Infosys gets UN Global Climate Action Award in 'Carbon Neutral Now' category
12 December 2019
Infosys has received the United Nations Global Climate Action Award in the ‘Carbon Neutral Now’ category, becoming the first Indian company to receive this honour. The prestigious award was presented at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid, Spain.
Every year, the United Nations honours outstanding achievements in combating climate change through the Climate Action Awards. Infosys won the award for its carbon neutral programme, which delivers scalable, innovative and practical climate actions that address climate change and help drive progress on many other sustainable development goals, such as gender equality, health and well-being and economic opportunity.
“Infosys’ journey to carbon neutrality is truly inspiring. As one of the first companies of its kind to commit to carbon neutrality, they have provided a practical model for climate action, while setting a benchmark for integrating sustainable development and climate action. At this year’s UN Climate Conference (COP 25) in Madrid, it is our honour to recognise Infosys as a winner of this year’s UN Global Climate Action Awards,” Niclas Svenningsen, manager of the UN Climate Change Global Climate Action Programme, said.
“At Infosys, we believe that it is the responsibility of every organisation to operate in a manner that limits the impact of business on the environment. Over the years, Infosys has made significant endeavours to integrate carbon neutrality with sustainable development, and this award is another landmark in our journey. It is a matter of pride for us that Infosys is the first corporate from India to receive a UN Climate Award, and it reinforces our commitment towards supporting the cause of climate change,” Pravin Rao, chief operating officer, Infosys, said.
Infosys, a global leader in digital services and consulting, offers services in 46 countries.