Sustainability with Cloud Services

Towards digital sobriety

The global warming and the rise of conscious of sustainability within customers, employees and investors push all the companies to both reshape their business with sustainable approach at core and establish ESG practices. While technology is a key enabler of sustainable products and services, the tech sector generates 4% of carbon emissions and consumes 2,5% of the energy in the world.

According to IDC Global 2022 Future of Digital Infrastructure Survey, 83% of respondents agree sustainability is the most important criteria in IT buying decisions. Among alternatives, IT-as-a-service models powered by Cloud solutions brings opportunity to improve data centre, platform, network, and device carbon footprint thanks to industrial approach based on Reuse, Resale, Recycle principles. They also simplify companies’ investment strategy and facilitate the entire lifecycle of assets.

Despite these strong calls for action, standards and market offering, Digital and IT organisations are often in the blind spot of sustainable programs. Measuring its footprint, developing tangible improvement plan, and orchestrating holistic sustainable changes are complex processes, requesting multiple expertise, practices and new tools.

Sopra Steria Sustainability with Cloud

Sopra Steria Cloud Center of Excellence help you to navigate into your digital sobriety journey with concrete programs for collecting, measuring, and reducing companies’ Digital and IT carbon emissions:

  • IT Sustainability Footprint Advisory: Our consultants assist you to identify and measure your existing IT’s carbon footprint. Thanks to Sopra Steria tools, you can then access to dashboard and metrics, aligned with GHG Protocol scope 1,2, and 3, and with European environmental agencies and organisations’ systems. This first solid foundation allows our IT sustainable consultants to envision and establish with you a Digital Sobriety Roadmap, including actionable recommendations (IT-as-a-service models, Cloud provider sourcing, sustainable software engineering practices, technology and tool…).
  • Sustainable Software Engineering Services: Software has a significant impact on digital equipment usage and their energy consumption, and then offers the best room for improvement. Our teams help you to embrace sustainable software engineering practices into your existing ones, all along application lifecycle, from design, to implementation, and deployment . Tailored to each application and use case, our teams help you to modernize your application landscape or reshape your practices relative to application and infrastructure optimization, architecture and Cloud location.
  • Cloud Environmental Impact and Optimisation Services: Sopra Steria Teams support you to get the best visibility on your Cloud Environmental Impacts. Whatever is your type of Cloud, our teams identify with you the relevant solutions allowing to measure the impact of your Cloud utilization (estimated energy usage, carbon emissions, water usage, abiotic depletion potential…). Based on this monitoring, you can then start to roll out Cloud Environmental Optimisation Plan, improve your Cloud emissions and drive environmentally informed business decisions.

To provide these innovative services, we have established strong relationship with the European environmental agencies and organisations, and partnerships with the leading hyperscalers and technology players such as AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, OVHcloud, and VMware. 

Benefits

  • Get access to a multidisciplinary Digital and Cloud Center of Expertise, associating both application, infrastructure, and Cloud provider expertise with eco-friendly values
  • Take advantage of Sopra Steria’s cutting-edge tools to measure and reduce time from insight to action
  • Onboard sustainable Cloud into your ESG programs, while improving your bottom-line

What's new?

Sopra Steria’s climate actions recognised by CDP with ‘A’ score for the fifth year in a row

Inclusion in the CDP Climate Change ‘A’ List rewards Sopra Steria for making climate action ‘business as usual’ in its operations, supply chain and services to clients. A core part of the company’s environmental sustainability programme, climate action is part of Sopra Steria’s wider Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability strategy.

2021
Communiqué de presse

Sopra Steria commits itself to achieving "net zero” emissions in 2028 and accelerates its climate actions for a sustainable digital transformation

Through this commitment, which is built on the performance of its environmental programme, the Group stands as one of the most ambitious companies in its sector in the fight against climate change.

2020
Communiqué de presse

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Cloud First Strategy: how Sopra Steria is supporting Veolia's digital transformation

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Insights

Sustainable Digital: It is time for ICT to embrace environmental practices!

| Béatrice Rollet, Florent Brodziak, Håkon Eriksen Drange

If sustainability falls under Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives, Digital and IT organisations can actively contribute to the GHG emissions reduction tracked through the Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. 

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