India CSR News Network
CHENNAI: Infosys Chennai Development Center (DC) that started its operations in 1996 is celebrating two decades of learning, excellence and progress with great gusto. From the center’s first steps in the city in a two-floored office with 300+ employees, the DC has witnessed tremendous growth over the last 20 years in several respects – it has expanded to two sprawling campuses at Mahindra World City and Sholinganallur, increased the employee strength to over 20,000, and houses some of the most sustainability buildings in the world.
To commemorate this milestone of 20 years, Infosys Chennai orchestrated a series of engaging and interactive events at the campus. Talking about the 20-year journey of Chennai DC, Muthuvel Gajapathi, Center Head, Infosys Chennai (Sholinganallur) said, “These 20 years have been an exhilarating and at the same time, a heartening ride for all of the employees who were associated with the DC. At this significant juncture, we celebrate our successes, contemplate on the challenges we overcame, and look forward to shaping the future with greater vigor and resolve.”
Thothathri V, Center Head, Infosys Chennai (M City) added that, “Our success story continues to progress with the unwavering support from our employees, clients, the local community, and all stakeholders who have played a central role in our transformational growth.”
During the celebration, several long-serving employees of the DC were facilitated for their loyalty and immense contribution towards the organization. Mahesh S, a seasoned employee of Chennai DC spoke on this occasion and said, “I’ve been fortunate to watch the transformational growth of Infosys, in particular at Chennai DC. It is not just the numbers and the title of being a global leader that I’ve privileged to be associated with, but the formation and evolution of the very fabric of the DC – the teamwork, leadership and camaraderie of the employees here that makes me proud to be part of Chennai DC.”
The DC has been an early adopter of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and has strived hard to reach out to communities in and around Chennai. SNEHAM, the CSR arm of Chennai DC, has rolled out several initiatives to empower the society, and has successfully reached out to 20,000+ beneficiaries in areas of education, community service, monetary support and rural upliftment. Some of the flagship activities include Educare, Joy of Giving Week, SNEHAM Shiksha, Note Book Drive, among others. The DC also extended relentless support for Chennai flood relief and rehabilitation activities.
Chennai DC has also championed environmental stewardship by embarking global sustainability practices. Some of the key initiatives include smart buildings with Building Management System (BMS) for better monitoring & control of Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), Lighting & other key energy intensified systems, smart water metering and increased, focused efforts in renewable energy.