In a world grappling with the urgent need for environmental stewardship, corporations find themselves at a pivotal juncture where their choices carry ramifications far beyond profit margins. Picture a landscape where corporate strategies are not confined to balance sheets. The recognition that corporate prosperity and environmental vitality are intertwined has given rise to a seismic shift—ESG initiatives (Environmental, Social, and Governance).

In this transformative era, companies are not merely economic entities; they are catalysts for a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable global future. This is not a theoretical concept but a tangible necessity.

Doing our bit of role in the global momentum towards sustainability, Cloud4C proudly joins this chorus of change.

In this blog, we discuss Cloud4C's sustainability vision and the various initiatives we have undertaken to make a positive impact on the environment and society. Let us dive in!

Cloud4C: Building a Greener Future Step by Step

In a recent survey by IBM, 51% of respondents from 10 major economies of the world said that environmental sustainability is more important to them today than ever. Companies are consciously working on bringing themselves to embrace sustainable business practices, bridging the gap between simply knowing and actually doing.

As the technology custodians of 4000+ organizations across 26 countries, including 60 Fortune 500 companies, at Cloud4C we recognize the vantage point we hold. Our mission goes beyond mere technological advancements, extending to healing the Earth, empowering societies, and redefining the very essence of corporate success. Join us as we delve further into the core of Cloud4C's sustainability initiatives, a journey that encapsulates a vision for a greener, more equitable tomorrow.

Sridhar Pinnapureddy

Sridhar Pinnapureddy  
Chairman, Cloud4C & CtrlS

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As members of society, our strength lies in mutual support. We are interconnected, and I believe our solidarity is the key to collective well-being. 
Cloud4C and CtrlS as a group is committed to fostering innovations that result in societal progress, environmental sustainability, and economic development as a whole

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A Commitment Beyond Profit:

Realizing the larger role cloud plays in reducing carbon footprint of business operations and associated costs while fostering the research and innovation required to build a viable future, we built our environmental, societal, and governance goals. It's not just about providing cutting-edge cloud services; it's about ensuring that our growth is harmoniously balanced with a beneficial impact on the environment and society.

Environment

Environment

  • Energy Consumption
  • Renewable Energy
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Waste Management
  • Water Management
  • Environment-friendly Designs
Social

Social

  • Employee Turnover
  • Talent Retention
  • Training and Development
  • Succession Planning
  • CSR Activities
  • Career Advancement
  • Health and Safety
  • Diversity in Workplace
  • Employee Engagement
  • Mentoring and Coaching
Governance

Social

  • Leadership Team
  • Legal Compliance
  • Business Performance
  • Ethical Trade
  • Supply Chain
  • Procurement

A Green Revolution Brewing in the Cloud:

The voracious energy consumption rates of data centers, a common challenge for cloud service providers, were turned into an opportunity. By partnering with top technology companies and hyperscaler cloud providers committed to sustainable practices, such as AWS, Azure, GCP, and OCI, we became torchbearers of the sustainable IT revolution.

Our data centers, including the World's First LEED Platinum Certified v4 O+M Datacenter, exemplify our dedication to energy efficiency. We have harnessed the power of solar energy, with installations like the 1 MV BIPV solar plant in Mumbai and a 30 KW solar plant in Bengaluru, India. The results speak volumes—significant reductions in CO2 emissions year on year, a testament to our commitment to combat climate change.

Water, Waste, and a Circular Economy:

Our responsibility doesn't end with energy. Water management, waste disposal, and a circular economy are integral components of our sustainability initiatives. Stormwater harvesting, water recycling programs, and collaborations with community water treatment plants reflect our dedication to reducing our water footprint.

We responsibly dispose of hazardous waste, including e-waste, through approved vendors, contributing to a cleaner and safer environment. Our commitment extends to a circular economy with organic waste converters and composters recycling solid waste.

Governance for Integrity and Resilience:

Sound governance is the backbone of any responsible organization. At Cloud4C, our governance structure is designed to ensure integrity, confidentiality, and compliance with laws and ethics. Committees addressing business relationships, work ethics, and risk assessment are actively engaged in maintaining a resilient and secure operational environment.

Our compliance policies cover a spectrum of areas, from anti-harassment to anti-corruption and anti-money laundering. Regular reviews and audits ensure that our policies evolve with the changing landscape of business ethics and legal requirements.

Securing the Digital Frontier:

Information security and cybersecurity are critical in the digital age. We understand the trust our clients place in us to safeguard their information, and we don't take it lightly. Our dedication to upholding the strictest data security standards is demonstrated by our cutting-edge infrastructure, frequent audits, and staff training.

Physical security is equally crucial, and our facilities are fortified with a defense-in-depth security system. From CCTV surveillance to access controls and perimeter lighting, every measure is taken to ensure the safety of our facilities, and our personnel.

Empowering a Diverse Workforce:

Our societal sustainability initiatives center around our most valuable asset—the workforce. Diversity isn't just a buzzword for us; it's a celebration of differences that fosters innovation, empathy, and collaborative growth. We are committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every voice is heard and valued.

With a young and diverse workforce, the company recognizes the power of embracing differences. Our commitment to employee development and well-being demonstrates a long-term vision for a sustainable and engaged workforce. Cloud4C's corporate social responsibility efforts, including significant investments and sponsorships in sports, also showcase a dedication to societal impact beyond the workplace.

We also participate in Succession planning ensuring that our young talent evolves into future leaders, and mentoring and coaching programs contribute to a culture of collaborative learning.

CSR Beyond Obligation:

With expenditures on CSR activities increasing year by year, we aim to make a profound impact on the communities we serve. From supporting sports initiatives to contributing to the fight against the pandemic, our CSR vision is a proof of our belief in giving back to society.

Achievements that Speak Louder:

Numbers tell a story, and here's ours.

CO2 emissions

Over 10,000  
tons of CO2 emissions  
reduced annually

employee training

20,000+ hours  
of employee training

Responsible disposal

Responsible disposal  
of 80+ tons of battery  
and e-waste

US Green

US Green  
Building Council (USGBC)  
Regional Leadership Award

Golden Peacock

Golden Peacock  
Award for Eco-Innovation

3 Times Winner

3 Times Winner  
of “Great Place to Work”  
Award thrice

Our Vision for Tomorrow:

Our goals to achieve 100% renewable energy-based operations, carbon-neutral operations, and 50% usage of recycled water are not mere aspirations—they are commitments backed by our concrete plans and timelines. And we continue to work towards it.

Our journey so far is a demonstration of the fact that corporations can be agents of positive change. We consider that our commitment to healing the Earth, empowering communities, and fostering a culture of integrity is not just a business strategy—it's a legacy in the making. Read more about our ESG goals and commitments.

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