Bengaluru-based IT company Infosys has announced that its efforts to tackle climate change have earned recognition from the United Nations, and it will be receiving the UN Global Climate Action Award in the ‘Climate Neutral Now’ category in December 2019, reports The News Minute.
The award will be formally presented to the company at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in the Chilean capital city of Santiago.. The different projects which have been selected for this award have been chosen on the basis of having an innovative approach to stopping climate change and working towards sustainable development.
“This year, we had over 670 incredible applications for the UN Global Climate Action Award. It is our pleasure to award Infosys. Their pledge to become carbon neutral serves as a beacon, guiding us towards a more sustainable future for all. Infosys has implemented energy efficiency measures and switched to renewable energy, while offsetting any remaining emissions through its carbon offset projects. Infosys is helping the world transition to a low-carbon future - providing a shining example of a scalable and replicable climate solution,”Manager of the UN Climate Change Global Climate Action Programme Niclas Svenningsen said.
The IT giant had first commenced efforts to deal with the issue of climate change back in 2008, trying to first figure out the level of its carbon footprint. Afterwards, it voluntarily committed itself to achieve a carbon neutral status. Throughout the past number of years, the company has been on an accelerated track to meeting this goal.