According to reports, HCL Technologies, a provider of IT services, has released its second corporate sustainability report under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 3.1 framework. The report is an indicator of HCL’s progress and outcomes in the corporate sustainability areas and has been created as per the A+ application level and externally assured by DNV.
The report is aligned to the requirements of Business Responsibility Report (BR Report) in compliance with Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business.
The sustainability report not only highlights relevant data and numbers but also showcases how HCL has continued to leverage its core competencies, people, values and ‘Employees First’ culture to reinforce its commitment to the ecosystem including environment and the diverse communities it interacts with. HCL’s Sustainability vision is founded on 4 R’s – Responsible Business, Redefine Workplace, Renew Ecosystem and Repay Society.
This year’s sustainability report has drawn inspiration from 5 elements of the nature- atmosphere, fire, water, earth and wind and their characteristics for the sustainability journey.
All recently acquired and new campuses outside India are ‘green compliant’. For example, the Global Development Centres (GDC) in North America are LEED certified buildings.
Introduction of Global IT Cloud services reduced the hardware procurement needs of HCL project teams, and thus reducing the total power consumption and cooling requirements by up to 58%.
Savings of 20,292 units of electricity in FY 2012, with the help of various green IT initiatives launched pan Globe.
Srimathi Shivashankar, AVP – Diversity & Sustainability, HCL Technologies said, “In FY 2012, our absolute emission reduction over the 2010-11 was 20,566 tonnes CO2 and we reduced the per capita emissions by 17% for the same period.”
The GRI framework serves as a generally accepted framework for reporting on an organisation’s environmental and social performance.