Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Appoints TCS Asia Pacific Executive to Board of Directors
Girish Ramachandran, President, TCS Asia Pacific brings proven and recognized TCS sustainability capabilities and expertise to leading global sustainability organization
AMSTERDAM | MUMBAI, November 30, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced that Girish Ramachandran, President, TCS Asia Pacific, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a leading worldwide sustainability reporting organization based in Amsterdam.
GRI is an independent international organization that has pioneered sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. The GRI Board of Directors is the ultimate decision-making authority - it has the legal and fiduciary responsibility for the organization and promotes change towards a sustainable global economy and increasing corporate transparency and accountability.
Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, GRI: "We are extremely grateful to Girish and all those who serve and have served on GRI's various governance bodies. The multi-stakeholder nature and global representation of our governance bodies has been one of the key factors in the success of GRI over the last twenty years, and the contributions of the individuals involved are invaluable in our effort to empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for all."
Girish Ramachandran, President, TCS Asia Pacific: “It is a great honor to join the GRI Board of Directors and be a part of this illustrious organization and their extremely important agenda to drive better sustainability practices worldwide. I am also very proud to represent TCS and the Tata Group on the board, as we are fully committed to being global leaders in sustainability practices, a mandate that is part of the Tata Code of Conduct, and is an integral element of our corporate DNA.”
The GRI 2018 Board of Director position officially begins on January 1, 2018.
TCS is a recognized global pacesetter in corporate sustainability practices. Each year TCS publishes its comprehensive annual Corporate Sustainability Report (now in its 11th edition), which conforms to the GRI G4 Sustainability Guidelines. Recent recognition for TCS includes placement on the Forbes’ Change the World 2017 list; GRI Gold Community 2017 certification; as well as numerous other acknowledgements for sustainability leadership as listed in TCS’ Corporate Sustainability Report. TCS was named #1 in the inaugural Channel News Asia Sustainability Rankings of the top 100 companies in Asia in 2014.
GRI is an independent international organization that has pioneered sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. This enables real action to create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are developed with true multi-stakeholder contributions and rooted in the public interest. Learn more about GRI at their website.
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™ (GNDM), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 389,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $17.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India.
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