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At HCL, we believe in developing our ecosystem which includes both environment and community, engaging with diverse communities enables us to collaborate with them to ‘rebalance’ resources for the future.

Globally, governments have been the largest “philanthropists”. However, individuals and enterprises have a huge social responsibility and need to step in to complement the role of the Government. I believe that education can be the single largest tool for large-scale high-impact transformation. Education empowers individuals and is vital to reap our demographic dividend. Inclusive education has the power to create leaders from across the cross-section of the society who would become change agents for the community at large and lead us into a brighter future.

— Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL Technologies and Shiv Nadar Foundation


We are delighted to share our Sustainability Report 2016 for HCL Technologies. This is our sixth Sustainability Report, which has been audited by KPMG. The report takes a comprehensive look into the four top priorities that have emerged from our stakeholder engagements, namely Responsible Business, Redefine Workplace, Renew Ecosystem and Repay Society. Reading this report will help you understand HCL practices on governance, ideapreneurship, work environment and culture. The report also touches on HR programs including diversity and ombudsman channels, work-related policies, green operations and community development. The data pertains to workforce including diversity, employee health and safety practices, employee engagement and development. You will also have access to information on admin and operations, supplier diversity and procurement policies, environment (green, carbon emissions etc.) and community development (CSR) practices.

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HCL Foundation (HCLF) was established in 2011 as the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. It is a gold standard not for profit organization, that matches the national and international development standards and brings about lasting positive impact in the lives of people, through long term sustainable programs, implemented in full engagement with HCL’s own employees. Our gold standards are Credibility, Transparency, Accountability, Outreach to the Unreached, Sustainability & Up scalability.

Spread across internationally, HCL Foundation works in rural and urban areas towards poverty alleviation through long term investments in holistic education, employability, environment, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, disaster preparedness as well as response. Gender transformative and inclusive approaches form the backbone of the overall program strategy. There is a heavy focus on young people as they form majority of the world’s population. Having said that, HCL Foundation does not limit its interventions to this age group alone. Rather, it works through an integrated development approach.

Whereas its rural interventions in India are led by NGOs doing path breaking work on rural development, identified through a democratic and robust process via HCL Grant and through its flagship direct project in Uttar Pradesh called Samuday, employee engagement is central to the HCL Foundation’s urban projects and many projects are led by employees themselves, under constant supervision by HCL Foundation. These projects essentially contribute to Nation Building and the Global Sustainable Development Goals.

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Women Empowerment is an important part of our holistic Diversity agenda and we believe in initiating changes that will play a pivotal role in this direction. The launch of the iBelieve network within HCL is a monumental step in that direction. At HCL, we are committed to women empowerment and celebrating the contribution of women in the organization as well as in our lives.