Earning the Platinum status for the first time in the 2011 CR Index, Capgemini could only hold this banding for the next Index cycle, if it retained the same business structure and demonstrated its continued board-level commitment to Corporate Responsibility.
So winning Platinum this year again proves that Capgemini has integrated corporate responsibility into its business model and has clear CR responsibilities and incentive structures at board and operational levels. Platinum companies have a structured approach to data collection and social and environmental impact assessment. They can demonstrate 3-4 years of performance improvement across their key impacts. They act and report with a high level of transparency and stakeholder engagement, and the materiality, completeness and responsiveness of their published data is often third party assured.
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “I congratulate Capgemini on achieving Platinum in the 2012 BITC Corporate Responsibility Index. The CR Index has helped to highlight clearly those best practice examples that bring to life in a powerful way what integrated responsible practice really looks like. As we celebrate 10 years of our CR Index it has given me great pleasure to witness each company’s responsible business journey and the transformations they are making both within their businesses and the impact they have in our communities.”
Christine Hodgson, Chairman, Capgemini UK said: “Capgemini has a long track record of integrating responsible business into our operations and have had an active Sustainability programme since 2008. We are delighted that this has been recognised once again by Business in the Community.”