Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, progressed several people and environment-related causes in 2020.
In June 2020, the organisation signed a joint declaration with UN Global Compact urging governments to align their Covid-19 recovery efforts with the latest climate science. By moving towards a zero-carbon resilient economy, Tech Mahindra aims to reduce carbon footprint, emissions and will conserve energy using new-age technologies like internet of things, artificial intelligence and blockchain.
CP Gurnani, Managing Director and CEO, Tech Mahindra, said: "Covid-19 has allowed all of us to reconfigure our priorities and understand the importance of building a sustainable world - by focusing on healthcare and leveraging technology to enable new ways of working. At Tech Mahindra, we are committed towards building a sustainable business with responsibility and by creating value for our stakeholders, while also keeping in mind the long-term impacts on the environment. It's time to focus on and implement technology-led solutions that will help us reboot."
Other significant recognitions included two StevieÂ® Awards for the company's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tech Mahindra received a Gold Stevie for innovative use of HR Technology and a Bronze Stevie for being the most valuable employer across Asia Pacific.
Tech Mahindra earned this recognition for its resilient and agile approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, which was centred around building safe, sustainable human experiences for our stakeholders. As a leading digital transformation provider, Tech Mahindra effectively leveraged its digital prowess to become a leader in the Covid-19 crisis while establishing best practices for its employees, clients and partner ecosystem.
Harshvendra Soin, global chief people officer and head of marketing, Tech Mahindra, said, "While technology for us is only an enabler, moments of truth for our associates are still 'human'. This recognition is a testament of how we adopted our HR systems to the new normal, to create positive experiences for all our employees. We will continue our focus on the safety and well-being of our employees as well as the society, truly reflecting our spirit to be a 'Company with a Purpose'."
The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognise the world's best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.
Tech Mahindra also re-emerged as a leader in the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) 2020, one of the world's most renowned indices for ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), for the sixth consecutive year. The company is also ranked amongst top seven global companies in the "IT services and Internet Software and Services" segment.
The DJSI ranking reflects Tech Mahindra's ongoing commitment towards driving its sustainability agenda across environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles through specific initiatives such as improved processes and policies, audits and assessments, transitioning to low carbon economy, implementing water security projects, adopting circular economy practices, and investing in innovation and green technologies and solutions.Â
Sandeep Chandna, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tech Mahindra, said: "We, at Tech Mahindra, take great pride in driving measures that focus on our core strategy of managing social and environmental impacts while improving operational efficiency and business profitability."
In December 2020, Tech Mahindra secured a place on the prestigious 'A List' for tackling Climate Change and strategising water security under the environmental themes covered by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). As the only Indian IT company to feature in the CDP Climate Change and Water Security 'A' Lists in 2020, Tech Mahindra is one of only four Indian companies in this prestigious list of 313 global organisations.
Tech Mahindra is recognised for leading environmental transparency and strategic actions to reduce emissions and manage climate risks in the past ye