Bull, one of the world’s leading companies specializing in critical systems, has been recognized for its on-going actions to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), by achieving first place in the GAIA1 index of 230 companies quoted on the Paris Stock Market – excluding the CAC 40 – ranked according to their performance in terms of sustainable development. Last year, Bull had climbed to 11th place in the overall GAIA rankings. The 2013 GAIA index also ranks Bull as number one for CSR in the large company category (for firms with revenues in excess of €500 million) and in the services companies category.
Bull’s approach to CSR has also been recognized by EcoVadis2 , which regularly assesses the CSR performance of almost 20,000 businesses, with the award of its highest level of assessment: Gold. Last year, Bull was already ranked among the top 10% of the most highly regarded IT companies for CSR by EcoVadis.
“We are extremely proud of this distinction, which proves that Bull is capable of developing its products and services while at the same time building a platform of sustainable growth, that respects the main social, societal and environmental states of balance and will enable us to tackle the challenges of the future,” commented Philippe Vannier, Chairman and CEO of the Bull Group. “Our CSR policy represents both a commitment to that future and a key driver of the Group’s performance. Technologies such as Big Data, connected objects, computer simulation, the Cloud and Green IT are tools that Bull is using to support sustainable development.”
Bull’s approach to CSR
Since 2010 – in line with the Group’s strategy and in recognition of the huge challenges faced by the IT sector – Bull’s approach to CSR has been structured around eight themes, divided between two key areas: Corporate Responsibilities (governance, ethics, social engagement and societal engagement) and Business Responsibilities (environment, responsible sourcing, Green IT and IT for change). This highly pragmatic approach focuses on concrete actions and initiatives that create added value wherever the company operates.
1 Gaia is the leading index measuring the Responsible Social Investment (RSI) actions of small and medium-sized French businesses against strict criteria for evaluating the environmental and social responsibilities and corporate governance.
2 EcoVadis provides the leading solution dedicated to the integration and monitoring of Sustainable Development practices into the procurement process. Combining innovative technologies and CSR expertise, EcoVadis helps both purchasers and suppliers to adopt the most sustainable practices over the long term.