HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, has won the Cisco Global Digital Sustainability Challenge for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region for its Net-Zero Intelligent Operations (NIO) solution. The global challenge invited Cisco partners to showcase solutions that are positioned to help customers address sustainability concerns and meet their own sustainability goals by leveraging Cisco technology.

Commenting on the winElisabeth De Dobbeleer, Vice President, Cisco EMEA Partner Organization said: ¨A huge congratulations to HCL Technologies for being awarded EMEA first place in the Global Cisco Digital Sustainability Challenge! Cisco is fully committed to building a sustainable future for all and the energy and emissions reduction solution built by IoT WoRKSTM, the dedicated business unit of HCL Technologies is a great example of how our partners are innovating using Cisco technology. Green solutions are critical to address the challenges facing our communities due to climate change and they also make a difference in the market. We are proud to have HCL as our partner!¨

NIO an IoT-powered, cloud-agnostic, scalable solution, enables monitoring, normalization, comparison, and reduction of energy consumption and GHG emissions in real-time. This enables enterprises that are reducing carbon emissions by optimizing the energy intensity of assets and processes. It also enables calculation, reporting and identifying emission optimization potential for workspaces and shop floors.

Sukamal BanerjeeCorporate Vice President, IoT WoRKS, HCL Technologies said on the achievement “We are honored to have been chosen as winners of the Cisco Global Digital Sustainability Challenge for our NIO entry. NIO aligns with both HCL’s sustainability strategy of “Act, Pact and Impact” and Cisco’s vision of powering an inclusive future for all. A team of dedicated engineers has taken on the challenge to continue developing a roadmap for this solution covering Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions. This success is a validation of our commitment to using technology for building sustainable businesses.”

Kalyan Kumar, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Ecosystems, HCL Technologies said, “This award is a testament to our CloudSMART strategy as a key pillar of our ecosystem and partnership with Cisco aimed at delivering sustainable value for our clients. ESG and environmental sustainability continue to be a top priority for our customers, and we are pleased to receive this recognition of our efforts to help customers reduce their carbon footprint.”

The Cisco Global Digital Sustainability Challenge invites Cisco’s partners from across the world to demonstrate solutions that leverage Cisco technology and enable help enterprises to further their sustainability agendas. To find out more about the challenge visit https://blogs.cisco.com/partner/celebrating-our-cisco-partners-who-advance-environmental-sustainability.

This recognition is another valuable milestone in the continuation of Cisco’s 25-year partnership with HCL Technologies. Starting as a co-innovation and engineering services partner, HCL Technologies’ relationship with Cisco has grown from strength to strength, focusing on value creation, innovation, and delivery excellence in engineering solutions and services across multiple Cisco product lines.