This is ITC’s eighth Sustainability Report on its sustainability performance for the period from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.
ITC reports its performance annually and the last Sustainability Report was published in September 2010 covering the period from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.
ITC is headquartered at Virginia House, 37 J L Nehru Road, Kolkata, 700 071 (India).
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This Report covers the performance of all businesses and units directly under ITC Limited and the four subsidiary companies where we have operational control.
This covers all our significant operations in India and one subsidiary company based in Nepal. (As detailed in Reporting Boundary).
The reporting principles and methodology continues to remain in accordance with the 2006 version of GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) G3 guidelines. The relevant indicators and technical protocols have been followed for reporting on various indicators, and there has been no significant change in the reporting scope or boundary limits over the last year.
This Report reflects material issues, which have significant economic, environmental and social impacts that can substantially influence the assessments or decisions of our stakeholders. Our businesses/Units continue to proactively engage with key stakeholders, who, either have a major interest or are significantly affected by our operations, products or services.
Sustainability and sustainable development are integral to ITC's ethos and find expression in our commitment to enhancing the Triple Bottom Line dimensions of building economic, social and environmental capital.
The Report does not include environmental and social performance of outsourced manufacturing Units. We continue our efforts to integrate sustainability practices along the value chain and we intend to extend them significantly in the years to come, to cover all our suppliers.
The economic performance reported here is from the Company's Report & Accounts (R&A) 2011. The R&A 2011 was prepared in accordance with the Companies Act, 1956 and has been audited by independent external auditors - M/s Deloitte Haskins & Sells.
The data on environment and social sections is based on actual performance of the various businesses, factories, hotels and large offices of the Company and its Subsidiaries. The authenticity of the data and systems have been verified by M/s. Ernst & Young as per the assurance statement provided, which forms a part of this Report.