Announces ESG Vision 2030 to continue to shape and share solutions that serve businesses and communities
BENGALURU: Infosys (NYSE: INFY), the global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, published its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Vision for 2030. This announcement is part of Infosys’ long-standing commitments focused across core areas: climate change, technology for good, diversity, and inclusion energizing local communities, ethics and transparency, data privacy, and information management. This legacy of purpose and impact has inducted the company into the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and made it part of the DJSI World and DJSI Emerging Markets Indices.
As part of its ongoing Environmental, Social, and Governance efforts, including leveraging renewables, orchestrating energy efficiencies, and driving unique fully funded community-based carbon offset projects, Infosys is now carbon neutral in compliance with PAS 2060 standards. According to The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Infosys’ work campuses are some of the most energy-efficient in the world. In fact, over the past years, the company has reduced its per capita electricity consumption by over 55 percent with the ambition to transition to renewable energy. It is the first Indian signatory to the RE100 global campaign. Infosys has also successfully developed a portfolio of community-based carbon offset projects. These focus primarily on the socio-economic development of rural communities and contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The projects not only address climate change but also benefit over 100,000 rural families.
Infosys, since inception, has recognized that the integration of ESG factors in corporate and business decision-making is an ongoing commitment.
N. R. Narayana Murthy, Founder – Infosys, said, “Longevity and success for a company comes from living in harmony with the context in which it operates. Right from the first day, Infosys has recognized and fulfilled its responsibilities towards overcoming the challenges in our context. It has also taken on new responsibilities like reducing carbon emission, improving air quality, optimally using water and solar power. The Infosys Foundation has helped the poor by addressing their needs in education, healthcare, nutrition, and shelter as well as providing a shoulder to the efforts of our governments during times of disaster. Today, nearly four decades after embracing these values, I am happy that Infosys continues to strive hard for these values to make our context better.”
Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder, and Chairman, Infosys, said, “Infosys has always balanced success as a business with an unwavering focus on exemplary governance and responsiveness to the needs of the ecology and society. As an early proponent of responsible business, we understand our obligation to integrate ESG factors into what we do, which is only increasing in importance particularly in the wake of COVID-19. Our company began to take action to combat climate change in 2008 and I am delighted to announce Infosys’ carbon neutrality in 2020. Today, our 2030 vision reflects how ESG will continue to be integral to Infosys’ sustainable business performance.”
To understand Infosys’ ESG priorities better, watch this video. To learn more about Infosys’ ESG efforts around the world, see Infosys ESG Vision 2030.
Highlights of ESG Achievements:
Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys, said, “As a progressive business committed to the well-being of stakeholders, Infosys is incredibly proud of the investments its founders have made to make the business truly sustainable and socially responsible. The company’s ESG roadmap for 2030 reflects its continued aspiration to be a well-governed model organization for diverse talent with an inclusive workplace and community strategies to leverage technology for good.”
Highlights of Ongoing ESG Goals:
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