Where once ESG disclosure was the province of a few unusually green or community-oriented companies, today it is a best practice employed by companies worldwide. A focus on sustainability helps organizations manage their social and environmental impacts and improve operating efficiency and natural resource stewardship, and it remains a vital component of shareholder, employee, and stakeholder relations. It is clear that sustainability reporting is here to stay.
The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development has trained more than 1000 professionals on sustainability reporting process since 2007. There has been great interest and participation from diverse sectors across the country i.e. Manufacturing, FMCG, Infrastructure, Power/Electric Utility, Energy/Fuels, Automobile sectors from Corporate Affairs and Communication, Corporate Planning, Environment - Health and Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility departments.