|China and US are the two greatest polluters on planet earth ..|
US, France and UK, the top 3 among themselves have 42 sustainable companies in the top 100.
- 4 on Resource Management (energy intensity, water intensity. carbon intensity and waste intensity)
- 4 on Financial Management (Innovation capacity, Percentage tax paid, CEO-average enployee pay and Pension Fund Status),
- 4 on Employee Management (Safety Performance, Employee Turnover, Leadership Diversity and Clean Capitalism Pay Link) and
- Supplier Score and Clean Air Productivity Score
Are we missing the woods for the trees ?)
Indian Industries and Management Institutions across the country need to take up the question for serious analysis and study as to why no Indian MNC featured in the top 100 list in 2017. According to information, no Indian company has featured in this list in any of the earlier years too.
It should be the joint responsibility of the industry, government and educational institutions in the country to create enough awareness across different strata of society on the need to create sustainable businesses for the future of the planet and the living flora and fauna living on it, including the 7.4 billion strong human beings, HOMO SAPIENS.
Without this, we cannot claim to be great nation or be seen to be caring for the environment.
Let our industries and industry bodies along with management institutions do some basic exercises to fill this gap as early as possible by outlining actions along the following directions
a. find out the steps that needs to be taken for our industries to be more environment friendly.
b. how are other countries able to show a better progress card on environment related aspects
c. how can Indian industries be held more accountable for environment violations
d. what are the immediate simple and basic steps that could be taken by Indian industries to be more environment friendly
e. how can educational institutions from schools to higher education institutions play an active role to raise the environmental awareness quotient of Indian industries
f. what are the best environmental safeguarding practices followed by the leading organisations of the world and how can they be applied in Indian environment
g. what are the monetary / policy incentives that can be provided to industries to help them be more environment friendly
h. create more environmental awareness programmes for the public, thereby forcing industries to be more environmentally responsible
Hope our Govt, environmental bodies and monitoring agencies accept this shortcoming as a professional failure, negligence and dereliction of duty on their part and proactively support the cause of environmental protection.