Virtusa pledges support for Earth Hour 2013

As a company that provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services to Global 2000 companies, Virtusa has institutionalized sustainability in its business practices. The company, under its Code Green initiative, makes numerous efforts to manage climate change; reducing per capita energy consumption, vehicle transport and air travel; managing e-waste and segregated waste; and adhering to a green procurement policy.

The objective of the company’s sustainability program is to “reduce its environmental footprint with ethical maturity, respect and dignity to all.” Our aim is to conduct business operations in a sustainable and ethical manner, and this is embedded in the company’s corporate governance, business practices and client engagements.

Virtusa Sri Lanka joins Earth Hour 2013 by requesting Virtusans to shut down their computers to save energy and attend an educational presentation and discussion on reducing environmental footprint followed by an un-plugged music session on 22nd Friday from 3.30 to 4.30pm. The invitation has been extended to all employees of other IT firms at Orion City premises as well.

During the past month, info mailers on saving the planet were circulated within the company to create awareness among Virtusans about the cause and educating them as to how they as individuals can contribute towards saving the planet, taking the effort ‘beyond the hour’. On 23rd Saturday, a text message will be sent out to all Virtusans to switch off lights and all unnecessary equipment during the official Earth Hour.

As a member of the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), Virtusa is also taking the leadership in spreading the message to member companies to make an effort to contribute towards Earth Hour 2013. Virtusa’s Advanced Technology Centers in Hyderabad and Chennai will also be taking various initiatives to observe Earth Hour 2013, hence making the event a global effort.

About Virtusa

Virtusa provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services to Global 2000 companies. These services, which include IT consulting, application maintenance, development, systems integration and managed services, leverage a unique Platforming methodology that transforms clients’ businesses through IT rationalization. Virtusa helps customers accelerate business outcomes by consolidating, rationalizing, and modernizing their core customer-facing processes into one or more core systems.

Virtusa delivers cost-effective solutions through a global delivery model, applying advanced methods such as Agile and Accelerated Solution Design to ensure that its solutions meet the clients’ requirements. As a result, its clients simultaneously reduce their IT operations cost while increasing their ability to meet changing business needs.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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