83rd Year | 2021-22 | Integrated Annual Report
Tata Chemicals is committed to integrating environmental, social and economic principles into its businesses, which is central to improving the quality of life of the communities it serves globally and enhancing long-term stakeholder value.
We are driven by the mission of serving society through science. Guided by this, we are continually innovating science-led solutions that can contribute towards a better world and implementing best practices in areas recognised as priorities.
We follow UNGC's (United Nations Global Compact) 9 principles and responsible manufacturing practices at all of our locations. We are also committed to the principles of human rights, fair labour relations, business integrity and anticorruption. Further, our actions are directed towards meeting the sustainable goals set by several global public institutions, including the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Some of these UN SDGs are connected to us and relevant to our strategy. These include: affordable and clean energy, responsible consumption and production, good health and well-being of employees and local citizens, decent work and economic growth of the regions in which we operate, sustainable development of cities and communities and strengthening partnerships to achieve it.
Given the depth of our sustainability agenda, we have created a robust sustainability framework which enable us to create maximum impact in our priority areas.
Our corporate leadership directly involves itself in strategising sustainability efforts and its implementation. They guide us in creating the roadmaps in alignment with the Science Based Targets Initiative, Responsible Care, CORE and UN SDGs as well as for addressing the highly material topics.
Key sustainability performance indicators are reviewed by the highest levels. SHES (Safety, Health, Environment and Sustainability) Committee and Risk Management Committee review the performance periodically and provide their inputs. We have established several policies, processes and procedures to drive economic, environmental and social sustainability within the organisation. Foremost among all is our Corporate Sustainability Policy, which is an overarching policy that guides us at all levels for promoting and supporting sustainability programmes.
Sustainability strategy and policies to guide areas of intervention, support best practices and drive encouraging business change
Underpinned by our corporate strategy:
Oversight and responsibility undertaken by Safety, Health, Environment and Sustainability and Risk Management Committees. They are updated on performance across all internally defined sustainability-related material issues E-enablement to digitally track sustainability KPIs which is reviewed on an annual basis
Achieving the goal of zero harm across all locations and geographies
Long-term inclusive growth and relationship with suppliers, vendors and partners' footprint
Our approach to sustainability and disclosure in this area is guided by key international principles and standards, including: