The Essar Foundation was awarded for ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practice Overall’ at the Blue Dart Global CSR Awards, held in Mumbai on February 18, 2012. The function was part of the first World CSR Day celebrations.
With the theme of CSR – A Way forward & Public-Private Partnership for a Greener Planet, the awards recognized organizations that have made a significant and positive impact on the lives of people around them. The award aims at assessing the extent of integration of CSR concerns with corporate functioning, and responsiveness to the needs of different stakeholders, among other factors.
The awards jury included Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs; Professor Indira Parikh, President, Foundation for Liberal And Management Education; Dr TV Rao, Chairman, TV Rao Learning Systems; and Harish Mehta, CMD, Onward Technologies, Chairman Emeritus, World HRD Congress and Founder Member of NASSCOM.
Deepak Arora, VP, Essar Foundation, accepted the award from the chief guest, Union Minister of Corporate Affairs, Dr M Veerappa Moily.