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HCC lauded for its water initiatives, disaster relief & sustainable development work
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MUMBAI: Leading global infrastructure and construction player, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) Limited, has bagged the award for best Social Investment Strategy at the World CSR Congress. The World CSR congress, a forum consisting of CSR Associates, CEOs, Sustainability Experts, Leaders and Media honchos across the globe, a professional organization, has instituted a set of annual awards for organizations and individuals practicing CSR. Global CSR Awards from The World CSR Congress held here recently were endorsed by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA).
This unique honour has been conferred on HCC for its pioneering work in various spheres like Water initiatives, Disaster Relief, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Education, and Community Development.
The recognition for HCC, renowned for executing some of the largest and most technically challenged projects, endorses the Company’s long-standing commitment to “Responsible Infrastructure”.
The World CSR Congress gives award in main categories including Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards and Social Innovation awards.
It is noteworthy to mention that HCC is among the very few Indian corporates, which are filing annual sustainability reports. HCC has been consistently receiving an A+ rating from GRI for its Sustainability Reports, showcasing sustainable initiatives that the Company has implemented across all the project sites.
The Best Social Investment Strategy award for HCC manifests the Company’s position as a responsible corporate citizen, wherein environmental responsibility and social commitment are integral components of the company’s business goals.
Previously, HCC has been accorded the distinction of being the only Indian company to be featured amongst ten global company case studies in a Climate Report ‘Business and Climate Change Adaptation: Toward Resilient Companies and Communities’ issued by the UNGC and United Nations’ Environment Programme at the Rio+20 conferences organized by the United Nations at Brazil in June 2012.
Hindustan Construction Co Ltd, is a business group of global scale developing and building responsible infrastructure through next practices. With an engineering heritage of nearly 100 years, HCC has executed a majority of India’s landmark infrastructure projects, having constructed 25% of India’s Hydel Power generation and over 50% of India’s Nuclear Power generation capacities, over 3,100 lane km of Expressways and Highways, more than 200 km of complex Tunneling and over 324 Bridges. HCC’s landmark projects include the Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai − India’s first and longest open sea cable-stayed bridge; the Kolkata Metro, Farraka Barrage and India’s largest nuclear power plant at Kudankulam – Tamil Nadu, to name a few. Today, HCC Ltd. serves the infrastructure sectors of Transportation, Power and Water. The HCC Group, with a group turnover of Rs 8,157 Cr (US$ 1.5 billion), comprises of HCC Ltd, HCC Infrastructure Co. Ltd, HCC Real Estate Ltd, Lavasa Corporation Ltd and Steiner AG in Switzerland.