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Green IT matters at Wipro Ltd


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A presentation on the various initiatives taken by Wipro Ltd. in order to make the cpompany more green and to reduce their carbon footprints.

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Green IT matters at Wipro Ltd

  1. 1. GREEN IT MATTERS AT WIPRO LTD GREEN IT AND IT FOR GREEN Presented By: LBSIM, Delhi 2013-14 Rinky Sachdeva Rohit Jain Atul Mathur
  2. 2. FLOW OF PRESENTATION  Introduction Green IT and IT for Green Global Warming  IT industry overview  CSR at Wipro  Green IT initiatives taken at Wipro  Global Competitors  Conclusion
  3. 3.  Green IT : Optimum use of ICT to manage sustainability of Enterprise operations and Supply Chain as well as its products, services and resources.  “Green IT: The New Industry Shock Wave” By Gartner Inc, ICT industry accounted for 2% of worldwide CO2 emissions.  Emissions came mainly from data centers having servers, monitors and other components.  A desktop computer- 100 watts power/hr or 2.4 KWhs/day.  Coal needed for this- 714 pounds/year, burning of which releases a ton of CO2  For every 100 KW of energy supplied to a data center only 3 KWs are used efficiently The Other side  IT industry helps to bring down 98% of CO2 emissions by non IT industry.  Examples: Substitution of Travelling by Teleconferencing, Telecommuting and minimization of transactional delays with e-governance
  4. 4. Percentage 6% Printers 6% LAN Office Telecoms 7% 7% 9% 40% Mobile Telecoms 9% Fixed-Line Telecoms 15% 15% Servers, including cooling 23% 23% PC's and Monitors(excluding embodied energy) 40%
  5. 5. Acc to “K. Raghuraman”, head of Green IT at Wipro Green: It is about opportunities for IT companies to generate green revenue by reducing carbon footprint of IT as well as non-IT industries IT for Green :When IT is used to reduce Carbon footprint of non IT industry Small wastages at IT has led to ICT industry contribution to Global warming
  6. 6. GLOBAL WARMING  Global Warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane etc. caused due to emissions  IPCC (1988) by WMO and UNEP published series of reports on climate change laying foundations for measures to counteract such change  It brought Business enterprises into alert about environment regulations  Since Feb 2003, EU has revisited regulations on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment  Since July 2005, Restricted use of hazardous substances and promotion of recycling in Electronic products  Eco-design requirements for energy using products  Since Oct 2007, Us has put emission limits on utility, transportation and manufacturing industries.
  7. 7. Contd...  Kyoto Protocol: International agreement adopted in Japan in 1997 to set a cap on GHG emissions for 37 industrialized countries and 27 EU nations so as to reduce it to 5% against 1990 levels over 2008-2012.  As of 2009, 186 countries had ratified Kyoto protocol including India.  A large no. business houses have taken CSR initiatives networking with NGO’s with grassroot expertise to take care of delivery ends  The goal is to take care of those at the bottom of the pyramid.
  8. 8. IT INDUSTRY: AN OVERVIEW  It is worth US $1.36 trn in 2008 compared to US $ 1 trn in 2001  Hardware constitutes 40% of IT spending: Application systems, client systems, storage and peripheral systems Impact on Environment:  Use of toxic chemicals such as mercury, lead and diphenyls in hardware components generates non degradable e –waste.  Acer and Lenovo were the first to eliminate usage of hazardous chemicals from their PC’s.  Wipro in 2006 took steps to track product lifecycle from manufacture to final disposal.  Wipro is among the only 3 companies in India to implement “take back services”.
  9. 9. Contd... Software comprises of System software and Application software Today Software companies are putting in place code review processes for their programmers It has led to Green software development i.e. the development of programs which can be executed with minimum processing capabilities.
  10. 10. Contd... Services sector in India started in mid 1990’s when Software companies started doing data entry tasks for their clients in U.S. ITES companies had maximum opportunities for driving IT for Green. They can provide solutions for clients which not only reduces carbon footprints but is helpful in making new products and can increase their revenue.
  11. 11. COMPANY BACKGROUND Wipro was established in Maharashtra to manufacture hydrogenated vegetable oil It diversified into lighting and hydraulics manufacturing before getting into IT Wipro in 1980 became a global corporation in IT enabled services headquartered in Bangalore It has 4 business segments: IT services, IT products, Infrastructure Engineering and consumer & lighting
  12. 12. Contd...  It generates 70% of its’ revenues from clients in U.S and E.U  It remain insulated from environment regulations in these countries because of its’ offshoring model. Efficiency improvement initiatives taken at Wipro:  Six Sigma (1997)  Lean(2004)  Agile(2005) -One of the earliest companies to get ISO 14001 certificate -Net energy consumption at Wipro has come down from 360 KWhs to 309 KWhs -Meets 52% of its’ water requirements through rain water harvesting and recycling
  13. 13. Contd...  In its’ Bangalore campus, waste from cafeteria turns into Methane for lighting burners  Harvested rain water is used to cool air conditioning towers  Waste paper is recycled into writing pads  Micro windmill lights bulbs throughout the campus  All flouroscent lamps replaced with LED bulbs  Since 2003, it has cut water usage in all it’s offices by nearly 66%
  14. 14. CSR AT WIPRO  Debuted in CSR through “ Wipro applying Thought” in schools in 2001  Networked with 30 organizations in 17 provinces in India, it conducted a regular Education Programme for school Principals to help them with skills to generate a facilitative environment for change processes  Also conducted special programmes for teachers to increase the quaity of primary education in India  Wipro-cares , an in-house programme meant for employees and their family members to participate in social causes.
  15. 15. Contd...  Eco-Eye, a charter for ecological sustainability in 2008  It had a governing council, consisted of senior managers which had direct support from top management  Goals: Green procurement policy: To ask its’ top 50 suppliers to disclose their GHG and water footprint Customer Stewardship: To help customers reduce their carbon footprint One Wipro model: Offer solutions with IT for Green, Green IT, clean energy, water and lighting
  16. 16. WIPRO’S ECOEYE DEPLOYMENT FRAMEWORK Wipro Goal Road-Map Metrics Time line Becoming Carbon- Nuetral Reduce Usage •GHG Emissions •Energy Payback March 2014 •Net Water Consumed March 2014 Internal Ops Extended Circle of Influence Employees Community Suppliers Partners Customers Holistic Engagement Use Renewable Resources Becoming WaterPositive Reduce Usage Leverage and building on traditional focus on energy and water efficiency at Wipro Recycle/Reuse Settings new standards in recycling waste Reduce/Recycl e/Absorb Initiatives to be targeted in each area for different stakeholders Multiple initiatives in-progress simultaneously •Recycle Ratio 60 on-going projects Eco-friendly Composition Phased Implementations -Start within and expand to outside Achieving biodiversityfootprint - •Area - Reporting on Sustainability - - - Managing Climate Change - - - Reducing personal footprint - - - -Phase 1 : Greater focus within Wipro & ‘Community’ -Phase 2 : Greater focus across ‘Extended Circle of Influence’ -Target ‘Quick-Win’ Initiatives Advocacy groups
  17. 17. GREEN IT INITIATIVES Hosted Intelligent Document Management E-Freight cargo suite of tools Intelligent smart device technology Unified Communication strategy Virtualization policy Carbon Management solution
  19. 19. COMPULSION FOR GREEN IT AT WIPRO Compulsi on Element Drivers Kyoto protocol Kyoto Protocol (2008-2012) exempted countries like China and India from GHG emission reduction targets E-waste India has a draft policy on e-waste which will soon become a regulatory policy. Weather Global warming has resulted in extreme weather conditions around the world, impacting Wipro‘s business Rise in Sea Level The IPCC has predicted a minimum rise in sea levels of 2 feet by 2100 which can have a severely damaging impact on the infrastructure assets of Wipro which has operations in several coastal cities in India. Human Health Outbreaks of malaria and dengue are likely to be more common in tropical countries like India due to global warming, affecting Wipro‘s workforce and its operations. Energy Scarcity India experiences an average deficit of 14% in peak hours and 9% in non-peak hours. The increasing gap in demandsupply can result in high operational costs to the company Water Scarcity India‘s demand for water will exceed supply by the year 2020, at present, India uses an estimated 829 billion cubic yards of water annually and in the near future, this will rise to exceed the 1.4 trillion cubic yards that it can supply. Regulatory Physical General Demand Scarcity Operations of customer segments like Insurance, Energy and Utility can be impacted by climate change. It may increase their cost of operations and reduce the volume of their business with Wipro.
  20. 20. PROGRESS IN ECOLOGY AT WIPRO Category Business Units Year of Launch Highlights Wipro Infotech June 2007 •Offers radiation free monitors & energy conserving components •Uses recyclable and bio-degradable packing materials •Compliant with restriction of Hazardous Substances(RoHS) Regulations Sept 2006 •Monitors hardware through a process called -Wipro Green Computing spanning product lifecycle •Offers 17 physical facilities all over India collecting retired computers, laptops and servers from customers and facilitating their recycling Products Greenware Services E-Waste Disposal Managing IT Infrastructure IT Services and Products •Optimises server operations to reduce floor foot-print •Implements remote monitoring for increased efficiency Managing Facilities IT Services & Products • Diagnoses, measures and improves energy requirements of data centres • Uses renewable energy sources to reduce carbon foot print • Manages airflow, lighting and cooling systems for energy efficiency Other Initiatives Eco-Consortium Wipro Infotech Oct 2006 •Facilitates a consortium among Sun Microsystems, APC-MGE, Hitachi Data Systems, AMD and Wipro Infotech to help customers with green issues specific to data centres. •Tests for walk-in customers at a hardware lab in Bengalore to confirm that they are “green compliant” Green Testing Lab Wipro Water Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Mar 2008 • Provides complete water treatment solutions to all types of industries • Leads the market for high purity water products in India used by pharma industry Wipro EcoEnergy Wipro Infrastructure Engineering June 2008 • Provides customised solutions in clean energy to clients in all industries
  21. 21. GLOBAL COMPETITORS IBM: In 2007 unveiled “Project Big Green” focussing on efficient use of energy in 30 mn sqft of data centers The goal was to double their computing capacity without increasing their carbon footprint It has positioned it’s financing business segment “IBM Global Financing” as a provider of Green Wrapper for financing data centers to achieve energy efficiency.
  22. 22. Contd...  HP owned e-waste recycling plants was the first step in reclaiming not just steel and plastic but even toxic chemicals  It also audited it’s vendors for eco-friendliness  SAP AG had also in 2009 put its’ focus on sustainability for both its’ own operations and solutions for customers