Award reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainable, environment friendly practices
Colombo, 29 December 2015 – Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, has been recognized with the Bronze Flame in the Large Scale Category of the Commercial Buildings Sector at the annual Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015, held recently at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo. Virtusa received the award in recognition of its efforts in conserving energy and was the only IT company to be felicitated at the event.
“While we strive to help our global clients reimagine their digital landscape, we are equally committed to conserving resources and safeguarding the environment. We are honored to see these efforts being recognized at this forum. It further underscores our standing as a sustainable enterprise that is passionate about energy conservation,” said Madu Ratnayake, executive vice president and general manager, Virtusa.
Energy management is handled under Virtusa’s Code Green program. Code Green is Virtusa’s Environment Management System and is certified for ISO 14001. Code Green encompasses measures to manage emissions, energy, water and waste. Virtusa has optimized energy usage across its facilities through green buildings and the use of energy efficient products. For example, Virtusa’s Campus in Hyderabad is rated LEED Gold and 22% of office space in Colombo (43,000 sqft) has been rated LEED Silver. In 2012, Virtusa implemented an initiative to convert the lighting systems in its Colombo, Hyderabad and Chennai facilities to LED. Due to such measures, Virtusa reduced per capita energy consumption from 187 kWh in FY13 to 140 kWh in FY15.
Denver DeZylva, vice president at Virtusa, who is in charge of the company’s strategic sustainability initiatives said, “We are proud to receive this award in recognition of our ongoing energy conservation initiatives. We will continue to strive to minimize our carbon footprint and environmental impact.”
The Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards is an annual national event conducted by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) for private and public sector institutions with the aim of recognizing their contribution towards an energy secure Sri Lanka. Through this forum, the SLSEA seeks to bestow national recognition to the energy consumers in the sub sectors of manufacturing, services and healthcare who have made systematic and serious attempts for efficient utilization, conservation and management of energy and have achieved substantial results/benefits during a period under review.
Virtusa provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services to Global 2000 companies. These services, which include IT consulting, application maintenance, development, systems integration and managed services, leverage a unique Platforming methodology that transforms clients’ businesses through IT rationalization. Virtusa helps customers accelerate business outcomes by consolidating, rationalizing, and modernizing their core customer-facing processes into one or more core systems.
Virtusa delivers cost-effective solutions through a global delivery model, applying advanced methods such as Agile and Accelerated Solution Design to ensure that its solutions meet the clients’ requirements. As a result, its clients simultaneously reduce their IT operations cost while increasing their ability to meet changing business needs.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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