Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) Guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability for Central Public Sector Enterprises , 2013.

India Current 2013

The annual Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Government Ministries defines the targets and objectives for a CPSE, in which a fixed percentage is defined for CSR and Sustainable Development. The DPE Guidelines have been developed for CPSEs in committing to and achieving their respective targets in a manner that is beneficial to them and their stakeholders. These guidelines were revised and entered into force in April 2013, to better promote transparency in disclosing strategies and activities.


General sustainability/ESG/non-financial

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

Public sector and state-owned organizations

Issuer type


Type of instrument

Code of conduct or guideline

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


Project Partners