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India: 2017 Responsible Business Index ranks top 100 listed companies

In an attempt to gauge how Indian firms are coping with the interests of various stakeholders, a collaborative effort of non-profits—Oxfam India, Corporate Responsibility Watch, Praxis and Partners in Change—has put together the second edition of India Responsible Business Index (IRBI). The index ranks the top 100 BSE-listed companies on their performance on five parameters—inclusive supply chain, community as stakeholders, community development, employee dignity and human rights and non-discrimination at the workplace. While there are some improvements being witnessed, barely half the firms (of the total 100) have committed to inclusive supply chains. In 2015, only 40 firms extended human rights policies to their supply chain whereas in 2016 the number has gone up to 54.

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12 February 2017

Companies turning more responsible, but still a long way to go

Author: Moyna Manku, Livemint

The index states that businesses need to recognize their role in creating an environment in which the rights of workers and other stake-holders, including communities throughout the supply chain are respected...While there are some improvements being witnessed, barely half the firms (of the total 100) have committed to inclusive supply chains...the number of firms with an explicit policy on extending company employment policy to the supply chain has fallen from 78 in 2015 to 71 firms in 2016...n 2015, there were only nine firms that had held public hearings regarding project impact with communities. This number has gone up to 13 in 2016. Similarly, there were only 27 firms with a provision for conducting impact assessments in 2015; this number has gone up to 31 in 2016.

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12 February 2017

India Responsible Business Index

...[A]n interactive index for the top 100 of IRBI 2015 and 2016. Each card represents a company. Hover over a card to open detailed company view. You can distribute the company cards by splitting it according to their ownership (Private or PSU) or by the sector it belongs to. The index measures performance of each company on 5 elements. Choose an element from below to rank the companies in order of their respective scores in 2016. Darker colour shade signifies higher score. You can also highlight a specific company or sector.

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