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RAIPUR: In a first of its kind initiative, GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd. (GCEL) organized a one day conclave her on Friday Responsible Business addressing issues on Safety and Community services.
Representatives from about fourteen Industrial giants in the Cement and Power sectors located in and around Raipur gathered to share some of their “Best Practices” being followed in the fields of Safety and Community service.
S.K. Mishra, Dy. CEO Godawari Power & Ispat Ltd. and S.R. Singhvi, Jt. Vice President Shree Raipur Cement, were the session Chairman for Safety and Community Services themes respectively.
Over the last decade issues relating to Safety and Community Services have become an increasing concern to the business world. Through this session the importance of organizations’ setting up Corporate Social Responsibility projects and the impact these have on society were discussed at length. The importance of developing a safety culture through Behavioural safety and Self-regulation is an absolute must and needs to be further developed not only within the boundaries of the Factory but beyond – in our day to day life also.
Naveen Srivastava, General Manager, GCEL expressed his thoughts to create a common platform whereby some common challenges being faced by the Industries can be addressed in a more structured manner. To this thought, there was a concurrence among all the participants who decided to take this forward.
Meena Raghunathan, Director, Community Services GMR Varalakshmi Foundation expressed her desire to provide a platform to the project affected villagers of various industries who have been trained, to market and sell the products being made by them.
Executive Vice President, GCEL, Anil Kumar Jain also expressed his views and moving a step forward, emphasized on “Responsible Self” where every individual should behave responsibly and put their hands forward for those who are under privileged.
The conclave was followed by an outdoor session whereby all participants were taken to witness the various safety and quality measures being followed by GCEL during the construction phase.
The participants were also taken to witness the various CSR activities being carried out by GMR Varalakshmi Foundation in all the project affected villages.
GMR Infrastructure is a Bangalore headquartered global infrastructure major with interests in Airports, Energy, Highways and Urban Infrastructure sectors. It has successfully employed the public-private partnership model to build a portfolio of high quality assets.
The Company has 14 power generation assets of which 8 are operational and 6 are under various stages of development and 8 Road assets, of which 7 are operational and one is under construction. In the Airports sector, it has developed and commissioned the Greenfield International Airport at Hyderabad.
The Company, besides operating the existing Delhi International Airport, has also built a brand new integrated terminal T3 which was commissioned in time for the Commonwealth Games in October 2010. It has upgraded and is operating the Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. GMR Group is also committed to social development initiatives and executes these through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the GMR Varalakshmi Foundation which is present in 22 locations.