Social responsibility

At Virtusa, our Engineering First mindset aims to foster
and empower world-class talent to cultivate a stronger,
better future.

Social strategy and approach

Maintaining a diverse workforce is critical to our enduring success and is a fundamental aspect of our efforts to recruit, retain, and grow the best talent globally. We hire locally and create strong communities to provide opportunities for diverse candidates.

Our strategy

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Equipping our workforce for tomorrow
  • Employee wellness and safety
  • Empowering local communities

Diversity and inclusion

Virtusa’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program was launched in March 2022.

The DEI Council is responsible for identifying goals based on our DEI focus areas at a corporate level, tracking performance against these goals, and providing governance and oversight to various DEI programs and initiatives.

Our DEI charter will reaffirm our commitment to initiatives such as:

  • Increasing gender diversity in our workforce from 31% female (FY22) to 40% female by FY26
  • Increase supplier diversity from 43% (FY21) to 45% (FY22)
  • Actively explore partnerships to increase diversity hiring
  • Promote equity and inclusion through external programs
  • Develop inclusivity and unconscious bias training for all employees
  • Ensuring all our digital platforms and office environments adheres to global accessibility standards

Engineering for good

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives

Equitable opportunities

our employees receive regular performance appraisals that drive career development, compensation, and promotions. Our performance philosophy is embedded in the achievement of business goals, behavioral and technical competency assessments, and employee engagement in senior managers. 360-degree assessments are also conducted for manager level and above leadership to support individual development plans and promotions. We instill real-time engagement and performance scores (REPS) programs, AI-powered employee surveys, talent-trend predictive analytics, and Engineering IQ (EIQ) programs to cultivate a high-performing talent ecosystem.
We carefully benchmark our compensation practices to be equitable and align with the market. Our compensation strategy focuses on a larger human capital story, which includes:

  • Paid reskilling, education, and development opportunities
  • Multiple training programs under the Virtusa Thrive Leadership and Learning Academy
  • Regular opportunities for job rotations
  • Opportunities to work directly with clients
  • Enabling non-moderated employee communication across all levels of the organization
  • Providing high-quality benefits, opportunities, and packages
Health and safety

Our occupational health and safety (OHS) management system is certified for ISO 45001:2018 and covers all activities, including delivery of services/operations and employee and contractor well-being.

Areas of focus include:

  • Risk and incident management
  • Employee safety, health, and wellness
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Training – conducted annually for all employees

In all Virtusa locations, the facilities team is responsible for managing the respective facility’s OHS program under the guidance of the EHS Committee. Results of the EHS Committee meetings are reported to the management biannually at the management review.

Employees and contractors are encouraged to report OHS concerns directly to the facilities team and/or an HR partner or ServiceNow, our corporate ticketing tool. Corporate social media (Yammer) and Microsoft Teams are alternative means to connect with responsible teams. Incidents are recorded for correction, root cause analysis (RCA), and corrective action.



Equity hackathon

To close the gap in gender equity, we hosted an engineering equity hackathon for women tech students across the globe.