The Tata index for sustainable human development is a pioneering effort aimed at directing, measuring and enhancing the community work that Tata group enterprises undertake. The index provides guidelines for Tata companies looking to fulfil their social responsibilities, and is built around the Tata Business Excellence Model, an open-ended framework that drives business excellence in Tata companies.
Speaking about the Tata index, Anant G Nadkarni, VP, group corporate sustainability, says: "We have adopted a business model to drive social responsibility efforts within the group because that way you ensure a huge network. The index helps structure our efforts and quantify their effect on the communities and people they are aimed at."
The index is actually a set of guidelines for Tata companies looking to fulfil their social responsibilities, and it is the third set of such guidelines fashioned by TCCI. Mr Nadkarni sees the index as a work in progress, not some edict set in stone. "What we have here is a framework; that's the spirit in which the Index was drafted."
For more information, contact Anant Nadkarni, VP, group corporate sustainability at email@example.com