Infosys Releases its 12th Sustainability Report

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Bengaluru – June 17, 2019: Infosys recently released its 12th Annual Sustainability Report that provides detailed information on the company’s responsible business practices across economic, social and environmental parameters. The report is in accordance with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Standards and elucidates the company’s efforts to address the growing interest and heightened expectations of its global stakeholders through sustainability management system and practices.

The Sustainability Report gives an insight into the path to a Live Enterprise, showcasing Infosys’ endeavors to improve energy efficiency, increase the use of renewable energy, enhance water sustainability, reduce waste-to-landfills, invest in sustainable infrastructure and contribute to biodiversity driven by innovation.

The key highlights of the Sustainability Report 2018-2019 are:

Energy Efficiency

  • There has been a 55.05% reduction in per capita electricity consumption from fiscal 2008 (baseline year) to fiscal 2019.
  • Infosys reduced its connected load across campuses by an additional 1 megawatt (MW) in FY2019 leading to a total reduction of 33 MW in connected load through retrofits.

Green Power

  • In fiscal 2019, 121.18 million kWh units (kilowatt hour) of the company’s electricity requirement was met by renewable sources, which is about 46.17% of the overall electricity requirement across Infosys in India.
  • 39.78 million units were generated by Infosys captive Solar Photovoltaic (PV) plants (rooftop and ground mounted installations) and remaining 81.4 million kWh units were sourced from external green power sources.

Carbon Emission

  • As part of the community-based offset projects focusing on sustainable development in line with the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), since 2016, Infosys has constructed household biogas units and distributed efficient cookstoves to replace traditional cooking methods in rural India.
  • As of March 31, 2019, over 100,000 families continue to benefit socially and economically through these projects, while generating offsets to the tune of just over 300,000 tCO2e (tons of carbon dioxide equivalent).

Water Conservation

  • Infosys’ approach to water management has been to reduce usage, recycle 100% of wastewater, reuse treated wastewater and capture rainwater effectively.
  • There has been a 60% reduction in per capita water consumption from fiscal 2008 (baseline year) to fiscal 2019.
  • The company has a total of 350 injection wells across campuses with a potential to recharge more than 17.5 million liters of water in a day.

Waste Management

  • Infosys has installed biogas plants with a total treatment capacity of 3.7 million kg/annum, Organic Waste Converters with a total treatment capacity of 2.6 million kg/annum.
  • The company has installed solar sludge dryers with a total capacity to treat 3.5 million kg/annum of sludge in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad SEZ and Pune campus.
  • Infosys intends to make its campuses free of single use and non-recyclable plastics by 2020 and reduce the per capita generation of plastic waste by 50% by 2020.

Green buildings

  • In fiscal 2019, the new SDB1 building at Infosys Shanghai campus was certified as LEED Platinum Building under the USGBC LEED ‘New Construction’ category.
  • Infosys Mysuru Campus, Mahindra City Chennai campus and Chandigarh campus were awarded LEED platinum certification under the USGBC LEED ‘Existing Building’ category.
  • There are 30 projects at Infosys with highest level of Green Building rating, spanning a total of 19 million square feet of space. About 7.5 million square feet of new construction and existing buildings are currently undergoing green building certification.