Sopra Steria expects that future ways of working patterns will lead to increased hybrid working. As a result, the Sopra Steria will explore and implement, through our UK property strategy, smart technology that provides management information and enables control of energy usage in line with dynamic changes in demand for office utilisation.
Sopra Steria will continue to extend carbon removal offsetting, for all relevant sources of indirect emissions, so that 100% of all emissions are net zero by 2028, as follows:
- 2022: All operations under direct control
- 2025: Certain indirect operations (i.e. waste, indirect fuel & energy, employee commuting and downstream leased assets) added
- 2028: Indirect operations related to the supply chain (purchased goods and services) added.
The Carbon Reduction Plan, as part of our Net Zero 2028 UN Climate Neutral Now initiative, is a key component of our wider Environmental Sustainability programme. This programme integrates our ISO14001-certified Environmental Management System, efficient resource consumption, renewable energy, circular economy, sustainable supply chain and support for our clients with solutions and services in their transition to a Net Zero economy.
Sopra Steria Group plans to continue to seek Net Zero through the UN Climate Neutral Now programme (2021: Measure: Gold; Reduce: Gold; Contribute: Silver). As a parallel exercise, Sopra Steria is due to make the Commitment to the new SBTi Net Zero Standard later in 2022. Then within the SBTi stipulated 24 months period, submit its existing SBTi 2019 validated targets to 1.5C for revalidation with the necessary revisions for SBTi validation.