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SUSTAINING OUR ENVIRONMENT

As responsible stewards of the environment, we strive to protect our resources for the future and to enhance the quality of life for our associates and the global community.

REDUCING OUR IMPACT ON THE PLANET


We focus on protecting and preserving the environment in which we live and work while delivering meaningful cost savings from greater energy efficiency and waste reduction to benefit our company, clients and shareholders.

We apply the same innovative thinking and collaborative effort to environmental sustainability programs that we do to solving clients’ business challenges.

Our key environmental efforts are:

  • Setting aggressive goals for reducing energy and water use, as well as waste and emissions.
  • Implementing initiatives under our Go Green program, including the use of renewable energy, improved facilities design and reengineered business processes, to reach our environmental goals.
  • Engaging employees in grassroots Green Brigade programs designed to raise environmental awareness, plant trees, clean up public spaces and reduce waste, among other efforts.
  • Promoting environmental stewardship through company policies that encourage the use of public transportation, ridesharing, bicycles, telecommuting and other “green commuting” practices.

OUR APPROACH

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP GOALS AND PERFORMANCE


Sustaining the Planet

As a professional services company, our environmental footprint consists primarily of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions we generate through energy consumption at our facilities and through associate travel, although we focus on our consumption of natural resources and waste generation, as well. 

Since we began our journey to reduce our environmental footprint back in 2008, we have successfully pursued a range of efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and our consumption of natural resources, as well as to enhance the quality of life for our employees and the communities in which we operate. At the same time, we recognize the potential for significant cost savings arising from greater energy efficiency and waste reductions. We continue to make energy efficiency advances across our real estate portfolio in India, where nearly all of our owned facilities are located, as well as approximately two-thirds of our associates, and we track and measure our cost savings as a result of these efforts.

We have set ambitious goals for reducing our energy and water consumption, emissions and waste generation. In 2008, we set out to lower our energy consumption and emissions within India by 40% per capita by 2015, a goal we surpassed—we achieved a 53% reduction. In 2015, we set three new goals in India: to source 20% of our energy from green sources, to reduce our water consumption to 20 liters per capita and to achieve zero waste to landfills—all by 2020. As of the end of 2018, we now source 23% of our energy from green sources (wind and solar) and we are on track to achieve our other goals by 2020.

As we expand our operations internationally, we continually assess opportunities to reduce our environmental impact at facilities around the globe.