As part of the company’s green procurement plan, China Vanke prohibits the use of wood flooring from endangered wood species and preferentially selects sustainably sourced and certified timber. Seven of the company’s suppliers have joined the World Wildlife Federation’s Global Forest and Trade Network and by 2018, China Vanke commits to having its centralized procurement suppliers ISO 14001 certified.
BOE Technology has established an internal audit team responsible for monitoring the social and environmental standards of its suppliers. BOE also holds supplier training to improve their CSR performance and requests that non-compliant suppliers carry out improvement plans within three months for further assessment.
Has made impressive strides in reducing its manufacturing footprint through the careful implementation and tracking of resource-saving projects. By the end of 2013, Trina Solar had reduced its electricity usage 64 percent and its water usage by 54 percent, since 2009.
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.
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.
A member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), the company has committed to the group’s 10 sustainable development principles. In alignment with the ICMM principles, MMG developed a human rights policy that, among other aspects, outlines processes to prevent, mitigate and investigate human rights risks or violations company-wide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Has implemented Biodiversity Management Plans at roughly 94 percent of its operational sites. Through its ongoing environmental studies and community participation programs, the biodiversity plans work to restore degraded areas through various land reclamation activities.
PT Bukit’s Partnership and Community Development Program and Area Development Program aims to improve the welfare of surrounding populations. The company organizes educational activities and provides financial support for small-scale businesses and cooperatives with the aim of helping local communities raise their standard of living and become financially self-reliant.
Demonstrating transparency and preparation, DiGi.com publishes a strong consumer privacy statement and data protection obligations. The statement presents the type of personal data DiGi collects, how it is collected and with whom it may be shared. The company’s information security management program and network modernisation initiative are certified to ISO 27000 standards and include internal audits to assess potential risks to its data protection practices.
Bursa Malaysia is minimizing its greenhouse gas emissions via three main initiatives: by incorporating electricity-saving measures, decreasing business air travel and reducing paper consumption throughout its operations.
The company has implemented numerous programmes to promote financial inclusion, including the provision of financial services to disadvantaged communities, microfinance schemes and supporting small businesses. Moreover, Malayan Bank supports financial literacy for school children through their Maybank MoneyTree Financial Literacy program which has reached 180 schools and 50,000 students as of 2013.
Has implemented a supplier code of ethics, requiring its vendors to uphold the human rights of their own employees against universal standards such as the provision of a living wage, health and safety precautions and the elimination of child or forced labor.
Manila Water’s “Tubig Para Sa Barangay” (TPSB) program (Water for the Community) provides affordable, potable water to low-income urban communities, in part through a deferred payment scheme. Since 1998 over 700 TPSB projects have been completed, serving roughly 1.7 million people.
In line with its Cultural Heritage Policy, EDC has committed to obtain “free and prior informed consent” from indigenous populations, prior to the start of any project. The company participates in local tribal meetings, Ancestral Domain Sustainable Management planning and ensures its policies align with those of the National Commission of Indigenous Peoples.
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 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.
A part of the company’s property portfolio is invested in sustainable buildings, most notably its Ocean Financial Centre in Singapore which received both the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum rating as well as Platinum LEED certification. The company has 42 other developments that have received BCA Green Mark ratings: four Platinum, five GoldPLUS, 31 Gold, and two Certified.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* 3 companies – 1 in China and 2 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.