All new TCS offices are designed in accordance with the LEED Rating System, with particular focus on water conservation. Across TCS-owned buildings, rainwater harvesting systems are installed, allowing for rapid replenishment of the surrounding groundwater supply. By 2020, TCS aims to be 100 percent groundwater neutral.
One of few real estate companies to integrate life cycle analysis into its value chain. For all new developments, the company sets aside up to 5 percent of construction costs for green design elements such as recycled or sustainable building materials. The company also gives preference to ISO 14001 certified suppliers, indicating a well-integrated approach to “green construction.”
Has set an ambitious goal to sustainably source 100 percent of its agricultural raw materials by 2020, including palm oil, soy, sugar, tea, fruit and vegetables, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, dairy and cocoa. At the end of 2013, 48 percent of the company’s agricultural raw materials were sourced from sustainable-certified suppliers.
UMC has an impressive waste reduction program where end-of-pipe manufacturing waste is diverted from landfills and recycled. In 2013, the company recycled over 90 percent of its waste, including wood, lead, solvents and hardware.
A signatory to the UN Global Compact (UNGC) initiative since 2009, Lenovo was recently selected for inclusion on the UN Global Compact Stock Index, a listing of 100 Global Compact signatory companies selected on the basis of their adherence to the UNGC’s ten principles, in addition to evidence of executive commitment and overall profitability.
Wipro continues to develop its decade-long global social responsibility programs, particularly among students. By lending expertise and resources, the company facilitated the education of more than 71,600 children across 6 communities in India. In 2011 Wipro launched “earthian”, a sustainability education program implemented in 1500 schools and colleges across India.
As a participant in the EICC Extractives Work Group, LG demonstrates leading conflict mineral disclosure practices. The company publicly outlines the regional distribution of its major smelters, the number of smelters under each mineral category and whether smelters are Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) certified. Currently 19 percent of smelters throughout its supply chain are CFS certified.
On its Pocharam campus, the company’s Software Development Building became the first commercial building in India to fully integrate radiant cooling, an energy-saving technique that circulates water through embedded pipes to cool rooms. The system reduced the building’s operating costs by over 40 percent and is helping the company achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2018.
As part of its “Nurture the Future Women Empowerment Program”, HCL provides women throughout its supply chain with training on professional skills such as collaboration, negotiation, communication and safety. The company advocates for a gender-neutral workplace and aims to improve its gender-diversity ratio by 1% from 2013 to 2014.
One of few Korean companies to disclose annual sustainability reporting in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 guidelines. In line with strict G4 governance guidelines, S-Oil has established an ethics committee that oversees company-wide ethics management activities and reports directly to the CEO.
PTT is the first petrochemical company in Thailand to conduct a greenhouse gas emission inventory certified to ISO 14064 standards. PTT’s Sustainability Committee has oversight of the company’s sustainability strategy and consists of C-suite and senior executives from each business line to ensure company-wide enrolment and execution.
In addition to implementing its “Green Design 555” energy and materials reduction program, Qisda also obtained the Environmentally Conscious Design for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems certification in 2012. Both initiatives ensure that the company is considering environmental issues in the design phase of all new products.
Over recent years, SK Hynix has demonstrated leading practices in emissions disclosure. In addition to its robust annual CSR reporting, the company discloses a dedicated Carbon Management report and in 2013, was named a “Carbon Management Global Leader” by the Carbon Disclosure Project.
In its 2014 sustainability reporting, the company identifies the regulatory and operational risks associated with high levels of water consumption. In response, TSMC has implemented a number of initiatives to lower water consumption and increase its water recycling rate. In 2013, the company’s Taiwanese fabrication plants reached process water recycling rate of 87 percent, well exceeding the industry standard.
Established the Lite-On Award to recognize innovative, industrial design that addresses global challenges. Cash prizes are awarded annually across themes such as simplicity, eco-life, green evolution and “design for change.”
As part of its strong consultation mechanisms, Swire establishes on-site, project-level responsibility for community engagement and sets up local citizen forums at the outset of each development project, allowing residents to engage on various elements of a building project.
Has set ambitious green building goals and annually discloses progress toward these goals. Over three-quarters of the company’s existing Singaporean properties are Green Mark certified and by 2030, CapitaLand aims to have 100% of its overseas properties certified.
Initiated the Thaioil Tripartite Community Development model to foster cooperation between the company, its local communities and local governments. Monthly meetings are held to exchange ideas, develop collaborative solutions to community issues and to settle grievances. Thaioil states that it maintains a community satisfaction score of 98 percent.
Indicating a strong degree of prevention and transparency, IPRC’s 2013 sustainability report discloses the volume of spills across its operations, over the last four years. For the second consecutive year, the company has reported zero spills and continues to update its prevention and response strategies.
As part of its product R&D and design, the company considers four key sustainability issues: energy efficiency, material reduction, recycling and reuse, and restriction on hazardous substances. Wistron also consults international energy consumption specifications including Energy Star, Eco-design of Energy-related Products (ErP), Korea’s E-standby and China CECP.