In a statement on May 17, TNS Automotive regional director Chris Bonsi said Thailand, India, and China had recorded "phenomenal" industry growth in the automotive sector, as automotive companies were rated higher in regards to CSR than mature markets of the west.
"Consumers in these markets see automotive companies playing an integral role in the economic and social development of their country, (such as) generating jobs and improving quality of life," he
Meanwhile, it said Petronas ranked highest in Malaysia for CSR across all industries covered, as it was perceived as "creating job opportunities, supporting education by providing student scholarships and caring for the health and safety of its employees". Shell
ranked second followed by BP and ExxonMobil
within the oil and gas industry.Within the automotive manufacturers, Perodua ranked highest, followed closely by Honda
and Proton. Bonsi
said the governments of some emerging markets levied high taxes on the automotive sector without considering the jobs the sector created for people manufacturing, distributing, and servicing those products.