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CSR Project By:  Wipro Ltd

Project Budget: INR 38.20 Cr


Ecological Initiatives CSR Project of Wipro

Project

Ecological Initiatives CSR Project of Wipro  (2014-15)

 
 
Project Sector  : Environmental Sustainability
 
 
Implementing Partners:  IIM Banglore, CII Foundation, InfoActiv, TERI,
 
 

Project Description

Energy:  (i) In partnership with Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and IIM Bangalore, a research study was done on the role of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in combating climate change. The study report was released in October 2014 (ii) As a member of the TERI-BCSD ( Business Council for Sustainable Development) India program, Company participated in the program track on Energy Efficiency that seeks to advance best practices on energy management and efficiency in different industry sectors

Water continued to be a major area of collaborative focus for us in 2014-15. The two major advocacy platforms that Company has been deeply involved in are summarized below (i) Advancing the agenda of the Karnataka State Water Network (KSWN) along with the CII Karnataka chapter. The KSWN brings together stakeholders from government, academia, civil society and business to address the most pressing issues in water in Bangalore and surrounding areas. Five area-wise clusters were formed with specific action plans drawn up for each (ii) The Responsible Water program seeks to address the pressing issue of ground water in the Sarjapur area in Bangalore. It does this through a combination of scientific hydrogeology and the involvement several citizen groups as part of a unique decentralized governance framework

Biodiversity: Company's participation in advocacy on biodiversity issues was through two national levels forums – the CII-India Business for Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) and the Leaders for Nature program from the India chapter of IUCN. Their case study was featured in the IBBI publication that wasreleased at the COP on Biodiversity in Korea in October 2014, Along with IUCN, They hosted an industry interaction on the Kolkata wetlands in our Kolkata center. A similar interaction with civil society was hosted at their Bangalore campus

Waste Management: In collaboration with InfoActiv, an Australia based NGO organization that focuses on e-Waste; Company helped create a platform in the Electronic City Industrial area in Bangalore, India. This zone hosts a significant majority of IT companies and is therefore a source of sizable amounts of e-Waste. The platform will help align common focus areas, opportunities and streamline the processes involved in the management of e-Waste from bulk consumers. Apart from this, company continued to be part of the sub-committee on ‘Waste’ in the CII National Environment Committee.

 
 
Project Location:   Karnataka, West Bengal,
 
 

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