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WNS Receives Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award for Green Lean Sigma Program

MUMBAI, INDIA, Jun 15, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The World Environment Foundation, in association with the Institute of Directors, has awarded WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS) with the 2009 Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award for its Green Lean Sigma program.

WNS, a leading provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, was recognized by a distinguished panel of judges for its organization-wide initiative, aimed to make WNS a carbon neutral company leveraging Six Sigma, LEAN and ISO methodologies. The Green Lean Sigma program was driven by a core team of quality professionals, led by Dr. Ujjwal Majumder, Chief Quality Officer and Ms. Shubra S Sachdev, Associate Vice President, Business Process Excellence and Transformation and a certified Black Belt.

"We understand that improving the environment is now a business imperative for leading companies across the world," said Neeraj Bhargava, Group CEO, WNS Global Services. "Carbon emissions and environmental issues are going to affect how companies are going to operate in the future. The Carbon Neutral Roadmap and Green Lean Sigma Project Management Plan was designed in keeping with WNS' green vision of being a carbon neutral organization."

The Golden Peacock Awards (GPA) is a set of prestigious national and global awards designed to improve productivity and quality in organizations. It aims to promote business excellence by providing a Framework or Criteria for assessment that is based on similar principles as other awards throughout the world. The Golden Peacock Awards jury is chaired by Justice P N Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India and Member, UN Human Rights Commission. The jury is comprised of distinguished personalities from the business, political, regulatory and academic communities, including, among others, Rt Hon Joe Clark, Former Prime Minister of Canada; Dr Ola Ullsten, Former Prime Minister of Sweden; Dr Olivier Giscard d'Estaing, Founder and MD, INSEAD; James McHugh CBE, Former Chairman, British Gas; James McRitchie, Publisher Corporate Governance, California; Prof Viviane de Beaufort, Essec Business School, France; Justice M N Venkatchaliah, Former Chief Justice of India and Chairman, Institute of Directors; Gauri Kumar, IAS, Director General, NIFT; and Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman and MD, Bharti Teletech.


About WNS
WNS is a leading global business process outsourcing company. Deep industry and business process knowledge, a partnership approach, comprehensive service offering and a proven track record enable WNS to deliver business value to some of the leading companies in the world. WNS is passionate about building a market-leading company valued by our clients, employees, business partners, investors and communities. For more information, visit www.wns.com.

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