Wipro continues to exhibit strong corporate governance and ESG practices with a chief sustainability officer and a detailed sustainability strategy to address risks and opportunities on both environmental and social fronts. Its corporate governance is fortified through presence of a strong Ombuds-process as an anti-corruption measure compounded with transparent disclosure of whistleblower complaints and corrective actions, a leading industry practice.
UMC demonstrates a robust water risk management programme and conducts water footprint verification for 8-inch and 12-inch fabrication plants since 2010, an industry best practice. With a target to reduce 6 percent comparative to its 2012 total water consumption during 2013-15, UMC recycled 73 percent water in 2014 and has already exceeded this target by cumulatively saving 7.5 percent of the 2012 water consumption.
Tech Mahindra’s SMART (Skills-for-Market-Training) and SMART+ (for persons with disabilities) program encourages and facilitates employment opportunities for youth from marginalized communities. The program involves among others training on spoken English, basic IT and soft skills. The company’s R&D budget also takes into consideration the development of products to aid the physically and visually challenged better.
In 2014-15, one third or over 105,000 of TCS’s young workforce (94 percent under 40) consisted of female employees making it one of the largest employers of women globally and showing a strong management commitment to gender diversity. With comprehensive initiatives to retract and retain skilled employees, TCS is well positioned to grow in an industry with significant competition for human capital.
In 2014-15, about 30 percent of Infosys’ energy demand was met via renewable sources of energy, an industry leading practice. Having defined a goal of being carbon neutral by 2018, Infosys became the first Indian company to join RE100, a global initiative via which influential companies commit to using 100 percent renewable power.
As a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council and a board member of the Singapore Green Building Council, CDL has 33 properties that have achieved Green Mark Platinum certification, the highest certification level under the Green Mark scheme. For all new developments; it voluntarily targets to achieve Green Mark Gold Plus, two levels beyond the mandatory requirement and invests 2 to 5 percent of construction costs for all new developments on eco-friendly designs and sustainable construction methods, an industry leading practice.
As one of the leading home, personal care and food products company in Indonesia, the company pursues strong sustainable agriculture practices with a goal to source 100 percent of its agricultural raw materials including palm oil, paper and board, soy, sugar, tea, fruit and vegetables, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, dairy ingredients, and cocoa, from sustainable sources by 2020, an industry best practice.
Lite-on Tech's Global Business Performance Management Department formulates its environmental, health and safety policies and objectives, displaying management level commitment to employee health and safety. The company’s health and safety management system is certified to OHSAS 18001 standard, an industry best practice.
TSMC is committed to establishing a conflict-free supply chain and requires suppliers to source minerals from facilities or smelters that are compliant with Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP) or an equivalent third-party audit program. It also became an applicant member of the EICC in January 2015, further underlining its commitment to sustainable sourcing of minerals, a material issue for the semiconductor foundry industry.
Operating in an energy intensive business which increases its exposure to carbon legislations, S-Oil demonstrates strong programmes to reduce GHG emissions, including quantitative targets and deadlines. As part of its strategic carbon management system, the company states that it takes into account carbon cost for all new investment decisions, a best practice uncommon among other refiners.
LG Innotek backs development of suppliers’ sustainability management systems and has expanded its programme to its Tier 2 suppliers. It states that level of CSR implementation is considered in both supplier selection and assessment of existing ones, and that suppliers are encouraged to comply with international CSR standards such as the Social Accountability (SA) 8000.
Qisda’s systematic approach to supplier risk management includes green procurement i.e. supplier selection based on environmental protection procedures, such as status of environmental management system certification, ISO 14001, and the environmental impact of products. Furthermore it conducts environment-related investigations to ensure supplier compliance which aligns with industry best practice.
Operating in a country with a long history of corruption, Thai Oil demonstrates a strong bribery & corruption policy coupled with a strong whistleblower programme. The company was also certified for a membership of Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC).
NEC has implemented initiatives to facilitate product sustainability which makes it well-positioned in regards to long‐term operational efficiency and competitiveness. To facilitate end-of-life product management; NEC provides detailed product component information, and has implemented easy-to-disassemble designs.
HCL’s sustainability initiatives revolve around four R’s—Responsible business, Redefine work place, Renew eco system and Repay society. It has adopted a Socially Responsible Business Model, which includes; green data centers and green IT, information security and disaster management, siting policy for setting up new operations, responsible sourcing, and responsible marketing practices.
IRPC demonstrates very strong disclosure and performance around employee health and safety, exhibited by its decreasing lost-time incident rate in 2014. Further, the company has achieved OHSAS 18001 certification for certain operations, and addresses health and safety through its Security, Safety, Health and Environmental Management System, along with an Operational Excellent Management System. IRPC also recently implemented a contractor safety management improvement programme, an industry leading practice.
Swire's sustainable procurement policy and supplier code of conduct gives preference to suppliers with sustainability management systems or quality management systems that incorporate environmental and social considerations. Environmental impact from the entire product/service life cycle is considered prior to procurement, demonstrating strong management of related risks.
In 2013, Lenovo used 11.3 million pounds (net) of recycled plastics in all of its PC products, including computers, monitors and workstations with a goal of increasing its usage of recycled plastics in 2014–15. Its efforts are complemented through presence of a comprehensive product end-of-life management programme and use of 100 percent post-consumer molded fiber (paper pulp) packaging in some notebook product lines facilitating easier recycling via municipal waste streams.
The company demonstrates a strong commitment to reduce hazardous waste generated from its operations, setting targets coupled with deadlines, an industry best practice. This, coupled with a strong environmental management system places Daewoo Engineering well to mitigate related risks.
LG’s green product strategy aims to continually increase its volume of green products. The company’s self-developed 'Eco index' promotes green product design and performance measurement. The index divides the environmental performance level of its products from Green Star1 to Green Star3, with Green Star3 being the highest performance level.