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Bharti Airtel pips Corporate Transparency list

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Bharti Airtel, a Leading telecom services provider with global operations in around 19 countries across Asia and Africa has been ranked first in a listing of 100 emerging market multinational companies as part of a study on corporate transparency and reporting by Transparency International.


In the latest edition of Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing Emerging Market Multinationals 100 of the fastest-growing companies based in 15 emerging market countries and operating in 185 countries around the world scored an average score of 3.4 out of 10.

Zero – least transparent score
10 – The most transparent Score

Bharti Airtel topped the list with a score of 7.3.
It was followed by
♦ Tata communications
♦ Mahindra & Mahindra
♦ Tata Consultancy Services
♦ Tata Global Beverages
♦ Tata Motors and Tata Steel.

  • According to a global anti-graft watchdog’s survey, India has the most transparent companies while Chinese firms are the most opaque.
  • The report covered 100 companies in 15 emerging market countries that also included Brazil, Mexico and Russia.
  • Indian corporate firms are the most transparent while Chinese counterparts the most opaque, a global anti-graft watchdog said in a news report that assessed efforts of emerging companies to fight corruption.
  • On the other hand, nine companies (eight from China and one from Mexico) were awarded the lowest possible score of 0 per cent. Fifty-four out of 100 companies scored above average (50 per cent or more).