Patni Computer Systems today announced the launch of its first Green IT-BPO knowledge centre. The state-of-the-art environment-friendly facility, set up at an investment of Rs175 crore, complements the organisation's green initiatives around efficient utilisation and conservation of energy, water and natural resources. Developed on 'green architecture', the centre is spread over 5 acres and has a seating capacity of over 3500.
Patni knowledge centre, as this facility is called, is designed and constructed according to the guidelines of LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design), India green building rating system for new construction. The centre is currently under certification process and is jointly audited by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and US Green Building Council (USGBC).
"We are delighted that a leading IT and BPO organisation like Patni is one of the front runners in the green architecture brigade," said Dr P C Jain, chairman, IGBC.. "The concept of Green Buildings is still at a nascent stage in India; with only 26 certified green buildings and very few Platinum certified green buildings. We are confident that Patni's initiative will inspire other companies to wake up to the benefits of going green and pledge their commitment towards environment conservation."
Inaugurating the 'green' knowledge centre, Narendra K. Patni, chairman and CEO, Patni said, "We recognise our responsibility to protect the environment. The launch of our first Green centre is a significant step in demonstrating the company's commitment to environment conservation."
Sanjiv Kapur, senior vice president and head of Patni BPO, added, "Over the last four years, Patni's northern India operations have grown exponentially. Leveraging an integrated IT-BPO model, we are providing variety of advanced outsourcing services including benefits administration, actuarial valuations, health insurance, F&A, securities and capital markets, services desk, product engineering services and life sciences.
"We see tremendous potential in these segments and as we expand and diversify, the new centre will support our aggressive growth. Above all, the new Knowledge centre will give our employees a healthier and environment friendly workplace; especially as BPO and KPO operations run on a 24x7 basis.
Aimed at minimising adverse environmental impact, Patni's green knowledge centre is designed to use less energy, water and natural resources as well as creates less waste.