New Delhi: Wipro Ltd reaches more than 40 thousand children through Education for Underprivileged Children Programme across 8 states in the countrty.
The average net profit of the company for the last three financial years was Rs 8802.2 crore and the prescribed CSR expenditure (2% of the net profit) was Rs 176.1 crore.
Company spent the total of Rs 185.3 crore on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in FY 2018-19, out of which Rs 11.558 crore were spent on education for underprivileged children.
The education programme focuses on ensuring access to quality education and addressing the needs of children with disability from socio-economically underprivileged backgrounds and is run through Wipro Cares, the employee-supported trust of Wipro.
The programme covers the cities of Pune in Maharashtra, Bengaluru in Karnataka, Hyderabad in Telangana, Kolkata in West Bengal, New Delhi, Dimapur in Nagaland and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
The company works toward enrollment in schools, nutritional values, counseling services and remedial education of the children, from urban slums, HIV-affected families and migrant labour families.
Wipro also started ‘Earthian’ an Indian flagship programme that focuses on education and sustainability.
The programme works at multiple levels with schools and colleges, students and faculty, all woven together through a narration that the educational institutions must lead the change in mindsets, attitudes and knowledge to reverse the damage to natural environment and to make planet more habitable.
In the schools segment, the Wipro-earthian programme has a large reach to more than 2,200 schools and 2,600 teachers across 32 states and union territories in India.
The company has been involved with social initiatives for more than a decade and half and engages in various activities in the field of education, primary healthcare and communities, ecology and environment.
The company has won several awards and accolades for its CSR and sustainability efforts.
The CSR Committee states that the Implementation and monitoring of CSR Policy is in compliance with CSR objectives and policy of the Company.
The Committee consists of three independent directors, Ashok S Ganguly, N Vaghul and William Arthur Owens, as its members and Ashok S Ganguly is the Chairman of the Committee.
Company’s CSR initiatives create social value by contributing to social inclusion, empowerment of the disadvantaged and mitigating of ecological degradation.
The work in education generates positive social, human and intellectual capital.