“As more and more companies embed sustainability and social responsibility into their operations, the bar for responsible corporate citizenship rises every year,” said Ajoyendra Mukherjee, Global Head and EVP, Human Resources, TCS. “Our inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the sixth consecutive year is a recognition of our commitment to the communities we work with across the world, our environmental stewardship, and the high standard of our corporate governance. These values are core to our vision and have helped us build a strong, sustainable, and resilient business over the last 50 years.”
This long standing recognition is well deserved, as TCS’ reputation for promoting good continues to impress. The company contributes through its organized Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs in North America and India as well as through its volunteer efforts in education, health, and the environment.
TCS’ flagship programs in North America, Ignite My Future in Schools and goIT, focus on bridging the skills gap by encouraging STEM education and preparing students for the 21st century job market. In total, these programs have assisted over 1.6 million people thus far.
In India, TCS is committed to bringing underrepresented groups, like women and minorities, into the workforce by improving literacy rates and providing entrepreneurial training. In the 2018 fiscal year, the TCS team contributed 570,000 hours of social and environmental volunteer work in local communities throughout India.
This strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and to the future of local communities and individuals across India and North America has earned TCS a fantastic global reputation. The company is consistently recognized as an industry leader in workplace environments, environmental and social efforts, and for its community-driven initiatives. In addition to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, TCS is also a member of the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.