Bangalore, India - December 16, 2010: Wipro became the first Indian company to join Greenpeace’s CoolIT Leaderboard rankings that assesses companies on their commitments and actions on energy and climate solutions. It featured in the top 10 of a list that includes many global IT majors.
Greenpeace (GP) released Ver 4 of the CoolIT Leaderboard rankings at Cancun, where this year’s global climate change meet is being held. According to the report, Wipro stands out for its transparent mitigation plan that front loads energy efficiency and direct renewable energy purchase and installation.
Mr. Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer at Wipro said, “IT companies can and need to be catalysts for the kind of change that the energy sector requires today to build a sustainable ecosystem. We are happy to be in the top ten in our very first instance of participation. The ranking is a reflection of our commitment to making sustainability integral to our business; something which we will continue to emphasize and build upon in the coming years.”
The CoolIT Leaderboard evaluates top IT companies across the spectrum on their efforts to provide economy-wide climate solutions, reduce emissions from their own operations, and lobby for science-based climate and energy policies. The latest assessment of 17 global IT companies by Greenpeace reveals signs of climate leadership and penalizes inaction.
Wipro’s sustainability initiatives include - working jointly with education and civil society networks on sustainability programs, engaging with government bodies to shape policies on green, minimizing Wipro’s internal footprint on energy, water and waste and providing products and solutions that enable customers to become greener.
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