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Infosys is among the 25 more committed to the initiative “Caring for Climate”

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InfosysTHE Infosys,  líder mundial em consultoria e technology, today has been identified as one of 25 more companies committed to initiative “Caring for Climate” the United Nations Global Compact and United Nations programme for the environment. The initiative “Caring for Climate” aims to promote the role of businesses in the fight against climate change. As part of the Group of 25 more committed, Infosys has the largest absolute percentage reduction of emissions in the reference period 2009 the 2010.

The list of 25 more companies committed to the initiative “Caring for Climate” recognizes companies that demonstrate leadership in:

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, that increases your efficiency and the efficiency of your supply chain, establishes goals and provides verifiable data transparently on current emissions. Aprofundamento da compreensão do impacto ambiental do setor empresarial e seu papel no development das principais soluções para construir uma economia com baixos índices de gás carbônico e resiliente às alterações climáticas. Work to engage stakeholders and policymakers to encourage expanded climate actions.

Speaking on the occasion, the Sr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman of Infosys, said: “In Infosys, We realized soon that companies will have to lead the transformation to green growth. We embarked on our Green journey 2007, and we are committed to making all our carbon neutral emissions until 2018. Since then, We implemented a cycle of continuous improvement that allowed us to take risks and incubating new ideas”.

“Over the past four years, Infosys saved 290 milhões de unidades de eletricidade com a implementação de medidas de eficiência energética nos nossos centros de development. This is a special milestone, achieved through the tireless efforts of Infosys. Our inclusion on the list of 25 more companies committed to the ‘ initiative caring for Climate’ further confirms that our efforts are in the right direction. Esperamos que nosso sucesso se torne um modelo e um estímulo para que outras empresas se comprometam a promover a sustainability no seu ambiente empresarial”, said Kris.

In the last five years, Infosys has made great steps to become a sustainable organization and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2018. As part of this initiative, Infosys has promised to reduce its electricity consumption per capita in 50% with respect to the levels of 2007-2008 by the year 2018 and get 100% of energy needs from renewable resources (until 2018). Of 2007-08 the 2011-12, Infosys has already managed to reduce their monthly consumption of electricity per capita in 32.67%, water consumption in 22.87% and greenhouse gas emissions in 25.67%. Currently, the next generation of optimized buildings in Infosys consumes 50% less electricity. The company has encouraged its employees to support green practices, designed to reduce the consumption of resources as part of your daily work. The Infosys ecoclubes are intensely involved in the creation and establishment of partnerships for resource intensity practices within the Organization, along with our implementation specialists. The company is in the process of applying for more than 5 million sq. ft. LEED certification/GRIHA. Infosys was ranked as the eighth World's greenest company by Newsweek in 2011.

Read more about sustainability initiatives at Infosys Sustainability report 2010-11.

About the initiative “Caring for Climate”

Lançada pelo secretário-General das Nações Unidas Ban Ki-moon em 2007, “Cuidando do Clima” is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations for the environment with the aim of promoting the role of businesses in the fight against climate change. It provides a framework for business leaders to promote practical solutions and help shape public policy, as well as public attitudes. General Directors who support the Declaration are prepared to establish goals, develop and expand strategies and practices and publicly disclose emissions as part of its commitment to existing disclosure on the structure of the UN Global Compact, IE, the communication on progress. “Cuidando do Clima” with the support of approximately 400 cCaring for Climateuntries.

http://www.unglobalcompact.org/Issues/Environment/Climate_Change/

Download progress report of the initiative “Caring for Climate”

About Infosys

Many of the most successful organizations in the world rely on 150.000 Infosys employees to deliver measurable business value. Infosys offers business consulting, technology, Engineering and outsourcing services to help clients in more than 30 countries to build tomorrow's company.

For more information about Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY), visit http://www.infosys.com/.

Legal notice

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from these forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties related to such statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties about fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in it services, including the factors that can affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, extrapolamento of time and cost on the fixed price, fixed-time contracts, concentration of customers, immigration restrictions, concentration of the industry segment, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our main areas of focus, telecommunication networks failures or system crashes, our ability to complete and integrate acquisitions successfully potentials, liability for damages in our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of government tax incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquisition of companies outside of India and unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States, including our annual report on form 20-F for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2012 and in the form 6-K, for the quarters ended 30 June 2011, 30 September 2011 and 31 December 2011. These records are available in http://www.sec.gov/. Infosys can, from time to time, make forward-looking statements orally or in writing additional, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by the company or on behalf of her.

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