Sopra Steria recognised for leadership in environmental performance by CDP

Paris, 6 November 2017

Sopra Steria has been identified as a global leader in the corporate response to climate change and has been awarded a performance score of A by CDP, a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Sopra Steria is among the top 5% of companies participating in CDP’s climate change programme and is featured on the 2017 Climate A List. This is in recognition of its actions and its strategy to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and support a transition to a low-carbon economy.

Sopra Steria reconnu pour son leadership en matière de performance environnementale par le CDPSopra Steria’s ambitious emissions reduction targets have been officially approved in June 2017 by the Science Based Targets initiative. Its long-term vision is to reduce its GHG emissions per employee by 76% by 2040 from a 2015 base-year.

Innovating in support of the environment, Sopra Steria is engaged in a Group-wide programme with initiatives such as:

  • increasing its use of renewable energy for energy consumption for its offices and data-centres (already 69% of the electricity that the Group used in its offices and on–site data centres around the world in 2016 came from renewable sources),
  • setting an internal price on carbon,
  • launching New Mobilities project to streamline business travel and employee commuting,
  • offsetting greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing carbon offsets that fund renewable energy projects,
  • developing a sustainable purchasing policy and engaging with its supply chain,
  • committing to the right to water and supporting solar power initiatives in the community.

“A strong and committed network of people across our company implements our environmental responsibility policy with a conviction that we can make a difference in addressing climate change,” states Vincent Paris, Sopra Steria CEO. “I am really pleased to see that our pioneering work is yielding results in the move to a low-carbon economy. It also gives us opportunities to strengthen our links with our stakeholders,” he adds.

CDP’s Executive Chair Paul Dickinson said: “Congratulations to all the companies that made it onto the Climate A List this year. It’s inspiring to see so many taking bold action to mitigate the risks of climate change and grasp the opportunities that come with the transition to a sustainable economy. As we approach a tipping point on environmental action, business is absolutely central to making that transition happen”.