IT firm Tata Consultancy Services has been awarded the Gold rating certificate by EcoVadis, a world-leading independent CSR Advisory firm.
The IT behemoth has won the rating for the third year in a row. TCS has received this recognition for its approach to environmental sustainability, labour practices, business operations and responsible and sustainable procurement and supply chain processes, the firm said.
TCS' achievements on sustainability and community engagement include reducing its carbon footprint by 43.3 per cent since the base financial year of 2007-08, including a 6 per cent decrease in CO2 emissions last year.
Paris-based EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains.
As part of the EcoVadis evaluation, TCS was scored in the Computer Programming, Consultancy and Related Activities category and in achieving Gold certification was rated in the top 1 per cent for environmental CSR activities and supplier practices and in the top 4 per cent for labour policies.