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National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental & Economic Responsibilities of Business

India Current 2011

These updated guidelines, directed at all business types and sizes, provide a basic framework that may be adopted voluntarily in order to address the interests of various stakeholders, including employees, customers and investors

Issuer name

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Government ministry

Business/Trade/Industry

More information

While the 2011 Guidelines identify the areas where responsible practices need to be adopted, the accompanying Reporting Framework provides a disclosure template which can be used to report on performance in these areas. The Guidelines also provide a framework for responsible business action for Indian multinational companies planning to invest or already operating in other parts of the world. Businesses are encouraged to move beyond the recommended minimum provisions articulated in the document and to ensure CSR issues are addressed across the value chain.

Reporting resources

True

Comply or explain

True

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

All organizations except those in the public sector

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

Sustainability report

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

All

ESG coverage- S (Social)

All

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

All

ESG coverage- Eco (Economic & General)

All

Status

Current

Country

India

Region

Asia Pacific

Date of publication

2011

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Guidelines and standards for non-financial reporting

Mandatory or voluntary

Voluntary

The geographical scope

National/federal

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