Posted: November 25th, 2015
Critically evaluate the Corporate Sustainability Report published by Tata Motors Limited for 2013-2014 against the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines and broader considerations of best practice, with particular emphasis on reporting to diverse stakeholder groups.
i) Briefly outline what sustainability accounting is and how it has evolved and what the Global Reporting Initiative is; (20% of total mark)
ii) As part of your analysis identify three stakeholder groups and briefly discuss how the company engages with them in the sustainability reporting process and how it identifies and reports on their particular concerns; (30% of total mark)
iii) Consider to what extent the Sustainability Report (2014) published by Tata Motors Ltd.:
a) Deserves the A+ rating against GRI criteria that it claims (20% of total mark), and
b) Satisfies broader views of sustainability reporting which criticise initiatives like the GRI Guidelines. (30% of total mark)
Provide reasons for your conclusion.
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