Building a sustainable tomorrow — in small steps and big leaps

Our goals are closely aligned with our company strategy and focus areas. While we continue to set audacious long-term goals across our focus areas to achieve transformative changes, we use our annual goal-setting program for achieving more immediate outcomes. For fiscal 2017, we have set our sights on fulfilling goals that will further our sustainability agenda.

SOCIAL

Social
Encouraging scientific research

We believe that spreading the culture of science and research will help inspire young researchers and students.

We instituted the Infosys Prize in 2009. Till 2016, we have honored 44 eminent scientists and researchers with the Infosys Prize.

  • Continue to recognize researchers and scientists in six categories through the Infosys Prize
Employee volunteerism

We Inculcate the spirit of responsible citizenship among our employees — through our volunteer teams and a special community service sabbatical scheme to encourage employees to give back to society.

  • Create volunteering projects for employees to participate in and become agents of change
Corporate social responsibility

We are committed to the communities in which we operate. Through the Infosys Foundation, we support programs across India in the areas of education, healthcare, rural development, art and culture and destitute care. We will inspire children, young adults and educators to become creators of technology through the Infosys Foundation USA.

  • Continue to spearhead social transformation programs for the most needy and remote communities across India through the Infosys Foundation
  • Expand professional development in computer science, coding and making for teachers, and boost hands-on experience for children in under-represented schools and communities

ENVIRONMENT

Environment
Energy

'Doing more with less' is our resource conservation mantra. We tap into cutting-edge technologies and use our sprawling campuses as live labs to find new ways of conserving energy.

In using renewable energy, we lead by example.

  • Reduce our per capita electricity consumption by 3% over fiscal 2016 levels
  • Install 13 MW of solar power plants on campus
  • Meet 40% of our electricity requirements from renewable energy sources
  • Install 50 MW of solar power plants (offsite)
Water

Every drop of water matters to us. We rely on treating and recycling water to reduce our dependence on freshwater.

  • Reduce our per capita freshwater consumption by 5% over our fiscal 2016 levels
Waste

We are committed to managing our waste for a minimal impact on the planet.

  • Treat 100% of our food waste onsite through composting or for generating biogas
Biodiversity

We are committed to creating and preserving biodiversity on our campuses.

  • Continue to maintain the green cover at our 15 campuses across India. Towards this, we will plant 25,000 saplings on our new campuses
Emissions

We are sensitive about carbon emissions and the impact they have on the climate.

  • Reduce our indirect emissions through use of grid electricity (Scope 2) by 50%
  • Continue to participate in offset projects that can contribute an estimated 50% of the offset requirement in the year 2018, taking our cumulative offsets to 80%

BUSINESS

Business
Employee well-being

Our employees are our biggest assets, and utmost importance is given in creating a conducive environment where they can thrive as professionals and individuals.

  • Continue to facilitate the all-round development of our employees through our HALE program
  • Create opportunities for professional growth by bringing new and relevant training programs
  • Work towards achieving 25% women in the executive leadership of the company by 2020
Business sustainability

Our business sustainability strategy is about bringing value to our stakeholders through consistent performance and innovative solutions for clients.

  • Concentrate on grassroots innovation and be at zero distance from our clients
  • Define problems for our clients and co-create solutions in Design Thinking mode
Education

We believe that education is the best tool to make our available talent pool ready for the industry.

  • Continue to train faculty and students from partner engineering colleges under our Campus Connect program
  • Work with universities and institutes of higher learning to adopt and roll out Industrial elective subjects