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Assesses Environmental Risks

Does the company assess potential environmental risks?
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Business Responsibility Report
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Integrated Report

These questions are a part of the National Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities for Business. They provide the bedrock on which responsible business in Indian companies are laid. Hence to have a yes to any of these questions or a company policy on these aspects strengthens the #ESG aspects of the company.


This particular metric question is inspired by NVG Principle 6: Business should respect, protect, and make efforts to restore the environment.

The principle recognizes that environmental responsibility is a prerequisite for sustainable economic growth and for the well being of society.

The principle emphasizes that environmental issues are interconnected at the local, regional and global levels which makes it imperative for businesses to address issues such as global warming, biodiversity conservation and climate change in a comprehensive and systematic manner.

The principle encourages businesses to understand and be accountable for direct and indirect environmental impacts of their operations, products and services and to strive to make them more environment friendly.

Source: Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs


Does the company assess potential environmental risks? The answer to this question may be found in the company's Business Responsibility Report

Note: The Business Responsibility Report may be found within the company's Annual Report and/or Sustainability Report.  

If the company reports directly to the NVG principles, the answer can be found under Principle 6 or Principle 6.3

If the company does not report directly to the NVG principles, search in the company's reporting for environmental risk assessment. When looking for the answer in the source, key words to search for include:

  • Principle 6
  • Risk
  • Assessment

Note: A general risk assessment is not sufficient to reward a "Yes", the company should explicitly state that it does environmental risk assessments. 

If the company does assess potential environmental risks, select the answer Yes and cite the report where you found this information as a source. 

If details are provided about the environmental risk assessment strategies or mechanisms, add these to the comment box of the metric answer.

If the company does not assess potential environmental risks, select the answer No and cite the relevant report as a source.

The company may report in fiscal years - in this case, please use the latest year which is cited. 

  • A report for 2016/17 should be used for adding data for the year 2017

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