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List of Top 100 Companies Featured in IRBI 2017

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In this blog post, you’ll discover the companies featured in IRBI 2017. At IRBF, we’ve been busy collecting data and running analytics for the upcoming India Responsible Business Index 2017. IRBI will show how the top 100 companies are performing in the area of responsible business.

In this post, we unveil these 100 companies according to their sectors. At IRBF, we divide companies into 11 sectors:

  1. Finance
  2. FMCG, Textiles and Consumables
  3. Oil, Gas, Chemicals And Petrochemicals
  4. Transport equipment and services
  5. Healthcare
  6. IT, Telecom, Media and Publishing
  7. Metal, Metal Products and Mining
  8. Capital goods
  9. Housing Related
  10. Power & Diversified
  11. Miscellaneous

Companies Featured in IRBI 2017

Let’s start with the biggest sector.


Today stakeholders and investors are closely watching every move in the financial services sector. The demand for transparency and accountability has become higher in this sector in order to ensure smooth growth of the economy. Finance companies are accountable not just for themselves but also for those whom they finance.

Here’s a list of finance companies featured in IRBI 2017:

  1. AXIS Bank Ltd
  2. Bajaj Finance Ltd
  3. Bajaj Finserv Ltd
  4. Bank of Baroda
  5. HDFC Bank Ltd
  6. ICICI Bank Ltd
  7. Indusind Bank Ltd
  8. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd
  9. State Bank of India
  10. Yes Bank Ltd
  11. Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd
  12. Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd
  13. LIC Housing Finance Ltd
  14. Power Finance Corporation Ltd
  15. Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd

FMCG, Textiles & Consumables

India is a large market and our consumption patterns have changed tremendously over the last two decades. Today companies have much more control over the food we eat, the water we drink and even the clothes we wear. This is why they have huge responsibility towards the health and safety of their consumers, farmers, workers, local communities and the environment.

The FMCG, textiles and consumables companies featured in IRBI 2017 are:

  1. Colgate Palmolive (India) Ltd
  2. Dabur India Ltd
  3. Emami Ltd
  4. Godrej Consumer Products Ltd
  5. Grasim Industries Ltd
  6. Havells India Ltd
  7. Hindustan Unilever Ltd
  8. ITC Ltd
  9. Nestle India Ltd
  10. Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd
  11. Titan Company Ltd
  12. United Breweries Ltd
  13. United Spirits Ltd
  14. Britannia Industries Ltd
  15. Marico Ltd

Oil, Gas, Chemicals & Petrochemicals

As India’s energy needs rise, our reliance on crude oil imports grows even higher. Right from small households to factories, everybody is dependent on the the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. But we cannot deny the irreversible impact such companies have on the planet and people. Therefore, the oil & gas sector needs to work consciously to combat issues like climate change and air pollution.

The following are the oil, gas, chemical and petrochemical companies featured in IRBI 2017:

  1. Asian Paints India Ltd
  2. Bharat Petroleum Corpn Ltd
  3. Cairn India Ltd
  4. Castrol India Ltd
  5. Hindustan Petroleum Corpn Ltd
  6. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
  7. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd
  8. Oil India Ltd
  9. Petronet LNG Ltd
  10. Pidilite Industries Ltd
  11. Reliance Industries Ltd
  12. UPL Ltd
  13. Gail (India) Ltd

Transport Equipment & Services

With companies like Tesla investing in innovative green technology, the transport sector is opening up to the idea of sustainability. Transport & automobile companies need to take responsibility for investing in clean energy, improving automotive & road safety and managing waste in their supply chain.

The following is a list of transport companies featured in IRBI 2017:

  1. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd
  2. Ashok Leyland Ltd
  3. Bajaj Auto Ltd
  4. Bosch Ltd
  5. Container Corporation of India Ltd
  6. Cummins India Ltd
  7. Eicher Motors Ltd
  8. Hero MotoCorp Ltd
  9. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
  10. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
  11. Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd
  12. Tata Motors Ltd
  13. InterGlobe Aviation Ltd


The private sector continues to dominate the rapidly growing healthcare industry in India. In a country like ours, where only 17% citizens have insurance, healthcare companies need step up and ensure the equitable distribution of medical services to the public irrespective of their income levels.

The healthcare and pharmaceutical companies featured in IRBI 2017 are:

  1. Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd
  2. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd
  3. Cipla Ltd
  4. Divis Laboratories Ltd
  5. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd
  6. GlaxoSmithkline Consumer Healthcare Ltd
  7. GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  8. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  9. Lupin Ltd
  10. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  11. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  12. Cadila Healthcare Ltd

IT, Telecom, Media and Publishing

The telecom sector in India is undergoing a revolution with its fast growth and cheapest 4G rates. The IT sector has seen a boom, created thousands of jobs and ushered in an era of innovation & entrepreneurship. Estimates suggest that India’s entertainment & media industry will grow to $40 billion by 2020. All these industries have the power to use innovation for social and environmental good.

The IT, Telecom, Media and Publishing companies featured in IRBI 2017 are:

  1. Bharti Airtel Ltd
  2. Bharti Infratel Ltd
  3. HCL Technologies Ltd
  4. Idea Cellular Ltd
  5. Infosys Ltd
  6. Oracle Financial Services Software Limited
  7. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
  8. Wipro Ltd
  9. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd

Metal, Metal Products & Mining

Although the metal and mining sector produces raw materials that are indispensable for economic growth, they are often caught in land acquisition conflicts with local communities. Several such instances in India show that this sector has to work responsibly and sustainably with local communities.

The Metal, Metal Products and Mining companies featured in IRBI 2017 are:

  1. Coal India Ltd
  2. Hindalco Industries Ltd
  3. Hindustan Zinc Ltd
  4. Tata Steel Ltd
  5. Vedanta Ltd
  6. NMDC Ltd
  7. JSW Steel Ltd

Capital Goods

The Indian government’s Make In India campaign might have eased rules & regulations for the capital goods sector but we have to consider the pressure it has created on our existing resources. Companies from this sector need to focus on responsible manufacturing practices and creating green business models.

The Capital Goods companies featured in IRBI 2017 are:

  1. ABB India Ltd
  2. Bharat Electronics Ltd
  3. Bharat Forge Ltd
  4. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
  5. Larsen & Toubro Ltd
  6. Siemens Ltd

Housing Related

Rampant and unregulated construction has become a common sight in urban and rural India. Housing related companies which are promoting building and construction materials need to examine their role in the health and safety of all their stakeholders (especially their workers and customers) as well as their environmental impact.

The Housing Related companies featured in IRBI 2017 are:

  1. ACC Ltd
  2. Ambuja Cements Ltd
  3. DLF Ltd
  4. Shree Cement Ltd
  5. UltraTech Cement Ltd

Power & Diversified

It is a well known fact that the power sector in India relies on coal and contributes to climate change. Our energy needs are higher than ever before and the demand for electricity will continue to grow. The power sector needs to invest in renewable energy and develop for alternative models of power generation.

The Power & Diversified companies featured in IRBI 2017 are:

  1. NHPC Ltd
  2. NTPC Ltd
  3. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd


There is also a company which does not fit into any of the sectors above:

  1. Rajesh Exports Ltd

Is your company on this list? If not, would you still like your business to be more responsible? Then come join the best minds in business, civil society and academia as they discuss strategies to do responsible business in India. We’ll open registration for the launch event of IRBI very soon.