President and CEO's letter

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is one of CGI’s long-held core values. Correspondingly, one of our strategic goals is to be recognized by our communities as a caring and responsible corporate citizen.

These two aims come together in our commitment to contributing to the development of an inclusive, collaborative, and sustainable world as outlined in this year’s report.

Fundamental to achieving our CSR priorities is the design of our business model, which is focused on ensuring we live and work in the same communities as our clients. This strong local presence deepens our connection with clients beyond the business relationship to the overall well-being of our shared communities. Through our ethical, socially, and environmentally sustainable business practices, we strive to deliver value for all three of our stakeholders – our clients; our employees, whom we call members as a majority of them are also owners; and our shareholders.

This report highlights key initiatives reflecting our CSR priorities of People, Communities and Climate.

Over the past year, the impact of the pandemic ushered in historic changes that are reshaping how we live and work. Throughout this unprecedented time, our members demonstrated their ability to quickly adapt, providing uninterrupted and secure services to our clients while prioritizing public health and safety for themselves, their families, and their neighbours. We are extremely proud of our members’ resilience and dedication to our stakeholders, while continuing to share their talents and compassion for those in need in our communities.

As we look to the future, our commitment to our communities has never been stronger.

George Schindler
President and Chief Executive Officer