Making Growth Inclusive - Analysing Inclusive Policies, Disclosures and Mechanisms of Top 100 Companies

In providing tools to analyse companies’ discourses around these and other matters of social concern, the India Responsible Business Index invites at least two kinds of action from our corporate partners. One - to use this Index to assess where they stand in terms of the parameters given here and two - to create, where they are not yet developed, policies which align with the NVGs, putting responsibility at the heart of business. For more details please click Making Growth Inclusive
The Index is a tool that has been designed to measure: 
(i) voluntary disclosure by companies
(ii) policy commitments of companies to NVG principles and, in so doing, incentivise greater levels of disclosure and policy commitments.

Nestle India's engagement with customers and consumers comes under a scanner

Is Nestle India violating the basic tenet that the company should engage with and provide value to their customers and consumers in a responsible manner?

Nestlé-owned Maggi 2-Minute Noodles, have been recalled from sale in the country's most-populous state of UP after food safety authorities said they found samples of the product contained unsafe levels of lead. The Food safety and Drug Administration in the state said traces of the substance at seven-times the level it considers safe for consumption were found in samples of Maggi.
For more on Nestle BRR disclosure 2012-13


14 years later, disclosure made by HUL on employee being past two years is incomplete

Due to the metal's toxic effects HUL's mercury thermometer plant was shut down in 2001. So far at least 104 female workers and wives of men working at the factory suffer from gynaecological problems. At least 30 people have been deemed infertile. A close look at BRR disclosure made by HUL under principle 3 on employee well being in 12-13 and 13-14, is that there is no mention of the company adopting a OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) system, in protecting one from health hazards in the work environment. For more click on Level of Disclosure of HUL

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Written on 06/10/2018, 00:49
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