Environmental Targets and Performance


TCS'  initiatives towards environmental sustainability have created significant benefits for the organization, environment, and community at large.

Our FY 2013 performance against our long term environmental targets is as given below: 

Environmental Parameter


Timeline (Financial Year) 

Performance Level


Scope 2 Carbon emissions

Achieving 50% reduction in per capita Scope 2 emissions over baseline year 2007-08


Achieved 40% reduction

On track

Water management 

Target reduction of fresh water consumption by 20% over baseline year 2007-08 (per captia)


 Achieved 13% reduction 

On track

To become groundwater neutral


32% Groundwater neutral

On track

Make all our new and existing TCS-owned campuses as 'zero water discharge' by treatment and recycling


Al new campuses are zero discharge ready; existing campuses are under review

On track

Solid Waste management

Zero* waste to landfill (*Zero- <5%)


89% paper recycled, 15% wet waste recycled

On track

100% Compliance to waste management legislations Ongoing 100% Compliance for regulated wastees 100% compliant

Associate Awareness

One awareness communication per quarter and one campaign per year






 Revised Environmental Targets FY 2013-14 onwards

With a shift towards large campus-based office infrastructure planned in the coming years, emerging mandates for renewable energy integration in our energy mix, and building on our past initiatives, we have reviewed and improved our organizational level environmental targets in order to leverage the opportunities presented. The revised long-term targets are stated below. We have brought in new targets on data center energy performance (Power Utilization Efficiency - PUE), renewable energy procurement and supply chain sustainability to encompass material issues, enabling us to progressively shift reliance on conventional power to renewable forms and scaling up our impact through influencing our supply chain respectively. 

Sustainability Area



Identified Enabler

Carbon Footprint Carbon footprint* (per captia) reduction by 50% over baseline 2007-08. 2020

New energy efficient Green Building office infrastructure (designed as per LEED standards), upgrading and enhanced energy efficiency in existing offices, operational energy efficiency, green IT, onsite renewable energy installations and procurement of renewable power

Data Center Energy

Achieve PUE at 1.65


Data center cooling power management, server consolidation and virtualization, optimum data center load management

Renewable Energy 20% renewable energy procurement of total power requirement 2020 Procurement of renewable energy at feasible locations, and where renewable energy purchase obligations exist
Water efficiency Achieve water neutrality 2020 Sewage treatment and recycling for zero discharge, rainwater harvesting (within campuses and outside)
Waste management Zero* solid waste disposal to landfill (*<5%) 2017 Waste categorization, segregation, quantification, and developing recycling channels

Supply chain

Supply chain sustainability - include sustainability reqirements in contracts for all vendors & conduct vendor assessments 2017 Engaging with key and high risk vendors, including sustainability requirements as part of the contract and conducting vendor assessment

















To learn more about our environmental initiatives and targets refer to pages 60-75 of our CS Report FY 2012-13.