Grasim Industries, a flagship company of Aditya Birla Group has been named as the winner of the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for CSR in the Textile and Apparel sector for the year 2019.
Golden Peacock Awards, founded by the Institute of Directors (IOD), India in 1991, are now regarded as a benchmark of Corporate Excellence worldwide. Grasim Industries, SFD, Nagda bagged the 14th Golden Peacock Awards 2019 for CSR in the Textile & Apparel sector, for the project “Integrated Rural Development ”, which highlighted the work done in Watershed Management, Animal Husbandry, Agriculture & Horticulture, Community health, Infrastructure development and addressing social issues.
Grasim has been one of the pioneers of ‘Make in India’ success stories with its first viscose staple fibre manufacturing plant in Nagda. Right from its inception in 1947, Grasim has been committed to giving back to society, leading to an impressive transformation of Nagda town and its surrounding villages, Grasim’s unrelenting focus has had a significant impact on villagers residing in proximity to the plant, added Mrs. Birla. Over decades, Grasim Industries have provided state-of-the-art education and health facilities at their 3 schools and 2 hospitals.
Dilip Gaur, Managing Director, Grasim Industries said, “Our aim is to uplift the level of socio-economic status in Nagda and villages in its vicinity. We are working aggressively for the cause of Education, Health Care, Sustainable Livelihood, Infrastructure Development and Women Empowerment at the community level” He informed “The community engagement program at Nagda spans 55 villages and 25 urban slums, reaching out to over 1 lakh people”
Hon’ble Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, Chairman, Institute of Directors and former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India was the Chairman of the Golden Peacock Awards Jury and Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat, former Judge, Supreme Court of India the Co-Chairman of the Golden Peacock Awards. The Award applications are assessed at three levels by Independent Assessors and finally by a Grand Jury.