Diversity and Inclusion


We’re inspired by the possibilities that come from working together and embracing difference.

From seeking diversity in recruitment, to nurturing our existing talent – we want to make sure that Sopra Steria is an organisation where everyone feels like they belong. Where their uniqueness is valued. Where they can be themselves. And where everyone has a fair chance to progress and reach their highest potential.

This commitment is reflected in our Great Place to Work® UK survey results, where we scored over 80% favourable in all the fair treatment questions, and by our Great Place to Work® UK's Best Workplaces™ ranking. It is also underlined by our partnership with VERCIDA – a platform which connects jobseekers with employers that prioritise diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.

Diversity & Inclusion Vision

Diversity and Inclusion at Sopra Steria means celebrating real people, doing good for people and doing right by people. It means valuing difference, working with empathy, engaging with our communities and respecting each other. It means believing, together, we can shape our world for the better.

Our growing family of employee inclusion networks are working together to influence and support our efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. The networks are only one part of our Diversity & Inclusion story. We also invest in other ways.

Learn more about our employee inclusion networks


How we champion Diversity & Inclusion:

We welcome

We’ve created a suite of tools to help our recruitment teams and managers reinforce a more inclusive hiring culture and to redress the balance in our organisation.

We pledge

Zero tolerance. All employees are called upon to work together to stamp out bullying, offensive and insensitive behaviour in our workplace, of all shapes and forms.

We communicate

Our regular Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) updates provide a round-up of news about recent events and initiatives.

We develop

As well as training all managers on unconscious bias, we partner with leading specialists to make sure our recruitment and career development processes and practices are inclusive and diverse.

We learn

Our ‘In My Shoes’ initiative involved gathering stories from people in under-represented groups in the business. The programme aimed to share workplace experiences and help everyone feel comfortable to be themselves.

We mentor

We guarantee that anyone who applies to have a mentor on our female mentoring programme will have one. We have also introduced a new programme to offer support specifically to Black and Ethnic Minority employees.

Supporting Women in Tech

At Sopra Steria, we have always valued diversity and we’re lucky enough to have a great team of female leaders and mentors, each of whom have their own stories to tell about overcoming challenges and creating opportunities that have shaped their careers, and their lives.

We've created a series of short interviews with Sue-Ellen Wright, Siobhan Brookman, Meredith Patton, Tessa Hughes, Jen Rodvold and Claire Willmington. These inspiring ladies are among our most enthusiastic supporters of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, helping women to achieve their potential. Find out more about how they shaped their careers and how they support the progression of women in the tech industry as well as their hopes for the future.

Read more from our women in tech

We celebrate

Our employee inclusion networks hold frequent events to raise awareness, have fun and to support each other. From International Women’s Day events to Disability Awareness and LGBTQIA+ Pride Lunch and Learns, and from Race at Work discussions to World Religion Day and more, we embrace the rich diversity that makes up our unique organisation.


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Sopra Steria recognised for the 7th year for climate performance and named ESG leader in banking

Feb 21, 2024, 10:35 AM
Title* : Sopra Steria recognised for the 7th year for climate performance and named ESG leader in banking
We’re proud to be recognised by CDP and NelsonHall for our commitment to environmental sustainability and climate action. Read more about them here.

Climate action and environmental sustainability are key objectives within our business so we’re proud to have been recognised for our actions and contributions by both CDP and NelsonHall.

This NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) analyses the performance of ten vendors offering Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) services in the banking sector and we’re delighted to have been named ESG leader in this area.

For the seventh year in a row, we have been recognised as a global leader in corporate climate action by inclusion in the CDP Climate ‘A’ List. Inclusion in the CDP list highlights us for making climate action ‘business as usual’ in its operations, supply chain and services to our clients.

The CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world and its scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero-carbon, sustainable and resilient economy. Out of 23,000 companies who disclosed data on environmental impacts, risks and opportunities through CDP’s platform less than 2% made the ‘A’ List, so we’re really proud to have been recognised for our efforts.

Andy Hepworth, Social Value Programme Director at Sopra Steria UK says “We’ve developed a strong programme that brings together all aspects of the work we do to make the world a better place, for people and for the planet. This recognition shows we’re moving in the right direction and we’re proud of our teams for this. There is, of course much still to be done, and we’re committed to continue moving forward and driving excellence in every way we can.”

We will continue to implement changes to help shape our world for a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future, including working with our suppliers and supply chain. For many organisations around 60-90% of their carbon footprint comes from their supply chain so we must work collaboratively to make the biggest impact.

Find out more about how effective supply chain management and collaboration can contribute to achieving Net Zero here.

Read more about our CDP recognition here

Read more about our recognition from NelsonHall here

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