Scope of our Report
This is the second Sustainability Report for HCL Technologies (HCLT) for FY 2012 (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012).
We have assessed our current state on all sustainability parameters using the Global Reporting Initiatives framework and ISO 26000. In addition, the verication has been done using AA 1000: 2008 standards. Emissions-related calculations are based on the GHG protocol which is further explained in the Renew Ecosystem section of this report.
This report covers the performance of all the business units directly under HCL Technologies (HCLT). The reporting principles and methodology is in accordance with the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) G3.1 guidelines. The relevant indicators and technical protocols have been followed for reporting on the various factors. We have sought external assurance for our Sustainability Report from DNV and made the report as per the Application Level A+. This report reects the material issues, which have signicant economic, environmental and social impact that can substantially inuence the assessments or decisions of our stakeholders.
The economic performance section is based on our Annual Report. S.R. Batliboi & Co are the independent external auditors of the report who have audited the attached consolidated balance sheet of HCL Technologies Limited, its subsidiaries and joint ventures together as a ‘Group’. The Annual Report is available at http://www.hcltech.com/investors/annual-reports/annual-report-indian-gaap-2011-12
The scope for the environment section and specic details of locations and sites covered are available in the GRI Content Index of the report.
People were not born aspiring for democracy but once they learnt about it, they started asking for it. Democracy came about not because some leaders said that it was the right way to go, but because the people at grass roots could see the dierence it was bringing in their lives. So will ‘being green’. Businesses will go green because it’s good for business and for society.
- Vineet Nayar,
Former Vice Chairman & former CEO, HCLT
The workplace related details cover our global operations. The community-outreach programs under the Repay Society section include all our activities in India and signicant Global Development Centers (GDC).
The sustainability priorities have been drafted based on our engagement with stakeholders and the corresponding framework is available in the Annexure section of the Report. The material issues, impacts and our sustainability responses are discussed in detail under the 4 R’s – Responsible Business, Redene Workplace, Renew Ecosystem and Repay Society.
The signicance of material issues is a measure of 2 parameters (1) Importance to stakeholders (2) Importance to HCLT’s business.
There are no changes from the previous report in the scope, boundary or measurement methods. However, details of restatements of information provided in last year’s report and the corresponding reasons are available in this GRI Content Index. We support the women empowerment principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and also advocate the principles of UNGC in our actions.