Tata group launches report on its sustainable work

Mumbai: The Tata group has announced the launch of ‘We Dream of a Better World’, listing 65 case studies from the Group companies across geographies, and of the Tata Trusts’ philanthropy efforts in the country. The report maps out the Group’s contribution in business, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and philanthropy, and are aligned with the 17 SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs), identified in September 2015 and subsequently agreed on and committed to by 193countries, a statement said.

“India’s private sector will play a critical role inaddressing the country’s most pressing development problems through developing commercially viable business models, andoffering solutions that can be scaled to achieve the SDG’s,”said Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator in India. The Tata group believes that the role of business isnot just about giving back to society from its profits but also about ensuring that the processes it employs to earnthese profits are ethical, socially responsible andenvironmentally sound, the statement added.

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“We continue to be guided by Jamsetji Tata’s businessphilosophy and by the new opportunities that the SDGs presentto us, to meaningfully impact the global discourse, design anddevelopmental agenda,” said Mukund Rajan, chairman of the Tata Global Sustainability Council. This SDGs report will help guide, shape, implement,monitor and report company-wide initiatives, providing thebusiness case for staying invested in sustainable developmentfor the long-term, it added.