Infosys Receives ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management Systems
Bangalore, May 31, 2004: Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ:INFY), the leading IT consulting and software services provider today announced that it has been certified ISO 14001 compliant by Det Norske Veritas (DNV)*. The certification has been received by its development centers in Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Mohali and Mysore.
ISO - 14001 certification is accredited third - party verification that Infosys’ environmental initiatives meet international standards. It is granted to companies that have demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship. In the case of Infosys, the certification endorses the company’s initiatives in conservation of natural resources, prevention of pollution and adherence to legislations, among others.
With this certification, Infosys joins a select group of companies who comply with international standards for environmental management systems. The Environmental Management System of Infosys is commonly referred to as the "Ozone Initiative". The Ozone Initiative is about continual improvement and Infosys believes that this certification is an acknowledgement of the necessary foundation laid down to manage its environmental affairs in a globally acceptable manner.
Commenting on the certification, Mohandas Pai, Chief Financial Officer, Infosys Technologies said, “We are committed to ensuring that our activities are sensitive to environmental issues and in no way adversely impact the surroundings. Many global organizations are adopting environment friendly policies as a part of their social responsibility. Infosys has always been a pioneer in adopting best practices from across the world and this certification is another indication of this.”
Infosys believes that it is becoming increasingly important in today’s global environment to be compliant with the latest standards. This certification is important as it also calls for greater responsibility on the part of Infoscions to strive for continual improvement.
*DNV is an independent foundation and leading certification body with the objective of safeguarding life, property and the environment"