Forest Sector SDG Roadmap: Implementation Report by WBCSD
In this report, Forest Solution Group (FSG) members share how far they are in implementing the commitments made in the Forest Sector SDG Roadmap. The joint vision in the SDG Roadmap was translated into meaningful actions within eight impact areas, such as Working forests, Climate, the Bioeconomy or Communities. Through the data and illustrative examples, the report describes the forest sector’s many connections with global development issues such as climate change, water scarcity, biodiversity loss, or social inequality.
WBCSD report on Accelerating business solutions for climate and nature – Report I:Mapping nature-based solutions and natural climate solutions.
This report aims to help remove the hurdles to nature-based solutions by clarifying definitions, while supporting the alignment of natural climate solutions (NCS) with nature-based solutions in order to accelerate investments at scale. In addition, the report helps business to navigate the nature and climate agenda by mapping the key initiatives, platforms and conventions for collective action. This business guidance is part of a series of three reports aimed at “Accelerating Business Solutions for Climate and Nature”, a joint collaboration between our Nature Action and Natural Climate Solutions teams.
A group-wide focus on volunteering began in 2014 – it is now six years, a good time to reflect on volunteering achievements of the past, examine possible pathways ahead, and set the group’s volunteering aspirations for the future. This document outlines the Tata Group’s volunteering strategy, and includes an analysis of the group’s volunteering performance thus far, a description of the factors that affect this performance, an articulation of the group’s and individual companies’ volunteering aspirations for 2025, and an enumeration of the factors that will make the aspirations possible.
This report captures the Tata group’s volunteering performance over the years, demonstrates different facets of Tata Engage’s journey, and provides some examples of how group companies, spread across different geographies, have helped to improve the quality of life of communities through employee volunteering.
Second edition of WBCSD’s CEO guide to Human Rights
The guide brings to life the business drivers for action and the tangible steps chief executives can take to ensure their companies and business partners embrace respect for human rights as an integral part of doing business and drive transformative change in people’s lives. Furthermore, the guide highlights four specific actions that executives can take to advance respect for human rights: Know the most important human rights for your company; Lead from the top; Engage transparently with stakeholders; and collaborate beyond your comfort zone.
This report presents analysis of CSR compliance of 15 Tata group companies for FY 2019-20. The report consists of 4 sections; the status of companies’ compliance with CSR laws, a depiction of companies’ CSR spends, an outline of companies’ CSR strategies, and a description of best practices undertaken by companies.
The Tata Group has been recognized among the top 15 global sustainability leaders according to the GlobeScan SustainAbility Leaders Survey 2020. It is the only Asian company to be a part of this prestigious list.
TCFD Reporting: A guidance for high quality disclosures
This document provides practical guidance that Tata companies can use to improve the way they report on their climate performance using the recommendations made by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Having scanned the climate disclosures of various global companies, TSG has highlighted good practices in disclosures on each of the TCFD’s 11 recommendations.
Integrated Reporting - A guide to create high quality disclosures
This integrated report guidance aims to translate International Framework into a language understandable by all Tata companies – big or small – with the aim to prepare a high quality Integrated Report which meets relevant information needs of all stakeholders, especially institutional investors.
THE WEB OF LIFE - Inspiring biodiversity stories from the Tata universe
The Tata Group recognises biodiversity as vital asset for sustainable economic growth and is committed to combating biodiversity loss by managing its impacts and dependencies. From sheltering and saving at-risk species in the hinterlands of India, to creating protected areas in UK; from working with tribals in forests to providing havens for biodiversity in urban concrete jungles; from coral reefs to hornbills and from whale sharks to wetlands, Tata Companies are walking the talk on biodiversity. This compilation provides a glimpse of 15 biodiversity-focussed initiatives by the Tata Group of Companies.
The 4th edition of the annual Tata Sustainability Conclave
(TSC) was hosted by the Tata Sustainability Group (TSG) at
Mumbai (at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel) on 9th to 11th
January 2019. The TSC is an annual three-day...more
'Stories of Change - #JourneyToTheGlobalGoals' is a compendium published by Tata Trusts with active participation from all stakeholders - national governments, international agencies, civil society and businesses. It encapsulates the impact created by Tata Trusts in the sectors of health and nutrition, water and sanitation, livelihoods and education, in some of the most deprived geographies.
The India Justice Report 2019 ranks 18 large and mid-sized,
and 7 small states according to their capacity to deliver
justice to all. It uses government data to assess the budgets,
infrastructure, human resources, workloads,...more
Companies affect human rights every day in their
interactions with employees, suppliers, consumers, partners
and communities. By contributing to the realization of
universal human rights for all, a company makes a...more
The GlobeScan Sustainability Report 2019 is a unique,
collaborative platform that uses research-driven insights
from the most influential global thought leaders to explore
the biggest sustainability challenges.
The Tata group sustainability policy articulates how Tata companies create long-term stakeholder value by integrating economic, environmental and social considerations. The policy will help Tata companies integrate sustainability considerations into all decisions and key work processes, mitigating future risks and maximising opportunities.
Closing the Loop - 10 initiatives of Circular Economy at the Tata group
The compendium Closing the loop is a collection of 10 resource efficiency initiatives of leading Tata companies using circular economy principl les. These initiatives range from increased recyclability of solid wastes to creating an e-platform to auction industrial by-products. While the initiatives highlighted in the case studies are unique to their respective contexts, one important aspect they reveal is that early and sustained engagement and partnerships among industry, industry partners, government and communities are critical for the success of circular economy.
An overview of the concepts of natural and social capital valuation, the challenges in adoption of these concepts, the Tata group's experience with valuation and how we see this topic evolving globally and within the group.
TSG presents the new and improved Sustainability Assessment Framework (SAF), a self- diagnostic tool, created exclusively for sustainability pr ractitioners at the Tata group, to: recognise & understand key elements of Sustainability; monitor sustainability progress over time; communicate and share information on best practices among organisations; and get ideas for improvement to achieve leadership position on sustainability.
FICCI TTC Report on Sustainable Development Goals - Linkages with corporate actions in India
The role of the corporate in sustainable development has never been more emphasized globally as it is today. Indian companies are gaining world dwide recognition and are going beyond compliance to gain shared value and good reputation in the international business community. This thought leadership Report on “Sustainable Development Goals – linkages with corporate actions in India”, jointly developed by FICCI and TTC through extensive research, provides insights to corporate journey that is an indication of the beginning of innovative change that can be envisioned for the country, a change that can prove to be one of the most critical nodes in the fabric of sustainable development.
Embedding Respect For Human Rights into your
company’s management systems and disclosure
This workshop deck was presented as part of the WBCSD –
SHIFT on Business and Human Rights workshop, conducted
in March 2018. It addresses the following key issues around
why business responsibility to...more
Critical materials of the future for the Tata Group
The Tata group aspires to grow in steel, motors, information and communicationtechnology, financial services, infrastructure, consumer business ses, and in travel andhospitality sectors in coming decades. Most of these sectors are resource intensive. Growing competition as well as increasing prices and price volatility, highly uneven geographical distributions of many metals and minerals across the globe, and rising government interventions in the markets such as export restrictions have lead to issues around affordable supply of raw materials to these sectors. The materials future study identified the critical raw materials used by Tata companies that could be subject to long term supply chain risk.
We believe Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a critical mission that is at the heart of everything we do, how we think and who we are. This publication provides a glimpse of some of our contributions to communities and the environment.
This framework has been developed with the objective of enabling Tata group companies to assess the maturity of their own CSR related practices s, processes and initiatives. This maturity self-assessment tool will help Tata companies to: Recognize and understand key elements of CSR Monitor their CSR journey over timeIdentify areas of improvement to achieve a leadership position in CSR.
The Tata group has historically played a significant role in responding to humanitarian crises. Tracing efforts right from the rescue and rehabilitation of refugees, in 1947, to providing relief in the wake of the Nepal earthquake
Over the past two decades a growing number of investors have begun to factor Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into bot th their investment strategies and their engagement with investee companies, driven by concerns over financial, regulatory and reputational risk. Companies and investors now recognise, in poor ESG performance, both the immediate financial consequences and the collateral financial implications associated with business interruptions and negative publicity.‘Responsible Investment’ has emerged, as a means of both minimising the ESG-related regulatory, financial and reputational risks of an investment portfolio and also as a means of identifying good ESG performers to maximise value creation.Tata Sustainability Group (TSG) commissioned PwC to undertake a survey of investors to explore attitudes to ESG as they relate to the sectors in which the Tata group is active and to engage with five Tata group companies to discuss and review their practices against the investors’ expectations.
Climate Change Vulnerability Assesment for the State of Gujarat
Tata group acknowledged the need for evaluating the implications of climate change to their business entities and formulated Group Climate Policy in 2010 to address these issues. The Tata Group has made significant progress in the areas of Climate Mitigation and Abatement and is now focusing on exploring range of viable Climate Adaptation options. The report outlines the Climate Change vulnerability assement with special consideration of addressing presence of big Tata companies in the Gujarat State.