BANGALORE, India & LONDON & EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been selected as a member of the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) - 2015 for the sixth year in succession. Wipro is included in both the DJSI World and Emerging Markets Indices.
A total of 1,845 companies were assessed from around the world of which 317 have been chosen as the DJSI World constituents for the year 2015-16. The IT Services sector saw 76 companies participating globally of which 8 have been selected for the World Index.
DJSI is a leading global indicator tracking the financial performance of companies across all industries that outperform on Sustainability. The selection was done on the basis of an exhaustive, rigorous evaluation of Wipro's sustainability performance on several dimensions spanning economic, environment and social sustainability - a few examples are Climate Change Performance, Corporate Governance, Innovation, Labor Practices and Digital Inclusion.
Speaking about this achievement, Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wipro Limited said, "It is a proud moment for us at Wipro, to be honored as a member in the DJSI (World) for the sixth successive year. DJSI's rigorous and comprehensive assessment helps us constantly calibrate and strengthen our sustainability programs across economic, ecological and social dimensions."
The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. Launched in 1999, DJSI are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Business Process Services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients to do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of over 150,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.
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