TCS Retains Position as America’s Most Community-Minded Technology Company
Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been recognized as Technology Sector Leader and as one of Civic 50’s America’s 50 Most Community Minded Information Technology Companies. TCS has been named the Technology Sector Leader for the third year and included in the Civic 50 list for the fourth consecutive year.
“I believe that Purpose is the new Tech and organizing business around purpose is a very strong driver of transformation,” said Balaji Ganapathy, Global Head CSR and Chief Social Responsibility Officer. “In these times of extreme hardship for people and communities, we stand committed to engage the best of TCS to support the needs of the most vulnerable and underserved groups.”
The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey. By benchmarking and celebrating best practices, it provides a framework for good corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in their communities.
“Points of Light believes that now more than ever, companies must drive transformative social change around the world,” said Natalye Paquin, President and CEO, Points of Light.“We thank Tata Consultancy Services for their investment and look forward to supporting them in innovating and expanding this work.”
TCS was honored by Points of Light for the investment, integration, institutionalization and impact of its community engagement programs. In response to the needs arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tata Group and Tata Trusts committed to a $200 Million contribution through a coordinated, multi-prong approach. In addition to supporting this investment, TCS is leveraging its intellectual, technology, human and financial capital to support community needs across four streams:
Supporting Healthcare & Wellness: With efforts ranging from using AI to accelerate drug discovery, designing affordable PPE kits and ventilators, patient tracker systems, radiology analysis, wearable based monitors, contact tracing, self-assessment and more.
Providing Continued Access to Education: Over 7,500 institutions are using the virtual learning platform TCS GlassroomTM and 15,000+ students are utilizing the digital certification program TCS iON Career Edge for free during this period. TCS’ flagship community programs goIT and Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS) are also supporting the needs of students, educators, guardians and schools by shifting to a virtual model.
Developing Innovative New Technology Solutions: TCS is delivering technology solutions and offering pro-bono services to nonprofits, community organizations, and government agencies – such as supporting unemployment claim processing in NY state and engaging 900+ cross-sector leaders during a three-part virtual event series as part of of its Digital Empowers partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Supporting the Local Community: TCS is supporting the efforts and generosity of its 45,000+ North America employees during the pandemic by matching their generous donations and supporting their volunteering on the front-line.
Since 2009, over 30,000 students throughout the United States and Canada in 101 cities have benefited from TCS goIT, a signature community engagement program in North America. goIT helps students design human-centered solutions that harness technologies for innovation, while blending design thinking and industry expertise to provide students with the 21st century skills necessary to create technology for social good. Of the students engaged last year alone, approximately 45 percent of the students were girls.
TCS and Discovery Education’s IMFIS program has empowered 11,625+ teachers using a transdisciplinary approach to integrate computational thinking into every subject, reaching over 673,415 students since September 2017.
Since 2014, TCS has been among the top two U.S. job creators in the IT services and consulting sector, hiring more than 20,000 new employees. TCS is dedicated to enabling a future-ready workforce and offers many learning experiences that focus on reskilling and upskilling. In 2019, 90 percent of its U.S. workforce was re-skilled in the latest digital technologies, tools and platforms.
About Points of Light
Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities across 37 countries and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 20 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.