TCS recognized in CSR excellence for fourth year running
- Independent CSR advisory body EcoVadis awards TCS its Gold accolade for the fourth year running
- TCS named in the top 2% of all global companies surveyed
- Recognition highlights TCS’ high standards in environmental sustainability, human resources, procurement and supplier policies
London | Mumbai, October 3, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been awarded Gold status in the EcoVadis annual report on CSR performance across global companies. This high profile certification is the fourth consecutive year TCS has been awarded the top accolade.
With research from economic consultancy EPG suggesting that Fortune 500 companies are now investing over $15bn on corporate responsibility initiatives annually, the importance of measures to ensure ethical, sustainable and responsible business practices remains high on the agenda of global business leaders. The latest recognition from EcoVadis highlights TCS’ commitment sustainable business practices and to making a positive contributing to the communities it operates in around the world.
This year’s report analyzed each company’s performance across four main CSR categories – environment, labor practices & HR, fair business practices and responsible & sustainable supply chain. The results placed TCS in the top 2% of all companies, when averaged across all four categories.
Ajoy Mukherjee, Executive Vice President, TCS, commented, “We’ve invested heavily in CSR and sustainability – whether in digital skills and adult literacy, or making sure our supply chain and procurement procedures are ethical and sustainable. This accolade from EcoVadis puts us in the top 2% of firms globally and is recognition of the importance we place on sustainability from the top to the bottom of our organization. As a business that is having a major impact around the world through digital innovation, we want to make sure the wider communities we operate in also benefit.”
TCS has now reduced its carbon footprint by over 9%, and has cut its emissions by 49% since 2007, helping the company inch closer to its 2020 target of a 50% total reduction. As of March 2017 the business has supported 664,675 people around the world in areas such as digital skills and education, health & wellbeing and environmental sustainability.
In addition, TCS also successfully completed the Together For Sustainability Audit in January 2017 – an in-depth, industry leading analysis designed to create benchmarks for sustainable supply chains.
David McClintock, Marketing Director, EcoVadis, commented: “EcoVadis’ annual CSR assessment is a comprehensive analysis that looks at twenty-one sustainability criteria across four themes. Receiving our Gold recognition is a significant achievement. TCS has shown for the fourth year running an innovative and proactive approach to its CSR initiatives, and the company is ranked in the top 2% globally.”
EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Combining powerful technology and a global team of CSR experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use CSR ratings and scorecards are used by procurement teams to monitor environmental, social and ethical risks across 150 purchasing categories and 110 countries. Over 175 industry leaders such as Nestlé, GSK, Heineken, Michelin, Johnson & Johnson, Schneider Electric, Salesforce, L’Oréal, BASF, JLL, and Subway use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust among over 35,000 trading partners. Learn more at ecovadis.com, Twitter or LinkedIn.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 385,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $17.58 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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