Tata Consultancy Services, the leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm released its sixth Corporate Sustainability Report under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 3.1 framework.
The report highlights TCS' perspective on sustainability including corporate governance, human resources, corporate social responsibility, health, safety and environment management including the activities of its Eco-Sustainability Business Unit during the financial year April 2011-March 2012.
The TCS Sustainability report has been externally assured by KPMG Advisory Services and has received an A+ rating check for having reported on a maximum no of parameters. This rating check has been further validated by the GRI. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework serves as a generally accepted framework for reporting on an organization’s economic, environmental, and social performance. It is designed for use by organizations of any size, sector, or location.
Creating conditions for sustainable growth and building awareness about the need for sustainability among its base of over 240,000 employees globally are key ongoing initiatives across TCS.
“Our annual Sustainability Report is a good indicator on the progress we have made on the various goals we have set across the organisation. We continue to drive various environmental and other community initiatives that aim to promote sustainable practices across the organization and our stakeholders,” said Ajoy Mukherjee, Executive Vice President, Head Global HR and Corporate Sustainability at TCS.
Some of the key highlights of the report are:
Achieved 28% decrease in consumption of electricity in terms of kilowatts per person*
Achieved 31% reduction in per person carbon footprint (Scope 2)*
Achieved 13% reduction in per person fresh water consumption*
Achieved 72 % decrease in paper consumption*
Over 58,362 person hours was spent on volunteering effort in CSR activities
About 57, 90,604 beneficiaries were reached
Over 11,141 persons were made literate in FY 2012 out of a total of over 200,000 through TCS Computer based Functional Literacy programme
As many as 20,800 farmers were covered through mKRISHI in 8 states of India