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CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY

Environmental Policy

 

TCS’ commitment to the environment stems from the Tata Group’s abiding concern for the environment, climate change and society, which is embodied in the TATA Code of Conduct, TATA Group Sustainability Policy and the TATA Climate Change Policy. TCS recognises environmental impact and climate change among the key sustainability challenges to businesses and society affecting economic stability, ecology and vulnerable communities. TCS is committed to assume a leadership role in environmental protection and climate change mitigation while pursuing our business aspirations for enhancement of shareholder value.

TCS is a global organization providing IT services, business solutions, and outsourcing to clients worldwide. We recognize the direct  impacts on the environment arising out of our operations and facilities due to consumption of resources like energy, water, etc. and generation of wastes. We also realize the potential of our IT services and solutions to drive efficiencies through optimization and reduction of wastages which directly or indirectly reduces environmental / climate impact for our customers.

We shall strive to integrate a life cycle perspective into our environmental management processes to minimise our direct impacts on the environment while concurrently enhancing our services and solutions, to help customers improve their environmental and carbon performance towards meeting their own sustainability objectives.

TCS aims to fulfil its environmental commitments through the following broad-level actions:

  • Integrate energy and environmental considerations into the design of our new infrastructural facilities

  • Improve resource efficiency in operations, especially for key resources such as energy and water

  • Reduce carbon footprint through energy efficiency measures and increasing the renewable energy component of our energy portfolio

  • Strive towards ‘greening’ our IT infrastructure and operations including data centres

  • Adopt green procurement philosophy

  • Consider stakeholder expectations for improvement of our infrastructure, operations, processes, and solutions to the extent feasible

  • Set, monitor, benchmark and review objectives and targets on an ongoing basis towards achieving continual improvement in environmental and climate performance and the overall environmental management system

  • Fulfill all environmental compliance obligations and wherever feasible, strive for ‘beyond compliance’ leadership

  • Engage and involve customers, vendors and contractors in our environmental sustainability journey by sharing our expectations to collaboratively achieve our environmental objectives towards greening the supply chain

  • Report our environmental performance and contribution to climate-change related issues through relevant international and national forums and to other stakeholders through appropriate communication channels

  • Communicate the environmental policy to all employees, customers, business associates, and other stakeholders and ensure it is available to the public

  • Review the environmental policy and allied management systems periodically to ensure their continuing applicability and relevance to our operations and evolving stakeholder expectations

  • Strive to support various voluntary national and international protocols, conventions, and agreements on environment and proactively engage with governmental and other agencies in driving future environmental policy and regulation.

At TCS, concern for and protection of the environment are integral to our business strategy towards sustainability and we shall strive to fulfil all our environmental obligations and commitments as a truly responsible global corporate citizen.

Rajesh Gopinathan

CEO and MD

Date: July 14, 2017

The TCS Environmental Policy is available on www.tcs.com. We would appreciate your feedback. Please write to us atCorporate.HSE@tcs.com.

Revision History

TCS’ OH&S Policy was first published on 6 December, 2007 and has been revised and republished on December 31, 2009, April 1, 2013 and July 14, 2017.

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