Wipro, HCL are among the top five green electronics companies in the World.
..Two Indian companies Wipro and HCL have emerged amongst the top five greenest electronics companies in the world. While Wipro shares the top position with Nokia, HCL at third position is marginally behind Sony Ericsson, according to Greenpeace’s just released Guide to Greener Electronics.
..Rajesh Nag, general manager (Business Operations), Wipro Infotech (Systems and Technology), says, “Wipro takes pride in being a responsible IT organisation and actively participating in the green journey. The core mission of Wipro green computing is to work towards clean and sustainable IT products and solutions, which help customers achieve high productivity in energy, space and asset management through the lifecycle”
..Wipro has moved up account of its performance on the chemical criterion and for using recycled plastic. Besides, the company’s recently launched Greenware range of desktops are not only 100% recyclable, but also toxin-free. The Greenware range has a share of 13 % of the company’s total hardware output.
..Talking about the trend, Vinnie Mehta, executive director, Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), says, “The mood of the moment is green. Indian companies are getting greener because of their increased awareness about the business case of going green. Such products may be costlier upfront, but they turn out to be cheaper in the longer run.”
The rankings of leading electronic brands on a wide range of parameters including how the e-waste gets handled, recycling of the obsolete products and climate impact of operations and products. Some of the other factors include the time line for phaseout of certain substances, voluntary take back of products, use of recycled plastic content, global GHG emission reduction, support and commitment, Carbon Footprint disclosure, use of renewable energy and the energy efficiency of newer models.
Wipro’s Chairman Azim Premji has often highlighted and has been consistently stating that going green will give greater dividends including at a recent FICCI event where he mentioned “Indian industries should increasingly adopt sustainable practices to safeguard ecological balance, which in turn will give greater dividends to companies in future. Companies, which have adopted substantial green practices now, could well become future leaders in this space”. He further added, “There is no disconnection between sustainability and business profits. Rather, energy conservation measures will give direct benefit to companies in term of cost saving”.
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