Report Profile, Scope & Boundary
This is our fifth Sustainability Report. The data and performance indicators for the period April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008, are presented in this Report. However, Highlights, Awards & Certifications include more recent updates. We report our sustainability performance annually.
The last issue of our Sustainability Report was published in early 2008 covering the period
April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007.
The reporting principles and methodology continue to remain in accordance with GRI guidelines' 2006 version - G3. The relevant indicator protocols and technical protocols have been followed for reporting various indicators.
ITC is headquartered at Virginia House,
37 J L Nehru Road, Kolkata 700 071 (India).
For additional copies of this Report or any clarifications, please write to Corporate Communications Department at the above address or e-mail -
Explanation of Processes
This Report covers performance of all the businesses and units directly under ITC Limited (as in the previous years) and from this year also includes performance of the units of four subsidiary companies. The information/data reported here reflect significant economic, environment and social impacts that can substantially influence assessments or decisions of our stakeholders. Our businesses/units continue to proactively engage with key stakeholders, who, either have a major interest or are largely affected by our performance in any of these businesses/units.
Sustainability and sustainable development are integral to ITC's ethos and find expression in our commitment to enhancing the Triple Bottom
Line benchmarks of economic, social and environmental capital.
We continue to enlarge our Triple Bottom Line philosophy to other subsidiaries, joint ventures and outsourced manufacturing.
The Report on economic performance is drawn from the Company's Report & Accounts
(R&A) 2008. The R&A 2008 was prepared
in accordance with the Companies Act, 1956 and has been audited by independent External Auditors - M/s A F Ferguson and Sons.
The environment and safety data is compiled from actual operating data maintained by the various businesses, factories, hotels, etc. of the Company and the subsidiaries.
The social responsibility data has been collected on-site.