Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Forty nine per cent companies were not doing any Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities
1,000 Indian companies have been rated for CSR by Karmayog, a group of Mumbai-based citizens, non-profits and corporate houses
CSR activities undertaken by 51 per cent of the companies mainly included education, healthcare and rural development
49 per cent received the lowest score of zero, none scored the highest level
57 per cent of the 40 banking companies scored the highest. Software and paper industries also showed high levels of CSR activities
Entertainment and media, retail, mining, trading and construction industries scored low
63 per cent of the 57 construction companies did not have any CSR activity. Only two of them-DLF and GMR Infrastructure-scored level three
The rating was based on two parameters--steps taken by the companies to reduce negative effects of their products and processes on the environment and the steps taken by them to use their resources and core competence to benefit society