Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce gives away CSR Impact awards
The Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce (BCIC), an apex chamber of commerce representing large and medium industries in the State, organized its first-ever edition of CSR Impact Awards virtually.
Bengaluru: The Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce (BCIC), an apex chamber of commerce representing large and medium industries in the State, organized its first-ever edition of CSR Impact Awards virtually.
It witnessed an overwhelming response with over 100 companies participating for awards in the 20 categories.
Some of the award categories included: Best Education Initiative, Best Health Care Campaign, Best Environment Sustainability Campaign, CSR Project of the Year, Best Employee Volunteering Initiative, Special category includes old age, specially-abled and others, Best Skill Development Initiative, Promoting sustainability in the F&B industry, Best HR initiative, etc.
CSR Impact Awards have been instituted by BCIC to recognize corporates whose initiatives in the area of CSR were aimed at achieving inclusive growth and sustainable development.
The event recognized and acknowledged the notable contributions of over 20 corporate companies that have been raising benchmarks by bringing transformative change into society through innovation and excellence.
The companies were awarded based on their strategic approach in CSR and their fruit-bearing efforts during these challenging circumstances
Under the aegis of the External Affairs Committee, the CSR Impact Awards 2020 sought to recognize companies and organizations that have positively impacted both business and society by taking a strategic approach to CSR through the collaborative program.
Speaking on the success of the event, Sameera Fernandes, chair, External Affairs Expert Committee, BCIC said, "We are delighted to receive an overwhelming response for our debut CSR Impact Awards 2020. Leading corporates such as Emirates Airlines, Toyota Industries Engine India Ltd., BOSCH, IBM, TVS Motors, World Trade Centre, Conrad, Grand Mercure, Volvo Group, Brigade Group, ANZ, Wipro, Infosys, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts, Sona Valliappa Group, and others have come forward and this shows how the industry can collaborate together towards positive societal change."
Addressing on the occasion, T R Parasuraman, president, BCIC, said, "Social responsibility is key to the growth and development of the business community. Through partnerships and collaboration, businesses across Karnataka can collaborate together with the government and drive positive societal change. Creating a strong business and building a better world are not conflicting goals, they are both essential ingredients for long term successes."
One of the recipients of the CSR Impact Awards, C. Valliappa, founder, Sona Valliappa Group, observed: "Our focus on technology and innovation has helped drive our verticals such as education, textiles, plantation, warehousing, IT, logistics for multi-nationals and other international business to the forefront. Social impact is key in today's age and the Sona Valliappa Group is proud to be at the helm of paving the way and being a role model for other businesses."