We are committed to integrate environmental, social and ethical principles into our business, which is central to improving the quality of life of the communities we serve globally and enhancing long-term stakeholder value.
We aspire for global sustainability leadership in the sectors in which we operate.
To achieve this, we will:
- Constitute a governance structure to oversee our sustainability commitments.
- Identify relevant and material sustainability issues.
- Develop comprehensive sustainability strategies with goals, targets, mitigation and adaptation action plans to address them under the aegis of our board.
- Undertake natural and social capital valuation to assess business risks.
- Report in line with global reporting frameworks.
Climate change actions
- Establish and promote consistent climate policy across the value chain and pursue science based targets.
- Reduce in-plant specific emissions of TCO2/MT products.
- Grow existing businesses in a carbon conscious manner.
- Plan and implement climate change adaptation strategies.
Resource conservation: Energy
- Energy efficiency as a part of responsible manufacturing index (RMI).
- Promote renewables and fuel efficiency in the community and with farmers.
- Formalised energy audits driving energy efficiency programmes.
- Identify and promote use of renewable energy like solar/wind energy.
- Energy efficient cook stoves, solar lighting and pumps, farming techniques.
Resource Conservation: Water
- Water in the value chain: Be net fresh water neutral in the next five years at manufacturing sites.
- Safe drinking water: Reach 25 million people in the next five years.
- Through conservation, reuse, recycling, harvesting and water management.
- Through the clean water initiative, the social enterprise Tata Swach.
- Promoting reduction, reuse and recycling of packaging and other wastes.
- 100 percent packaging material will either be recyclable or reusable by 2020. Where not possible, make arrangements for equivalent collection and safe disposal.
- Cement plant as waste management plant.
- Waste water discharge as per norms and targets.
Nature & biodiversity
- Responsible mining/supply chain.
- Species conservation.
- Commit to remove commodity driven deforestation in supply chains.
- Establish bio-diversity impacts across the value chain with zero deforestation.
- Promote plantation and greening: Establish centre for excellence in wetlands and marine bio-diversity conservation.
- Partner for species conservation.
- Supply chain
- Responsible care/customer education.
- Life cycle assessment (cradle to grave).
- Adherence and monitoring of social and environment standards.
- Partner with suppliers and customers for advocacy and action.
- Responsible care across the enterprise. Nutritional foundation to drive education and support.
- Carry life cycle assessment across enterprise.
- Empowerment: Community based organisations.
- Inclusion: Women, socially and economically backward communities.
- Technology and innovation.
- Community connect/community grievance management.
- Preserve bio-diversity: Coastal and marine.
- Raise economic and social living through enterprises like Okhai, Uday and Swach.
- Develop skills through programmes like Tata STRIVE.
- Focus on water and nutrition.
- Look forward for integrated development programmes – BEACON.