Social Contract

Social contract

Download Infosys Sustainability Report 2012-13

One of the cornerstones of the Infosys social contract philosophy is to work towards the upliftment of society, provide opportunities to our employees and to stay relevant to their needs. In 2012-13, we focused on recognizing employees’ volunteering efforts and developing their social empathy. Through numerous initiatives, we are bringing innovation to the table, thereby creating a smart workplace where our employees can work as one to achieve a common dream.

Our commitment to social contract

In 2013, we set up InFLUENCE (Infosys Framework for Learning Using External Community Engagement), a framework to recognize the volunteering efforts of our employees.

Interestingly, we found that many employees enjoy volunteering in organization-led or employee-led social welfare projects in their free time. Now, they can get additional learning credits for their time spent under the Competency Development Program 3.0 learning framework.

Nurturing the spirit of volunteerism and community development forms an integral part of our core commitment. We provide innovative platforms that allow our employees to share the richness of their ideas and thoughts. While we proactively support volunteerism, we believe this collaboration will further promote the spirit of learning.

Infosys Foundation: Parishudh Initiative

The Parishudh Initiative has helped over 11,000 rural families to build safe toilets in their homes. The initiative extended to the districts of Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal and Bijapur in Karnataka. Schools in this region were also provided with aid to construct safe and clean toilets.

The Parishudh Initiative also undertakes programs pertaining to health and hygiene and encourages local entrepreneurship to sustain long-term development in the region.

Learning through research

We have always believed in investing in research and development and it has paid good dividends. More than 500 patents have been filed for approval in the US, India and other countries. A majority of these patents has been filed from researchers at Infosys Labs.

In fiscal 2013, the E-commerce Research Lab, the research wing of Education & Research published 35 papers in international conferences and journals. It also filed four patents and published two books and five invited book chapters.

The research group has also developed a framework for internal Carbon management.

Health initiative

Health Assessment and Lifestyle Enrichment, better known as HALE is a best-in-class initiative that seeks to improve and promote the health and well-being of our employees.

Each campus conducts its own set of activities based on the immediate needs of the employees. Health week 2013 was conducted across campuses from February 13 – 19, 2013. Special features included health checks, informative sessions, contests, interactions with specialists, and chats with experts. Over 23,000 employees took part in this initiative.

Other HALE initiatives include:

  • HALE Cardio Health Week
  • HALE Diet and Nutrition Camp
  • March a Month for ME!
  • HALE weekly wellness tips
  • International Women’s Day
  • HALE Safety
  • HALE Health Matters
  • HALE Leisure
  • Hobby Week.

Health, safety and environment

We are committed to high standards of environmental management and providing a safe workplace for our employees, consultants and contractors.

In our endeavor to have a Health, Safety and Environmental Management system at various locations, we set up OZONE – the Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (HSEMS). It exceeds ISO 14001 standards and OHSAS 18001 specifications. The initiative helps us comply with legal requirements and meet or exceed expectations wherever we operate in the world.

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