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They are mainly into the following major heads:

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Bajaj Auto

Their CSR Areas

Women Empowerment
Self Reliance
Rural Development
Environment & Natural Resources

Abcs Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is strongly connected with the
principles of sustainability; an organization should take decisions based
not only on financial factors, but also on the social and environmental
consequences. Therefore, it is the core corporate responsibility of India
Yamaha Motor Private Limited (hereinafter referred to as "the Company")
to practice its corporate values through its commitment to grow in a
socially and environmentally responsible way, while meeting the interests
of its stakeholders.
CSR is the continuing commitment by business to perform ethically and
contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of
the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and
society at large. CSR is clearly on capacity building, empowerment of
communities, inclusive socio-economic growth, environment protection,
promotion of green and energy efficient technologies, development of
backward regions, and upliftment of the marginalized and under-privileged
sections of the society.
As a corporate entity, the Company recognizes that its business activities
have wide impact on the societies in which it operates, and therefore an
effective practice is required giving due consideration to the interests of
its stakeholders including shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers,
business partners, local communities and other organizations. The
Company endeavour to make CSR a key business process for sustainable
development. The Company is responsible to continuously enhance
shareholders wealth and it is also committed to its other stakeholders to
conduct its business in an accountable manner that creates a sustained
positive impact on society. The Company is committed towards aligning
with nature; and has adopted eco-friendly practices.
Essentially, CSR, which is deliberate inclusion of public interest into
corporate decision making by undertaking different projects for
development of society, has the potential of contributing significantly in
the long run to socio-economic growth in the backward regions and other
sections of the society. The emerging concept of CSR goes beyond charity
and requires the Company to act beyond its legal obligations and to
integrate social, environmental and ethical concerns into the Company's
business process.
In April 2013, IYM established 2 functionally independent entities namely
Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. (YMIS) that will cater to the sales and
marketing needs of the company and Yamaha Motor Research and

Development India Pvt. Ltd. (YMRI) that is intended to increase Yamaha's

manufacturing competitiveness through the establishment of an R&D
headquarters in India.
CSR does not emanate directly from external demands but from
organizationally embedded processes. These processes prompt the
organization to view its relationships with stakeholders in a different
perspective, which in turn influences its engagement with them. The
Board of Directors of the Company has devised social responsible business
practices under the general rules issued by the Ministry of Corporate
Affairs for compulsory implementation of CSR activities.
The Company is vigilant in its enforcement towards corporate principles
and is committed towards sustainable development and inclusive growth.
The Company constantly strives to ensure strong corporate culture which
emphasizes on integrating CSR values with business objectives. It also
pursues initiative related to quality management, environment
preservation and social awareness. Arising from this the focus areas that
have emerged are Education, Health Care, Sustainable Livelihood,
Infrastructure Development, and Espousing Social Causes.
The vision of the Company is "to actively contribute to the social and
economic development of the communities in which it operates". In so
doing build a better, sustainable way of life for the weaker sections of
society and raise the country's human development index.
To attain its CSR objectives in a professional and integrated manner,
followings are the activities which shall be carried out by the Company, in
accordance with the provisions of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013
(hereinafter referred to as "the Act"), Schedule VII of the Act and the
Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014
(hereinafter referred to as "the Rules"):
Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting preventive
health care and sanitation and making available safe drinking water;
Promoting education, including special education and employment
enhancing vocational skills especially among children, women, elderly and
the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects;
Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and
hostels for women and orphans; setting up old age homes, day care
centers and such other facility for senior citizens and measures for
reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups;

Ensuring environmental sustainability ecological balance, protection of

flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation natural
resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water;
Protection of national heritage, art and culture including restoration of
buildings and sites of historical importance and works of art, setting up
public libraries; promotions and development of traditional arts and
handicrafts; sports and Olympics sports;
Measures for the benefit of armed forces veterans, war widows and their
Training to promote rural sports, nationally recognized sports, Paralympics
sports and Olympics Sports;
Contribution to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund or any other fund
set up by the Central Government for socio-economic development and
relief and welfare of the scheduled castes, the schedules tribes, other
backward classes, minorities and women;
Contribution to funds provided to technology incubators located within
academic institutions which are approved by the Central Government;
Rural development projects;
Any other project, welfare activity in line with the aims and objectives
specified above and within the ambit of the provisions of Section 135 of
the Act read with the Rules, and duly approved by the Board of Directors
of the Company;
As a part of CSR strategy, in line with the aims and objectives specified
above, the scope of CSR activities would cover the following areas:
Drinking Water/ Sanitation;
Community Development and Social Empowerment;
Generation of employment opportunities and livelihood;
Any other activity as may be identified by Board of Directors.

The CSR Committee so appointed by the Board of directors of the

Company shall monitor and ensure undertaking of activities as planned in
accordance with this policy for the community at large. The activities
would be taken up in a project mode with milestones and deadlines.
The Company shall spend in every financial year at least 2% of the
average net profits of the Company made during the three immediately
preceding financial years in accordance with the provisions of sub section
(5) of section 135 of the Act.
The CSR Committee will be responsible for monitoring and supervision of
utilization of funds in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Act
read with the Rules, towards the projects/ activities identified under this
CSR policy.
If the amount transferred remains unutilized, it will not lapse and will be
carried over to the next year which will accumulate in non-lapsable pool;
Allocation to CSR Fund can be increased on the recommendation of the
CSR Committee and with the approval of the Board of Directors of the
The Board of directors of the Company (the "Board") in their meeting held
on April 15, 2014 has passed the resolution regarding constitution of a
committee to be known as the "IYM Corporate Social Responsibility
Committee" or "CSR Committee".
The members of the CSR Committee shall be appointed by the Board from
amongst the Directors of the Company and shall consist of at least three
The Board shall appoint a chairman of the CSR Committee (the
"Chairman") and shall decide his or her period of office;
The Board shall regularly review the membership of the CSR Committee to
ensure that membership is refreshed and undue reliance is not placed on
particular individuals as regards membership of the CSR Committee and
other Board committees. Any vacancy to the CSR Committee shall be
filled by the Board.
The CSR Committee may invite the 'Managing Director' or the 'Chief
Accountant Officer' of the Company or such other person as it thinks fit, to

advice and/ or to join meetings of the CSR Committee as and when

required notwithstanding that they are not members of the CSR
Following are the first members of the CSR Committee of the Company:
Mr. R. Kawashima, Chairman and Director
Mr. T. Terabayashi, Director
Mr. H. Inagaki, Director
Formulation, development, amendment in policy framework and broad
guidelines for selection of the projects, planning, budget execution and
Selection of a project in accordance with policy framework and guidelines,
prepare a project report along with estimated cost and send for the
approval of Board;
Formulation of strategies for efficient implementation along with other
stakeholders like civil society and implement the project as per guidelines;
Supervision, coordination and implementation of CSR activities/ projects;
Compilation of information and preparation of regular/ annual reports etc.;
To coordinate with various other departments for exchange of information
for promotion of CSR activities and ensure harmony in activities by
different agencies;
Submit quarterly and annual statements of physical and financial progress
to the Board;
To consider and approve the projects for CSR activities and submit annual
budgetary allocation among various projects;
To arrange workshops, training etc. to sensitize the staff for better
implementation of the policy;
To keep up-dated CSR policy including the changes/ clarifications
suggested/issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and other
government agencies;

[Meetings shall be held at such times as the CSR Committee deems

appropriate, and in any event shall be held not less than twice a year].
Quorum for the meeting of CSR Committee shall be minimum of two
members. A duly convened meeting of the CSR Committee at which
requisite quorum is present shall be competent to exercise all or any of
the authorities, powers and discretions vested in or exercisable by the CSR
No one other than the Chairman and other members of CSR Committee
are entitled to attend, be present or vote at a meeting of the CSR
Committee. The Managing Director of the Company, Chief Accountant
Officer, Human Resource Department Head, Finance Department Head or
any other member of senior management of the Company may be called
upon to attend the said meeting with prior permission of the Chairman of
CSR Committee or shall be able to express views at any meeting of the
CSR Committee.
Unless varied by these terms of reference, meetings and proceedings of
the CSR Committee will be governed by the Company's Articles of
Association regulating the meetings and proceedings of the Board of
Unless otherwise agreed, notice of each meeting confirming the venue,
time and date, together with an agenda of items to be discussed and
supporting papers, shall be sent to each member of the CSR Committee
and any other person(s) required to attend the said meeting, not later
than 2 days prior to the date of the meeting.
In case the Chairman of CSR Committee fails to attend or convey his nonavailability at the scheduled meeting, the members present at the
meeting shall elect one of them to chair the said meeting.
The CSR Committee is authorised by the Board to investigate any matter
within its terms of reference at the expense of the Company. It is
authorised to seek any information that it requires from any employee/
officer in order to perform its duties and all employees/ officers are
directed to cooperate with any requests so made by the CSR Committee.

The CSR Committee is authorised by the Board to obtain external

professional advice at the expense of the Company, wherever deemed
necessary and to secure the attendance of third parties with relevant
experience and expertise at meetings of the CSR Committee if it considers
this necessary.
The CSR Committee shall:
Report to the Board on the proceedings of each meeting held by the
Committee on all matters within the scope of its duties and
Make necessary recommendations to the Board whenever it deems
appropriate on any area within its ambit where action or improvement is
Report on its responsibilities and activities during the year in a CSR Report
to be published at the same time as the Company's annual report and
Include in the Annual Report about the implementation of CSR activities
including physical and financial process.
Reflect the CSR activities in the annual accounts of the Company under
the head 'Expenditure under CSR Activities'.
Disclose/ display the contents of this CSR policy on the website of the
The impact of the CSR activities undertaken should be quantified to the
extent possible with reference to baseline data, to be created before the
start of any project. Therefore, base-line surveys would be an integral part
of CSR programme so that progress can be measured. Photographic
record may be maintained wherever possible.
For proper and periodic monitoring of CSR activities, if considered
necessary, the programmes undertaken under CSR policy may be
evaluated through a suitable independent external agency and the
evaluation should be both concurrent and final.
The Chairman of the CSR Committee shall attend the Annual General
Meeting of the Company to answer the questions relating to CSR

Committee's activities, projects, initiatives taken and its responsibilities.

The Chairman should also ensure that the Company maintains good
contact with shareholders about CSR matters in the same way as for other
Discussions and interactions with various private/ Government bodies/
Government officials may be held to identify the areas for undertaking
CSR activities;
While identifying the CSR activities, emphasis shall be on the areas
related to the business of the Company;
A survey may be carried out to find out the needs and requirements of
community before planning a project;
The target beneficiaries, the local authorities, institutions etc. involved in
similar activities if need be, may be consulted in the process of planning
and implementation of CSR programmes;
Based on the need analysis survey, prepare a detailed programme report
reflecting content, objectives, major milestones, time frame for
implementation, budget thereof and implementing agency. The
investment in CSR activity would be project based and for every project,
time-frame and periodic targets would be finalized at the outset along
with the modalities for the concurrent and final evaluation.
Ensure that that the CSR activities are in accordance with the approved
policy. Activities related to sustainable development will form a significant
May assign CSR projects to NGOs/ specialized agencies under an MOU/
Agreement reflecting the mutual terms and conditions for the projected
activities. The Committee should make all efforts to verify the reliability
and past track record of the engaged agency and only agencies of good

Axis Bank Foundation

Axis Bank has set up a Trust to channel its philanthropic initiatives, which
has committed itself to participate in various social endeavors with a
special focus on poverty alleviation, providing sustainable livelihoods,
education of the underprivileged, healthcare, sanitation etc. It aims to
provide one million sustainable livelihoods to the underprivileged in

backward regions of the country in the next five years, with 60% of the
beneficiaries being women.

Special education for the differently abled: Supports basic,

secondary and vocational education for differently abled children and

Access to quality education for street children and children of

sexually-exploited women: Provide education to street children
and children of sexually exploited women and facilitate access to ageappropriate formal education and vocational opportunities

Financial literacy: Advance the agenda of Financial Inclusion by

creating awareness, educating and empowering sections of society
through financial literacy initiatives

Vocational Education and Training

Support vocational education, life skill coaching and career

counseling: Provide orientation and handholding support to children
of secondary and higher secondary level on available career options,
and employable vocational and technical skills

training: Provide skilling, re-skilling and multi-skilling support to
youth for gainful employment

Rural development and livelihood enhancement

conservation: Management of natural resources leading to more
productive outcome for agriculture and associated livelihood. Support
rural and village communities through non-farm based livelihood

Access to finance/financial inclusion and entrepreneurship

development: Support creation of sustainable income sources
through micro-finance and microenterprise

Medical Relief and Trauma Care

The Bank has been working on providing medical relief and trauma
care for victims of accidents through its Foundation

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PepsiCo's philanthropic anchor, PepsiCo Foundation is committed to
developing sustainable partnerships and programs that provide
opportunities for improved health & inclusion and a better environment.
Various Projects being run by PepsiCo Foundation:
Health Alliance
Project: This research project focuses on reducing chronic diseases by
promoting healthy diets and physical activity and controlling tobacco use.
The project is being implemented through integrated interventions to
drive policy and environmental changes.
Impact: Lower rates of obesity and chronic diseases (cardiovascular
problems and diabetes).
Reach: 12,000 people in Kerala
Save the Children
Project: The project catalyzes community-based interventions to deliver
integrated health and nutrition solutions to children under 5, young
mothers and pregnant and lactating women. Save the Children works with
community health educators to provide families important information
about health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.
Reach: 100,000 people in Rajasthan. (The project reaches 50,000
beneficiaries including children under 5, young mothers and pregnant and
lactating women through health and nutrition interventions. It reaches
another 50,000 people through water and sanitation initiatives.
Earth Institute at Columbia University
Project: The project tests methods that deliver 'more crop per drop'. This
approach focuses on water security through water harvesting, recharging,
watershed management and innovative irrigation practices. The project is
developing research, tools, and strategies to improve agricultural income
and water use.
Reach: 500 farmers across Punjab and Gujarat
Safe Water Network
Project: This project focuses on providing affordable potable water at the
community level by harvesting rainwater, installing small water village
kiosk purification systems and building cisterns and community tanks.
Reach: 55,000 people across Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh
Project: The project acts as a catalyst to introduce microfinance to the
water and sanitation sector and provides household water connections
and toilets.

Reach: 150,000 people in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa

and Maharashtra. is one of the Foundation's largest partnerships
in terms of reach
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Community Partnership Day
An initiative replicated by Novartis Group Company sites every year
Provides an opportunity for associates around the world to make a
difference in their local communities
Activities have included renovating schools, accompanying children
with disabilities on trips, working at food donation banks, and using
business skills to help local organizations improve their efficiency

In 2014, more than 20 000 associates took part in Community

Partnership Day
Patient Organisation Support

Novartis works with many organizations that play a crucial role by

informing and supporting patients, as well as safeguarding the rights
of patients and caregivers
Development (NFSD)
Involved in the fight against leprosy. Since 2000, Novartis has worked
with the World Health Organization to provide free Multi-Drug Therapy
treatment for all leprosy patients in the world through the end of
2010. This has led to the cure of 4.5 million patients so far.

The Novartis Comprehensive Leprosy Care Association (NCLCA), a

project sponsored by NFSD and Novartis India, helps recovering
leprosy patients with both physical and social rehabilitation, including
income generation assistance

Science Education
Numerous fellowship, internship and exchange programs with
universities and research institutions, helping build a foundation for
sustaining research and medicine in developing countries and
beyond. Some of the programmes are - Novartis International
Biotechnology Leadership Camp, Novartis Science Lab and Program at
LINK Community School, Summer Research Fellowships, and
Educational Workshops
Disaster Relief

Works with the international community and local country

organizations on the ground to deliver their support as quickly as
possible in order to achieve the greatest possible impact for those
directly affected.
Donation commitments
In 2013, Novartis signed a partnership agreement with the Swiss Red Cross
for three years (until 2015) to support a training program on violence
prevention of young people in public schools
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Motorola believes that Corporate Social Responsibility is all about good
business with the people like customers, shareholders, stakeholders,
neighbors or employees. The company believes that good business
involves having fair dealings with the people who form part of the
business enterprise and also the others who are not even closely related
to the company.

Company believes that the most important thing that every company
must think about is the protection of the environment
The company engages itself in a number of community support
initiatives that are aimed at enhancing the lives of the people
Its corporate social responsibility initiatives are aimed at being
inclusive, safe and compatible with a healthy working environment
From the code of business conduct, the company stands for the
following: integrity, accountability for all its actions and actions of its
employees, courage in doing what is right and from doing what is
wrong, ethical leadership and mutual respect
The Motorola Mobility Company has an Environment, Health and
Safety (EHS) Policy which stipulates what the company should do in
an attempt to ensure that there is adequate safety of employees and
customers, that pollution to the environment is minimized and
drastically reduced and that resources are conserved in the best way
The Motorola Mobility Human Rights Policy on the other hand targets
employees, suppliers and all other people that the company does
business with. It is aimed at carrying out human rights activities that

are legal, ethical and that the process of recruitment is carried out
with high integrity levels
In line with the European Union Regulations, Motorola Company has
continued to notify the consumers of the products that do not contain
REACH SVHCs (Substance of Very High Concern)
The Motorola Mobility Company has also been able to conduct its
Greenhouse Gas Emission verification independently to ensure that
the independent assessment of the amount of Green House Gas
(GHG) it emits to the atmosphere meets the 90% conventionally
accepted threshold for accuracy
Concerning education, the company is accredited for launching the
FIRST Robotics Competition in 1989 which has been in operation since
then to date. The company also launched the FIRST LEGO League and
a number of Robotics Clubs in such states as California, Illinois and
Pennsylvania. The winners of the various competitions that are
involved therein are sponsored by the company to study engineering
in various US universities.

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Nomura Group
Nomura Group actively engages in initiatives to address social
issues to fulfill its social responsibilities as a corporate citizen. The Group
believes that promoting and managing corporate social responsibility
(CSR) activities properly is an important factor to maintain and to increase
its corporate value. In March 2010, the Group formulated For Future
Generations as a fundamental guideline to be shared among all of
Executive Officers and employees globally for its approach to CSR.
Nomura Volunteers Hold Teach-in Events at Daycare Centers
(Powai, India)

Volunteers from Nomura's office in Powai, India, are providing

assistance to children of construction workers in partnership with
NGO Mumbai Mobile Creches
Support activities include holding classes and providing instruction
related to nutrition, health, and other subjects

Team of Nomura Visit Young Cancer Patients (Powai, India)

Nomura employees organized CSR volunteering activities in

partnership with the NGO Impact Foundation for under-privileged
children which are young cancer patients undergoing treatment at

Tata Memorial Centre and residing at a shelter home - Shri Ghadge

Maharaj Mission Dharamshala Trust associated - with Tata Memorial
Hospital through the Impact Foundation
Partnering with the Udaan India Foundation
Underprivileged children through Education (India)



Nomura Powai employees making regular visits to the Udaan

reading library, which provides library books to underprivileged
children. The employees kick started the library reading programs
for them employing creative ways of learning, such as role-playing
various characters in the books, and reinforcing the story through
discussions, which proved to be very successful for laying out their
basic English comprehension skills and thus helping them read
books on their own

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Reliance Industries Ltd.

Motto: Creating shared prosperity, sustainably
Reliance Foundation Mission Rahat Amreli, Gujarat
During the heavy rainfall of over 650 mm during a span of nine
hours which created a havoc in the lives of the people of Amreli district,
Gujarat, Reliance Foundation (RF) team working in the villages of Jasdan
and Amreli district responded immediately, made a quick sortie to the
affected area, and carried out a first-hand analysis of the ground situation.
RF deployed a rigorous method of identifying the worst affected people
which was appreciated by the district administration as well as the MLA.
Village Farmers Associations (VFAs) from Jasdan volunteered to support
the relief operations in terms of work force, food grains and utensils.
Reliance Foundation Young Champs Residential Scholarships
Nita Ambani, Amitabh Bachchan and Honble Chief Minister of
Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, bestow RFYC residential scholarships on
24 talented young footballers. The Reliance Foundation Young Champs will

be exposed to world-class coaches and coaching modules while receiving

high quality education at Reliance Foundation School.
Reliance Foundations Social Initiative Education for All (EFA)
Over 17,000 underprivileged children, including 200 special kids,
witnessed the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers
Hyderabad as part of Mumbai Indians-Reliance Foundations social
initiative Education for All (EFA).
Reliance Primary Health Centre
Reliance adopted a PHC in Gujarat for catering to the community
health needs under the National Rural Health Mission Programme.
Project Jagruti
A project to uplift and bring dyslexic students from the underprivileged
segment into the main stream
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Rural Development
A group of 26 villages were taken up under Gram Nirman Samaj
for total sanitation under T.S.C programme this year. 1500 toilets
were built in 16 villages. Construction of check dam at Lakhupura on
river Malan in Mahuva has been completed. Six new proposals for
check dams are being processed
Under Sardar Awas Yojana, 22 Awas for rural poor and 9 Awas
under Indira Awas Yojana were completed
Gram Nirman Samaj started a night school at Indira Nagar in
Mahuva and 157 children are currently attending this school. It also
established Childrens library at primary schools in 50 villages of
Mahuva taluka
Health care
From its inception, Hanuman Hospital has treated over 125000
outpatients performed over 3300 surgeries and successfully handled
over 400 deliveries. The hospital is being continuously upgraded
with new medical facilities and equipments. Facilities like CT scan,

Kialysis, Tread Mill test, Pulmonary Function test have been added to
the hospital this year
The hospital also conducted more than 45 speciality medical camps
at different villages and towns in the last two years and conducted
15 educational training programmes for the medical fraternity by
calling renowned consultants belonging to different disciplines

Shree Mahuva Education Trust operates Parekh College in the all
Science City
Science City was dedicated to Bhavnagar on 26th January 2010
As the first project of the science city, 45000 students at 500
the Gujarat science
scholarships of Rs. 2.25 lacs was awarded
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Major programs under the 3 E's are:
Education - Akshar

Initiated in April 2010 in select Municipal schools of Mumbai with 5

schools, 2 teachers and 260 students has now gone pan-India with
44 schools, 3,500 students and 10 teachers (direct employees) in 7
Focuses on spoken English proficiency and reading English text
among students of government/municipal schools
Fun & Learn pedagogy that enables the child to learn English
without any stress and with a lot of joy
Employability - Sakhsam

Six-year technical programme was rolled out in June 2012 in select

government technical schools in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur based
on the proposal and in principle acceptance by The Directorate of
Vocational Education Government of Maharashtra
The aim is to transform students into technically qualified and
skilled adults with an overall grooming and confidence to work in
the manufacturing sector
Adopted three ITIs so as to convert them into Model Institutes of
Technical Education
Environment - RPG Cares

Pledged to convert all its 20 plants into Green Facilities. All its 20
plants are now targeted to do all it takes to reduce Power and Water
consumption by 30% and 50%, and bring down affluent discharge to

RPG celebrated the World Environment Day to create awareness

about recycling wastes, reduce usage of plastic and initiate action to
reduce global warming by planting 3,500 saplings with the support
of the forestry department at Palej and Mundra



Eklavya a two-wheeler mechanic training programme

Launched in 2009 as a pilot programme in Tamil Nadu, impacting a

little more than 2000 mechanics that year
Has provided training to more than 145,000 mechanics across seven
states including Maharashtra, Delhi/NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar
Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
The programme now covers three levels of training and is conducted
in four regional languages

Relief and rehabilitation of communities affected by natural

disasters: Includes support provided during the floods affecting
Uttarakhand, Bihar, Silvassa and Mumbai, the Tsunami in Tamil Nadu and
the Gujarat earthquake.

Restoring livelihoods in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu: Castrol

supported the restoration of livelihood of 208 families in three
villages (Poombuhar, Chinnagudi and Palayar) in Nagapattinam
district of Tamil Nadu - one of the worst affected areas in India
Rebuilding lives in Bhuj, Gujarat: Partnered with NGOs and villagers
apart from providing donations. Helped in rebuilding of Bandiya and
Bhaivari Vandh villages

Community development: Key focus areas health and education

Working on providing computer education in local schools

Providing education to differently abled children
Supporting the Primary Health Care centre in Sayli village
Support local NGOs who primarily work for welfare of tribals and
areas of adult education, health and self employment

Road Safety
Spread the road safety message to communities in Mumbai and
Delhi and the drive for Safety campaign to create awareness
around new legislation being introduced especially around the use
of seat belts and mobile phones
Through mass media and on-ground activities, the focus was on two
key messages Dont use mobile phones whilst driving and
Buckle Up and Drive
The programme also included a range of on-the-ground activities
such as Theatre at Home and other activities held at schools,
colleges and various places of public convergence
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EBay Foundation

Directed towards enhancing livelihood opportunities, reducing

poverty and improving standard of living
In 2014, eBay Foundation made a total of $4.7 million in grants to
non-profit organizations worldwide, increasing the total donated
amount to $35 million

Greener Commerce

eBay advocates use of clean energy and their strategy for greener
commerce is three fold: strive for radical efficiency in their facilities

and processes, generate on-site clean energy when and procure

additional clean energy from off-site sources
It is a member of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR),
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), Charity
Retail Association (CRA) and Business for Innovative Climate and
Energy Policy (BICEP)

Powering Giving: eBay connects people and charitable (non-profit)

organizations via eBay Giving Works and StubHub Foundation. Some
key facts:

About 20 million charitable listings created by more than 100

thousand users
Total $91.6 million have been raised. Raised $8.7 million via
community seller listings (many sellers donated 10% of proceeds
from their listings)
StubHub Foundation: Supports various Non-profit organizations by
allowing them to conduct fund raising events leveraging the eBay
platform. There are four programs under Stubhub:
organizations that are improving access and opportunity for
vulnerable youth
Non-Profit Box Office: StubHub offers a Non-Profit Box
Office to grassroots non-profits for free to conduct fund-raising
events. This includes support in venue and entertainment
selection, to ticketing and identifying, reaching, and attracting
new donors
Benefit Events Program: For performers, venues and event
organizers who work for a charitable cause. StubHub allows
any seller to list tickets for charity benefit concerts under
special terms. These terms help ensure non-profit
organizations who are lending their names to an event can
significantly benefit from secondary ticket sales
Employee Volunteerism: Includes involvement of marketing
teams to a non-profit event or providing technology expertise
for a local community organization or SEO analysis for a local
community organization

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Lenovo is supported by the ISO 14001 certified global environmental

management (EMS)
Every Lenovo organization, employee and contract supports
Compliance, Prevention of Pollution, Product Environmental
Leadership, and Continual Improvement
Lenovos Climate Change Policy focuses on five key areas of
influence. They drive and facilitate global, national and local Green
House Gas (GHG) emission reductions


Lenovo believes in making the world better because of Lenovo

principle. Lenovo is committed to raising employee awareness on all
aspects of responsibility to encourage values that persuade their
staff to give their time to volunteer services
Lenovo annually commits up to 1 percent of its pre-tax income to
global social investment programs and initiatives

Social Investments
Lenovos Next Generation Hope Fund is their flagship social investment
program through which Lenovo supports education and disaster
Lenovo support education related programs and initiatives through their
industry leading products and technologies, community investments and
program sponsorships.

FY 2011/12, Lenovo supported a National Academy Foundation pilot

program (five schools initially) with a donation of ThinkPad laptops
and tablets (US $150,000) and cash (US $75,000) to develop a
mobile application based curriculum for U.S. high school students
Also donated to North Carolina States Kenan Follows program,
U.dream project in Japan


During FY 2010/11, Lenovo and our employees supported various

global disaster relief efforts in Japan, Mexico and New Zealand like
when Tsunami hit Japan, on Haiti earthquake and Chile Earthquake


Larsen & Toubro

L&Teers at the heart of L&T
L&T has a rich history of employee volunteering and community
involvement. From teaching children at Municipal schools to donating
blood so that lives may be saved, running marathons for a cause to
mobilizing funds for supporting various community initiatives, L&Teering is
part of L&Ts way of life. L&Teers use their knowledge, skills, and talents
to contribute to changing lives of people in the communities located
around L&T campuses.
The success of Project Sankalp, a paper recycling initiative
undertaken recently at L&Ts Powai Campus serves as a great example for
their contribution towards environment. Spearheaded by a team of 45
L&Teers, the project reused 15,880 kg of waste paper. These papers were
recycled into 2,027 notebooks and distributed in 2013-14 to
underprivileged students in schools supported by L&T.
Power to the People is the theme line of L&Ts CSR initiatives at the
2x700 MW power plant in Rajpura, Punjab. Based on supercritical
technology, it is one of the most eco-friendly and efficient coal-based
thermal plants in India. The megawatts generated are supplied to the
state of Punjab, helping industry and lighting up the lives of people.
Team L&T is also committed to contributing directly to local
community development. As part of its CSR programme, L&T engineers
constructed a multitiered water conservation system in Rajpura. This
includes two storage tanks, filtration chamber and a recharge-well for
harvesting rainwater and facilitating artificial recharge. The rainwater
harvesting system has the potential of recharging over 500,000 cu. m. of
water annually. The consequent rise in the water table and all its
attendant benefits will add new meaning to the theme-line Power to the
L&T provides farmers around the country with a cheaper, greener
new solar water pumping system that operates on solar photovoltaic
panels. It is reliable and maintenance-free across the many months in
India when ample sunlight is available. All it needs is a shadow-free area
for the panels. Unveiled at Indias largest electrical and electronics

exhibition - ELECRAMA 2014, the solar operated pump set was very well
received. Over 150 installations are now operating around the country.


McKinsey & Company

McKinsey supports private and public sector clients in tackling
resource risks and enhancing their performance through higher resource
productivity and a lower environmental footprint. It advises companies on
how to capture emerging opportunities in energy, water, waste, and land
use and how to harness the potential of clean technologies to create
smarter systems, new jobs, and competitive advantage. It helps
governments to incorporate sustainability into their long-term economic
growth plans, supporting the welfare and prosperity of their people and
protecting the natural environment.
To contribute to the global debate about how institutions can adapt
to growing pressure on resource systems and increasing environmental
risk, McKinsey invest heavily in developing knowledge, insights, tools, and
methods. Over the past five years our detailed cost curves for greenhouse
gases, water, and land use have helped established a fact base, shared
language, and methodology for exploring the potential value and cost of a
wide range of supply and demand measures. It has now created an
integrated resource productivity cost curve to identify opportunities to
meet the demands of the next 3 billion middle-income consumers.
Consultants and Experts in McKinsey help the worlds leading
organizations address chronic, complex societal challenges. The
company draws on the best of McKinseys expertise to strengthen their
ability to deliver meaningful and sustainable change. Through its website
McKinsey on Society which contains reports, articles and multimedia
McKinsey presents its latest thinking on some of the worlds most difficult
societal challenges.

The McKinsey Center for Government (MCG) is a global hub for

research, collaboration, and innovation in government performance.
Drawing on a network of external experts and McKinsey practitioners,
MCG provides governments with new and proven knowledge and tools to
confront critical challenges and opportunities in a context of limited
resources. MCG connects government leaders to learn from one another
to deliver value for the citizens they serve.
McKinsey is a member organization of the Global Private Sector
Leaders Forum (PSLF), an initiative of the World Bank Groups Gender
Action Plan to promote womens economic empowerment.

NIVEA products are trusted by families around the world to take the
best care of their skin. The heart of the brand is care and one way or the
other NIVEA has given new definition of care. In 2013, NIVEA took care to
the next level after launching NIVEA cares for family across globe
whether empowering mothers, creating opportunities for families and
building competencies for children. In Mumbai, a new CSR initiative was
launched by NIVEA Moms Touch. The aim was to strengthen families by
empowering mothers and provide them a helping hand to raise her
child/s. Moms Touch is an initiative to salute mothers who sacrifice and
endure immense hardships to ensure their children should go school
In Indian urban areas, there are several families without enough
resources, who struggle to earn a livelihood, and children are forced to
give up their education and become child labours to earn money. The
backbone of such families are Super Moms who work day and night to
ensure that their children must go to school and motivate them to
complete their education for a better tomorrow. Moms touch was
launched with an aim to help such mothers who sacrificed that money and
make sure their children should go to school. NIVEA celebrates the efforts
of such mothers and project them as role models in their society. With this
initiative, NIVEA also supports them for monthly household groceries for
their families. This initiative was launched in Mumbai in association with
Aseema Charitable Trust. More than 90 students from Santacruz Municipal
School, Mumbai were selected in the 1st phase and their moms were
felicitated with 3 months ration (food grains) by NIVEA. Aftermath of this
initiative was a significant increase in attendance level and this initiative

has been extended to 400 families. After successful and positive impact of
Moms Touch in Mumbai, the initiative is progressed towards Gujarat.
In order to help many such moms, NIVEA has rolled out a digital film
to support its CSR program. The film looks at the sacrifices mothers make
in order to give their children a better tomorrow. The film features children
of extra ordinary moms expressing their gratitude and narrating their
stories of sacrifices made by their mothers in order to send them school
every day. The film narrates NIVEAs initiative to salute such extraordinary
mothers and to support them with monthly groceries for their households.
And the film ends with information on how the audience can chip in.
This initiative is quite a big step taken by NIVEA and much
appreciated one. For once, a womens beauty brand is celebrating inner
strength of the women and not talking about physical beauty. NIVEAs CSR
program deserves applause and we hope that NIVEA will succeed in
making the powerful impact, and will change lives in a better way.

TATA Steel

Setting up and running educational institutions and hostels

Setting up and running mid-day meal kitchens
Training of teachers and headmasters
Improving quality of education in existing schools
Augmenting and supporting infrastructure in educational institutions
Offering scholarships and financial assistance to needy and
meritorious students
Bridging drop-out children and mainstreaming them to formal
Making adults functionally literate
Advocacy of best practices
Education for mainstreaming disabled children


Setting up and running clinics and hospitals

Running mobile medical vans and ambulances
Organizing health camps
Providing financial assistance and waivers for needy patients, on a
case-to-case basis

Providing family planning services

Reducing infant and maternal mortality
Preventing and treating communicable diseases like malaria,
tuberculosis & HIV / AIDS
Treating and rehabilitating persons with disabilities
Undertaking and supporting research on health related issues
Ensuring access to potable drinking water and hygienic sanitation


Setting up and running skill development centers, industrial training

centers, diploma and polytechnic institutes, community colleges, etc
Sponsoring candidates for skill development and vocational training
programs offered at identified institutions
Coaching candidates to appear for entrance examinations of
different institutions
Creating, training and supporting entrepreneurs
Creating, training and supporting self-help groups, federations, cooperatives, societies and similar institutions
Developing water harvesting structures and irrigation facilities
Supporting farmers with quality inputs, technical know-how and
timely information

Rural Development

Rural development projects of building and maintaining communitybased rural infrastructure like roads, bridges, culverts, drains, rural
electrification, water infrastructure, community centers, youth clubs,


Constructing stadia and sports infrastructure

Setting up and running academies and sports training centers
Organizing sports tournaments and coaching camps for community
Supporting sportspersons to participate in state, national and
international events
Offering scholarships and sports equipments to deserving
Promoting adventure sports
Preserving and promoting indigenous sports
Organizing leadership and motivational camps


Preserving and promoting tribal languages, scripts and literature

Preserving and promoting fine arts and performing arts

Restoring and renovating memorials, monuments and heritage

Mainstreaming Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)
Undertaking and supporting research on anthropological and ethnic


Undertaking plantations and afforestation activity

Promoting renewable sources of energy
Recharging ground water levels
Conserving biodiversity and supporting research, awareness and
advocacy on issues related to biodiversity
Promoting awareness about environmental issues

Disaster Relief

Extending relief measures during times of natural disasters,

anywhere in the country
Undertaking and supporting rehabilitation measures post-disasters


Reckitt Benckiser
Reach over 200m people to improve their health and hygiene
1/3rd net revenue from more sustainable products
1/3rd reduction in carbon footprint and water impact
Healthier Communities:
Deliver hygiene, sanitation, sexual health, and mosquito borne disease
prevention programs
Better Design:
More sustainable products, using the Sustainable Innovation
Calculator to assess 100% of product innovations, focusing on
chemicals, packaging, carbon and water
100% compliance with RBs Restricted Substances List
Better Production

Zero fatalities and serious accidents in all sites and continued

reduction in lost work day accident rate
35% reduction in energy consumption and 40% reduction in
greenhouse gas emissions (both per unit)
Net-zero emissions from manufacturing. Planted 7,014,000 native
trees in Canada to offset a total of 2.4 million tones of CO2. In 2014,
planted 864,000 trees

Happier Homes: Website launched in 2008, helps consumers to use their

products in a more sustainable way
Example: There is no need to pre-rinse with Finish - scrape your dishes
instead and you could save up to 75 liters of water per load (US
Department of Energy estimate)
RB Trees:
Aim to have net-zero emissions from manufacturing through
planting trees
Achieve net-zero emissions from manufacturing. Measure the
carbon emissions from the energy consumed at the manufacturing
facilities, minimized these emissions and then offset the remaining,
unavoidable emissions
RB reduced its products average lifecycle carbon footprint by 3%
since 2012
Save the Children - RBs global charity partner
Their programs focus on health and hygiene and the family is
central to what they both do
And as one of their largest corporate supporters worldwide, RB is
committed to support their work. In 2012, RB launched the Healthier
Kids, Happier World Campaign
Raised over 8 million and saved many lives
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MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 to continue MetLifes long
tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since its
founding through the end of 2014, MetLife Foundation has provided more
than $650 million in grants and $70 million in program-related
investments to organizations addressing issues that have a positive
impact in their communities. Today, the Foundation is dedicated to
advancing financial inclusion, committing $200 million to help build a
secure future for individuals and communities around the world. Over the
last year, the Foundation has made significant progress towards achieving

its financial inclusion goals. To date, it has committed $70 million against
its $200 million, five-year commitment announced in 2013.
Access and knowledge - Work underserved households around the world,
increase their readiness, willingness and ability to engage with the
financial sector.

The International Rescue Committee - United States

(Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California)
Financial inclusion of refugees and immigrants
Access to Services - Works to deliver high-quality products and services
like credit, savings, and insurance to low-income individuals.

Grameen Foundation - India

To expand outreach among communities in Uttar Pradesh, through
focus on business correspondents who bring quality banking
services to the doorsteps of poor households.
Innovations for Poverty Action - Bangladesh, India
To enable Innovations for Poverty Action to pilot and test new
"commitment savings" products in India and Bangladesh that
empower low-income individuals to effectively build and maintain
Access to Insights - invests in research and shares what we learn with the
financial services community to help enhance our approach and advance
our common goals.

CFED and the Savings Innovation Learning Cluster (SILC) United States
MetLife Foundation is building and sharing a solid body of
knowledge about what works and what doesnt to help low-income
families save.
Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) Global
MetLife Foundations financial inclusion strategy depends on
decision-making guided by rigorous research and on close
collaboration with the global financial inclusion community.

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Marks and Spencer India

In 2006, the Look behind the Label marketing campaign was
introduced. The aim of this campaign was to highlight to customers the
various ethical and environmentally friendly aspects of the production and

sourcing methods engaged in by M&S including: Fair-trade products

(Fair-trade certification is a product certification system claiming that
products with its brand meet certain environmental, labor, and
developmental standards), sustainable fishing and environmentally
friendly textile dyes. All coffee and tea sold in M&S stores is now Fairtrade. In addition, the company offers clothing lines made from Fairtrade cotton in selected departments.
Plan A 2020
In January 2007 the company introduced a new eco and ethical plan called
Plan A (tag-line "Because there is no Plan B") to tackle a new set of 21st
Century challenges. Plan A set out 100 environmental and social
commitments to achieve by 2012. The commitments span five themes:
climate change, waste, sustainable raw materials, 'fair partnership' and
health, with the aim that, by 2012, it will:
Become carbon neutral
Send no waste to landfill
Extend sustainable sourcing
Help improve the lives of people in their supply chain
Help customers and employees live a healthier life-style
Plan A was revamped as Plan A 2020 which consists of 100 new, revised
and existing commitments, with the ultimate goal of becoming the world's
most sustainable major retailer. Through Plan A, M&S is working with
suppliers and employees to inspire customers, be in touch with the
communities they depend on to succeed, innovate to improve things and
act with integrity.
Charity work
M&S has sold a wide range of charitable women's clothes for
Breakthrough Breast Cancer for many years and the Ashbourne store
collected a total of 2,000 for a local Derbyshire hospital's new ECG
machine in 2010. In 2011 M&S launch Oxfams clothes recycling initiative.
On 29 July 2015, the company organized their first 'Spark Something
Good' event as part of the 'Plan A' initiative. Hundreds of volunteers
worked for "24 hours on 24 projects" at a variety of charities across the
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Ernst & Young

Improving quality of education We are focused on improving the
quality of education that helps attract and retain children at school. We
are working with existing government initiatives to improve access,
content and delivery of education.
Village Empowerment
The EY Foundation supports the Srinivasan Services Trust (SST) &
Development Initiative for a light touch holistic village development
model, which is based on sustainable development. 316 villages are being
supported through this model in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu,
Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.
Livelihood / Agricultural enhancement program
EYF is supporting h a livelihood enhancement program for women /
agricultural best practices in 139 villages in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh,
Maharashtra and Uttarakhand.
SHG / Health / Agricultural intervention
EYF is supporting a self-sustaining womens federation model which
includes heath and accessing entitlements in 1,492 villages across
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand
and Assam.
Vocational training
The EY Foundation had supported the Dr. Reddys Foundation (DRF) by
funding nine vocational centers spread across the country, with potential
to impact 2,875 students in 2013 and 2014. The vocational training
centers were low-cost models to enable the underprivileged to pursue
their goals on a self-sustaining basis.
In the past, EYF has funded 14 centers in 2012.
Capacity building
Our people at EY have helped Action for Ability Development and
Inclusion, a non- government organization, (NGO) in capacity-building as a
pro-bono service.
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Maruti Suzuki
Maruti Suzuki has been rated among Indias best companies (top 5) for
CSR 2014 by ET Corporate Dossier. Community development and road
safety propel Maruti's CSR in the fast lane. Its CSR activities are geared
towards development of skills, people development and road safety.
Depending on social needs of the community, the company undertakes
projects, such as availability of clean drinking water or upgrading waste
management facilities and hence has also adopted the theme: Making it
Matter. The unutilized CSR budget, or the surplus, is parked in the 'CSR
Fund' that the company has created and does not make a comeback to
the business as profit.
Road safety (About 30% of CSR funds)
Trains drivers on safe driving at its 300 driving schools and six driver
training institutes set up jointly with the governments of Delhi,
Haryana, Gujarat and Uttarakhand.
Builds infrastructure such as driving tracks, classrooms and
simulators for drivers
Environment (Initiatives to bring down stress on natural resources)
Brought down its energy costs by over 5 percent
Installed a 1MW photovoltaic solar power plant at the Manesar
Has zero waste water status and half of requirement is met by
recycled water
Implementation of Green Procurement Policy: focus on environment
friendly cards and green supply chain
Community development
Taking up some schools for toilet maintenance under Swachh
Bharat Campaign
Building of household toilets
Upgrading of Government schools
scholarships to meritorious students from economically weaker
Skill Development
Works with 29 I.T.Is in partnership with state governments to provide
support in infrastructure improvement, faculty training, exposure to
manufacturing facilities, training in acclaimed Japanese work
practices like 5S, kaizen and 3G and soft skills like personality

development and team work and hence to get the students

Planning to set up Automobile Skill Enhancement Centers in 45 I.T.Is
countrywide to train in areas related to car service, repairs and
maintenance provide hands-on experience to trainees at local
Maruti Suzuki workshops and make them capable of quality service
and repair of vehicles.
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Avalon Consulting
Avalon is committed to creating social change with a long term impact
and has undertaken various initiatives for contributing towards this goal.
DOOR STEP SCHOOL A Pro-Bono Initiative

Door Step School (DSS) aims to provide basic education to poor

and marginalized children and to develop a supporting
infrastructure to prevent these children from dropping out of school.
It currently reaches out to more than 8,000 children
Funding agencies were more than willing to provide support for
expansion as long as DSS demonstrated the capabilities to
manage the same. Avalon Consulting worked with DSS to develop
their business case and enable its implementation
The project was configured as a regular assignment and budding
managers were given the chance to manage the project

HAMARA FOOTPATH A Volunteer Effort

Hamara Footpath is a community effort that engages with Mumbai

street children through storytelling, art and craft activities and
Children are taken out on excursions to the zoo, circus etc. to help
them connect what they see in books to the real world outside.
Exposing the children to a corporate work setting was where Avalon
Consulting came in
Avalon Consulting hosted these children at our office, the first time
these children had visited one. Volunteers played games, showed
them around, explained a typical day at work and finally conducted
a greeting card making workshop


Avalon Consulting play Santa to a group of underprivileged

children under the patronage of the Akanksha Foundation, a

Mumbai based non-profit organization with the vision of empowering

children through education
Loaded with a sack full of goodies, their team visits a group of
around 70 children, aged between 9-12 years, at one of Akankshas
learning centers at Parel, Mumbai to throw a Christmas party for the
They speak to the children about their interests, backgrounds and
hear them talk about their aspirations. They portray their talents
and interests and they come up with some outstanding

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NetApp supports strategic partnerships that help make global
communities better, stronger, and more vibrant places in which to live,
work, and do business.
Philanthropic Focus
They are committed to being outstanding global corporate citizens by
contributing time, talent, products, services and money to non-profit
organizations and schools in the vicinity of major global NetApp employee
population centers.
Charitable Contributions and In-Kind Donations
In fiscal year 2013, NetApp donated $1.42 million in cash and $693,564 of
in-kind donations of products and services to nonprofit organizations and
universities. The NetApp Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation
provided an additional $70,000 for global disaster relief and community
Volunteerism with Nonprofit Partners
NetApp's Volunteer Time Off program enables each employee to volunteer
up to five consecutive days per year, with full pay, during regular business
hours to support the nonprofit organizations or schools of their choice.
Employees are encouraged to invite a charitable organization of their
choice to visit the office and share information about their role in the
community. In calendar year 2012, 2,942 NetApp employees around the
world donated 49,058 hours of volunteer time during business hours
valued at $2,725,607, a 30% increase over the previous year.

Environmental Stewardship
NetApp practice sound environmental stewardship and encourage others
to do so. They view sustainability and environmental stewardship as
crucial for delivering customer and shareholder value. NetApp data
storage solutions are designed to help customers reduce power
consumption and meet their green IT objectives.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at NetApp India Private
Limited (NIPL)
NetApp Inc. is committed to making a positive impact in the communities
where our employees live and work around the world. This is
demonstrated by actively engaging employees in corporate social
responsibility activities that are important to each employee and their
local community.
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Responsible Business:
They believe todays biggest business opportunities lie in societys biggest
challenges from the management of natural resources to making
business more transparent, trusted and fair. They are making
responsibility part of their own core services, thinking about what it means
across their businesses so responsible business is understood inside PwC
and built into the services we provide for others. This they do by creating
sustainability and climate change services and invest on innovation and
research to meet the growing demands for support on the opportunities
and risks on environmental and social challenges. They also try to
leverage their purchasing power to influence social and environmental
performance in our supply chain. PwC Netherlands established the PwC
Transparency Awards in 2004 to recognize the quality and transparency of
reporting by not-for-profit organizations. The Awards have since been
adopted by other PwC firms around the world, including Australia,
Germany and Korea.
Diversity and Inclusion:
They focus on building a diverse and inclusive to business. Through
programs like Aspire to Lead they try to inculcate skills in graduates so
that they can take on the challenges of tomorrow. Aspire to Lead is

basically a program for women but it can benefit both men and women.
PwC is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
Moreover, PwC is also the corporate sponsor for UN Womens HEforShe
which proves its definite interest in global inclusion of both men and
women in global affairs of the day.
Community Engagement:
PwC fully supports education
contributes to disaster recovery.





Environmental Stewardship:
As a provider of professional services PwC has a relatively low
environmental footprint but believes good environmental stewardship is
part of an organizations license to operate. In 2011 PwC UK and PwC
Germany helped PUMA to become the worlds first company to produce
an environmental profit and loss account. In doing so they helped to
establish a reporting milestone that encouraged other businesses to
connect financial and environmental performance. In FY13 they went a
step further and released 'Measuring and managing total impact: A new
language for business decisions which explores why business needs total
impact measurement, how to do it and the benefits of embedding it into
decision making.
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Corporate Citizenship
Corporate citizenship is fundamental to Accentures character and the way
they run their company as a high-performance business. It is anchored in
their core values, their Code of Business Ethics and, ultimately, reflected
by their people who live and work in communities around the world.
Creating long-term value for the communities where they live and work
and, ultimately, increasing competitiveness for both business and the
world as a whole.
Skills to Succeed
Skills to Succeed draws on one of Accentures core competencies
training talentto help address the need for skills that open doors to
employment around the world. It is a key aspect of how they embed

corporate social responsibility into their business. They exceeded their

original Skills to Succeed goal and increased their impact: by 2015, they
plan to equip 500,000 people globally with the skills to get a job or build a
They run and grow their business on an environmentally sustainable
basis, cultivating eco-efficient practices that include energy management
and resource conservation. Environment leads across geographies actively
manage and monitor their resource conservation and energy, water and
waste management practices. Because more than 80 per cent of their
environmental footprint consists of carbon emissions generated from air
travel and electricity, they are committed to addressing both of these as
they work to improve their environmental performance.
Energy management
They proactively manage energy use throughout the locations. Since fiscal
2009, their energy efficiency programs have helped us save
approximately 250,000 Megawatt hours of electricity, which also avoided
nearly 160,000 tons of carbon. In addition, in fiscal 2012,

programmes/projects and activities in the following domains:
1. Empowerment - Programmes/projects that promote gender equality,
support creation of opportunities and facilitate employment for women,
the differently abled and other weaker sections of the society
2. Healthcare - Programmes/projects that help in reducing child
mortality, improving maternal health, combat and prevent diseases,
facilitate hygiene and sanitation etc.
3. Education - Promote access and quality of education and foster
research and development through creating infrastructure, promote
scholarships, research grants among others in schools, colleges and
4. Environment - Supporting programmes/projects that focus on
conservation of the environment, encourage use of renewable energy,

ensure environmental sustainability, proper waste management,

reducing the carbon footprint and preserve the balance of ecology
5. Disaster Relief - Engage with not-for-profits to deliver
programmes/projects that organize relief work in times of natural
calamities. Support use of mobile technology for reaching out to the
communities with news, updates, and warnings about the calamities.
6. Eradication of Poverty - Programmes/projects and initiatives to impart
financial literacy to facilitate financial inclusion
7. Technology Incubators Support a technology incubator with an
objective of institutionalizing employment generation activities as well
as encourage development of innovative technologies, products,
services and application in the digital and telecommunication space.
These innovations will help in extending the CSR agenda of the
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For this Company, CSR means Corporate Sustainable Responsibility
and this means embedding CSR into its business model.
This covers two broad areas of:
a. Food-based solutions to increase nutrition as well as energy
conservation, which includes waste management. This Company
continued its partnership with Karnataka Nutrition Mission in
some villages in Karnataka to comprehensively address
sanitation, health and immunization initiatives, and nutrition
supplementation for children, adolescent girls, pregnant women
and nursing mothers. The 1st phase of this project was
completed during the year. The Britannia Nutrition
Foundation (BNF) was set up with the belief that every child in
India has the right to growth and development through good food
- every day. The Foundation disseminates scientific knowledge in
the area of nutrition, builds awareness of the massive
malnutrition challenge and its solutions and creates a platform

for multi-sectoral dialogue and informed action. In 2013, BNF was

selected as the nutrition partner in a first-of-its-kind project in
India, under a municipal corporations (East Delhi Municipal
Corporation (EDMC)) jurisdiction. Through this program BNF
assessed the health and nutritional status, including height,
weight and hemoglobin of 50,000 children.
b. BNF also worked with Wadia Hospital in Mumbai to supplement
the daily diets of all IPD (In Patient Department) children with
Tiger biscuits. The work of the Foundation also featured on 2
independent programs on Television focusing on malnutrition: NDTV program on Our Girls, Our Pride in December 2013. - The
Quest for Shunya (on Times Now) in October 2013, on
companies / organizations that are on a Quest to reduce
malnutrition. The commitments of your Company in addressing
child and maternal malnutrition were also included as a part of
the SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) (which originated from the United
Nations Standing 7 Britannia Annual Report 2013-14 Committee
on Nutrition (UNSCN) wherein UN agencies, Bilateral Partners and
NGOs / CSOs come together to exchange information and discuss
nutrition related issues) and DFID (Department for International
Development of the Government of UK) global commitments

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Procter & Gamble

P&Gs flagship Corporate Social Responsibility Program Shiksha is an
integral part of their global philanthropy program - Live, Learn & Thrive.
Now in its 8th year, Shiksha has till date helped 280,000 underprivileged
children access their right to education. The program has built &
supported over 140 schools across India, in partnership with NGOs like
Round Table India (RTI), Save the Children (STC), Army Wives Welfare
Association (AWWA) and Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA),
amongst others. Shiksha was launched in 2005 to enable consumers to
contribute towards the cause of education of under-privileged children
through simple brand choices. Since its inception, Shiksha has made a
cumulative donation of over Rs. 22 crores towards helping children on the
path to better education.
Shikshas NGO Partners Shikshas vision is to help India get to 100%
Shiksha someday, and it is working towards this vision in partnership with

NGOs like Save the Children India, Army Wives Welfare Association
(AWWA), Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) and Round Table India
(RTI), amongst others.
Shiksha Schools Shiksha aims to build the educational future of India
Brick by Brick by addressing the need for better educational
infrastructure and building the tangible asset of schools. Shikshas
interventions span across health and hygiene facilities at schools such as
clean drinking water and separate toilets for boys and girls and advanced
educational aids.
Disaster Relief - India has braved several natural disasters in the recent
past, such as the Tsunami in South India, floods in Bihar or earthquakes in
J&K and Gujarat. P&G has stepped forward in each of these calamities and
helped communities get back on their feet. Most recently they helped
rebuild the Army School in Ladakh, located in one of the most challenging
Himalayan Terrains, which was wrecked by the Flash Floods in 2010.
Parivartan - The Whisper School Program P&Gs Parivartan
(Transformation) Program has been protecting millions of adolescent girls
in India from getting trapped in traditional practices of using unhygienic
cloth for sanitary protection, by providing timely menstrual education. The
program has been improving the lives of over 2 Million girls annually
across 15,000 schools in India. The objective of the program is to help
adolescent girls embrace womanhood positively and enable them to adopt
the right feminine hygiene practices to stay healthy and stay in school.
Parivartan ensures that adolescent girls do not miss school on account of
periods and initiates a series of cascading effects leading to a more equal
gender status in the state.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF or the Gates Foundation) is
the largest private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda
Gates. It was launched in 2000 and is said to be the largest transparently
operated private foundation in the world. The primary aims of the
foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme
poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access
to information technology. The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington,
is controlled by its three trustees: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren

Buffett. Other principal officers include Co-Chair William H. Gates, Sr. and
Chief Executive Officer Susan Desmond-Hellmann.
It had an endowment of US $42.3 billion as of 24 November
2014. The scale of the foundation and the way it seeks to apply business
techniques to giving makes it one of the leaders in venture
philanthropy, though the foundation itself notes that the philanthropic role
has limitations. In 2007, its founders were ranked as the second most
generous philanthropists in America, and Warren Buffett the first. As of
May 16, 2013, Bill Gates had donated US$28 billion to the foundation.
Financial services for the poor
Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI): A US$35 million grant for the
AFI supports a coalition of countries from the developing world to create
savings accounts, insurance, and other financial services that are made
available to people living on less than $2 per day.
Financial Access Initiative: A US$5 million grant allows Financial
Access Initiative to conduct field research and answer important questions
about microfinance and financial access in impoverished countries around
the world. Pro Mujer: A five-year US$3.1 million grant to Pro Mujera
microfinance network in Latin America combining financial services with
healthcare for the poorest women entrepreneurswill be used to research
new opportunities for the poorest segment of the Latin American
microfinance market. Grameen Foundation: A US$1.5 million grant allows
Grameen Foundation to approve more microloans that support Grameen's
goal of helping five million additional families, and successfully freeing 50
percent of those families from poverty within five years.
Agricultural development
International Rice Research Institute: Between November 2007 and
October 2010, the Gates Foundation offered US$19.9 million to the
International Rice Research Institute. The goal of the aid was to support
the increasing world demand for rice. The Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation claims: "To keep up with worldwide demand, the production of
rice will have to increase by about 70 percent in the next two decades."
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA): The Gates
Foundation has partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation to enhance
agricultural science and small-farm productivity in Africa, building on
the Green Revolution that the Rockefeller Foundation spurred in the 1940s
and 1960s. The Gates Foundation has made an initial US$100 million
investment in this effort, to which the Rockefeller Foundation has
contributed US$50 million.

Water, sanitation and hygiene - The foundation has been

supporting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes in
developing countries, as part of their "Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Portfolio" in the Global Development Division prior to 2011.
Sanitation technology innovations - In 2011, the foundation launched
a program called "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge" with the aim to promote
the development of innovations in toilet design to benefit the 2.5 billion
people that do not have access to safe and effective sanitation.
Microbial fuel cell
The "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge" is focused on "reinventing the
flush toilet". The aim was to create a toilet that not only removes
pathogens from human excreta, but also recovers resources such as
energy, clean water, and nutrients (a concept also known as reuse of
excreta). It should operate off the grid without connections to water,
sewer, or electrical networks. Finally, it should costs less than 5 US-cents
per user per day.
Other global special initiatives - The foundation's special initiatives
include responses to catastrophes as well as learning grants that are used
to experiment with new areas. Eg:
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake: The foundation made total grant
donations of US$3 million to various charities to help with the aid
effort for victims of the earthquake. These charities include: CARE
international, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Save
the Children, and World Vision.
2005 Kashmir earthquake: The foundation made a donation of
US$500,000 for the earthquake.
In 2014, the Gates Foundation released "flexible funds" in the order
of US$50 million to UN agencies and others involved in the work
against the deadly Ebola in West Africa.
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Select Cognizant CSR initiatives Education and Livelihood Project Outreach

Project Outreach

aims to promote quality education and employment enhancing

vocational skills
channelizes the energy, passion and expertise of Cognizant
associates towards volunteer activities
4, 00,000 lives impacted through 120+ partner schools. 1000
infrastructure projects through this program. Through Cognizant
Foundation, educational infrastructure facilities are made available to
schools catering to the underprivileged and rural children, including
setting up science laboratories, computer centers and reading rooms.
16,500 underserved and rural children impacted through 20 education
projects since April 2014. These address key issues such as inequitable
access, quality of teaching input and poor infrastructure that prevent
marginalized sections of the community from reaping the benefits that
education offers in their quest for a better life.
Through Cognizant Foundation they provide access to livelihood
skills to the underprivileged to leverage better employment opportunities.
1500 people have benefitted from 8 livelihood programs since April 2014.
They received vocational training in different sectors aimed at
employment for disadvantaged youth and the differently abled. Digital
Literacy Cognizant in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation has set up
NDLM centers in Dodaballapura, a suburb in Bangalore and Munchintala
village in Telangana, in order to bridge the digital divide in the community
by providing access to digital literacy. Cognizant volunteers have
translated the course content in Kannada and Telugu to have an impact on
a wider rural population and also actively volunteer to drive digital literacy
in neighboring communities.
Quality Healthcare for Underprivileged Support diagnostic, surgical
equipment, research and technology needs of institutions that cater to
healthcare for the underserved. Over 38,000 lives impacted through 9
healthcare projects since April 2014 with interventions such as provision
for medical equipment, simulation training center for emergency response
training in hospitals, mobile medical unit and support towards community
health initiatives. Environment Go Green: 4,000 employee volunteers are
involved in grassroots clean-up efforts, recycling campaigns and
awareness-raising activities in their communities.
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Project Samudhay: Initially plan to adopt and transform 100 villages

with scalable models, impacting village communities in five areas: water,
women's welfare, education, health and malnutrition and sanitation. HCLT
Youth Centers Programs include coaching (tuitions to help students
excel), skill development (basic computer applications, soft skills, home
care, nursing, retail, etc.), IT labs (access to computer training), mentoring
and psycho-social support for youth.
Bridge schools School dropouts from the community are enrolled in this
open school and receive after school coaching and training on extracurricular activities.
Project Udaan: Program provides training and skill development to youth
of Jammu and Kashmir in partnership with NSDC, Government of India
(Ministry of Home Affairs) and State Government of J & K.
Project Shiksha: Program leverages technology and interactive content
to impart education to young children in schools with severe shortage of
At HCL, Corporate Programs in CSR have largely focused on the
areas of improvement in education, employability and livelihood
opportunity for the disadvantaged. These three areas are seen as a
sustainable cycle leading to improvement of household incomes of the
communities HCL is focused on. HCL believes that a focused push on
education and employability skills will have an unparalleled impact on a
community's overall progress due to their direct co-relation with
household incomes.

IBM helps in capacity building for NGOs Introduced in 2010, Impact
Grants help recipient educational and not-for-profit organizations to
enhance their IT infrastructure, leadership and technology skills. The
grants provide consultations with IBM experts and access to IBM

technology. The tailored solutions are developed in collaboration with

organizations in the not-for-profit sector, and are specifically designed to
support them in their efforts to serve their communities.
IBM uses technology to help young learners from remote areas to
underprivileged areas of towns and cities across India, the IBM KidSmart
program is using technology to inspire young learners Worldwide. The
program is for children three to seven years of age and includes the Young
Explorer, a computer housed in brightly colored, kid-friendly Little Tikes
furniture and equipped with award winning educational software to help
children learn and explore concepts in math, science and language. In
India, IBM supports government schools through their KidSmart program.
In India, the program started in 2003 and since its inception, the KidSmart
Program has positively impacted approximately 1, 00,000 children's lives.
The program is successfully running in 10 states and more than 30
cities in India, including, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi /
NCR, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana. In 2014,
the program has been implemented across 10 cities in India and will
positively impact the lives of approximately 10,000 children.
IBM has always been committed to being a good corporate citizen.
Back in the 1960s, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., then CEO of IBM, established this
commitment as one of IBM's Principles. Corporate Responsibility has been
embedded in the company through its corporate policies, its management
systems by which those policies are implemented, its business conduct
guidelines and IBM's values. The programs and responsibilities for meeting
their Corporate Responsibility objectives are integrated throughout the
The primary focus of IBM's corporate citizenship activities is on
developing initiatives to address specific societal issues, such as the
environment, community economic development, education, health,
literacy, language and culture. IBM employs its most valuable resources,
technology and expertise, in order to create innovative programs in these
areas to assist communities around the world.