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Materiality Reporting for the Year

From 2014 – 15 reporting year onwards, we are following the GRI G4 guidelines for our reporting. In line with G4 requirement to focus on ‘what matters’ and ‘where it matters’, we undertook an exercise to determine the most material issues to include in this report from multiple dimensions of risk, returns and relevance. We adopted the following steps to identify material aspects for reporting.

From the universe of issues or dimensions that was identified as material, a total of 19 aspects and 6 topics have been finalized for reporting. Depending on the relative importance, the other identified issues identified will be detailed in the respective sections as part of disclosure of management approach. The outcomes of the process were shared with all relevant functions for review and the consequent feedback was incorporated.

A visual summary of the materiality map is given overleaf.

Universe of Issues / Dimensions Considered

Given below is the mapping of identified aspects and topics to respective sections and primary stakeholders.

Stakeholder Aspects / Topics Aspect/Topic Boundary Respective Sections
  1. Employment
  2. Occupational Health and Safety
  3. Diversity and Equal Opportunity
  4. Non-discrimination
  5. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
  6. Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms
  7. Labour Practices Grievance Mechanisms
  8. Compliance
  9. Capacity Building and Career Development
People supply chain – Global (employees, contract and support staff) Workplace Sustainability
Current & future generations
  1. Energy
  2. Emissions
  3. Water
  4. Effluents and Waste
  5. Campus Biodiversity
  6. Urban Resilience
  • Water, Waste, Biodiversity – Operations in India as they constitute 80% of overall footprint and higher impact
  • Energy, Emissions – Global Supply Chain (includes Business Travel and commute) contribute to 77% of overall environmental impact.
  • Campus biodiversity – Wipro campuses in Bangalore and Pune
  • Urban Resilience – Primarily India
Ecological Responsibility
  1. Customer Privacy
  2. Customer Satisfaction
  3. Innovation
  • All our customers and businesses
Customer stewardship
  1. Economic performance
  2. Anti-corruption
  • Economic performance: Across the value chain, primarily India
  • Anti-corruption: Supply chain and business functions, primarily India
Financial Stewardship
  1. Supplier environmental assessment
  2. Supplier assessment for labor practices
  3. Supplier human rights assessment
  4. Supplier assessment for impact on society
  • Social aspects of Supply Chain: India based suppliers
  • Environmental aspects of supply chain: Categories based on life cycle assessment of services and products (see natural capital accounting)
Supply Chain Sustainability
Workplace Sustainability
Community & civil society networks; The education ecosystem
  1. Community and Education
  • Communities in India and other counties where we have significant operations. Other countries include South Africa, United States of America etcetera.
Social Responsibility

* As described in the section ‘Our Value Chain’, our suppliers are of three categories – Human Resources, Service Providers and Materials & Equipment Providers. We are covering aspects and topics related to our primary supply chain (contractors directly engaged in customer delivery) in the section ‘People Sustainability’ and product and services supply chain related aspects in the section ‘Supply Chain Sustainability’.

Note: The issues in italics are topics not included in GRI G4 aspect list.