At Sopra Steria, we believe that citizen engagement is everyone’s business and is built on our collective actions. Diversity is a source of wealth for our Group.
This is why we are committed to fighting all forms of discrimination and ensuring equal opportunity by adopting ethical practices. Promoting diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our DNA, values and culture. We recruit talent from diverse backgrounds and work alongside the stakeholders that make up our ecosystem to contribute in a sustainable, humane and enlightened way to a more inclusive society.
With our employees, customers and partners, we pursue a resolutely committed social policy in all the Group's geographical areas.
Digital technology is at the heart of the transformation of our society. Women are under-represented in this sector, and it is not just a question of professional representativeness.
It is also a broader societal issue. As a major player in the digital sector, the Group is pursuing its commitment to gender diversity.
This commitment is based on four themes: attracting more women from engineering schools, paying attention to non-discrimination in professional careers, promoting gender diversity in scientific careers and strengthening our proximity to our customers in order to promote the growing role of women in the digital sector.
We seek to promote the professional integration of young people while keeping seniors in employment, encouraging the promotion of knowledge and skills.
Access to education for all and the professional inclusion of young people are major challenges for our Group. We are taking action to promote equal opportunities and develop young talent. In partnership with local players, we offer young people workshops to become acquainted with digital professions, as well as educational programmes and vocational training courses to boost professional inclusion.
Likewise, our Group encourages the transmission of knowledge and skills, a major component of our policy in favor of seniors for the success of intergenerational management.
In this way, we seek to promote the professional integration of young people while keeping seniors in employment. It is also planned to continue actions to anticipate career development and inform employees concerned by end-of-career arrangements and the transition between work and retirement
The Group is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, and it abides by the fundamental principles and rights in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
Since 2017, the Group is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (GC Advanced, top 8%) and it abides by the fundamental principles and rights in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (nationality, place of residence, gender, ethnic origin, religion, language, or any different issue).
The Group also reaffirms its fundamental principles and its values in its Code of Ethics with:
Lastly, the Group’s commitment and performance in the area of Corporate Responsibility have been recognized with the award of the advanced CSR Gold Medal by Ecovadis, a global rating platform applying 21 social, ethical, environmental and supply-chain criteria.
As an international group, and employer of 46,000 people, we know that we have a role to play in combating discrimination.
We have been committed to a more inclusive environment for the LGBTQ + employees around the world. We want them to feel safe, free to be completely themselves and considered as every employee.
We implemented a dedicated policy to promote professional integration and job stability for workers with disabilities. We take concrete action to promote professional integration by deploying innovative recruitment, job adaptation, training and awareness-raising initiatives.
We also leverage our skills to support people with a disability, particularly as part of the digital innovation challenge deployed throughout the Group. As part of this initiative, we encourage our teams to put forward innovative solutions that help people with a disability to gain independence.
Regardless of the country, the Group is committed to complying with all legal provisions and local regulations and recommendations in favor of the employment of disabled people.
In a world where mental health and people’s rights are now discussed openly, we’re here to ensure our people are as happy and healthy as they can be in every regard.
To ensure this, since 2019, we’ve carried an internal satisfaction study led by Great Place to Work to understand what our employees expect from their work, their career and their professional life.
Therefore, we promote a healthy work-life balance, and if people need greater flexibility, we work with them to resolve any issues they may have. We are always looking for new ways to listen and look after our employees. For example, our employees are offered remote office and flexible working hours.
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