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Need to scale up CSR interventions to achieve economic growth: Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, FICCI CSR & Community Development Committee 

Nov 24, 2021

  • 13 companies conferred with FICCI CSR Awards & 7 companies with Jury Commendation Certificate at the 19th FICCI CSR Awards ceremony  

NEW DELHI, 24 November 2021: Padma Bhushan Ms Rajashree Birla, Chairperson FICCI CSR & Community Development Committeetoday gave away the '19th FICCI CSR Awards'. A total of 13 companies were acknowledged with the FICCI CSR Awards, 7 companies with Jury Commendation Certificates and 16 finalists were acknowledged with an appreciation Plaque for their commendable CSR work.

Padma Bhushan Ms Rajashree Birla, Chairperson FICCI CSR & Community Development Committee said, "Last 2 years have been unprecedented in the challenges and hardships that humanity faced all over the world. Every government has done its upmost and continues to do so. Vaccination and enhanced awareness are undeniably helping step its march. 100 crore vaccines have been administered in India with 79% of adult population having received the first dose and 38% the double dose."

Ms Birla further said, "The world of business and society, profit & purpose are intertwined. In India, we face numerous developmental challenges such as healthcare, education, digital literacy, livelihoods and poverty alleviation. We need to scale our CSR interventions in terms of quality, outreach and access for each developmental indicator. Only then we can be assured of reaching economic growth and deliver inclusive growth."

Alluding the process of shortlisting and finalizing the winners of FICCI CSR Awards, Jury Chair, Co-Chair, FICCI CSR & Community Development Committee and MD, Bain Capital India Ltd -Mr Amit Chandra said that deliberations of jury were very stringent and were assisted by detailed assessment provided by experts and appreciated the great work being done by India Inc to make our society a better place.

"I hope that the best practices that these awards seek to highlight and applaud, India CSR leaders shall get inspired and collaborate more ambitiously with governments and NGOs to address problems that plague our community in the years to come," he added.

P.S. - Appended is the list of award winners  

Winners of 19th FICCI CSR Awards  

Category 1- FICCI CSR Award for Women Empowerment  

 Private sector Companies with turnover of INR 3001 Crores per annum and above  

Winner- Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda

 Category 2 - FICCI CSR Award for Skill Development and Livelihood  

Private sector Companies with turnover of INR 3001 Crores per annum and above  

Joint Winner:

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

&

ACC Limited

Category 3 -FICCI CSR Award for Education  

Private sector Companies with turnover of INR 3001 Crores per annum and above  

Winner- Marico Limited

Jury Commendation Certificate- HDFC Bank Limited

Private sector Companies with turnover between INR 201 Crores -  INR 3000 Crores per annum  

Winner- None  

Jury Commendation Certificate- Cybage Software Private Limited

Category 4 -FICCI CSR Award for Inclusive Development of PwDs

Private sector Companies with turnover of INR 3001 Crores per annum and above  

Winner- IndusInd Bank Limited

Jury Commendation Certificate- Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited  

Category 5: FICCI CSR Award for Food Security & Agriculture

Winner- None

Category 6: FICCI CSR Award for Environment Sustainability

Private sector Companies with turnover of INR 3001 Crores per annum and above  

Winner- IndusInd Bank Limited

 Category 7 - FICCI CSR Award for Health, Drinking Water, Sanitation & Hygiene  

Public Sector Companies (PSUs)  

Joint Winner:

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

&

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Private sector Companies with turnover of INR 3001 Crores per annum and above  

Winner- Cipla Limited

 Category 8- Any other (for domains other than the above seven categories)  

Public Sector Companies (PSUs)  

Winner- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited 

Private sector Companies with turnover of INR 3001 Crores per annum and above  

Jury Commendation Certificate- Deepak Nitrite Limited

 Category 9- Exemplary Innovation (irrespective of the turnover of the company)  

Winner- None

Category 10- Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) - companies having turnover up to INR 200 Crores per annum  

Winner - None  

FICCI CSR Award under Special Category- Fight Against COVID-19

Public Sector Companies (PSUs)  

Winner - State Bank of India

Private sector Companies with turnover of INR 3001 Crores per annum and above  

Joint Winner:

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)

&

Jayaswal Neco Industries Limited

Jury Commendation Certificate:

  1. Muthoot Finance Limited
  2. Vedanta Limited
  3. Amazon Data Services India Private Limited

FINALISTS

The Tata Power Company Limited

Sterlite Technologies Limited

HSBC India

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited

Larsen & Toubro Public Charitable Trust

Welspun India Limited

Hindustan Zinc Limited

Nayara Energy Limited

UPL Limited

Hindustan Copper Limited

Hewlett Packard Enterprise India Private Limited

Central Coalfields Limited

Citibank

Jubilant Ingrevia Limited

Reliance Industries Limited

Panasonic India Private Limited

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