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Our Sustainability Strategy

Our long and rich history of giving back to our communities—under the guidance of our Founder, Shiv Nadar—was built on the values of innovation, entrepreneurship, humanity and a people-centric culture.

We are committed to long term value creation for all our stakeholders and our philosophy has always been about incorporating the right environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices to ensure a sustainable present and future. Our holistic approach is designed to maximize our contribution towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Our ESG Focus Areas

We conduct materiality assessment periodically to identify and prioritize topics material to our business operations. The stakeholder engagement inputs, regulatory requirements, global trends and peer benchmarking are fed into our materiality exercise.

Engaging with our stakeholders and using a risk and responsibility lens, we prioritize the following 12 material ESG topics:



  • Eco-efficiency
  • Climate Change


  • Human Capital
  • Local Hiring
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Talent Attraction and retention
  • Work Environment
  • Corporate Citizenship


  • Sustainable procurement
  • Sustainable Impact on clients
  • Governance and ethics
  • IT Security, data protection and system availability

Our three guiding principles:

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Policies and Certificates

Our policies and certifications are a testament of our efforts.

  • We are aligned to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
  • We are committed to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company.
  • We engage in collaborative projects that advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.