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“We made it unreasonable and aimed at bringing a transformation,” says Mr. Ramadas Kamath, Executive Vice President- Head - Administration, Facilities, Infrastructure and Security & Sustainability. This method is a “disruptive design” and the results are “an extreme conversion process” involving “design first, education second.” The goals include LEED Platinum certification as a minimum standard for all buildings, 50% reduced energy consumption, 100% electricity from renewable energy by 2018, among others.
In 2007, Infosys made a voluntary commitment at the United Nations to reduce energy intensity by 50% in our Indian operations by 2018. We committed to “redefining corporate benchmarks,” with the CEO monitoring progress every quarter. A Green Initiatives team was specifically established to test and develop progressive energy efficiency measures.
The fundamental premise of the Green Initiatives team is to “question every assumption.” They make sure consultants push the boundaries and propose the best systems. Overdesign is to be avoided, a common mindset in India.
|Focus area||Goals for 2014-15||Status 2014-15||Goals for 2015-16|
|Carbon emissions||We will reduce our carbon intensity for Scope 1 and 2 by 2% over fiscal 2014 levels.||Reduced our Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 4.32%.||We will reduce our carbon intensity for Scope 1 and 2 by 3% over fiscal 2015 levels.|
|Electricity||We will reduce our per capita electricity consumption by 2% over fiscal 2014 levels.||Reduced our per capita electricity consumption by 4.34%.
We have achieved 46.04% per capita reduction in our electricity consumption against the baseline set in fiscal 2008.
|We will reduce our per capita electricity consumption by 3% over fiscal 2015 levels.|
|Renewable energy||We will increase the share of renewable energy in our total electricity consumption by 2% over fiscal 2014 levels.
We will invest in 40 MW of solar PV plants.
|We met 29.11% of our overall electricity requirements from renewable sources of energy.
We invested in 15 MW of solar PV plants this year.
We are investing further in solar power-based renewable energy this year.
|We will meet 40% of our electricity requirements from renewable energy sources. We will install 15 MW of solar power plants.|
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