CGI Publishes 2022 ESG Report

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The 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report has been published by CGI, which outlines the company's efforts to prioritise People, Communities, and Climate. The report highlights the firm's commitments, quantified goals, and progress made towards these global priorities.

George D. Schindler, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "As a leading global business and IT services firm, we know how important it is to run a responsible and ethical business on behalf of our three stakeholders: clients, consultants and professionals, and shareholders. We are proud to work with our clients, educational institutions, and local charities to use our skills to improve the economic, social, and environmental health of the communities we all live in. Together, we aim to ensure that everyone can positively benefit from the empowering and innovative impacts that technology can deliver.”

CGI's 2022 ESG Report has added new subjects to its focus, such as decarbonising the company's supply chain, supporting local communities, preserving nature and biodiversity, promoting sustainable technology, and promoting human rights.

These topics align with the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The report also adds more information about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), as well as the health, safety, and well-being of employees. This year, the company has made the transition from referring to "corporate social responsibility" to "ESG" to increase transparency and align with compliance index requirements.

Key highlights of CGI’s progress on its three ESG priorities of People, Communities and Climate included:

  • Championing digital inclusion for all by delivering 1,200 educational programs to over 500,000 people around the world―equating to helping improve the lives of more than 5 people for every one CGI employee;

  • Helping create societal value in the local communities where CGI employees live and work through volunteering and pro bono activities benefitting over 1.2 million people worldwide, including through a new “CGI for Good” volunteering support platform; and

  • Reducing the company’s CO2 emissions by 65% from the 2014 baseline.

CGI's efforts towards meeting its ESG goals have been recognised by leading external organisations such as EcoVadis and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

EcoVadis awarded CGI a platinum rating for its sustainability performance, the highest rating possible, in recognition of the company's commitment to incorporating sustainability into its business practices worldwide.

DJSI also gave CGI a score of 62 out of 100 for its sustainability performance, higher than the industry average of 25 out of 100. These ratings and scores show how committed CGI is to sustainability and how far it has come in achieving its ESG goals.

Independent assessments by organisations like EcoVadis and DJSI are essential in promoting sustainability and ensuring companies are held accountable for their actions. By being transparent about its ESG performance, CGI is building trust with its stakeholders and customers.

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