Friday, 15 August 2008

Wipro Gets Greener

Wipro has signed an agreement with WWF India for them to work together to explore the use of IT to drive sustainable development. It will directly deal with issues of climate change, water and waste management and biodiversity conservation.

The sorts of areas of joint work would be where IT solutions can act as a driver for a low carbon economy, such as virtual meeting enablers, environment friendly ICT products and advocacy for ecologically sustainable standard practices in the IT industry. The collaboration will also cover optimising the ecological footprint of Wipro’s own operations and biodiversity conservation through pilots on Wipro’s campuses and WWF priority sites.

This is the second Green announcement from Wipro in recent months. In June it announced it had joined the Green Grid.

It's good to see the offshore companies getting more active and open around environmental issues, not that they're particularly lagging behind. For the last Carbon Disclosure Project survey, TCS and Satyam did not respond, Wipro did respond but asked that the information was not published and Infosys provided information that was published. Doesn't sound great, but it was pretty representative of the industry as a whole.

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