Responsible Business Rankings

India’s Top Companies for
Sustainability and CSR 2020

Highlights

ESG performance of companies has risen across the board

The first time a service sector company achieved the top rank.

Manufacturing companies continue to perform better than service companies

Information Technology and diversified are the top performing industries, while NBFC’s are laggards.

Sustainability is increasingly becoming part of core corporate strategy

Integrated reporting is ramping up. 26% of the companies produce integrated reports.

All the top 10 companies mapped their business goals with SDGs

01
Infosys Limited
02
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
03
Tata Chemicals Ltd.
04
ITC Ltd.
05
Vedanta Ltd.
06
Wipro Ltd.
07
Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
08
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
09
Grasim Industries Ltd.
10
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

ESG Performance Over Years

ESG Performance Over Years

60% of the companies have mapped their activities to the SDGs.

Key action themes for companies include renewable energy, water, waste and data privacy.

Energy

Renewable energy capacity and its utilization have geared up. While solar energy is the preferred renewable energy source, there is growing impetus on biofuel.

Water

Access to water and management of water resources continues to be a focus area for internal operations and societal initiatives.

Waste

Initiatives to manage e-waste, municipal waste and plastic reuse & recycling show an increasing trend.

Data

Customer data and its privacy is a material aspect in the operations of services companies.