HCL Technologies awarded the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award’ for its Green Datacenter Service
Jun 25, 2009
The award was presented to HCLT ISD at a special function during the Global Convention on Climate Change. The forum was attended by many eminent personalities from across the globe including Dr Ola Ulsten, former Prime Minister of Sweden and chairman, World Commission on Forests, Dr. Madhav Mehra, President of World Environment Foundation and Dr. Jurgen Bischoff, Director GTZ, Germany.
HCLT ISD’s Green Datacenter offering was chosen amongst more than 100 corporate entries through a stringent selection process. The applications were assessed based on an exhaustive set of parameters and the applicant scoring the highest amongst each of the respective industrial categories were recommended to a three tiered jury chaired by Justice PN Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India.
Golden Peacock Awards have been instituted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in 1991 and are bestowed annually. Considered the holy grail of corporate excellence, the awards are one of the most prestigious citations in the Indian industry.
Swapan Johri, Sr. VP-Transformation Services, HCLT ISD said on the occasion,” Winning this prestigious citation is a matter of great pride for us. A growing number of CIOs are realizing that environmental preservation and business success can go hand-in-hand, and that a green, environment-friendly Datacenter may actually be one of the best ways to both accommodate growth and make a positive impact on their business’s bottom line. At a macro level we at HCL help enterprise arrest the rising Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions through a three pronged strategy: Making the Datacenters Green, Making Green Workplaces, and Investing in Green Processes. This we believe eventually drives business driven green policies”.
“The Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award is a testimony to the value and merit of our Green Datacenter offering which was launched only last year at the Computerworld Green IT Forum. We are committed to creating more such winning propositions which have a quick impact cycle and a definite differentiated value,” he added.
“We congratulate HCL on winning this year’s Eco-Innovation award in the IT category and commend the company for its suite of Green IT Services which are delivered with extremely high quality standards, stringent processes and clear quantifiable environmental benefits,” stated Manoj K Raut, Director, Institute of Directors.
HCLT ISD unveiled its Green Datacenter Services early last year to help enterprise IT arrest GHG emission from Datacenters. As part of this proposition, HCL proposes a three- pronged solution build around Asset Optimization, Facility Optimization and Management Efficiencies which helps enterprises double their IT energy efficiency.
HCL Technologies is a member of the US Green Building Council and Indian Green Building Council. The company is also the first in India to have a comprehensive environment management program and to be ISO14001 compliant with a comprehensive policy on Waste of Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE). HCLT, in alliance with Tata Energy Research Institute (is also an active member of ICSD (India Council for Sustainable Development), a non government organization working towards the ultimate “Green Goal” of Government of India by participating in various sustainable development projects at various levels.
Forrester in its April 2008 market overview report on Green IT Services highlighted HCLT ISD as a promising and upcoming service provider in this area. AMR in a report titled, “The Green transformation on Indian Outsourcing, heading for the clouds but doing that on a Low cost and Carbon budget” – March 2009 cited HCL as a “Leader in Developing Green Agenda”- HCLT ISD pioneered the concept of Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) with a co-sourcing engagement model, which has added substantial value to customers including 90+ Fortune/Global 1000 enterprises. The company was cited as a leader in Global IT Infrastructure Outsourcing in an independent vendor evaluation study by Forrester WaveTM, Q1, 2009 and No.1 ‘Specialty Offshore Infrastructure Services Provider’ by NeoIT and ‘Managing Offshore’ magazine. The company currently manages more than 800,000 mission critical devices systems and supports 500,000 business users. HCLT ISD has also been ranked as the World No.1 Best Performing IT Infrastructure Services by Global Services 100 Survey 2008.
About HCLT ISD
HCLT ISD is a leading IT services company and a subsidiary of HCL Technologies Ltd. (also known as HCL Comnet in the domestic market). A focused player in the IT services arena, HCLT ISD seeks to provide simplified infrastructure solutions through delivering high-performance management services for complex, distributed infrastructure environments encompassing the Internet, Client and legacy based infrastructures. HCLT ISD addresses the growing demand for the cost-effective management of technology infrastructure across geographically dispersed locations. With a mission to develop innovative solutions for enterprises worldwide, the company has developed a unique model for Remote IT infrastructure management that enables customer organizations to achieve superior infrastructure performance and significantly reduced costs through a global delivery model. For more information, please visit www.hclisd.com
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 20 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defense, Telecom, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Automotive, Government, Energy & Utilities. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employee First’ which empowers our 54,026 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 2.0 billion (Rs. 9,842 crores), as on 31st March 2009. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
HCL is a $5 billion leading global Technology and IT Enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups, a pioneer of modern computing, and a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings spans Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team comprises over 60,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 23 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.com
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