Infosys wins the ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year Award’ at the Economic Times Award 2015


Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced that it has been awarded the ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year Award’ at the Economic Times (ET) Awards 2015. The ET Awards, considered one of India’s top business accolades, was endowed to Infosys for its exemplary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, especially those focused on science and mathematics, undertaken by the Infosys Foundation, Infosys Foundation USA and Infosys Science Foundation.
Since its inception, Infosys has been committed to giving back to the communities where it has a presence. Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy and the founders of the company were early to recognize the interdependence of society and business, the social consequence of an individual company’s actions on the ecosystem and promoted a mindset within the company that is supportive of sustainable growth.
The Infosys sustainability strategy forms the basis to run the business responsibly and successfully. The company’s sustainability agenda focuses on social, environment and economic dimensions, while echoing the company’s values, known in short as C-LIFE: Client value, Leadership by example, Integrity and transparency, Fairness, and Excellence.
In India, the company’s CSR activities are primarily carried out by Infosys Foundation to support the underprivileged sections of society. Established in 1996, Infosys Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, rural development, healthcare, art and culture, and destitute care. To encourage research in science and mathematics, Infosys Foundation has created faculty chairs and professorships at leading academic institutions across the country such as the Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to name a few.
Speaking about the recognition, Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation said, “At Infosys Foundation, we have followed the dictum, ‘for the benefit of many, for the happiness of many’. We have endeavored to transform society by improving the quality of life of people through our initiatives in various social sectors. We are firm believers that research in areas such as science and mathematics are fundamental to the nation’s growth and progress, and will in turn drive more equitable growth. Being awarded The Economic Times Corporate Citizen Award 2015 reinforces our beliefs, strengthens our commitment and encourages us to continue our journey towards driving societal change.”


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