Trina Solar ranked first in the global ranking for environmental and social performance in the 2014 Solar Scorecard, an award system established by Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC). It further states that compared to 2009, the power consumption per MW (megawatt) module was reduced by 64 percent in 2013, and the water consumption per MW module was reduced by 54 percent.
China Vanke is a sponsor and member of the China Green Building Council (Hong Kong), and is actively involved with regional initiatives in Shenzhen to promote green buildings, demonstrating a clear awareness of what is now becoming a major industry trend in the region, well ahead of many of its domestic peers. It additionally commits to increasing the share of Three-Star Green Residential Buildings in its portfolio by more than 15%.
BOE Technology, an Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) member, conducts both internal and external supply chain audits annually. Suppliers are assessed on environmental and safety performance and non-compliant suppliers are requested to undertake improvement plans within three months for further assessment.
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.
With five women serving on its board of directors, MTR stands out among domestic peers, who traditionally have male dominated boardrooms, in showcasing gender diversity at the management level. This demonstrates positive movement toward providing equal opportunity to qualified personnel regardless of gender.
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.
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.
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.
With its parent company, Vale, a supporter of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), PT Vale Indonesia reports on the taxes and royalties it pays to the Indonesian government. In addition, the company has developed a strong whistleblower system demonstrating firm commitment to transparency and accountability.
PT Bukit Asam's 2014 Sustainability Report was written according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – Generation 4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and G4 Sector Disclosures – Mining and Metals.
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.
Via stakeholder engagement activities, Anritsu has identified respecting human rights as a key ESG issue and incorporated human rights experiential training in its new employee education program to cultivate sensitivity on human rights among employees. Its CSR Procurement Guidelines promotes respecting human rights across the entire supply chain.
Kao has been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2007 and targets sourcing 100% of its palm oil from RSPO certified sources by 2020. It also aims to increase the number of manufacturing sites certified to Supply Chain Certification System (SCCS) standard for production and shipment of products using certified palm oil.
Has taken preemptive measures to safeguard the privacy of its 11.4 million customers by adopting the ISO 27000 information security management system certification and conducting third party independent assessments to strengthen its privacy systems and processes.
Bursa Malaysia plays a significant role in promoting sustainable capital markets by providing listed companies and the public with sustainability disclosure related guidance. In 2014, Bursa Malaysia issued its first SRI index and the first global benchmarked ESG index in ASEAN region, demonstrating leading practices for other stock exchanges in the region.
As one of the largest financial service providers in Malaysia by asset value, and the fourth largest bank in Southeast Asia, Maybank demonstrates various initiatives to promote financial inclusion like Micro financing, support for small businesses and targeting the underbanked population. The company aims to establish five microcredit hubs by end of 2015.
Ayala Land employs sustainable land development through active local community engagement initiatives. All of its large-scale land development projects were assessed for impacts and underwent DENR Environmental Impact Assessment Process. The company also undertakes due diligence procedures to minimize the impact on local agricultural activities.
As one of the largest geothermal energy producers in the world, Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is also diversifying to other renewable energy sources, including hydropower, solar and wind power, that together account for 20% of the company’s generation capacity. The company’s strategy to exclusively pursue renewable energy leads to a lower carbon intensity than its peers and positions it well to capitalize on future growth opportunities.
As an oil refining and marketing company based in the Philippines, Petron’s environmental management system is certified to ISO 14001 standard with periodic monitoring and auditing of its environmental performance.
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.
CapitaLand is well positioned to capitalize on the opportunities presented by the green building trend in Singapore. Over three-quarters of the company’s existing Singaporean properties are Green Mark certified with a target to have all properties in Singapore Green Mark certified by 2020, and those overseas by 2030. It further commits to obtain Green Mark Gold Plus certification for new projects.
Keppel manages its energy use and GHG emissions proactively and targets to achieve a 16% reduction in its carbon emission intensity compared to its 2010 level by2020. Its detailed Carbon Management Plan involves developing high-performance commercial buildings, upgrading chiller plant systems in existing buildings and replacing existing lightings with energy-saving LED tubes.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
Siam Cement’s eco value label, consisting of sustainable products like eco touch tiles and cool plus paving blocks, accounted for 31% of its total revenue from sales in FY2014. The company has a strong innovation focus and invests about 0.5% of its revenues for research and development tasks.
* In 2015, 7 companies - 3 in China, 1 in Indonesia and 3 in the Philippines - qualified as one of the Top 3 performing companies in their respective regions, but did not qualify as one of the Top 100 companies.