In celebration of Earth Day, First Book asked our friends at Tata Consultancy Services to send us a post in support of our blog series on STEM education. Tata is committed to enhancing environmental performance through the reduction of their carbon and ecological footprints and involvement of business associates and partners.
Thank you to TCS for supporting First Book’s STEM initiative!
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has a structured corporate social responsibility (CSR) program that has three distinct themes – health, education and environment. We believe in giving back to all the communities we operate with and in utilizing IT as an instrument for social development and progress.
We are deeply committed to the causes of education and the environment, including set up and maintenance of infrastructure for urban beautification, pollution reduction and healthcare, waste management in the office environment, tree plantation, and water treatment.
At a global level and in North America, we are committed to preserving the environment by investing in a host of initiatives and goals aimed towards environmental sustainability throughout our business lifecycle. These programs vary from reduction of waste, water, electricity, paper and carbon footprint, to increase usage of non renewable energy sources like solar, waste conversion, biogas, biodiversity management on campuses and rainwater harvesting. Most importantly Green IT initiative goals like reduction of carbon footprint.
A unique feature of our CSR is that employees champion these initiatives and act as catalysts both inside the organization and in the local communities we operate in. From contributions and donations to conservation and causes, volunteering in clean-up drives and eco-awareness initiatives, participating in national events, working on EPA and WWF initiatives, using technology to aid Green IT; employees use the various vehicles to participate and contribute to environmental citizenship.
Our theme of Environmental Citizenship is built on the foundation that individuals can influence and make a transformational impact on ecological issues. By encouraging and incentivizing behavior that is favorable to the environment, the organization is developing a psyche that is tuned towards responsible citizenship.
To learn more about First Book’s STEM Initiative, visit stem.firstbook.org.