Second ESG Report includes addition of SASB metrics and analysis
MONTREAL, Sept. 13, 2023 /CNW/ - Alithya Group Inc. (TSX: ALYA) (NASDAQ: ALYA) ("Alithya" or the "Company") is pleased to release its second ESG Report, a comprehensive document detailing the company's progress in pursuit of the environmental, social, and governance commitments established in its inaugural report released in September 2022. Alithya's second ESG Report is marked by increased transparency in respect to its carbon footprint and other material topics.
Adhering to internationally recognized standards
In addressing each of five material topics designated as priorities in the Company's inaugural report, Alithya has benchmarked progress against metrics identified by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a non-profit organization working to bridge the gap between companies and investors through the disclosure of relevant sustainability information. Alithya's ESG metrics have been gathered from the SASB Materiality Map for Technology & Communications - Software & IT Services, enabling the Company to identify subsets most relevant to financial performance and sustainability, while facilitating the implementation of concrete actions.
Taking inventory for greater transparency and accountability
Alithya has also taken several steps to address environmental issues identified in its inaugural ESG Report, including the creation of a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory prepared in accordance with ISO 14064-1:2018 standards and Greenhouse Gas Protocol requirements. The Company also enlisted the services of a third party, accredited as a validation and verification body, to obtain a clearer picture of its carbon footprint.
Quote from Paul Raymond, President and CEO, Alithya:
" In the year that has followed the release of our inaugural ESG Report, I am proud of the steps that we have taken as an organization to continue our forward momentum towards eventual Net Zero status. As a company operating within an expanding global footprint, driven by the collective intelligence of a diverse international workforce, we want Alithya to be an organization that people are proud to work for. Our commitment to ESG excellence is an extension of the core values of trust and integrity that Alithya was built upon, and that commitment transcends our organizational culture to address the expectations of our stakeholders, who can embrace Alithya as a champion of doing the right thing. "
Access the full Alithya ESG Report here: https://www.alithya.com/en/about-alithya/esg-strategy.
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Empowered by the passion and enthusiasm of a talented global workforce, Alithya is positioned on the crest of the digital wave as a trusted advisor in strategy and digital technology services. Transforming the world one digital step at a time, Alithya leverages collective intelligence and expertise to develop practical IT solutions tailored to complex business challenges. As shared stewards of its clients' success, Alithya accompanies them through the full cycle of their digital evolutions, paving new roads to the future of their businesses.
Living up to its name, meaning truth, Alithya embraces a business model that avoids industry buzzwords and technical jargon to deliver straight talk provided by collaborative teams focused on five main pillars: business strategy, business applications implementation, application services, data and analytics, and digital skilling and change enablement.
With two gender parity certifications obtained in Canada and the United States, and in pursuit of indigenous relations and carbon neutral certifications, Alithya strives to balance its desire to do the right thing with its commitment to doing things right.