Infosys among top 25 performers in Caring for Climate Initiative
Infosys has been identified as one of the top 25 performers in Caring for Climate Initiative. We are the only global consulting and technology company to make it into the top 25 performers list.
Caring for Climate is the UN Global Compact and UN Environment Program's initiative aimed at advancing the role of business in addressing climate change. It provides a framework for business leaders to advance practical solutions and help shape public policy as well as public attitudes.
Infosys achieved the greatest absolute emissions reductions percentage over the 2009 to 2010 reporting period. As part of the top 25 performers group, Infosys had demonstrated leadership in:
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions that improve its efficiency and that of its supply chain, set targets and transparently report verifiable data on current emissions
- Furthering the understanding of corporate sector's environmental impact and its role in developing leading solutions to build a low-carbon, climate resilient economy
- Working to engage stakeholders and policy makers to encourage scaled up climate action
In 2007, Infosys launched its sustainability initiatives and has since taken great strides towards becoming a sustainable organization. The company has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2018. As part of this initiative, the company has committed to reduce its per capita electricity consumption by 50% over 2007-2008 levels by 2018 and source 100% of electricity requirement from renewable resources.
From 2007-08 to 2011-12, Infosys has already reduced its per capita, per month electricity consumption by 32.67%, water consumption by 22.87% and GHG emissions by 25.67%. These are special milestones that have been achieved through tireless efforts of the Infosys community.
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