Vedanta Group bags 3 awards at the FICCI CSR Awards. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, FICCI CSR & Community Development Committee, conferred the awards at a virtual award presentation ceremony. Vedanta recognised for extensive CSR work done towards Covid-19 relief, women empowerment and food security and agriculture
Vedanta Group said it has won three awards from FICCI for CSR work. The awards recognised the Company’s efforts for Fight Against Covid-19, Project Subhalaxmi of Vedanta Limited Jharsuguda under the women empowerment category. Project Samadhan of Hindustan Zinc Limited under the food security & agriculture category was also awarded, the company said. Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, CEO of Anil Agarwal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Vedanta said, With the vast roadmap towards social development in the form of various group projects, Vedanta will continue to transform communities for good.”
“We have always been at the forefront of aligning ourselves towards the welfare of our communities and fostering sustainable progress and development. With the jury having conferred on us these distinguished awards, we are encouraged more to serve society as our integral goal.”, he added.
19th Edition of annual FICCI CSR Awards, held on 24th November 2021. These awards celebrate and honour the best CSR practices across the country.
Rs. 1000 Cr CSR Spending in 3 Years
“Vedanta is one of the world’s largest natural resources companies which has positively impacted the lives of 4.23 crore people. The company has spent more than Rs. 1000 crores over the last 3 years towards various social development initiatives.”, the company said.
Rs. 250 cr for fight against covid 19
On the occasion Group CEO Shri Sunil Duggal said, “In Vedanta, community welfare remains at the core of each of our business decisions. We at Vedanta are very proud of the role we played during the pandemic in supporting community members. Vedanta contributed around Rs. 250 crores in the fight against covid 19. We have now committed Rs. 5000 crores for community welfare over the next 5 years and will continue doing everything possible to uplift the lives of children and women across the country.”
Anil Agarwal Foundation
Over the years, Vedanta has built many impactful CSR programs and is considered one of the most socially responsible corporates in the country, the company said. Earlier this year, Vedanta announced Rs 5,000 crore social development roadmap of Anil Agarwal Foundation (AAF) as part of their giving back mission. AAF’s ‘Swasth Gaon Abhiyaan’ project will provide end-to-end healthcare services across 1,000 villages in 12 states, impacting the lives of more than 2 million people, the company added.
As part of its many interventions, Vedanta played an important role in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic by supporting communities, daily wage workers, contract and business partners. As many as 15 lakhs have benefitted from Vedanta’s Covid Care initiatives.
Under Vedanta Cares, field hospitals were set up with 100 critical care beds with oxygen and ventilator support across 10 locations and more than 20 lakh litres of oxygen to Covid-affected patients was supplied.
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