Our Indian operation leads the way in CSR for Sopra Steria, a fact which has been recognised on numerous occasions through awards such as the Bombay Stock Exchange Social & Corporate Governance Award for Best CSR Practice, and Best CSR Practice Award from CMO Asia, Asian Confederation of Businesses & World CSR Day.
We currently support 63 projects including 47 different schools in India, transforming the lives of over 66,000 children and 112 scholars. This work is co-ordinated by the Sopra Steria India Foundation, whose community philosophy is focused on education for children from impoverished and rural backgrounds, studying in government schools located near our campuses in Chennai, Pune and Noida.
Representatives from major clients who have visited the schools have been so impressed by the work the Foundation does that many have also contributed equipment, services and volunteers to various projects.
We continue to give access to IT labs, libraries, teachers and solar power in schools, and continue converting computer centres to run on solar power. We also promote pro-bono missions for our employees in the sponsored schools in India.