Infosys announced that it has received the United Nations Global Climate Action Award under the Climate Neutral Now category at the UN Climate Change Conference in Spain.
The firm said it was recognized for its carbon-neutral program which provides scalable, innovative, and practical climate actions that address climate change and help drive progress on many other sustainable development goals including gender equality, health and well-being, and economic opportunity. According to Niclas Svenningsen, manager of the UN Climate Change Global Climate Action Programme, Infosys has provided a practical model for climate action while setting a benchmark for integrating sustainable development and climate action.
Pravin Rao, chief operating officer at Infosys, said it is the responsibility of every company to operate in a way that reduces the impact of business on the environment and that Infosys has set up efforts to integrate carbon neutrality with sustainable development. Infosys is the first corporate from India to receive the award, said Rao.