BANGALORE, INDIA: Patni Computer Systems, an IT and BPO services provider, today announced that it was awarded the prestigious LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating for its Green IT-BPO Center inaugurated earlier this year in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The Platinum rating recognizes the company’s commitment to superior standards of quality, and efficient utilization and conservation of energy, water and natural resources, said a press release.
The green IT BPO spread over 5 acres was set up with an investment of Rs. 175 crore, and seats over 3,500 people.
It has been jointly audited by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and US Green Building Council (USGBC) and publicly reviewed by the more than 10,000 membership organizations that currently constitute the USGBC, the release added.
Narendra. K. Patni, chairman and chief executive officer, Patni said, “We are extremely proud of achieving the LEED Platinum certification for our Knowledge Center. This reiterates Patni’s commitment to energy conservation to reduce adverse environmental impact. A Platinum certification is indeed a significant step for Patni as we consciously embrace a greener business model.”
P. C. Jain, chairman of the IGBC, said: “We are delighted that a leading IT and BPO organization like Patni is one of the front runners in the green architecture brigade. We are confident that Patni’s initiative will inspire other companies to pledge their support for environment conservation.”
The statement mentioned that the center would support the company as it diversifies into other areas of operation.