NEW DELHI: Dabur India Ltd,a home-grown consumer products maker, has spent Rs. 20.38 Cr. on various corporate social responsibility programmes during the year 2016-17, Annual Report for the FY 2016-17 revealed.
“Dabur has been able to spend the mandatory 2% of average net profits of immediately preceding 3 years on various CSR activities, undertaken by Jivanti Welfare and Charitable Trust promoted by Dabur.”, it added.
Making 12 Village ODF
During the reviewed year, it has helped 12 villages in Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh achieve Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. It has helped construct toilets in over 2,600 households across these villages to achieve this feat. In addition, separate toilet blocks for boys and girls are also being constructed in nearly 20 schools across five states: Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Assam.
14 Villages to be ODF this year
“Dabur has targeted to more than double the number of ODF villages under its fold to 26 by the end of 2017-18 fiscal.” Its statement said.
The Company has in place a CSR Policy in line with Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013. As per the policy the CSR activities are focused not just around the plants and offices of the Company, but also in other geographies based on the needs of the communities.
The four focus areas where special Community Development programmes run are – eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting Health care including preventive health care, ensuring environmental sustainability and employment and livelihood enhancing vocational skills and projects.
During the year the CSR Committee met five times to review the progress of the programmes.
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