Wipro, in association with Trucost, completed its first natural capital valuation exercise for the financial year 2013-14. The valuation looks at our global operational footprint – energy related emissions, water consumption, air/water pollution, waste generation and, land use change, business travel, employee commute – as well as the embedded natural capital in all goods and services that we procure from our supply chain.
The total environmental costs relating to Wipro’s operations and supply chain was equal to `11,433 million for 2015-16. The largest contributions came from GHG emissions (50%), air pollution (19%) and water consumption (20%). The overall natural capital valuation increased by 14% from the 2014-15 financial year. The operational value chain stage accounted for 33% of Wipro’s total environmental cost.