Paris, January 23, 2019
Sopra Steria has been recognized as a global leader on corporate climate action by environmental impact non-profit CDP, achieving a place on the CDP Climate Change ‘A’ List. Over the years, the company has developed an ambitious environmental sustainability program as part of its wider Corporate Responsibility strategy.
Every year, CDP performs an independent assessment of thousands of companies’ environmental impacts data. Companies receive scores of A to D- for how effectively they are tackling climate change, deforestation and water security, while those that don’t disclose or provide insufficient information are marked with an F.
Sopra Steria features among elite group of companies scored ‘A’. The company has been recognised for its actions in the last reporting year to cut emissions, mitigate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, based on its 2018 disclosure to CDP.
“We are delighted to make the CDP’s ‘A’ list for the second time in a row. Our ambitious environmental program continues to actively drive the move to a ‘net zero’ economy both for our clients and for us” stated Vincent Paris, CEO of Sopra Steria. “Environmental sustainability and Corporate Responsibility are engraved into our company’s DNA and is a key contributor in attracting new business, talent and investment” he continued.
Sopra Steria places efficient energy use, switch to renewable energy and carbon neutrality at the core of its action towards environmental sustainability. 76% of the group’s electricity consumption was covered by renewable energies in 2017 and the company’s business travel, offices and data centers are all CarbonNeutral® certified. Sopra Steria is also part of the “Euronext CDP Environment France EW”, which gathers 40 of the most environmentally successful companies of the SBF 120.
Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, said: “Congratulations to all companies that made it onto CDP’s A List this year. As the severity of environmental risks to business becomes ever more apparent, these are the companies that are positioning themselves to provide solutions, seize new market opportunities and thrive in the transition to a sustainable economy. We need to urgently scale up environmental action at all levels in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s clear that the business world is an essential player in this transition and the A List
companies are set to make a substantial contribution to those goals”.
For further information
The Climate Change A List is published by CDP each year, alongside similar lists for leadership on protecting forests and water security.
The full list of companies that made this year’s CDP Climate Change A List is available here, along with all other public company scores: https://www.cdp.net/en/scores
CDP assesses companies on the comprehensiveness of their disclosure, their awareness and management of environmental risks and their demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets.