Contraste subscribed to the ISIT (Institute for Sustainable IT) Charter during the 'Sustainable IT' seminar it organised with its partner Denodo.  

Since 2019, Contraste has been involved in a group-level programme for the evolution of its practices and services towards a more sustainable world, both in ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) and DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion).  

In 2019, Contraste began participating in the United Nations Global Compact programme, and since then we have published an annual communication on our progress and actions in this area.  

Indeed, our business practices have reflected, since our inception, a strong concern for business ethics, respect for human rights and equity, and an interest in ecological and sustainability issues.   

These include, but are not limited to, the following :

  • We are included in a significant number of public contracts that require a clean business ethics record: no fraud, no attempts at bribery, no complaints from our employees or ex-employees about discrimination or disrespect for human rights, rigorous management of GDPR rules;  

  • Active waste management and recycling policies: decommissioned IT equipment is either distributed free of charge to schools or recycled in an environmentally friendly way, waste is sorted daily;  

  • We avoid all forms of waste, reducing lighting or heating when not needed;  

  • We are following the legal and regulatory recommendations to move our vehicle fleet to electric.  

From 2022, we have embarked on a certification journey with the Ecovadis organisation, and our first rating, carried out in March 2023, placed us in a favourable 45%-65% green band. This is an encouraging first step, which calls on us to continue our efforts, in particular by developing more precise measurements (metrics) on various indicators.  

Finally, in April 2023, we signed up to the ISIT (Institute for Sustainable IT) Charter, confirming our proactive commitment to ESG and SIE

These issues become an important element in the professional advice and IT services we provide to our customers, and in the choice of technical architectures. For example, we recommend the data virtualisation solution offered by our partner Denodo, which not only brings significant economic benefits and enhanced security, but also has a very significant positive impact on energy consumption and carbon footprint. 

Contrast Europe's ESG-DEI programme is supported by our Board of Directors and will therefore become increasingly important within our group in the coming years.