In the past few years we have grown from a USD 700 million to a USD 4 billion company. While identifying the locations for the operations to support this growth, we conduct due diligence on all parameters including the environmental impact. Our business offerings do not have negative impact on the environment, but our operations do leave an eco foot print. The major contributors to the foot print are water consumption and carbon emissions arising out of energy consumed and business travel. We also believe that while conducting our operations responsibly, it is important to involve the supply chain for implementing our sustainable actions. Hence, we are including the green requirement compliance in the purchase agreements this year.
During FY 2011, three facilities in Bangalore,India and two facilities in Noida, India were certified for ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001. The Health and Safety (HSE) certification and performance improvement of our Environment Management System are continuing programs, and the progress of the certifications will be shared in future sustainability reports.
The environmental materiality issues have been identified through engaging internal stakeholders including green council, IT services, infrastructure, and facilities departments. Attending to and participating in forums organized by civil bodies have provided us with an insight on responsible investments.