Patni Inaugurates Green IT-BPO Centre in Noida
Eco-Friendly Facility Set up at an Investment of Rs. 175 Crores ($ 40 Mn) Strengthens Global Delivery Capabilities and Supports Expansion
NEW DELHI / CAMBRIDGE--Patni Computer Systems (BSE: PATNI COMPUT, NSE: PATNI, NYSE: PTI), a leading global IT and BPO services provider today announced the launch of its first Green IT-BPO knowledge centre. The state-of-the-art environment-friendly facility, set up with an investment of Rs. 175 crores, complements the organization’s green initiatives around efficient utilization and conservation of energy, water and natural resources. Developed on Green Architecture, the centre is spread over 5 acres and has a seating capacity of over 3500.
Christened, Patni Knowledge Centre, this facility is designed and constructed as per the guidelines of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) India Green Building Rating System for New Construction. The centre is currently under certification process and is jointly audited by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and US Green Building Council (USGBC).
“We are delighted that a leading IT and BPO organization like Patni is one of the front runners in the green architecture brigade. The concept of Green Buildings is still at a nascent stage in India; with only 26 certified green buildings and very few Platinum certified green buildings. We are confident that Patni’s initiative will inspire other companies to wake up to the benefits of going green and pledge their commitment towards environment conservation.” said Dr. P. C. Jain, Chairman of the IGBC.
Inaugurating the ‘green’ Knowledge Centre, Mr. Narendra K. Patni, Chairman & CEO, Patni said, “We recognize our responsibility to protect the environment. The launch of our first Green centre is a significant step in demonstrating the company’s commitment to environment conservation.”
Mr. Sanjiv Kapur, Senior Vice-President and Head of Patni BPO added, “Over the last four years, Patni’s northern India operations have grown exponentially. Leveraging an integrated IT-BPO model, we are providing variety of advanced outsourcing services including Benefits Administration, Actuarial Valuations, Health Insurance, F&A, Securities and Capital markets, Services Desk, Product Engineering Services and Life Sciences. We see tremendous potential in these segments and as we expand and diversify, the new centre will support our aggressive growth. Above all, the new Knowledge centre will give our employees a healthier and environment friendly workplace; especially as BPO and KPO operations run on a 24x7 basis.”
Green facts on Patni Knowledge centre
With an aim to minimize adverse environmental impact, Patni’s Green Knowledge Centre is designed to use less energy, water and natural resources as well as creates less waste.
Highlights of green features include:
-Climate responsive architecture
-Over 50% green area
-75% of the area receives natural daylight
-95% of the occupants get access to outside views
-Zero discharge building; 100% recycling of sewage
-Drip water irrigation and Solar Water Heating
-Interior materials with low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions
-Healthy air quality with CO2 sensors for adding fresh air on demand
-Maximum use of eco-friendly recyclable material.
Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: PATNI COMPUT, NSE: PATNI, NYSE: PTI) is a global provider of IT Services and business solutions, servicing Global 2000 clients. Patni caters to its clients through its industry-focused practices, including insurance, financial services, manufacturing, life sciences, telecommunications and media & entertainment, and its technology-focused practices.
With an employee strength of over 15,000; multiple global delivery centres spread across 11 cities worldwide; 22 international offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific; Patni has registered revenues of US$ 663 million for the year 2007.
Patni’s service offerings include application development and maintenance, enterprise application solutions, business and technology consulting, product engineering services, infrastructure management services, customer interaction services & business process outsourcing, quality assurance and engineering services.
Committed to quality, Patni adds value to its client's businesses through well-established and structured methodologies, tools and techniques. Patni is an ISO 9001: 2000 certified and SEI-CMMI Level 5 (V 1.2) organization, assessed enterprise wide at P-CMM Level 3. In keeping with its focus on continuous process improvements, Patni adopts Six Sigma practices as an integral part of its quality and process frameworks.
For more information on Patni, visit www.patni.com.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Patni has made strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.
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