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“The study reveals and estimates an 85% drop in carbon emissions during the year to around 0.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions from a pre-pandemic level of around 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions per year. The study observes that today only 4-5% of about 4.4 million workers in the outsourcing industry go to work, “Unearthinsight said in a statement .
UnearthInsight’s benchmarking estimates that Indian IT outsourcing spent only around $ 750 million on travel costs in fiscal year 2020-21, compared to $ 2.9 billion in fiscal year 2020-21. ‘fiscal year 2019-2020.
In addition, the Indian outsourcing industry’s plan to use electric vehicles for their workforce will lead them towards carbon neutrality.
“The outsourcing industry was on track for the adoption of hybrid work models, electric mobility even before Covid. However, the pandemic and the rapid adoption of digital tools and technologies have drastically changed the scenario and today the reduction in carbon emissions seems sustainable over a longer period of time, ”said Gaurav Vasu, Founder and CEO of UnearthInsight.
He said the disruption of COVID-19 has made outsourcing organizations, customers and employees environmentally friendly, helping them accelerate their journey to carbon neutrality.
Even before the pandemic, tech companies and captives like TCS, Infosys, HCL, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Unisys, Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle captives were already reducing carbon emissions with the adoption of digital transportation applications. of employees associated with suppliers of electric vehicle fleets. .
An UnearthInsight study estimates that more than 20 to 25% of employees will return to work by the start of next year as global and national IT companies have fully immunized their employees and families.
“This is when the pre-pandemic pilots and investments in larger technologies and captives that have deployed disruptive electric vehicle startups will pay off as companies aim to spend around 5% of more than 25 to 30% of employee travel by EV by 2025, thus helping to achieve carbon neutrality goals, ”the statement said.