New Delhi: UNO Minda Group group has published its CSR Annual Report 2020-21. The Report covers the CSR activities of UNO Minda Group and other operating companies. The company also provides an update on CSR activities in its Annual Report.
The UNO Minda Group is committed to providing prompt and transparent disclosure, seeking to build stakeholders’ long-term trust while achieving sustainable growth that complements society. The company advances its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities by establishing lasting relationships with stakeholders through appropriate disclosure, reporting and dialogue.
“Despite seemingly insurmountable challenges, we remained steadfast in our commitment to nation-building and to fulfilling CSR responsibilities.” report said.
The annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report highlights various efforts to support the communities within which the group operates and progress in becoming a more responsible corporate citizen by driving inclusive growth, social equity and sustainable development.
FY 2020-21 was perhaps the most challenging to date with COVID-19 causing the suffering of unprecedented proportions.
In her message to stakeholders, Suman Minda, Chairperson of Suman Nirmal Minda Charitable Trust, UNO Minda Group said that the severe impact of the pandemic overwhelmed health systems and devastated both lives as well as livelihoods. Survival and well-being rightfully becamethe foremost priority for all – individuals, institutions, and communities at large.
We as a UNO MINDA Group have done a lot of work and we will be happy to share some key highlights with the key support extended to society during these tough times, she added.
Some CSR programmes of Group:
- Supported migrant labor amid the pandemic
- Shifted physical classes to virtual classes
- Continued support to communities despite challenging time
- Connected with communities virtually
- Distributed PPE kits and other required gears
- Supported employees with all required support in challenging time
- Supported NGOs working in a similar field during the pandemic
- Approached for collaboration with panchayat and administration
- Encouraged less privileged women through self-help group initiative.
Samarth – Jyoti is a CSR initiative supported by a group of companies under the aegis of trust. With 15 centers operational in seven states across India, we are offering a structured course that ensures the individual development of the people associated with it. Also, we organise various campaigns and programs to educate and aware people at mass level.
As a society/community at large, we encourage people’s participation in all our programs. We strongly believe in the philosophy of ‘service to the needy is service to humanity.
Suman Minda further said, “I am grateful to our in-house teams, developmental sector partners and most importantly, our communities, for their trust, resolve, resilience, creativity, spontaneity and contributions that enabled such accelerated progress in these trying times. We are accelerating the shift from being just a resource provider to catalysing positive change and I look forward to your continuing support and encouragement to fulfill our objective of improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.”
Nirmal Kumar Minda, Chairman & Managing Director of UNO MINDA Group said that despite seemingly insurmountable challenges, we remained steadfast in our commitment to nation-building and fulfilling our CSR responsibilities. Our pledge to make the impact of CSR self-sustaining gained momentum with beneficiary communities increasingly owning the programmes. Relinquishing well-worn paths to embrace higher levels of empowerment ensured that while all our projects remained on track, some of them witnessed significant scaling up of some initiatives.
Rajiv Kapoor, Chief Human Resource Officer – Group CHRO said, “UNO Minda GroupI strongly believe corporate social responsibility is an important vector through which a company should be judged, alongside its financial performance, and I am determined that UNO Minda will continue to be a market leader in this realm as we continue to make significant positive impacts in the year ahead.”
Gaurav Kumar, Head of Group CSR, UNO Minda Group said, “Our programs focus on imparting skills, education and extend support through healthcare to the weaker sections of the society. The courses in IT Literacy, Beauty Culture and Cutting & Tailoring have helped many individuals to grow economically and develop their overall personality.”
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