The global construction industry experienced a 35% drop in company filings mentions of social responsibility in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Larsen & Toubro with 13% year-on-year increase, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 1,144 construction company filings.
Notably, social responsibility was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q3 2022, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of advanced materials and future of work, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Social Responsibility in Construction – Filings Trends in Q3 2022.
Of the 50 leading companies in the construction industry, Larsen & Toubro had the greatest increase in references for social responsibility in Q3 2022, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 250 social responsibility-related sentences in the company's filings - 22% of all sentences - and an increase of 8233% in Q3 2022 compared with Q2 2022. UltraTech Cement’s mentions of social responsibility rose by 100% to 243 and Grasim Industries’s by 100% to 203.
GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for social responsibility in Q3 2022 was 95.