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Steria comes “best in class for IT services” in Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index

Index recognises once more Steria's commitment to excellence in climate change disclosure

Paris, France, 20 December 2012 - Steria, a leading provider of IT-enabled business services, today announces that it has been awarded the highest score amongst companies listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (SBF 250) by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for climate change information disclosure. Awarded a score of 98 and a position on the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) as well as a performance banding of A-, the organisation has been recognised for its efforts to combat climate change externally for customers and internally with employees, exemplified by its Green Offices®, smart energy solutions and supply chain initiative.

CDP evaluates listed companies across the world on their sustainability and climate change strategies, approaches to governance and management of greenhouse gas emissions. It is recognised internationally as a measure of corporate environmental sustainability, helping over 4,000 organisations to set reduction targets and make performance improvements.

Despite the evaluation criteria becoming increasingly rigorous, Steria has consistently moved up the ratings since 2009 when it scored 79 for disclosure. It went on to score 89 in 2010 and 93 in 2011 before achieving 98 in 2012. Steria is the only international IT services company worldwide to have reached an 'A-' performance score, the top company for disclosure on CDP's 250 SBF CDLI and is among the top 5 companies for performance listed in the SBF 250 across all sectors.

Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, commented: "Companies that make the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index have demonstrated strong internal data management practices for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. They are also giving clear consideration to the business issues related to climate change and their exposure to climate-related risks and opportunities. This is vital to realising greater efficiencies, protecting the business from risk and capitalising on opportunities."

François Enaud, Steria Group CEO, continues, "The news today is testament to our commitment to contributing to a more simple, sustainable, and collaborative world by enabling new ways of living and working. In October this year Steria was named the 'most sustainable midcap' on the Paris Stock Exchange by the Gaia Index. Topping the Carbon Disclosure Project score builds on this success; it is something we have worked very hard on internationally, through our various transformation projects and it is great to have been awarded such a high score this year."

In summary
This year, Steria has topped the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) SBF 250 Leadership Index. Achieving a score of 98, Steria topped the list which assesses the approach of companies listed on the Paris stock exchange (SBF 250) to the disclosure of climate change information. Steria achieved an A- from CDP for carbon performance, making it the highest scoring for an international IT services company worldwide. CDP has acknowledged Steria's approach to the disclosure of climate change information as part of efforts to tackle climate change.

-ENDS-

About Steria: www.steria.com
Steria delivers IT enabled business services and is the trusted transformation partner for private and public sectors organisations across the globe. By combining in depth understanding of our clients' businesses with expertise in IT and business process outsourcing, we take on our clients' challenges and develop innovative solutions to address them efficiently and profitably. Through our highly collaborative consulting style, we work with our clients to transform their business, enabling them to focus on what they do best. Our 20,000 people, working across 16 countries, support the systems, services and processes that make today's world turn, touching the lives of millions around the globe each day. Founded in 1969, Steria has offices in Europe, India, North Africa and SE Asia and a 2011 revenue of €1.75 billion. 21%(*) of Steria's capital is owned by its employees. Headquartered in Paris, Steria is listed on the Euronext Paris market.
(*): including the Employees Shares Trust in the UK

About the Carbon Disclosure Project
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP harnesses the power of market forces, including 655 institutional investors with assets of US$78 trillion, to collect information from companies on their greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change and water risk and opportunity. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change and water data and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdproject.net to find out more.

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