At Sopra Steria, we believe that collectives and diversity are strengths for our Group. Our teams draw inspiration from individuals’ unique characteristics and rely on their open-mindedness to grow together.
This is why we are committed to fighting all forms of discrimination and ensuring equal opportunity by adopting ethical practices. Promoting diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our DNA, values and culture. We recruit talent from diverse backgrounds and work alongside the stakeholders that make up our ecosystem to contribute in a sustainable, humane and enlightened way to a more inclusive society.
With our employees, customers and partners, we pursue a resolutely committed social policy in all the Group's geographical areas.
Together, let's build a sustainable world where everyone has a role to play.
At Sopra Steria, social inclusion is a core value
As a committed player, the Group works every day alongside its partners, clients and employees to combat discrimination and promote social inclusion.
We support programs and initiatives that promote equal opportunities.
Gender equality in the workplace
Gender equality, a major societal challenge for our businesses
As a major player in the digital sector, we are convinced that professional equality between women and men is a major challenge for enriching our corporate culture, energizing our businesses and activities, and consolidating the relationships we have with our teams, customers and partners. The Group is committed to increasing the proportion of women on the Executive Committee from 12% to 30% and the proportion of women in senior management from 15% to 20% by 2025. For several years now, we have also been taking steps to make our businesses more attractive to women and to ensure professional equality.
In 2021, our group signed up to the "7 Women's Empowerment Principles" of the UN Women's Charter.
Equality and inclusion of LGBT+ people
Together, let's take action for the inclusion of our LGBT+ talents
With operations in 25 countries, Sopra Steria is committed to fighting all forms of discrimination in all its geographical areas. For many years now, we have been implementing a policy in favor of a more inclusive society. We guarantee our teams a work environment that is enriched by the singularities of each person to promote their personal and professional development, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our approach is based on the following commitments:
- Preventing all forms of discrimination related to sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Allowing employees to be themselves and not have to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity at work if they wish.
- Ensuring equal treatment of all employees regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Supporting employees who are victims of discriminatory comments or actions.
Together, let's work for the employability and professional integration of people with disabilities
We take concrete action to promote professional integration by deploying innovative recruitment, job adaptation, training and awareness-raising initiatives.
Regardless of the country, the Group is committed to complying with all legal provisions and local regulations and recommendations in favor of the employment of disabled people.
We propose challenges to our employees that aim to develop innovative solutions to build a positive future. Organized every two years, the Innovations Awards allow all Sopra Steria’s employees to build creative and innovative technological solutions that respond to business and societal challenges. In 2021, the Group will reaffirm its commitment by signing the International Labour Organization (ILO) charter and joining the "Entreprises et Handicap" network.
Promoting the transmission of knowledge and skills for successful intergenerational management
Our Group encourages the transmission of knowledge and skills, a major component of our policy in favor of seniors for the success of intergenerational management.
In this way, we seek to promote the professional integration of young people while keeping seniors in employment. It is also planned to continue actions to anticipate career development and inform employees concerned by end-of-career arrangements and the transition between work and retirement.
Well-being at work, a Group priority
In a world where mental health and people’s rights are now discussed openly, we’re here to ensure our people are as happy and healthy as they can be in every regard.
To ensure this, since 2019, we’ve carried an internal satisfaction study led by Great Place to Work to understand what our employees expect from their work, their career and their professional life.
Therefore, we promote a healthy work-life balance, and if people need greater flexibility, we work with them to resolve any issues they may have. We are always looking for new ways to listen and look after our employees. For example, our employees are offered remote office and flexible working hours.
within our Group
of employees consider
that Sopra Steria offers
an inclusive work environment*.
Happy Trainees World,
Universum, Potential Park
and 800+ work-study students
* Source: Great place to work - 2019
These two awards are a tribute to the market's recognition of the ambitious environmental programme and all the actions that Sopra Steria has been taking for many years as part of its social responsibility policy.