Reducing our Ecological Impact

ECO-EYE

Eco-eye is the way we see ourselves and our engagement with stakeholders – on the journey to more sustainable business practices. We understand that as a responsible businesses we will have to rapidly redesign the way we operate to survive in a world struggling with resource constraints. Our understanding is that sustainability compels us to address this issue in multiple ways.

Operational eco-efficiency

Reducing ecological footprint of our business operations.

Value chain engagement

Engagement with stakeholders in our value chain – partners, suppliers and customers to create a more sustainable society.

Transparent reporting/disclosures

Transparent in our sustainability commitments and actions.

SUSTAINABILITY AT WIPRO

Operational eco-efficiency

Our program is built on four pillar and we have set stretch targets for each of the ecological dimensions.

  • Energy efficiency and GHG mitigation

  • Water efficiency and responsible use

  • Waste & Pollution management

  • Biodiversity

Value chain engagement

We value all stakeholders across our value chain and it is our sincere effort to include them in our sustainability journey.

  • Supply chain sustainability – Close collaboration with suppliers to reduce their own ecological footprint and help meet and exceed labour and human rights norms

  • Customer Stewardship – Help our customers and business partners through a host of solutions and products make their own businesses more sustainable

Transparent reporting/disclosures

It is as important to inform and educate all interested stakeholders as it is to act on our commitments to inculcate sense of achievement and pride.

  • Publishing sustainability reports

  • Participation in different investor or customer led disclosure initiatives

Performance highlights

Operational Efficiency

Energy & GHG Efficiency

  • Renewable Energy contributes to more than 22% of total office space consumption globally

  • 25% improvement in energy efficiency in the last 6 years due to adoption of green building standards based on LEED framework

Water Efficiency

  • 35% of water requirement met through recycling and harvesting

  • Per employee water in 2014-2015 saw a 7.6% reduction when compared with 1.46 m3 in year 2013-14

Waste and Pollution

  • 90% of the total waste from our IT India operations is recycled through both, in-house recycling units and through authorized vendor tie-ups

  • 100% of waste is handled as per approved methods

Biodiversity

  • Our first campus biodiversity project was completed in 2013 at our Electronics city facility in Bangalore

  • We plan to convert five of our existing campuses to biodiversity zones by 2015 and to incorporate biodiversity principles into the design of all new campuses

Value chain Engagement

Supply chain sustainability

  • Completed two independent studies which looked at solid waste and e-waste management across our value chain

  • Piloted food safety audits at two of our campuses

Customer Stewardship

  • EcoEnergy is to help its customers achieve 6% – 18% of effective cost savings through reduced consumption, optimized operations, monitoring and maintenance over a multi-year engagement

  • Engaging with one of the world’s largest Pizza chains in the world, with 500+ restaurants in India in energy spend optimisation, policy enforcement and central virtualisation of energy by deploying Wipro Energy Manager (WEM)

Transparent reporting/disclosures

  • 7 editions of sustainability reports have been published and rated A for the seventh successive instance based on a rigorous external audit by the globally renowned provider of sustainability assurance services like DNV AS & SGS

  • Member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2014-15 for the fifth year in a row and also recognized as Global leader in the Software & Service category

  • Recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, as one of the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies, for the third year in a row

  • Recognized as World Leader for corporate action on climate change by CDP

Sustainability Disclosures

The theme of our report this year, ‘Water and the emerging future’, underscores the centrality of water to the collective future of humanity. That water scarcity poses a risk to our well-being is starkly evident in varying degrees in different geographies of the world. The Global Risk report for 2015 released by the World Economic Forum ranks water scarcity as the number one risk in terms of impact. The future of our wellbeing is similarly dependent on the delicate balance and subtle interplay of humans and the blue planet that we call home. We hope that this report is a small step in in informing, educating and bringing about progress towards the change that we want.

Sustainable ECO-SYSTEM

Wipro enables eco-sustainability initiatives for customers

Builds Green Data Centers that consume 10-20% less energy

Operates green certified (LEED) buildings that offer better working environment and economy

Helps in greening existing buildings that save energy and operational costs

Consults factories to go ‘Green’ and work efficiently under an
eco-umbrella