CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) welcomed Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West and President of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, to their Green Park, Reading office on Friday 11 February.
During the visit, Mr Sharma met with professionals from across the UK operations of the global IT and business consultancy firm, including Tara McGeehan, President of CGI in the UK and Australia, and Michael Herron, Senior Vice President for Central Government & CGI’s Global lead for Net-Zero. He learned about CGI’s involvement in managing Critical National Infrastructure projects, including work for the UK Government, Policing and Energy & Utilities industry. Other topics covered were CGI’s cyber security capabilities, how it helps protect the vulnerable in society, and its work enabling sustainability from the seabed to space.
With more than 900 employees at the Reading Green Park office, CGI is committed to supporting the local community and participates in local community programmes such as volunteering, STEM events in schools and litter picks. The organisation has also recently started working with WorkFit, the Down’s Syndrome Association’s employment programme, and during his visit Mr Sharma met with some of those employed through the scheme in the on-site café.
Tara McGeehan said: “As a major employer in the Reading area and an active member of the COP Business Leaders Forum, it was great to meet with Alok in person to discuss our local community activities and what responsible businesses can do for a more sustainable world. We were able to share our sustainability plans here at CGI to reach net-zero by 2026 in the UK and how we are enabling clients achieve their plans through digital technology.”
Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, said: “It was a very enjoyable and informative visit to CGI. I learnt about their support for the Down’s Syndrome Association WorkFit employment programme, tech sustainability programme to tackle climate change and work on the smart meter rollout. I was also pleased to meet an organisation in my local constituency which puts a priority on being a responsible business, both in terms of supporting the local community and the wider environment.”
CGI recently published its 2021 CSR Report, demonstrating its commitments, progress and performance across the company’s global operations to meet its three strategic priorities: people, communities and climate. The report, titled “Our commitment to a more inclusive and sustainable world,” also highlights CGI's significant new targets, key performance indicators, and revised priority definitions to reflect CGI’s alignment with ever-evolving social, economic and climate change trends.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 82,000 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI Fiscal 2021 reported revenue is $12.13 billion and CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com/uk.
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