New Delhi: Infosys Limited has constructed household biogas units and distributed efficient cookstoves to replace traditional cooking methods in rural areas. As of 31st March, over 1 lakh families continue to benefit socially and economically through these projects, says company sustainability report 2018-19.
According to the report, as part of the community-based offset projects focusing on sustainable development in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), since 2016, Infosys has taken a step forward to reduce carbon emissions.
To control direct and indirect emissions of carbon, the company has implemented several technologies including energy-efficient cookstoves, biogas, renewable energy (to reduce dependence on grid power) and forestry, in several offset projects across India.
The company is also switching to greener/less polluting alternatives such as refrigerants with lower ozone depletion and Global Warming Potential (GWP), and procuring goods with high energy or green rating.
The initiatives such as efficient retrofits, intelligent lighting systems, and radiant cooling systems were also taken by the company to reduce the company’s consumption of electricity.
The company is continuously working and moving towards carbon neutrality.