Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, and we aim to have a positive impact on the economy, society and the environment.
We use our digital innovation skills to drive a sustainable present and future for all – and we want to showcase the positive effects that businesses can have on people and the planet. Here’s how we set ourselves apart from our competitors:
- Create more value for our customers
- Contribute to the sustainability of the economy
- Sustain our communities
- Engage our employees
We’re committed to leading the way in sustainability, embedding sustainability principles and practices into our:
How are we leading the way?
UN Sustainable Development Goals
We align our work with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This means we adopt the seventeen global goals that define a sustainable future for all, ensuring that our business addresses wider sustainability issues to create the biggest positive difference.
United Nations Global Compact: Advanced
We have an Advanced United Nations Global Compact rating, positioning us amongst the top 9% globally for our commitment to human rights, labour standards, protection of the environment and anti-corruption.
Sopra Steria’s Environment Management System is certified to ISO14001:2015 for the sites that it controls in the UK.
We have achieved the advanced Sustainability Platinum Medal against 21 social, ethical, environmental and supply-chain criteria, putting us in the top 1% globally.
The CDP rewards the Group for its action in the fight against climate change
The CDP rating is the international benchmark for corporate environmental transparency.
Inclusion in the "A List" for the fourth consecutive year rewards the company for pursuing an ambitious environmental sustainability programme as part of its wider Corporate Responsibility strategy and making climate action "business as usual" in its operations, supply chain and services to clients.
CarbonNeutral® Office Space, Data Centres and Business Travel
We are certified CarbonNeutral® for our office space, data centres and business travel. Where possible, we use renewable energy to avoid emissions of greenhouse gases. We offset the emissions that we cannot avoid by sponsoring clean energy programmes.
Greenhouse gas emissions Reductions Targets: SBTi approved
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved our targets for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. By 2040 we aim to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions per employee by 85% of their 2015 levels.
So far we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions per employee by 29% since 2015, and now get 78% of our electricity from renewable sources.
Edie Awards: Finalist
We were made a finalist in the UK’s largest Sustainability awards for our sustainable supply chain.