The business of sustainability: British Telecom's sustainability index aims to rank companies by CSR initiatives [India]

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4 January 2009

The business of sustainability: British Telecom's sustainability index aims to rank companies by CSR initiatives [India]

Author: Sreelatha Menon, Business Standard [India]

When...the tinkle of corporate social responsibility (CSR) announcements is getting less and less audible amidst the growing economic gloom, British Telecom (BT) has come out with a sustainability index for Indian companies...which is a survey of 215 experts and 1,600-odd employees of top IT companies... The Global Sustainability Reporting Initiative and the other global initiatives bank on declaration by companies on their performance in various key areas. For instance, they must declare specifics about labour agitations, use of water and energy, and so on. It is for the world to go and find if the claims are true...Those who made it to the top 11 list are Tatas, Reliance, Infosys, ITC, Wipro, Suzlon, Airtel, Honda, ONGC, IL&FS and Satyam.

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18 November 2008

[PDF] BT Sustainable Development Index: An assessment of business performance in India

Author: BT

BT has developed a Sustainable Development Index for India as a means to measure the performance of business in India in their progression towards sustainable development over time. The key findings from the BT Sustainable Development Index in India include: Corporate performance in sustainable development is a work in progress…Business receives highest marks for its economic performance and the lowest for its environmental performance…Corporate activity in sustainable development is growing…Opinion Leaders and IT Employees point to Japan and Europe as leaders in sustainable development…Tata, Reliance and Infosys viewed as leaders in sustainable development…Business has a leadership role to play in the transition to sustainable development [also refers to ITC, Wipro, Suzlon, Airtel, Honda, ONGC, IL&FS, Satyam]

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