Cairn India Wins Blue Dart Global CSR Awards 2012

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Cairn IndiaMUMBAI: Cairn India, country’s leading upstream oil and gas company, won the Blue Dart Global CSR Award for ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practice Overall’ at a glittering ceremony on 18 February 2012 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The Union Minister of Corporate Affairs, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily presented the global CSR awards, which was part of the 1st World CSR Day.

With the theme of CSR – A Way forward & Public- Private Partnership for a Greener Planet, the Global CSR Awards recognized the organisations that have made a significant and positive impact on the lives of people around them. The Global CSR award aims at assessing the extent of integration of CSR concerns with corporate functioning; responsiveness to the needs of different stakeholders and development of innovative models to fulfil social responsibilities.

Cairn India, dedicated to the highest standards of Corporate Social Responsibility, bagged the award for its sustained contribution in India towards community development initiatives across its operations in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, that has impacted lives of thousands of people.  Some of the successful community programmes of Cairn India includes the Cairn Enterprise Centre, Cairn India Dairy Development programme, Room to Read (Library Programme), Science on Wheel, Theatre in Education, Mobile Health Vans, General Health Awareness Camps, Micro Vendor Programme, etc.

Cairn India, that contributes for more than 20% of India’s domestic production, works with a structured CSR programmes around 3Rs of Respect, Relationships and Responsibility, under the thematic focus areas of Economic Development, Education, Health and Infrastructure Development. Cairn India has been working on various community development programmes in partnership with several International, National and local partners such as IFC, HelpAge, Dhara, Sansthan, Smile Foundation, Room to Read, Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA), Rajasthan Mission on Livelihoods, LiQVID, etc to successfully implement various projects across its assets.  For more information on Cairn India’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, please visit our website at www.cairnindia.com

Global CSR Awards: Organisational Categories
1.       Best Corporate Social Responsible Practices (Cairn India won for this category)
2.       Best Practice with reference to:
a.       Return to Investors
b.       Return to Consumers
c.       Return to Channel Partner
d.       Return to Ancillary Unit
3.       Support and improvement in Quality of Education
4.       Developing sustainable strategies
5.       Diversity & human resource
6.       Concern for health
7.       Poverty alleviation
8.       Accounting for climate change
9.       Carbon footprint accounting
10.   Community development
11.   Fair trade & supply chain
12.   Regulation of Corporate Social and Environmental Behaviours

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