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Sustainability

Overview

Business imperatives and strategy

As a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions, Infosys works with clients in over 50 countries. Our experience gives our clients a distinct advantage, helping them manage their businesses and power their transformation into smarter, more sustainable organizations. Our strategic objective is to build a sustainable organization that remains relevant to the agenda of our clients, while generating profitable growth for our investors.

Stakeholder engagement

We are committed to the wellbeing of our stakeholders. Based on discussions and deliberations with our Board and Management, we have arrived at a list of stakeholders who are important to us, and the list includes clients, employees, investors, suppliers / partners, governments / regulatory bodies, and local communities. The stakeholder consultation process is used to support the highest governance body’s identification and management of economic, environmental, and social impacts, as well as risks and opportunities.

Social Responsibility

Contributing to the world around us by reaching out to communities in the regions where we operate has always been integral to our corporate social responsibility. From uplifting the poorest sections of society through the Infosys Foundation, promoting science and math education in the U.S. through the Infosys Foundation USA, encouraging science and research through the Infosys Science Foundation, increasing the employability of engineering students through Campus Connect, and simply empowering our employees to become responsible citizens through volunteering, we will continue to strive towards inclusive growth and community development.

Environmental stewardship

To realize our vision of building sustainable ecosystems, we identified energy, emissions, water, and waste as material aspects to focus on as a part of our environmental sustainability efforts. We were the first IT company in the world to make a commitment in the UN to become carbon neutral by fiscal 2018, reduce per capita electricity consumption by 50 percent (against the baseline year 2008), and use 100 percent renewable power by 2018. This year, we made investments in carbon offset projects, which have environmental and social impacts. We became the first Indian company to join RE100 — a global platform for major companies committed to 100 percent renewable power. Our campus at Hyderabad has a solar plant that can help us meet 100 percent of our electricity needs and we continue to innovate on improving energy performance in buildings by focusing on highly efficient building designs, smart building automation, and deep green retrofits. Our water conservation strategy encompasses action plan to reduce, recycle, and reuse. Today, we have 149 recharge wells and 25 lakes across our campuses. This has also positively impacted the preservation of native flora and fauna species. We have been able to reduce our per capita water consumption by 41 percent, when compared to our consumption levels in 2008. We are also working relentlessly to achieve our ‘zero waste to landfill’ objective, and ensure 100 percent food waste treatment within our campuses.

Sustainability report 2015-16


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