TCS runs an effective volunteering program called Purpose4Life, which helps employees contribute towards societal well-being. As part of this initiative, each associate is encouraged to commit 10 hours of volunteer activity every year. Employees are encouraged to form teams, and also involve family members in their efforts. The community projects carried out under this program are in the areas of education, health, and the environment. In FY17 alone, employees contributed 694,487 personnel hours through their volunteering efforts.