Sustainability is built into the foundation of Infosys. Over the years, we have not only built future-proofed businesses for our clients, but also for our investors and employees. At the same time, we have worked towards fulfilling our responsibility towards the planet and our immediate communities. From the global delivery model to stock options for employees, from the energy-saving radiant cooling technology to investments in renewable energy, there have been quite a few milestones along the way that have vindicated our vision and endeavors.
a platform that brings machine learning together with the deep knowledge of an organization, to drive automation and innovation.
42% of the fresh water needs for our new buildings across campuses are met with rainwater harvesting. Installation of 145 deep recharge wells and 25 wells helps us generate a potential to harness 7.4 million liters of water a day.
With the installation of a 6.6MW PV solar farm, our Pocharam campus in Hyderabad becomes 100% solar-powered and is no longer dependent on grid power.
As part of our carbon offset project, a biomass cookstove plant was launched in Koppal in Karnataka, aimed at distributing 43,000 high-efficiency cookstoves to 21,500 families.
Infosys launches carbon offset projects worth Rs. 63 crore, a step towards achieving its stated carbon neutrality goal.
Infosys Foundation USA launches the Infy Maker Awards program to further its commitment to the spirit of making in everyday learning, and to celebrate creative excellence in makers of all ages across the US.
The practices in industries typically fix their energy consumption patterns. To effect a change in practices and behaviors in improving energy efficiency, we joined hands with WBCSD. We are a member of the Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) core group under the WBCSD. Through WBCSD, we actively engage with other companies to promote energy-efficient designs and practices in buildings.
We dream of a world powered completely by renewable sources. We have partnered with RE 100 to reinforce our commitment in using renewable sources of energy in our operations. We are the first Indian company to join RE100 - a global platform for world's most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power.
Our strategy and way of working is based on our values and good corporate governance. We believe in transparent disclosures of our performance and actions based on our corporate governance practices. We are a signatory to the UNGC and our strategies and operations are aligned with their universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Our sustainability disclosures conform to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles and forms the basis of our communication on progress (CoP) with the UNGC each year.
We are passionate about renewable energy and furthering this agenda is our partnership with ISES, an international society that deals with solar PV initiatives and brings them to the forefront of research and innovation. Infosys is a lifetime member of this society.
The betterment of the economy and the communities where we are present is vital to us. We believe in upholding the highest standards of governance, and conducting business with moral and intellectual integrity. Infosys is a strategic partner with WEF, a forum that engages top political, business, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. We participate actively in the annual meetings of the forum.
We publish our progress on our sustainability strategy, goals and achievements through sustainability reports. We follow the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for sustainability reporting. This is an important association for us as it helps us understand and communicate the impact of our business on critical sustainability topics that impact us and the world around us. Our sustainability disclosures follow the GRI guidelines. We became the first IT company in the world to report in accordance with the GRI G4 Comprehensive guidelines.
We believe in inclusivity and collective progress for all sections of the society.
Infosys is a founding member of business disability international (bdi) - a not -for-profit social enterprise formed in partnership with other like-minded partners such as Barclays and GSK - that pioneers new conversations between businesses, people with disabilities, and the society at large.