Resilience

Annual Report
2021

Our sustainability initiatives are based on a combination of how materially important they are to our business and to our stakeholders and are defined in four main areas:

Repay
Society

Marginalized Women
Programs

Rehabilitation and Bridge
Schools

NGOs Capacity

Mentor Youth

Youth Skill Development

Child Rights Advocacy

Arts and Culture

Care For Disadvantaged

Renew the
Ecosystem

Green Buildings

Responsible Supply Chain

Advocacy

Water Neutrality

Environment Certification

Safe Waste Disposal

Biodiversity

Reduced Paper Usage

Green Procurement

Energy Management

Redefine the
Workplace

Global Mobility

Supply Chain Diversity

Diversity and Inclusion

Industry and Academia

Career Lifecycle

Employee Experience

Employee Well-being

Responsible
Business

Benchmarking
Sustainability

Ethical Social Media

Economic Performance

Governance

Siting Policy

Supply Chain Management

Green IT

Impact Forums

Innovation

10 years

of supporting communities by the HCL Foundation, our CSR arm

2.1M

lives impacted over a decade

380K+

people supported through the pandemic

274K+

animals cared for during the pandemic

52K

acres of land brought under sustainable community governance in 10 years

COVID-19 Response

Various HCL entities moved swiftly during the pandemic to mitigate the humanitarian crisis:

India:

Partnered with District Administrations, medical departments and hospitals to bolster medical infrastructure and provide crucial equipment to both improve care and increase hospital capacity.

U.S:

Partnered with the University of California, Berkeley, to build a health technology collaborative laboratory to address needs around telemedicine and telesurgery. Worked with Feeding America, the CDC, and the Gates Foundation to raise funding for COVID-19 relief.

Women Lead

Launched in 2015, Women Lead is a formal 1:1 mentorship program in which senior industry leaders mentor aspiring women leaders from across organizations and continue their relationship through a network known as the “Circle of Influence”.
In FY21, the third chapter of the program was launched in Australia and its inaugural chapter launched in the Nordics.

Beyond COVID-19

We aim to improve the lives of people around the planet, encouraging our employees, clients, stakeholders, and the communities where we live and work to have a higher purpose.

Our initiatives, which focus on the disadvantaged in the areas of health, education, nutrition and the promotion of STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills, included:

ESG Strategy

Shaping and strengthening the economic, social and financial future of communities is at the heart of HCL culture. We have seen our focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals deliver strong value and nurture the lasting and productive relationships we have with our employees, clients, and stakeholders. HCL’s ESG progress is visible in its adherence to the United Nations Global Compact and is documented in our Business Responsibility Report.

Environmental

HCL has aggressively taken steps to combat global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and reducing our carbon footprint, as well as promoting ethical waste management and energy efficiency.

Some highlights:

Social

We strongly believe in integrating ourselves with the local communities we serve, in effect seeking their “social license” to operate as a good citizen and contribute positively to the overall well-being of the area. We monitor metrics related to human rights, labor standards in the supply chain, exposure to illegal child labor, and adherence to workplace health and safety guidelines. Programs in India include HCL Grant, which funds NGOs in the areas of environment, health and education, and HCL Samuday, which provides a range of financial and other support to rural communities.

Governance

We follow best practices in our governance policies, including those dealing with such areas as diversity, bribery and corruption, and executive compensation. Our policies are applicable to all employees as well as our supply chain. We are a member of the United Nations Global Compact and adhere to its Ten Principles.

Accolades