Lone Indian IT Co To Figure In A List

Leadership from the private sector will create an ‘ambition loop’ for greater government action, said Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP.

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 (BNC Network) – Tech Mahindra Ltd has been recognized as a leader in sustainability by global environmental non-profit, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The company has secured a place on the prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling Climate Change and strategizing Water Security under the environmental themes covered by CDP.

Apart from being the only Indian IT company to feature in the CDP Climate Change and Water Security ‘A’ Lists in 2020, Tech Mahindra is also one of the just four Indian companies in this prestigious list of 313 global organisations.

Tech Mahindra is recognized for leading environmental transparency and strategic actions to reduce emissions and manage climate risks in the past year.

Sandeep Chandna, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tech Mahindra said, “Our emphasis on green ecosystem, clean energy and optimum use of resources helps us in accelerating our transition towards a low carbon economy while also creating sustainable value for our stakeholders. The recognition on the CDP A List for climate and water is yet another validation of our sustainable commitment, practices and principles of the organisation.”

Tech Mahindra has taken ambitious emission targets, approved by the SBTi (Science-based Targets Initiative) to reduce its absolute scopes 1 and 2 GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions 22% by 2030 and 50% by 2050 from baseline year 2016. The company has joined Business Ambition for 1.5°C to hold a rise in global temperature below 1.5°C and has also taken a target to increase its renewable energy to 50% by 2025. Tech Mahindra is also working closely with partners and customers to help them increase energy savings, digitize and automate operations and create collaborative work environments addressing the need for sustainable practices. This includes solutions like Micro Grid as a Service, Smart city solutions, Smart grid, Smart Data Hubs, Smart Street light, Smart bin, Smart Energy Management, and Smart metering and analytics.

Tech Mahindra has also implemented the 4 R’s for water strategy- reduce, recycle, recover and reuse to decrease dependency on sources of water that are threatened by overuse.

Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, said: “We extend our congratulations to all the companies on this year’s A List. Taking the lead on environmental transparency and action is one of the most important steps businesses can make, and is even more impressive in this challenging year marked by COVID-19. The scale of the risk to businesses from climate change, deforestation and water insecurity is enormous, and we know the opportunities of action far outweigh the risks of inaction. Leadership from the private sector will create an ‘ambition loop’ for greater government action and ensure that global ambitions for a net zero sustainable economy become a reality. Our A List celebrates those companies who are preparing themselves to excel in the economy of the future by taking action today.”