Amazon and Global Optimism creates a Climate pledge. Infosys signs this climate-pledge, committing to meet the Paris agreement a 10 years earlier. The agenda of this pledge is to maintain zero carbon emissions by all the businesses by 2040. This is a decade earlier to Paris agreement which dates at 2050
The following are the agenda items agreed by the partners of the pledge.
- Report and measure the greenhouse gas emissions regularly
- Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies
- Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
In 2011, Infosys voluntarily agrees to become carbon neutral. It is on the right path to reach it before 2040. Infosys is the first company to agree to this from India. Also, Infosys plans to move towards renewable sources of energy for all its uses
Currently, Infosys has a highly successful energy program through which it is able to reduce its per-capita energy consumption by 55% since 2008. Infosys heavily invested in carbon emission reduction projects to reach this goal. Not only these benefit the climate but also support 100,000 families.
This climate pledge brings together several organizations to fight against several environmental issues. It also benefits in developing low carbon products and services. This way all the companies can achieve their goals, which are part of the pledge.
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