Recognized for its dedicated efforts towards climate change action
BENGALURU, India, Sept. 26, 2019 -- Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced that it has won the prestigious United Nations Global Climate Action Award in the 'Climate Neutral Now' category. Infosys is the only corporate from India to earn the recognition for its efforts to combat climate change. The announcement of the winners came shortly, after the UN Climate Summit in New York was convened by UN Secretary General António Guterres.
The award will be presented to Infosys at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Santiago, Chile (December 2019).
The UN Global Climate Action Awards are organized by the Momentum for
Change initiative of the UN Climate Change Secretariat. The award
winning projects are recognized for their innovative solutions that
address climate change, and help drive progress on many other
sustainable development goals, such as poverty alleviation, gender
equality and economic opportunity.
Announcing the award, Niclas Svenningsen, Manager of the UN Climate Change Global Climate Action Programme, said, "This
year, we had over 670 incredible applications for the UN Global Climate
Action Award. It is our pleasure to award Infosys. Their pledge to
become carbon neutral serves as a beacon, guiding us towards a more
sustainable future for all. Infosys has implemented energy efficiency
measures and switched to renewable energy, while offsetting any
remaining emissions through its carbon offset projects. Infosys is
helping the world transition to a low-carbon future - providing a
shining example of a scalable and replicable climate solution."
Infosys began its action to combat climate change in 2008, with an
assessment of its carbon footprint. In 2011, Infosys made a voluntary
commitment to the United Nations to become carbon neutral. The company
has been on an accelerated plan focusing on energy efficiency, renewable
energy (RE) and offsetting emissions. Infosys' vision for a low carbon
future is evident from the commitment the company made, significantly
ahead of 2015 Paris climate change agreement. Additionally, in October 2018,
Infosys also pledged to demonstrate its commitment to moving to a low
carbon economy, at the 'Climate Neutral Now' platform by UNFCCC.
- Infosys has some of the most energy efficient campuses across the world
- Infosys is the first signatory to the RE100 global campaign and is
transitioning to renewable energy for all its electricity needs
- The company reduced its per capita energy consumption by over 51 percent since 2008
- 46 percent of the company's electricity came from RE sources in
FY2019, which included about 49 megawatt (MW) from owned solar plants
- Infosys has a portfolio of large community based emissions
reduction or offset projects to compensate for emissions outside
Infosys' boundaries. These projects not only address climate change, but
also benefit over 100,000 families today, contributing to the
socio-economic development of rural India.
Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, said, "At
Infosys, what started as an endeavor to become carbon neutral, has
turned into a journey of fulfilment and hope. This has been possible
with our strategy to integrate carbon neutrality with sustainable
development. This UN award is a validation of our commitment and
progress towards supporting the cause of climate change."
To know more about this award, please visit https://unfccc.int/climate-action/momentum-for-change/climate-neutral-now/infosys
Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and
consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital
transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the
systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our
clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the
enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution
of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to
deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our
always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through
building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our
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