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:
Rehabilitation and Bridge
Youth Skill Development
Child Rights Advocacy
Arts and Culture
Care For Disadvantaged
Responsible Supply Chain
Safe Waste Disposal
Reduced Paper Usage
Supply Chain Diversity
Diversity and Inclusion
Industry and Academia
Ethical Social Media
Supply Chain Management
of supporting communities by the HCL Foundation, our CSR arm
lives impacted over a decade
people supported through the pandemic
animals cared for during the pandemic
acres of land brought under sustainable community governance in 10 years
Various HCL entities moved swiftly during the pandemic to mitigate the humanitarian crisis:
Partnered with District Administrations, medical departments and hospitals to bolster medical infrastructure and provide crucial equipment to both improve care and increase hospital capacity.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.