Infosys celebrated Environment Day on June 5, 2009 by rededicating itself towards becoming carbon neutral. Employees at our Global Development Centers made a commitment to ban polybags and reduce their consumption of non-bio-degradable plastic. Our ‘polybag-free’ initiative is a part of our holistic campaign to nurture the environment while we develop sustainable products and services for our customers.
In 2008-09, Infosys implemented several measures and developed solutions focused on reducing the environment footprint:
We believe that IT can be a catalyst in protecting the environment. The Infosys Sustainability Solution helps companies deploy a sustainability reporting framework to analyze data related to the environment. In addition, our Logistics Optimization solution enables companies to reduce their carbon footprint through their logistics operations.
We partnered with the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) to prepare a smart grid technology and green IT road map for the Ministry of Power, Government of India. Hitachi Data Systems, our customer, awarded Infosys the Platinum award for "Best Green Strategy for a Data Center".
As environmentally responsible citizens, we set milestones every year. In 2008-09, we achieved a 10% reduction in per capita electricity consumption. Currently, we are among the largest solar water users in India. Infosys has more than 1,500,000 sq. ft. green buildings under construction. All new campuses in India are designed as per the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold standard.
A collective movement
Our global employees collaborate on virtual platforms to minimize business travel and reduce our carbon footprint. Everyday, more than 80% of our employees use mass transport to commute to work. We developed INSTANT, in collaboration with Stanford University, to encourage commuting to work during off peak hours and reduce congestion on the road.
World Environment Day: The Infosys Message
"We will continue to be at the leading edge, have the best environment practices, be efficient, and have the smallest carbon footprint."
- Nandan M. Nilekani, Co-Chairman, Infosys Technologies