Infosys has been identified as a global leader in the corporate response to climate change and awarded a position on this years Climate A List by CDP, a non-profit global environmental disclosure platform. Infosys said it is the only Indian company across all sectors to make it to the leadership Index this year. The 2017 Climate A List comprises 112 global companies, and is published alongside similar lists for corporate leadership on water and forests, the statement said. The List has been produced at the request of 827 investors with assets of over USD 100 trillion, it said.
"Thousands of companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology," it added. Infosys is among five per cent of companies participating in CDPs climate change program to be featured on the 2017 Climate A List, the statement said.
"This is in recognition of its actions in the last reporting year to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy," it said. Infosys became the first company in the IT sector to commit at the UN to becoming carbon neutral, the statement said.
"Infosys is not only reducing its energy consumption and increasing the dependency on renewable energy, but also investing considerably on carbon projects, to offset emissions outside Infosys control," it said. The Climate A List is released alongside Water A List and Forests A List on CDPs website, accompanied with case studies from leading companies, the statement said. "This is the first year that CDP has announced company scores across all three areas simultaneously, reflecting a holistic approach to corporate sustainability," it said.