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Channel NewsAsia ranks top performing companies for sustainability

November 2015

Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia and its partners, CSR Asia, and Sustainalytics, have announced the list of top performing Asian companies for the 2015 Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking.

The ranking rates the corporate sustainability performance of businesses in Asia and identifies the top 100 firms in the region with the highest sustainability performance, based on a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators. The ranking provides insights into corporate sustainability practices and aims to provide businesses with a way to benchmark their performance against other regional players.

The ranking highlights the overall top 20 companies as well as the top three companies per country. Territories covered are China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Japan.
India’s Wipro Ltd. ranked #1 as the most sustainable firm this year, with excellence in the three ranking criteria – environmental (operations, supply chain and products and services), social (employees, supply chain, customers and community and philanthropy) and governance.

United Microelectronics of Taiwan ranked second, with praise for its water risk management program. Tech Mahindra of India, came third, recognized for its SMART (Skills-for-Market-Training) and SMART+ (for the disabled) programs. Fourth, TCS of India, emerged as one of the largest employers of women worldwide, with a strong commitment to gender diversity.
Interestingly, the top five companies in Asia, all belong to the technology sector, with four of them being leading IT companies from India.

The Top 20 Companies in Asia for 2015
Ranking, Company, Country, Sector

1 Wipro Ltd., India, Technology

 2 United Microelectronics Corporation, Taiwan, Technology

 3 Tech Mahindra Limited, India, Technology

 4 Tata Consultancy Services Limited, India, Technology

 5 Infosys Ltd., India, Technology

 6 City Developments Limited, Singapore, Real Estate

 7 Unilever Indonesia tbk PT, Indonesia, Household & Personal Products
8. Lite-On Technology Corp., Taiwan, Technology

 9 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Taiwan, Technology

10 S-Oil Corp., South Korea, Energy & Utilities

11 LG Innotek Co., Ltd., South Korea, Technology

12 Qisda Corporation, Taiwan, Technology

13 Thai Oil Public Co Ltd., Thailand, Energy & Utilities

14 NEC Corp., Japan, Technology

15 HCL Technologies Ltd., India, Technology

16 IRPC Public Company Limited, Thailand, Energy & Utilities

17 Swire Properties Limited, Hong Kong, Real Estate

18 Lenovo Group Ltd., Hong Kong, Technology

19 Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., South Korea, Industrials

20 LG Electronics Inc., South Korea, Consumer Goods

Asia | Benchmarking

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