Business and technology can be forces for good
The Community pillar of our Sustainability programme is where we bring this ambition to life by creating opportunities for people to improve their lives and empower social-good organisations to scale their work to make a bigger difference to those they serve – all by tapping into the drive, creativity and passion of our people. Meet the Sopra Steria Tech for Good programme.
Tech for Good
Our Tech for Good programme is focused on activities that have a positive impact on communities and social good organisations, using our digital technology, innovation and business expertise. Through pro-bono consulting, hackathons, workshops, business
mentorship and new solutions, we help social entrepreneurs, charities and community groups. Here are some examples of Tech for Good projects:
- Digital skills for everyone Sopra Steria UK has a partnership with ELATT, a digital skills charity helping under-served and under-represented groups in London get the training and qualificaitons they need to get into gainful employment. We have donated consulting hours in a hackathon to help ELATT find solutions to ciritcal business challenges; and advised on their digital curriculum to ensure their students are competitive in the jobs market; and run student CV and interview skills workshops, and Raspberry Pi innovation days.
- Micro-Tyco: innovate for good Twenty-five Sopra Steria volunteers worked with 100+ children, from three local schools, teaching them about sustainable business and helping them to create real-life solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. After two months working on their proposals, students pitched their ideas to a panel of judges in the council chambers, with the winning team putting forward a solution to combat loneliness amongst elderly people in their community.
- Tackling youth knife crime Sopra Steria and its joint ventures have established a strategic partnership with the Ben Kinsella Trust, a charity set up to educate and engage young people about knife crime and the devastating impact it has for individuals, families and communities across the country. The UK companies will supply the latest digital solutions to help the charity expand its reach and drive even better outcomes for young people in affected communities.
Our community programme is driven by our employees. All staff are given paid time off to volunteer, and we reward exceptional contributions to the greater good with awards and recognition. Employee fundraising is also supported through matched funding and grants, empowering people to do more for the causes they care about.