Infosys is Carbon Neutral 30 Years Ahead of Target, Announces ESG Vision for 2030

Infosys, as a part of its ongoing Environmental, Social and Governance efforts, it is now carbon neutral in compliance with PAS 2060 standards.

Infosys, one of India’s leading software services firm, has announced that as a part of its ongoing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts, including leveraging renewables, orchestrating energy efficiencies and driving unique fully funded community-based carbon offset projects, it is now carbon neutral in compliance with PAS 2060 standards.

The firm has also published its ESG Vision for 2030. This announcement, the firm claims, is part of its long-standing commitments focused across core areas: climate change, technology for good, diversity and inclusion, energising local communities, ethics and transparency, data privacy and information management.

The firm also stated that 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.

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.”

The firm also stated that it has successfully developed a portfolio of community-based carbon offset projects. These focus primarily on 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.

As per the ESG report, the firm in FY 2020, saw over 44 percent of its electricity consumption met through renewable energy sources. The company has also invested in 60 MW of solar PV capacity.

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.”

Going forward, the firm has committed to continue to be carbon neutral across Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions every year. Eliminate 75 percent Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas emissions and reduce by 30 percent absolute Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas emissions.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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