Being a Responsible Business
As a responsible corporate citizen, Happiest Minds strives to respect, protect, and make efforts to restore the environment by utilizing natural and manmade resources in an optimal and responsible manner and ensure the sustainability of resources by reducing, reusing, recycling and managing waste. We continuously seek to improve environmental performance by adopting and promoting use of energy-efficient and environment-friendly technologies and use of renewable energy in our operations. The pandemic enforced upon us a work-from-model model since March 2020. The remote working model has ensured that we operated our office spaces with minimal staff and resources. We enabled every Happiest Mind to work-from-home by providing laptops which are known to consume lower amount of power compared to a desktop. A good part of our hardware infrastructure was in the cloud and we extended it further as we supported our Happiest Minds and customers from a remote environment. This resulted again in considerable savings in terms of power usage at your offices. With the work-from-home model continuing to be the norm for the foreseeable future, we intend to do more to ensure the operations are run on a sustainable basis. We adopt measures to conserve energy by using energy-efficient computers and equipment with latest technologies, which would help in conservation of energy. Some of the steps and practices followed by your Company are: Optimum usage of Air Conditioners throughout its premises by ensuring that there is no cool air leakage; Usage of LED / LCD monitors (energy-efficient); Turning off monitors, when not in use; Turning off lights in all floors when people are not working; Turning off the air conditioners during non-peak hours and on weekends; Usage of treated water to recharge ground water; Installation of sun film to dissipate heat; Usage of LED lights for all its lighting solution. During the year, we made good progress in harvesting water at all our workspaces in India. We are happy to share with you that all our India centers generate zero affluents. Black water / grey water are treated and reused for gardening and various other purposes within the campuses. The Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), a government agency has validated our efforts and awarded us the “Jalarushi Puraskar” in October 2020 for our efficient water conservation, rainwater harvesting, reuse of treated waste water initiatives. During Fiscal 22, we will continue to drive such initiatives across our workspaces. One such initiative that we are exploring is waterless restrooms, which will reduce water consumption.