We are an environmentally and socially sustainable organization. As an organization working towards a better future, combating climate change is the most important step for us. With climate action at the center of our sustainability agenda, we also focus on need-based response to the poverty, hunger and healthcare crisis, because we know that the poor are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change – including disease, water crisis, food crisis, displacement, to name a few. In this fight against climate change, Infoglen understands that we need all hands on deck - the smallest of actions can add up to big wins.
Raising awareness about climate change and strengthening initiatives for climate action.
SWEEP (Segregate Waste & Educate to Eliminate Plastic)
UN SDGs Infoglen has adopted
In June 2022, we pledged to remove all single-use plastic from Infoglen offices and launch an internal “No Plastic” campaign. We began the campaign by targeting single-use plastic bottles, and giving each employee their own reusable water bottle that they use at work.
On 22 April 2023, Earth Day, we launched the SWEEP project to take another step towards reducing single-use plastic consumption and increasing the recycling potential of plastic waste generated in our offices. The project aims to build a culture of waste segregation at source so that it recyclable waste is not rejected for recycling and does not end up in the land-fills. While waste segregation was already in place in our North America offices, we wanted this to become a norm in our India offices as well. Under this project, we have conducted awareness workshops for team members to highlight the importance of waste segregation and recycling.
Infoglen's Climate Action Initiative
The removal of single-use plastic from our surroundings is an important step in biodiversity conversion and the fight against climate change. The production of single-use plastic involves burning of fossil fuels, releasing huge amounts of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. In the extraction and transportation process of single-use plastic itself, approx. 12.5 to 13.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide is emitted every year (CIEL). As single-use plastics do not decompose, they either end up in land-fills, which emit methane (another greenhouse gas) or they end up in oceans, endangering entire ocean ecosystems as they account for 89% of the plastic polluting the oceans (UNEP).
2022 is also the year Infoglen launched its reforestation project in partnership with One Tree Planted. The project aim is to conserve forests which act as natural 'carbon sinks' and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It is estimated that reforestation can help remove three billion to 18 billion tonnes of CO2 annually (BBC). We encourage employees and the larger Infoglen network to plant trees and contribute to reforestation efforts around the world.
Infoglen Relief Fund
Infoglen’s need-based initiative to poverty, hunger and healthcare
While climate action is our main area of focus, we are conscious of the challenges faced by people affected by poverty, hunger and poor healthcare access, and we actively come forward when the need arises
In 2021, we launched Infoglen Covid Relief Fund -- a project to raise funds for those affected by COVID during the catastrophic second wave in India, especially those from marginalized groups with poor access to healthcare and basic amenities. However, access to healthcare was not the only need of the hour. Over 30 million people across 21 countries experienced acute hunger in 2021 as a result of the economic crises and system breakdowns spurred by the pandemic (FAO).
Our partnerships with grassroots organizations as part of Infoglen Relief Fund taught us that there was a lot we could do to address two issues exacerbated by the pandemic - access to healthcare and hunger.
Since then, Infoglen has been supporting NGOs and social organizations working on eradicating hunger and improving access to healthcare in remote areas and has also joined the global movement – Pledge 1% – through which we donate 1% of our profits to NGOs working on these causes.
UN SDGs Infoglen has adopted
Infoglen strives to be a team of mindful global citizens, who are passionate about doing their bit to create a happy and healthy future for the planet and people.
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