J.C. Penney’s global in-house center in Bangalore, India, has received a Platinum LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, rating by the U.S. Green Business Council (USGBC).
“It is an exciting accomplishment for J.C. Penney Bangalore to be recognized globally for achievements in sustainability,” said Steven Martin, vp/information technology operations and support and managing director of J.C. Penney Services India. “We believe our associates are at the heart of all we do and receiving a Platinum LEED-certified rating reinforces our commitment to providing the best workplace environment for our associates.”
Employing approximately 630 associates in its Bangalore office, J.C. Penney has driven sustainability by improving the indoor environmental quality to save energy, water and resources, generating less waste and supporting human health. Overall, the office space boasts a 35% total in energy savings, helping reduce costs of operation and boost associate productivity.
The retailer said its facility is the only commercial office interior located within the Manayata Embassy Business Park to secure a Platinum LEED certification by the USGBC and India’s largest LEED v4 Platinum certified project under the Interior Design and Construction rating.