Industry Sector: Information Technology & Services
NEWSWEEK Green Score: 79.1%
Environmental Impact: 73.3%
Environmental Management: 81.8%
Transparency & Disclosure: 93.2%
All of Tata’s new buildings (PDF) are designed to national and international standards, like LEED Green Buildings (three of its buildings are already LEED certified.) In order to dispose of waste, 16 of Tata’s facilities have started composting, and some others have bio-digesters, which can turn waste into methane fuel for the kitchens. In 2010, Tata reduced its carbon footprint by 14.07 percent, reduced paper consumption by 34 percent, and increased waste conversion to manure by 60 percent. The company also places a heavy emphasis on employee participation in environmental initiatives, and between 2009 and 2010, 100,000 employees participated in sustainability training.