corporate social responsibility

Our Corporate Social Responsibility Approach

Architects of Positive Futures

Our mission is to use our expertise to drive positive change

The goal of being “Architects of positive futures” captures our renewed social ambition: to be recognized worldwide as a leading responsible company, using our expertise to bring about positive impact. Sustainability is a business imperative now at the core of everything we do, and we will effect change through our ways of working and the personal commitment of our colleagues. We collaborate with clients and partners to build solutions that promote environmental sustainability, help societies address the impact of the digital and automation revolution, and foster inclusion in the workplace to reflect society’s rich spectrum of diversity.

A renewed strategy

We have already set out three key objectives with targets to achieve by 2020

  • Diversity: build an inclusive workplace and attract and retain a diverse workforce to enable Capgemini and our employees to thrive.
  • Digital Inclusion: use our skills to help societies address the impact of the digital and automation revolution.
  • Environmental sustainability: Minimize our environmental impact, build business resilience against climate change, and support clients with their sustainability challenges.

These three key objectives lie on a bedrock of employee engagement – unleashing the passion and creativity of our workforce to drive these changes throughout the organization.

2020 Targets

  • 25% of executive leadership to be women.
  • 34% of our total workforce to be women.
  • 20% reduction in carbon emissions per employee compared to 2015.
  • 80% of our social impact initiatives to be focused on digital inclusion.

A new focus on Digital Inclusion

We aim to maximize our social impact through a streamlined focus on Digital Inclusion, leveraging our specific skills and capabilities, especially for the most disadvantaged populations. For higher impact, we will work collectively with innovative partners to deliver tangible outcomes.

By focusing 80% of our social impact initiatives on digital inclusion and future skills by 2020, we will develop partnerships with global social organizations, as well as other corporations and institutes. We are currently scoping a global volunteering policy and a digital-inclusion academy hub.

Driving behavioral changes for positive impact

We are already rolling out programs and Group policy to support diversity, digital inclusion, and sustainability. Here are some highlights from 2017.

Accelerating female talent

In 2017, we implemented focused programs for women identified as high-potentials, in most service lines, as well as in Finance. Three were rolled out globally: the OWL (Outstanding Women in Leadership) program, with attendees from nine countries; MAPP (Mentoring and Protégé Progression), with attendees from six countries; and the We Lead program, with attendees from Finance departments in eight countries. Both OWL and MAPP programs were run by Cloud Infrastructure Services, a business where women’s presence has been low.

OWL wins Program of the Year at Skillsoft’s Perspectives Innovation Awards.

 Digital empowerment

Capgemini India’s National Digital Literacy Program is dedicated to empowering communities through digital, in support of the Indian Government’s National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM), which aims to ensure there is at least one digitally literate person in every Indian household by 2020.

Capgemini has partnered with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), to implement the program across India, supporting 12 NDLM centers located in areas close to our main India offices. The centers successfully enrolled and trained 18,000 individuals in 2017.

The NDLM program aims to engage citizens from diverse social backgrounds and age groups, including the most disadvantaged, in order to reach entire communities and bridge the existing digital divide.

Going green in India

Capgemini India has successfully driven down energy use despite the business growing. We have deployed state-of-the-art energy efficiency equipment (high-efficiency chillers and LED lighting), and large-scale solar installations at our MumbaiPune, and Chennai campuses, now generating around 2.8 million kWh of solar energy a year, the equivalent of powering around 2,600 Indian homes.

To help reduce emissions from employee commuting, we have also promoted carpooling through the sRide mobile app across our BengaluruChennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Puneoffices. More than 25,000 employees have signed up, to date, making us the highest user of the sRide app among technology companies.

Learn more on our 2017 Integrated Report 

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