MUMBAI, India, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Patni Computer Systems ( (BSE: PATNI COMPUT, NSE: PATNI, NYSE:PTI), a leading global IT and BPO services provider, today announced that it has been ranked as the No. 1 'Green Innovative Information Technology Vendor' by the prestigious 2009 Black Book Top Green Outsourcing Vendors Survey, an annual industry survey of outsourcing service providers' pro-environmental initiatives from the perspective of their client experience. Patni was credited as a highly recommended vendor who exceeded client satisfaction, with over 315 client nominations. The Green Outsourcing Vendors survey is conducted by the Brown-Wilson Group, a Tampa, Florida-based research organization.

Commenting on this, Jeya Kumar, CEO, Patni said, We are delighted to be recognized by our clients for our innovative green initiatives. As we lead the race of IT vendors who are looking to adapt to this changing recessionary landscape, we will continue to adopt newer means to reduce costs for our customers. While Green IT is a key area of concern for global customers, we have recognized that green initiatives are as much a business necessity today and for our generations to come.

Green has secured a major role of the outsourcing decision making and vendor selection process. Outsourcing buyers across the global including North America, Europe and Asia are becoming more and more aware of green issues and are driving the vendors to add sustainability value to its customers, said Scott Wilson, Partner of Brown-Wilson Group and co-author, The Black Book of Outsourcing (Wiley Publishers). Offshore outsourcers, particularly large competitive vendors like Patni have made exceptional progress in green alternatives. Patni ranked amongst the top Green IT Innovative service provider due to its continuous focus on customer satisfaction and Green Sustainability Standard Performance, he added.

The Black Book survey 2009 received over 30,000 direct requests from 95 countries to participate in the Top Green Survey. This was performed under a strict internal and external audit to authenticate the accuracy of the information and companies were judged from their client's perspective, maintaining their confidentiality. The parameters along which the survey was conducted included the sustainability metrics - Environmental Protection, Social Improvements, and Economic Growth; Social Economic and Environmental principles, ISO and LEED certification, and Six Sigma practices. The survey comprises the highest ranking suppliers in all outsourcing domains: Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO), etc.

Patni was also awarded the prestigious LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating for its Green IT-BPO Centre in Noida last year.

For further information, contact: Heena Kanal Patni Computer Systems +91-22-66930500 Shahnaz Jain Text 100 +91-22-66595519

For further information, contact: Heena Kanal, Patni Computer Systems, +91-22-66930500,; Shahnaz Jain, Text 100, +91-22-66595519,