p response to the major changes we face; This strategy is based on our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and on the materiality matrix that we use to assess the non-financial challenges that the Group faces. The relevant information is set out in Section 1.1.1, “Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals through the materiality matrix”, of this chapter (pages 100 to 102). A dedicated governance structure coordinates implementation of policy and associated improvement plans.
We firmly believe that digital technology can create opportunity and progress for all. When closely linked to humanity, it creates a virtuous circle that benefits society as a whole. Sopra Steria has chosen to be a “contributor” company involved in building a sustainable world in which everyone has a part to play. We see our contribution as sustainable, human and guiding. Sustainable: we see our actions – whether in running our businesses or helping our clients with their digital transformation – as part of a long-term approach. Our approach in support of a more sustainable world encompasses all our environmental, social, ethical and inclusive commitments. Human-centred: our activities are focused on implementing projects that foster digital inclusion, equal opportunity and social open-mindedness. For a number of years now, we have been committed to education for young people, inclusion for people with disabilities and professional development for women. Guiding: our contribution is rooted in our ability to anticipate, understand and translate the challenges posed by digital technology so as to be able to better assess their impacts on everyday life. We are thus able to help our clients meet their own sustainability challenges. We work with our ecosystem and contributing to the debate on the impact of digital technology on society in order to inform our work on the responsible use of digital technology. The Group’s corporate responsibility strategy is based on our values, convictions and a high level of commitment across the Group. We are keen to be a responsible company that mobilises all its stakeholders to help create a more sustainable world.