The CGI Constitution
Defining the essence of who we are
CGI's Constitution is the DNA of our company; it defines the essence of who we are and our culture. It's made up of the common dream, vision, mission and values that drive us as we strive together to build a global IT champion. With frameworks and programs founded upon this Constitution, CGI's professionals have the opportunity to participate in the life and development of their company, which, in turn, results in client loyalty and shareholder growth.
CGI is different from most companies. We have not only a vision and mission, as other companies do, but a dream:
To create an environment in which we enjoy working together and, as owners, contribute to building a company we can be proud of.
This dream was first articulated by our founders Serge Godin and André Imbeau when they started CGI in 1976, and it has remained unchanged since then. It embodies two key principles—enjoyment and ownership. We strive to create an environment where our professionals enjoy working together and also feel empowered as owners to build their company and grow their careers.
At CGI, employees are called members because we feel a powerful sense of ownership and accountability. That’s why the vast majority of us are CGI shareholders. CGI's ownership mentality is woven into all aspects of our management approach and gives our members the freedom to drive their careers, make decisions in the best interests of our clients, take part in the continuous improvement of our business and benefit from a job well done.
Our vision and mission
Guiding the fulfillment of our dream is our vision and mission. CGI's vision is as follows:
To be a world class IT and business process services leader helping our clients succeed.
To achieve this, we've defined our mission as follows:
To help our clients with professional services of outstanding quality, competence and objectivity, delivering the best solutions to fully satisfy client objectives in information technology, business processes and management In all we do, we foster a culture of partnership, intrapreneurship, teamwork and integrity, building a world class IT and business process services company.
CGI's values define our core character as a company and guide our daily decisions and interactions.
- Partnership and quality
- Objectivity and integrity
- Intrapreneurship and sharing
- Financial strength
- Corporate social responsibility
For us, partnership and quality are both a philosophy and a way of life. We develop and follow the best management practices and we entrench these approaches into client relationships and service delivery frameworks in order to foster long term and strong partnerships with our clients. We listen to our clients and we are committed to their total satisfaction in everything we do.
We exercise the highest degree of independent thinking in selecting the products, services and solutions we recommend to clients. In doing so, we adhere to the highest values of quality, objectivity and integrity. Consequently, strict rules of business and professional conduct are applied. We do not accept any remuneration from suppliers.
Our success is based on the competence, commitment and enthusiasm of our members. Therefore, we promote a climate of innovation and initiative where we are empowered with a sense of ownership in supporting clients, thus ensuring the firm's profitable growth. Through teamwork, sharing our know-how and expertise, we bring the best of CGI to our clients. As members, we share in the value we create through equity ownership and profit participation.
As a global company, we recognize the richness that diversity brings to the company and welcome this diversity while embracing the overall CGI culture. In all we do, we are respectful of our fellow members, clients, business partners and competitors.
We strive to deliver strong, consistent financial performance which sustains long term growth and rewards our members and shareholders. Financial strength enables us to continuously invest and improve services and business solutions to the benefit of our clients. To this end, we manage our business to generate industry superior returns.
Our business model is designed to ensure that we are close to our clients and communities. As members, we embrace our social responsibilities and contribute to the continuous development of the communities in which we live and work.
By understanding and adhering to our Constitution, we work together toward the same goals and continue to achieve the success that’s brought us to where we are today. It represents our collective commitment and roadmap for meeting the expectations of all our stakeholders, satisfying our clients’ business needs, providing rewarding careers and generating sustainable profitable growth—now and into the future.