Virtusan conferred with ‘Global Sustainable Leadership Award’

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Virtusa Marketing and Sustainability Manager Rasika Withanage, was conferred with the ‘Global Sustainable Leadership Award’ at the recently held World CSR Congress and Awards 2013 in Mumbai, India.

The summit, themed ‘Possible to do well by doing good’, brought together leaders from over 50 countries to celebrate leadership in building a better society and a better world.

World CSR Congress is a voluntary organisation which believes that CSR is instrumental to the development of the future. They unite for the common cause of spreading the message of sustainable CSR, which makes a difference to the community at large.  Speaking on the occasion, Withanage said: “I am honoured and delighted to receive the award. This is a humbling and inspiring experience that will encourage me to continue my efforts towards building a better community.”

Rasika was also among the speakers at the summit and made a presentation on ‘World water challenges and sustainable outcomes’. He was recognised by the Jury and Council of Board Members of the World CSR Congress for implementing numerous sustainability initiatives during the past 10 years.

Sustainability is a value that is embedded in Virtusa’s culture. The company actively advocates and promotes the creation of a digitally inclusive environment while encouraging all their team members to be responsible corporate citizens. The four main sustainability pillars of Virtusa are the Digital Reach, Campus Reach, Tech Reach and Code Green programs.

Rasika is an active participant in the company’s sustainability program and has personally spearheaded many of the sustainability projects at Virtusa. For example, Rasika was involved in creating IT labs for various schools in the North and East provinces and coordinating flood relief programs.

He was also part of the initiative to provide IT support to indigenous tribes in Dambana and more recently, he initiated the Virtusa calendar featuring the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles and presented it to UNGC Executive Director Georg Kell, and UNGC in New York Chairman Sir Mark Moody Stuart. Virtusa Corporation is a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience. Virtusa provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services to global 2,000 companies and helps customers accelerate business outcomes by consolidating, rationalising, and modernising their core customer-facing processes into one or more core systems.