Sopra Steria awarded gold standard for support of defence industry

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London, July 11 – Sopra Steriaa European Tech leader recognised for its consulting, digital services and software development, has achieved the Gold Award in the 2022 Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its commitment to supporting the armed forces community and their families.

This accomplishment recognises Sopra Steria’s commitment to being a ‘forces-friendly’ organisation and is testament to the way the organisation has embedded this motto into its recruitment and selection process, HR policies and advocacy work.

The Gold Award of the Armed Forces Covenant’s ERS scheme acknowledges employers who pledge, demonstrate and advocate their support for the Defence and armed forces industry.

Sopra Steria has conducted initiatives to promote both external and internal advocacy. Internally this has included the setting up of an internal Armed Forces Network to support ex-service personnel, reserves, and their families and friends amongst employees. Externally the company has supported Walking with the Wounded as its key charity and advocated the ERS to its partners and supply chain.


Sue-Ellen Wright, Managing Director Aerospace Defence and Security at Sopra Steria, commented: We are absolutely delighted to have received the ERS Gold Award. This recognition proves Sopra Steria’s ongoing commitment to supporting defence, something which we take great pride in. 

Having the ability to utilise the skills and experience of the armed forces community has been hugely beneficial to us as a company. Not only does it enable us to diversify our workforce, but continue to provide top class services and solutions to our customers, something we are fully dedicated to continuing.”


About Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European Tech leader recognised for its consulting, digital services and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients. With 47,000 employees in nearly 30 countries, the Group generated revenue of €4.7 billion in 2021. The world is how we shape it. Sopra Steria Group (SOP) is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A).



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