Sustainability Report 2023 | HCLTech
"Supercharging progress, sustainably and responsibly" conveys our commitment to driving rapid and meaningful long term sustainable growth, while adopting a responsible and mindful approach in an accountable and transparent way.

Our goal is to demonstrate our dedication to creating a positive impact on the economy, society and the environment. Our Sustainability Report showcases our efforts both inside and outside of our organization. Internally, we continuously seek innovative ways to improve our operations, reduce our environmental impact and prioritize the well-being of our employees. Externally, we promote sustainable practices throughout our value chain and collaborate with communities, clients, partners and stakeholders. By promoting a culture of sustainability and responsibility, we strive to inspire and motivate our stakeholders to support our efforts. By engaging with like-minded entities, we aim to amplify our impact and work towards a shared vision of a sustainable future, responsibly.

Message from CEO &
Managing Director
C Vijayakumar

C Vijayakumar

CEO & Managing Director

Annual Report 2023

In a world propelled by digital innovation, HCLTech has a steadfast commitment to operating sustainably and responsibly. Our efforts are fully aligned with our purpose: "To bring together the best of technology and our people to supercharge progress."

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A Year of Supercharged, Sustainable Progress

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We replenished 26x more water than we consumed in India

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10,500 hours of training have been completed in our sustainability school

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Innovative ideas have been generated through our value creation portal and 7,300+ have been implemented, creating positive outputs for our clients

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Reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 22% compared to base year (FY20)

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Increase in renewable energy consumption compared to last year

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Of our owned buildings are “Platinum” rated by the Green Building Councils

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Positively impacted in India through our HCLFoundation and helped over 12,000 people with disabilities

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Company headquartered in India to join the Water Resilience Coalition and endorse the CEO Water Mandate

Sections in the Report
Unlocking our people potential

Unlocking our people potential

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Learning, well-being and career opportunities

Learning, well-being and career opportunities

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Integrating digital technology and sustainability

Integrating digital technology and sustainability

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Responsible innovation and sustainable growths

Responsible innovation and sustainable growths

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Progress for a better planet

Progress for a better planet

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Environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability

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Key Goals and Achievements
Our goalsOur goals

Environment

  • Achieve net zero by 2040
  • Reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2030
  • Transition 80% of electricity usage to renewable energy by 2030
  • Achieve zero waste to landfill at all owned facilities by 2025
Achievements 1Achievements

Environment

  • 12% increase in renewable energy consumption compared to last year
  • Reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 22% compared to base year (FY20)
  • Became the first company headquartered in India to join the Water Resilience Coalition and endorse the CEO Water Mandate
  • Replenished 26x more water than we consumed in India
  • 98% of our owned buildings are “Platinum” rated by the Green Building Councils
Achievements 2Achievements

Environment

  • 12% increase in renewable energy consumption compared to last year
  • Reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 22% compared to base year (FY20)
  • Became the first company headquartered in India to join the Water Resilience Coalition and endorse the CEO Water Mandate
  • Replenished 26x more water than we consumed in India
  • 98% of our owned buildings are “Platinum” rated by the Green Building Councils
Our goals 2Our goals

Social

  • Improve the environmental, social and governance (ESG) knowledge and skills of our employees
  • Improve gender diversity in the workforce with 40% Women by 2030
  • Increase gender representation in senior leadership levels to 30% by 2030
  • Be recognized among the best employers in our key operating geographies
Achievements 3Achievements

Social

  • 10,500+ hours of training completed by employees through our Sustainability School
  • Positively impacted over 5.5 million lives in India through our HCLFoundation and helped over 12,000 people with disabilities
  • Certified as a Global Top Employer
  • Continued to be part of the Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index
  • Gender diversity increased by 9% compared to baseline year (FY20)
Achievements 4Achievements

Social

  • 10,500+ hours of training completed by employees through our Sustainability School
  • Positively impacted over 5.5 million lives in India through our HCLFoundation and helped over 12,000 people with disabilities
  • Certified as a Global Top Employer
  • Continued to be part of the Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index
  • Gender diversity increased by 9% compared to baseline year (FY20)
Our goals 4Our goals

Governance

  • Strengthen the sustainable supply chain process
  • Integrate ESG with risk management and internal audit processes
  • Be recognized among industry leaders for our information security practices and data privacy standards
Achievements 5Achievements

Governance

  • Recognized by leading ESG rating agencies, MSCI, Sustainalytics and S&P as a leader based on our progress and performance
  • Out of the 15,500+ innovative ideas generated by our employees on the value portal, 7,300+ have been implemented and are generating positive outputs for our clients
  • Accredited for the ABMS and ISO 37001:2016 international standards for anti-bribery and anti-corruption
  • Internal Audit function conducted a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of ESG-related processes
  • No substantial or material breaches occurred that involved leaks, thefts, or loss of client data
Achievements 6 Achievements

Governance

  • Recognized by leading ESG rating agencies, MSCI, Sustainalytics and S&P as a leader based on our progress and performance
  • Out of the 15,500+ innovative ideas generated by our employees on the value portal, 7,300+ have been implemented and are generating positive outputs for our clients
  • Accredited for the ABMS and ISO 37001:2016 international standards for anti-bribery and anti-corruption
  • Internal Audit function conducted a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of ESG-related processes
  • No substantial or material breaches occurred that involved leaks, thefts, or loss of client data