Steria has asserted its leadership in managing Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability by achieving, for the second time in a row, a score of 100 in information disclosure and an “A” for its performance. This achievement rewards Steria’s environmental responsibility approach which is deeply engrained in its way of doing business.
Paris, France, October 2014 – Steria, a leading provider of end-to-end IT enabled business services, has maintained its leadership position in Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability by receiving two awards at NYSE Euronext Paris today in the CDP France Launch. CDP is an international NGO that provides the only global environmental disclosure system.
Steria, covering all its operational geographies, scored a 100 for information disclosure and an “A” for performance for the second consecutive year in the CDP Investor programme. Steria remains the only French listed company to obtain 100A in this programme.
Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, commented: “Another excellent performance from Steria and it consolidates their position as a leader from the business world in combating climate change.”
Steria is one of only 29 companies out of over 4,700 across the world to achieve a band “A” for performance and a disclosure score of 100. This places Steria on the SBF 250 CPLI and CDLI, annual indices compiled by CDP:
- The CPLI highlights those companies listed on the “Société des Bourses Françaises” 250 Index that demonstrate strategies committed to improving their impact on the environment.
- The CDLI recognises those that have displayed a strong approach to the disclosure of information regarding climate change.
CDP indices provide an evaluation tool for institutional investors and stakeholders tracking corporate efforts to mitigate climate change.
“We are delighted that CDP has again recognised our performance relating to climate change and environment. This achievement is a testimony, not only to the hard work from our Green Agents, but also to all our employees for making it as a business-as usual activity within Steria and with our clients,” said Solfried Skilbrigt, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Steria.
Steria’s ranking across both CDP’s 2014 SBF 250 indices is the culmination of its long-standing commitment to empowering a group-wide Sustainability Committee. Its associated network of “Green Agents” throughout the company help implement Steria’s environmental policy by driving the changes in working practices that reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts. These practices extend to the company’s suppliers: through CDP’s Supply Chain programme and in other ways, Steria encourages them to recognise their environmental impact. They have responded by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
A long-standing commitment to the environment: Living Green, Green IT and IT for Green
Steria’s global commitment to sustainability and reducing its environmental and carbon impact is also deeply rooted throughout the company through its Living Green policy which aims at adopting greener working practices and at helping their clients to become more sustainable. As examples of Steria’s innovative initiatives, the group offsets the emissions from its data centres, both on and off-site, and was awarded in September 2014 a CarbonNeutral® certification for its data centres.
Steria has developed a proprietary methodology for managing sustainability in IT services, Sustainable Service Delivery, to identify, control and minimize the environmental impact of services to customers. Steria has a portfolio of IT solutions, called “IT for Green”, that enable sustainability throughout our customers’ organisations. For example Steria is supporting meter deployment, both electricity and gas, enabling transformation of the energy distribution network and helping operators adapt to new industry business models and meet energy efficiency requirements.
Steria is involved in IssyGrid®, France’s first operational district smart grid. Within IssyGrid®, Steria interconnects energy production and consumption across the district, creating a standard for the city of the future. Steria offers its technological expertise and skill in Smart Energy Management to find the perfect balance between energy efficiency and comfort of citizens, while supporting the development of new applications and services.
For further information on Steria’s Sustainability solutions: http://www.steria.com/our-solutions/sustainability/
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CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please follow us @CDP to find out more.
Steria delivers end-to-end IT-enabled business services that help private and public organisations meet today’s complex business challenges. As a Trusted Transformation partner with a highly collaborative approach, Steria provides consulting, digital expertise, as well as optimised infrastructures, applications and business process services. Find out more at www.steria.com and @Steria.
Following the merger of Steria and Sopra, Groupe Steria SCA and its subsidiaries are now part of the Sopra Steria Group, a European leader of digital transformation established in September 2014. With one of the most complete portfolios of offers in the market, and 35 000 professionals in over 20 countries, Sopra Steria Group had pro forma revenue of €3.1 billion in 2013.
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