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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. We shifted most of our IT infrastructure to the cloud to enable all Happiest Minds across geographies working in a hybrid model. We also extended this further to support our customers seamlessly from a remote work environment. This resulted again in considerable savings in terms of power usage at our offices. 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 our Company are:

Rooftop-based Solar Energy Project

India is endowed with vast solar energy potential. About 5,000 trillion kWh per year energy is incident over India's land area with most parts receiving 4-7 kWh per sq.m per day. Solar photovoltaics power can effectively be harnessed providing huge scalability in India. Solar also provides the ability to generate power on a distributed basis and enables rapid capacity addition with short lead times. From an energy security perspective, solar is the most secure of all sources since it is abundantly available. Theoretically, a small fraction of the total incident solar energy (if captured effectively) can meet the entire country's power requirements.

In line with India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) target to achieve about 40% cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources and to reduce the emission intensity of its GDP by 33% to 35% from 2005 level by 2030, Happiest Minds aims to lead the way in contributing to the country’s solar energy target.

A solar power plant of 183 kWp capacity is being installed at our Madivala Campus, Bengaluru to cater to our needs and reduce carbon footprint.

Other Energy Conservation Initiatives include:
  • Optimum usage of Air Conditioners throughout our premises by ensuring that there is no cool air leakage
  • Usage of LCD monitors (energy efficient) in place of normal CRT monitors
  • Turning off lights on all floors when our teams are not working
  • Turning off the air conditioners during non-peak hours and on weekends
  • Installation of sun film to dissipate heat
  • Usage of LED lights for our 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 effluents. Black water / grey water is treated and reused for gardening and various other purposes within the campuses. We also use treated water to recharge the groundwater thereby contributing to elevating the water table.

Digital Approach – Reduced Paper Consumption and Work-related Travels

A simple way to have a huge impact on the environment is through reducing paper consumption, by turning paper documents into electronic ones and eliminating paper from workflows. A tree can only produce, on an average, 17 reams of paper, and takes a long time to grow. By reducing paper usage, we create a direct impact on reducing the carbon footprint.

Going paperless helps to reduce CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions. Turning a single tree into 17 reams of paper results in around 50 tonnes of CO2 being released into the atmosphere. Additionally, trees also act as huge carbon sinks and every tree that is not cut down for paper usage is able to absorb CO2.

We, at Happiest Minds, consciously choose to print only the important documents and avoid unnecessary paper consumption to further reduce the carbon footprint.

At Happiest Minds, we have adopted the 'Born Digital . Born Agile' approach focused on delivering seamless digital experience and solutions to our customers with end-to-end capabilities spanning the digital lifecycle.

We have also cut down on work-related travel promptly and effectively. In addition to securing the wellbeing of our people, reduced work-related travel also contributes to lesser carbon footprint for Happiest Minds.