Paris, 25 October 2016: Sopra Steria is continuing its commitment to renewable energy by purchasing International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) from a hydroelectricity project in India. I-RECs will enable Sopra Steria to match the electricity consumption of its Indian data centres with renewable electricity from within the same market.

In 2015, Sopra Steria became the first to support renewable energy solution PowerPlus™, developed by Natural Capital Partners in response to growing demand for renewable energy solutions outside Europe and North America. Since then, the I-REC Standard has emerged in response to increasing demand for global renewable energy solutions.

Reflecting its continued drive for innovation and best practice, Sopra Steria has sourced I-RECs from India as part of its 2016 environmental sustainability programme. By extending its renewable energy commitment, Sopra Steria continues to support the generation of renewable energy in India, equivalent to the electricity consumption of its Indian data centres. Renewable energy commitments such as this are essential to accelerate the low carbon transition.

Siva Niranjan, Head of Environmental Sustainability at Sopra Steria explains: "The I-REC Standard helps us to plug a gap where we cannot readily acquire renewable energy, by providing an independent, verifiable mechanism to support renewable energy generation in India.  Purchasing I-RECs is another example of Sopra Steria’s desire to embrace innovation and provide services to its clients that support a low carbon economy.”

About Sopra Steria Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public-sector organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining high quality and performance services, added value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of digital technology. With over 38,000 employees in more than 20 countries, Sopra Steria had revenue of €3.6 billion in 2015. For more information, visit us at www.soprasteria.com 

About Natural Capital Partners

Natural Capital Partners works with clients to combine business success with positive impact on the environment and society. Through understanding the specific goals of its clients, and collaborating with a global network of projects and partners, the company delivers solutions and finance which support the transition to renewable energy, protect and restore biodiversity, and enables low carbon solutions to reach scale and deliver impact. Natural Capital Partners has more than 300 clients in 34 countries and delivers products and services for carbon, energy, water, biodiversity and communities in direct operations, consumer markets and supply chains – the world’s natural capital. For more information, visit us at www.naturalcapitalpartners.com  

Contacts

Sopra Steria: Jennifer Lansman, +33 (0)1 34 88 68 68, jennifer.lansman@soprasteria.com

La Nouvelle Agence: Irina Gudina, +33 (0)1 83 81 71 40, irina@lanouvelle-agence.com