Wipro

Wipro sees new business opportunity in energy efficiency wins

“Intensity to win” is the first line of Wipro’s spirit statement. They want to be the best, but not at any cost. They want a win that is for Wipro, for its employees, for its customers and for its stakeholders. And they are continuously endeavouring to do better, including on issues such as carbon emissions reductions. [1]

The software, technology and consulting giant was recently named 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere. [2]

Improved telecommunications technologies at Wipro have resulted in a 30% increase in the use of web meetings over the past two years, saving an estimated 50,000 tonnes CO2e.

When it comes to energy efficiency, this means that Wipro’s new campuses have been designed to conform with environmental building standard LEED’s gold level, while old and inefficient servers have been decommissioned and replaced by virtual ones. Improved telecommunications technologies at Wipro have resulted in a 30% increase in the use of web meetings over the past two years, saving an estimated 50,000 tonnes CO2e. That’s not all, as Wipro plans to source more renewable energy and improve energy efficiency to make carbon intensity per employee drop 45% by 2015. [3]

Wipro’s energy management service can save customers up to 30% on their energy costs

Building on this internal ambition, Wipro’s Ecoenergy department opened in 2008, offering energy management services to clients. It uses sensors to collect real time energy data, which can then be analysed to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency [4] [5]. This service can save customers up to 30% of their energy costs by reducing consumption, optimizing procurement and leveraging regulatory incentives. [6]

These services support clients in a wide range of sectors to reduce emissions, helping Wipro to drive forward its climate change strategy and deliver value to both customers and to the planet.

RESOURCES
[1] http://www.wipro.com/about-Wipro/Spirit-of-Wipro/
[2] http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141745
[3] http://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/stories/wipro
[4] http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/five-indian-firms-make-it-global-187-climate-performance-leaders-list-1470448
[5] http://www.wipro.com/services/ecoenergy/
[6] http://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/stories/wipro

Headquarters 
India
Revenue 
US$7.3B
Employees 
145,000
Industry 
IT Services