iGATE Wins Healthy Workplace Gold Level Award
Recognized by Arogya World as part of the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action
BANGALORE, India and ISELIN, NJ, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - iGATE Corporation ("iGATE" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: IGTE) - the iTOPS-based outcomes-driven IT solutions provider has been conferred with the Gold Level Award in the Healthy Workplace 2013 survey. Arogya World - the global health non-profit organization, conducted the first edition of this survey in India as part of the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action leveraging workplaces as platforms for wellness advancement and chronic disease prevention.
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The Healthy Workplace criteria were organized into three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold - and included work-life balance and shifting mind-set metrics, in addition to a workplace no-tobacco-use policy, as well as ready access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity. iGATE was assessed by a three-person team that scored the company's activities including site visits.
Commenting on the award, Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO, Arogya World, said, "I congratulate iGATE on conforming to the Gold Level of Healthy Workplaces 2013. We have designed this ambitious and pioneering public health initiative to leverage the workplace as a platform for preventing Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs). iGATE has scored high in all the criteria while we hope this will motivate others companies to follow suit and join us on this journey to prevent chronic disease in a generation of Indians."
Accepting the award, iGATE, in a statement said, "We are happy that our endeavors to make iGATE a healthy place to work have been duly recognized. We have been making conscious efforts in designing our policies and methods that promote a healthy work style in the company. We thank Arogya World for this award and we at iGATE look forward to partnering with them on their noble cause across the globe."
Arogya World has announced a new Commitment to Action at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting pledging to get 100 companies in India to become recognized as Healthy Workplaces by 2016, helping one million of those who work there lead healthy lives.
iGATE Corporation is the first integrated technology and operations (iTOPS) company providing full-spectrum consulting, technology and business process outsourcing, and product and engineering solutions on a Business Outcomes-based model. Armed with over three decades of IT Services experience and powered by the iTOPS platform, iGATE's multi-location global organization has a talent pool of more than 28,000 employees and consistently delivers effective solutions to over 300 companies including Fortune 1000 clients spanning verticals such as: banking and financial services; insurance and healthcare; life sciences; manufacturing, retail, distribution and logistics; media, entertainment, leisure and travel; energy and utilities; public sector; and independent software vendors. Please visit http://www.iGATE.com for more information. iGATE Corporation is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "IGTE."
About Arogya World
Arogya World (http://www.arogyaworld.org) is a global health non-profit organization, committed to changing the course of chronic disease, one community at a time. Arogya means 'good health' in Sanskrit and denotes living life without disease. The organization believes deeply in prevention and is implementing programs for diabetes prevention through lifestyle changes in schools, workplaces and the community, in India. mDiabetes is a CGI Commitment the organization has just completed. To further advance this work, Arogya World India Trust has been set up in Bangalore.
About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 400 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $73.5 billion.
CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world, and, this year, CGI Latin America, which will bring together Latin American leaders to identify, harness, and strengthen ways to improve the livelihoods of people in Latin America and around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.
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