Infosys Ties Up with Envirofit India to Deliver 37,200 Clean Cookstoves to Rural Indian Communities
Infosys and cook-stove company Envirofit have come together to create a project that will deliver 37,200 stoves in Maharashtra and offset 1,50,000 tons of CO2. Targeting families in hard-to-access rural communities, this project aims to reduce carbon emissions from rural households and improve livelihoods. The project is in line with Infosys’s overall sustainability strategy and their commitment to RE100, a global platform for major corporations committed to operating on 100 per cent renewable power. In the next five years, Infosys will work with Envirofit to identify families in Maharashtra and Odisha through its CSR programme. Envirofit will employ an innovative mobile app to track cook-stove usage, encourage behavioural change and provide a real-time snapshot of impact for Infosys. The project is a part of Infosys’ stated commitment to carbon neutrality by 2018.
Administration, Facilities, Infrastructure, Security and Sustainability of Infosys said, “We take our responsibilities to the communities where we operate. By choosing a partner like Envirofit India, we are confident that their experience and community reach will help the 37,200 families realize the full socio-environmental and economic benefits of this project.” “Partners like Infosys are among a select few who not only go that extra mile and reach communities that are harder to get to, but also provide clean technology that help women breathe easier when they cook. Infosys is supporting this project for the entire lifetime of the cook-stoves,” said Harish Anchan, Managing Director of Envirofit. The cook-stoves will help reduce fuel use, smoke and toxic emissions by up to 80 per cent.