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1 Oct 2008

CSR Asia

[PDF] CSR Asia Business Barometer - The State of CSR Disclosure in Asia 2008

The ‘CSR Asia Business Barometer 2008’ compares the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) disclosure of the 20 largest listed companies in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. To create the ranking 62 indicators were used to score each of the companies…With an average score of 41.8% (51.8 points) companies listed in Hong Kong were far ahead of those listed in the second highest average country score which came from Malaysia at 28.9% (35.8 points). Company (Codes and Policies)…indicators…assess the availability and communication of company policies and codes of conduct in relation to key CSR factors including…labour and human rights issues…Marketplace and Supply Chain…indicators…includes the areas of health and safety management…and supplier engagement. Workplace and People…indicators…include…health policies and human resource issues…, diversity and freedom of association. The Environment…indicators…include…environmental management systems, emissions data, the use of renewable energy…[The top 10 companies are the following:] CLP (China Light and Power), HSBC, China Mobile, Hang Seng Bank, PetroChina, Siam Cement, City Developments Ltd, MTR, BAT Malaysia [part of BAT], SembCorp Industries.