Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software publishing, has signed the Charter of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network. By doing so, Sopra Steria continues to work in favour of equal opportunities and is committed to promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.
Vincent Paris, CEO of Sopra Steria, declares: “Joining the ILO Global Business and Disability Network is as much a conviction as it is an objective – to do even better and even more in terms of inclusion. At Sopra Steria, we believe that diversity is a strength, and our teams play an essential role in supporting an inclusive and cohesive society. As a digital player, we have a role to play in promoting the independence and autonomy of people with disabilities. By signing the Network’s charter, we are consolidating this commitment and continuing our efforts to actively support people with disabilities”.
Sopra Steria carries out numerous initiatives with its employees and partners to deconstruct stereotypes, remove barriers to employment, promote the inclusion of people with disabilities and change the way people view persons with disabilities. For example, the Group is supporting three winning projects in the Innovation Awards 2020, an internal and international innovation challenge that calls on employees to propose innovative and concrete solutions to facilitate the daily life and independence of people with disabilities. Last year in France, Sopra Steria also supported 106 high school students with disabilities as part of the HandiTutorat individualised tutoring programme, in partnership with engineering schools and with the support of Sopra Steria managers.