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India: Survey of social & environmental activities & reporting by India's 1000 largest companies finds much room for improvement

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13 April 2009

Study Finds that Largest Indian Companies Need to Improve CSR Activities and Reporting

Author: Robert Kropp, SocialFunds.com

In its second annual report on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of the 1,000 largest Indian companies, Karmayog, a Mumbai-based online organization, has found that on a scale of zero to five, 494 companies (49%) received the lowest score of zero. No companies received the highest score of five. Karmayog's report gave ten companies— ACC, Ballarpur Industries, HDFC, Infosys Technologies, Jubilant Organosys, Kansai Nerolac Paints, Moser Baer, TCS, Tata Steel, and Titan Industries—a score of four. The criteria used by Karmayog to determine its rankings include corporate CSR activities and CSR reporting. Negative criteria that limit a company's possible score include the manufacturing of harmful products, violations of laws and regulations, and high impact processes that that severely damage the environment...The report found that...only 2% publish a separate sustainability report...

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Article
1 March 2009

Individual CSR activities and profiles of the largest 501-1000 companies [Karmayog CSR Ratings - India]

Author: Karmayog.org [India]

Individual CSR activities and profiles of the largest 501-1000 companies

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1 March 2009

Rating Criteria [Karmayog CSR Rating 2008]

Author: Karmayog.org [India]

[P]arameters that make a company eligible for a particular rating level

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1 March 2009

Sector-wise listing and analysis of companies [Karmayog CSR Ratings - India]

Author: Karmayog.org [India]

Sector-wise listing and analysis of companies

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1 March 2009

[DOC] Report on the Karmayog CSR Ratings of the 1000 largest Indian companies - 2008

Author: Karmayog.org [India]

The Karmayog Corporate Social Responsibility Study and Ratings of Indian Companies was undertaken to explore and understand the role that corporates are playing...in finding meaningful solutions to the problems facing India today...Karmayog undertook...rating to understand the CSR activities of all companies on an equal level, thus showing up companies doing no CSR, as well as showcasing companies doing good work...

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