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Commitment to Social Value

Making a positive impact on our people, the planet and communities.

Our Architects of Positive Futures programme aims to deliver our business and technology solutions in a way that contributes towards a positive future for all.  Our ambition is to be an organisation which leads on sustainable and responsible endeavours which have a tangible societal impact. Our focus will be in 3 key areas:

Digital Inclusion and Social Impact

4000 UK employees enhancing the digital skills and life chances of young people.

  • Education Partnerships: Engaging and inspiring 8,000 students
  • Volunteering: Employees gave 6,000 hours in 2020 to support their communities
  • Community Action: Developing skills to help people get back into work
  • Code Your Future: Helping refugees into employment, 10 graduates from the Birmingham academy will be joining Capgemini in April
  • Annual Community Challenge: University of Birmingham students working with Capgemini to provide consultancy to local charities.

Positive Planet

Minimising our environmental impact and supporting clients on sustainability.

  • Carbon reduction target: First company in sector with target approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi)
  • CO2 emissions: Committed to working with clients to save 10 million tonnes by 2030
  • CO2 emissions: 52% reduction in emissions per employee 2014 – 2019
  • 2020 CO2 emissions: Down 69% compared to 2019
  • Carbon footprint: Neutrality in operations no later than 2025 and net zero by 2030. Next set of targets fully aligned to a 1.5°C science-based pathway
  • Carbon reduction: 2030 target achieved 11 years early
  • Office energy: 2030 target to reduce office energy by 40% was met in 2018
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP): Named on the ‘A list’ for our leadership in climate change
  • Data Centre: Energy emissions down 77% in last 5 years.
  • Sustainability: 29 initiatives deployed since 2015 which included, phasing out single use plastics, adoption of plant-based cleaning materials, introduction of electric charge points.

Active Inclusion

Building an inclusive workplace, attracting and retaining a diverse workforce.

  • Respectfully Us: Empowers employees to create a respectful and inclusive workplace
  • Gender Equality: Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) certified
  • Social Mobility: 15th in the Employer Top 75 Index
  • Race at Work: Signatory of the Business in the Community (BITC) Race Charter
  • Equality Index: Stonewall Top 100 employer
  • Active employee networks
  • Homeworking Charter/Time4You: Launched as part of ongoing flexible work initiatives.

Capgemini remains in the small circle of the 135 companies that are recognised as the most ethical in the world. This label, which we are proud to have held every year since 2013, has been granted to us by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.  This recognition means that no matter the circumstances, we are able and committed to stick to our Values and Ethics.

In a challenging year, Capgemini colleagues have used their creativity, technology and data expertise to address the needs of local, regional and national communities. Employees have delivered on our ambition to be a leading responsible business and an active member of our communities. Using our expertise for positive impact has never been so pressing.