For over 150 years, the Tata group has always served as a custodian of the public good. At Tata Communications, we believe that our role as a Digital Ecosystem Enabler calls on us to grow with the communities in which we operate. Tata Communications believes that the spread of technology and digital connectivity is critical to accelerating human progress. The United Nations has identified Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a means of implementation’ for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).In this spirit, Tata Communications has adopted the SDGs as an overarching framework for our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The SDGs are also a part of our official CSR policy, which is in conjunction with Schedule 7, Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. Additionally, the CSR framework of the Tata group, the Tata Affirmative Action Program (TAAP) and the organisational priorities inform our overall CSR approach. CSR permeates every aspect of our belief system as an organisation. It is an integral part of the culture and value system of Tata Communications. Our CSR activities efforts are aligned to complement the following 5 SDGS:
We have adopted the Tata Affirmative Action Programme (TAAP), a Tata group-level initiative which aims to address structural and social inequities in India by providing ‘due share’ to historically marginalised social groups. The global context of our AA (Affirmative Action) work is constituted by the ‘5Ps’ (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership of the UN SDGs. At an organisational level, it is contextualised with the overall Diversity and Inclusion framework. Our AA policy focuses on the advancement of women and young girls who undergo a triple burden of economic deprivation, gender, and caste.
Our employees are at the heart of our success. We are committed to creating a workplace that acts as a fertile ground on which our employees can discover the limits of potential.
At Tata Communications, we believe that we are part of the environment, not separate from it. For us, sustainable environmental practices that leave a better world to the next generation are the foundational requirement of our business practices.