Infosys has become India’s first company to join RE100,a global platform for firms committed to 100% renewable power, The Climate Group announced on Monday. Infosys joins some of the world’s most influential companies, such as IKEA, Swiss Re, BT, Formula E, H&M, KPN, Mars, Nestlé, Philips, among others, which are taking steps to create transformative change needed to drive a clean energy revolution. RE100 was launched at Climate Week NYC on September 22, 2014.
Seventeen companies have now joined the campaign and made a public commitment to become 100% renewable, including founding members IKEA and Swiss Re. As the campaign spreads in India, it is expected that more Indian companies will switch to renewable power and demonstrate the huge opportunity that exists in India’s growing clean economy, Climate Group sources said.
Krishnan Pallassana, Executive Director, The Climate Group India, said: “We are delighted to welcome an innovative and forward thinking organisation such as Infosys into the campaign. We need more companies that are willing to set bold targets and demonstrate the business case for renewable power. India plays a crucial role in sealing a global climate deal and could benefit the most from investing into a low-carbon future, which can generate sustainable and consistent energy for all.”
Infosys, with clients across 50 countries, has taken great strides during the past seven years to become sustainable in its operations. As part of its commitment to RE100, Infosys aims to become carbon-neutral by 2018.The company is already working to reduce its per capita electricity consumption by 50% from the 2007-08 levels.