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Infosys Becomes First Indian Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Power

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Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services has now become the first Indian company to join RE100 – a global platform for major companies committing to 100% renewable power!

RE100 is a global initiative that celebrates and supports major companies committed to 100% renewable power across their operations. Its goal is that 100 of the world’s most influential businesses commit to 100% renewable power in the near future. 

As part of its commitment to RE100, Infosys aims to become carbon neutral by 2018. The company is already working to reduce its per capita electricity consumption by 50 per cent from its 2007-2008 levels and source all its electricity from renewable resources by 2018.

Speaking about the announcement, Ramadas Kamath, Executive Vice President and Head – Infrastructure and Sustainability, Infosys, noted, “We are working towards building a clean energy future. Expanding the share of renewables is key to addressing the chronic energy crisis our country is facing today. By taking the first step towards hundred per cent renewables, we want to lead the way in creating a sustainable future and bring about an energy transformation in India.” 

It is interesting to note here that during the fiscal year 2015, Infosys met 29% of its electricity needs – about 72.08 million units – for its locations across India through green power. During the same period, Infosys generated over 2911 MWh of electricity through its onsite solar PV installations across India.

With this commitment, Infosys has now joined some of the world’s most influential companies such as IKEA, Swiss Re, BT, Formula E, H&M, KPN, Mars, Nestlé, Philips, among others, which are taking bold steps to create transformative change needed to drive a clean energy revolution.

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