June 19, 2018

TCS wins 'Social Responsibility Award' three years in a row

Tata Consultancy Services honoured at Employee Engagement Awards for skills based volunteerism on Pro-Bono tech projects that digitally empowers non-profits in North America

NEW YORK | MUMBAI: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has been recognised with the ‘Social Responsibility Award’ for the third year in a row at the North American Employee Engagement Awards. TCS was awarded for its innovative use of skills based volunteerism to digitally empower non-profit organisations through Pro-Bono tech consulting projects.

Officially launched in 2014, the programme was designed with the goal of providing local and regional non-profits access to the human and technology capital vital to function more proficiently. While non-profit organisations represent approximately 2.1 percent of U.S. GDP, many small and moderate sized non-profits face growth challenges, including governance, reporting, fundraising, measurement, and scale. By deploying digital technologies in a strategic manner, non-profits can improve the reach, efficiency and impact of their programmes and ultimately help more individuals, families and communities.

To date, TCS employees have volunteered in excess of 33,000 hours under this initiative, benefiting more than 250 non-profit organisations and resulting in over $5 million in social good. NPower has served as TCS’ non-profit partner for this programme since its conception, and this award is a recognition of the sustained impact of this partnership. Every new campus hire has the opportunity to participate in a Pro-bono tech consulting project during their Initial Learning Program at TCS’ Global Delivery Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and TCS’ Canada Headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. For TCS’ early-career tech professionals, these projects serve as a way to introduce them to TCS’ culture of volunteerism and community engagement.

Bertina Ceccarelli, executive director, Npower, said, “We are honoured to partner with TCS to unleash the exceptional talent of their new hires to address both the business and programmatic needs of non-profit partners through technology. Across the non-profit sector, tech capacity could be improved dramatically. Through this programme, TCS helps fill the gap.”

Balaji Ganapathy, head of workforce effectiveness, TCS, said, “In today’s Business 4.0 era, non-profit organisations can harness the power of technology to leapfrog innovation and create exponential value for their beneficiaries. By providing pro-bono tech consulting services to non-profits in need, our employees are unlocking this potential and serving as catalysts for change in our local communities.”

The Employee Engagement Awards honour organisations that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy. This year’s winners demonstrate that employee engagement is now central to organisations in almost every field or industry. Award recipients span government, hospitality, healthcare, IT, pharmaceuticals, retail, service companies, and transport.

Matt Manners, founder and CEO, Employee Engagement Awards, said, “Congratulations to all our winners. Every year the standard just gets higher. This year the judges were impressed by the very high level of proof for the outcomes of engagement programs.”

TCS was also ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Enterprise Organisation of the Year’ category for integrating its talent strategy at the heart of its business model. TCS has received multiple awards in 2018 for employee engagement and corporate citizenship in North America, including a recent Silver Stevie® for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year at the 2018 American Business Awards®. TCS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation also recently hosted Digital Empowers: Accelerating Innovation for Business and Social Good to explore the use of digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, AR/VR, Blockchain, Cloud, IoT, and Robotics in solving challenging social issues across health, education and the environment.