Reckitt Benckiser

Reckitt Benckiser, the global leader of health and hygiene, thrives and works to change things for the better. the company is committed to improve the lives of those who work with them in any capacity, and to make a difference in communities around the globe through its various CSR initiatives.

Vision Statement

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is a diversified business conglomerate with operations in around 60 countries and a strong presence in almost 200 markets around the world. It has several power brands like Dettol, Harpic and others in its portfolio spanning health, hygiene and home products. At the heart of its rapidly growing consumer health business is a passionate desire to help people feel better. RB invests in research and development to find new ways for people to look after themselves, their families and homes. RB aims to reach 200 million people globally, to improve health and hygiene by the year 2020 and the target for India alone is to reach 100 million people, exceeding their overall goal.

CSR Initiatives

Success stories

Success stories

​ Shyam Steel has always believed that collaborating with schools will help revolutionise the education system of the country and lead to holistic development in the future.

CSR projects as enablers

CSR projects as enablers

Corporate Social Responsibility, when it was initiated, was a vague concept which implied donating a certain amount of money to social causes and organisations from time to time.

Successful initiatives

Successful initiatives

In its bit to tackle cancer, the company has associated with the Thakurpukur Cancer Hospital to help the needy patients with their treatment costs every month.

Working for various causes

Working for various causes

For Shyam Steel, corporate social responsibility is one of the most meaningful engagements that exists between an organisation and its surroundings.

Safe drinking water

Safe drinking water

REC has been conscious of the pushing need for contributing to improved access to safe drinking water to the deprived population and has taken up several initiatives in this direction

Rural development

Rural development

​ Rural infrastructure is vital to economic growth and poverty alleviation in the villages.

Women empowerment

Women empowerment

Empowering women and encouraging their entrepreneurial spirit is a vital aspect of REC's CSR objectives.

Environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability

REC integrates sustainability in its core business and commits itself to conducting its business operations with minimal impact on the environment and natural resources.

Health and wellness

Health and wellness

The National Health Mission Programme has been running since the year 2005 in India with the aim to strengthen healthcare system in rural and urban areas.

Education

Education

Quality education is one of the United Nation's seventeen sustainable development goals.

Skill development

Skill development

Skill Development is a focus area for REC, in line with the national development objectives.

Skill development & financial inclusion through CSR

Skill development & financial inclusion through CSR

Centurion University and UBSF are shaping the lives of most backward communities by building skills and transforming under privileged youth into productive citizens

Social Development

Social Development

The Union Bank Social Foundation has also been actively working towards the upliftment of the society through various ways.

Education

Education

Recognising the importance of education and basic schooling, the foundation has put lot of thrust by ensuring right to education.

Healthcare

Healthcare

Union Bank Social Foundation Trust has built a good rapport among the local community, organisations and the government departments especially with the representatives from the Health Department of the district.

Environment

Environment

Toyota's mission is to establish a biodiversity zone where children can learn and observe environmental ideas in action, while communities experience preservation live.

Health & Hygiene

Health & Hygiene

TKM has constructed 724 units in Ramnagara and Bengaluru; Varanasi and Vaishali, benefiting 27,370 girl children.

Education

Education

​ TKM believes that good quality education is the gateway in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Skill Development

Skill Development

TKM runs a unique three-year skill development initiative called the Toyota Technical Training Institute [TTTI] that encompasses holistic mind and body development as well as soft and hard skills training.

Road Safety

Road Safety

The Toyota Safety Education Programme (TSEP) was launched in response to the increasing number of fatal road accidents in India.

Swachh Varanasi

Swachh Varanasi

In partnership with Switzerland based DURE Technologies, the programme aims at creating a replicable and sustainable model integrating technology, an efficient operating model and community mobilisation.

Creating sanitation change leaders at community level

Creating sanitation change leaders at community level

The project in its second phase aims to and made significant contrition to make 7 districts of Maharashtra along with 200 semi urban areas of Maharashtra and villages in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar open defecation free.

Driving change through 'Dettol School Hygiene' modules

Driving change through 'Dettol School Hygiene' modules

'Dettol School Hygiene' module aims to create hygiene and sanitation awareness amongst children, who in turn, educate their families and communities.

Hexaware

Hexaware

Hexaware has an aim to create a synergy amongst its NGO partners to achieve holistic overall development of children and youth.

Amazon

Amazon

Dashboards are provided that capture the impact created on beneficiaries over time.

Ericsson

Ericsson

Ericsson has partnered with Smile Foundation as part of the 'Smile Twin e- Learning Project' (STeP) to address the issue of burgeoning youth unemployment in India's urban centres.

Mahindra Finance

Mahindra Finance

With a deep-rooted presence in the rural areas of the country, and a large employee base of around 18,000 employees, Mahindra Finance is one of the leading rural NBFCs of India.

Abbott

Abbott

Abbott's 'Total Sanitation Project' was an initiative to further the cause of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' in two villages near Abbott's nutrition manufacturing facility in Gujarat.

The right monitoring platform

The right monitoring platform

Goodera is a global CSR and sustainability management company, co- headquartered in Bengaluru and Menlo Park.

Stubble burning in Punjab

Stubble burning in Punjab

RB in collaboration with AFCSR (ASSOCHAM Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility), has initiated a project on behaviour change communication programme on air pollution in Punjab to reduce stubble burning.

From being enablers to being entrepreneurs

From being enablers to being entrepreneurs

​ CSR done with the right intent is very satisfying.

Tree plantation drives in UP and UK

Tree plantation drives in UP and UK

RB is contributing to mitigate air pollution with the launch of a programme in association with SankalpTaru, GIWA and ASSOCHAM.

Main CSR projects

Main CSR projects

PG Foils focus on people's welfare and spreading community good, which has benefitted the rural population to a large extent. Education, healthcare, assisting widows, women and elderly are some of the areas in which the company continues to do a lot of work through its various CSR projects and initiatives across various states.HEALTHCARENanesh PG Memorial Hospital: A 100- bed Hospital, everything here is offered free of cost to the people. All expenses of medicines, admissions, treatments, surgeries, food, lodging etc. are taken care of by PG Foils. The Hospital has a physiotherapist, dentist, gynaecologist, physician and also a child specialist taking care of most emergency medical needs of the people.EDUCATIONSundarbhai Madhayamik Vidyalaya: PG Foils has given money to the government for the setting up of a Government School, the Sundarbhai Madhayamik Vidyalaya. Money is also given for the maintenance and upkeep of the school.

Top CSR Projects

Top CSR Projects

RB launched an ambitious five-year programme 'Dettol Banega Swachh India' in 2015, to support, compliment and significantly contribute to Government of India's initiative 'Swachh Bharat Mission' that aims at making India open defecation free by 2019.

Self-oriented but instrumental - Sustainability

Self-oriented but instrumental - Sustainability

United Breweries Limited aspires to be a water positive organisation by the year 2025 and as of March, 2017, 38 per cent of the fresh water consumed by its breweries is recharged.

Sensitive but irreplaceable - Healthcare

Sensitive but irreplaceable - Healthcare

In 11 states, impacting over 35,000 people, UBL's interventions have aided in creating a healthier and hygienically sustainable environment.

Elementary and crucial - Primary Education

Elementary and crucial - Primary Education

UBL has Primary Education programmes in 13 states, benefiting 11,000 school-going children.

Basic but invaluable - Water

Basic but invaluable - Water

With the water initiatives, problems like limited access to safe drinking water, dried-up borewells and non-functional hand pumps are no more troublesome issues for the villagers.

The top CSR projects undertaken by the company and its foundation

The top CSR projects undertaken by the company and its foundation

Towards this end, Persistent Foundation funds 30 girls annually for a year-long nursing course, that includes a 6-month practical training period.

Top 5 CSR Project

Top 5 CSR Project

The company believes in ‘empowerment through education’ and thereby works to bridge the gap in the pedagogy by qualitative and quantitative improvement.

Top CSR projects

Top CSR projects

NTPC has been in the forefront of supporting the special needs community.

CSR projects as enablers

CSR projects as enablers

​ NSDC-led CSR skill development projects have been remarkably successful in enabling entrepreneurship through Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Farmer Interest Groups (FIGs) across various states of the country.

Partnerships to augment skill development

Partnerships to augment skill development

This multistakeholder project represents an investment of over INR 2 crore (contributed by SBI Card under their CSR Project) and nearly 300 hours.

Transforming communities

Transforming communities

​ The Phase I of 'Shubh Aarambh' programme concluded successfully in 2017, with the end line survey showing significant progress in metrics through improved knowledge, shift in attitudes and behaviour among children, mothers on nutrition and general health.

Creating meaningful social impact

Creating meaningful social impact

​ Shubh Aarambh programme involves many important stakeholders in the project, one of them being the Mondelez India volunteers.

Road safety

Road safety

Maruti Suzuki is committed to improving standards of road safety on Indian roads by imparting quality driving training. Providing skills, knowledge and attitudinal inputs to both road users and road drivers, the Company has strategically reached out to key segments since the year 2000.

Skill development

Skill development

With the world's largest youth demography, India's biggest challenge is to equip them with skills that are employable and offer sustainable growth.

Education

Education

A predominant area of concern across project sites relates to enhancing quality of government school education.

Water and sanitation

Water and sanitation

A dedicated team works closely with village panchayats for upgradation of projects and to improve water and sanitation conditions.

Community development

Community development

Water, sanitation and education have emerged as the three most critical areas calling out for urgent attention.

Success stories at a glance

Success stories at a glance

​ The foundation's thrust is to help bright and deserving students from rural and semi-urban areas over the years has started giving results.

Reaching out in all spheres

Reaching out in all spheres

The foundation took upon itself the massive task of cleaning up the Khadakwasla Dam Reservoir.

Araku: creating wealth

Araku: creating wealth

By successfully establishing a coffee cooperative and a sustainable biodiversity programme in the Araku region of Andhra Pradesh, the Naandi Foundation has encouraged entrepreneurship, founded on the concept of shared value and resonating with the philosophy of 'Rise for Good'.

Rise for safe roads

Rise for safe roads

A key aspect of the 'Rise for Safe Roads' project is the Anticipatory Driving and Accident Prevention Training (ADAPT) programme.

Damoh: rejuvenating rural India

Damoh: rejuvenating rural India

In terms of water availability, India is in the 'water stressed' category with less than 1700 m3 of water per person per year.

Smart: skilling India

Smart: skilling India

By 2020, 64% of India's population will be in the working age group and India will be the youngest country in the world with an average age of 29 years. The economy is in a unique position to reap this demographic dividend.

Education reigns supreme

Education reigns supreme

​ Nanhi Kali:Today, almost 20 million girls are denied education in India, with one out of every two girls dropping out of school before grade 10. In fact, the dropout rate is the highest when girls reach adolescence.

Empowerment

Empowerment

​ MGL believes that to enable someone to achieve his full potential and to chase his dream is to empower them. MGL's empowerment initiative is therefore directed to enable one to find himself.

Education

Education

MGL firmly believes that the only way to transform a nation is through education. MGL, therefore, placed education as one of the topmost priority areas of intervention.

Success story that inspires

Success story that inspires

L&T's Integrated Community Development Program (ICDP), has a considerable number of success stories, as an extension of the huge impact it has had across communities where work has been done.

Top CSR projects

Top CSR projects

​ Larsen & Toubro takes up social and community responsibilities in every sphere and sector that it operates.

Water and sanitation to improve the quality of living

Water and sanitation to improve the quality of living

The thrust area of water and sanitation was adopted in 2014-15.

Skill-building makes youth future ready

Skill-building makes youth future ready

L&T started its first Construction Skills Training Institute in 1995, in Chennai. Currently, the skillbuilding initiative through CSTIs has spread over eight states of the country, providing skill sets in construction and allied trades.

Education fosters holistic growth

Education fosters holistic growth

Initiatives are based both in the community as well as school.

Health matters

Health matters

L&T initiatives involve conducting diagnostic and health camps for women and children, reproductive health and immunisation, malnutrition and anaemia mitigation camps, school and community health camps, eye camps, blood donation and health awareness programmes.

High 5 CSR projects

High 5 CSR projects

KCPL welfare and development schemes have continued to benefit the community through activities ranging from environment and youth empowerment to skill development that are taken care of through year round events.

Vocational training and skill development

Vocational training and skill development

The company's vocational training institutes develop human resources that will contribute to the nation's development on the infrastructural front.

Protecting environment

Protecting environment

JK Cement has undertaken various initiatives to reduce environmental footprint and grow sustainably.

JK Cement swachhability run

JK Cement swachhability run

JK Cement spearheaded the noble cause of SwachhAbility and organised a unique run that carried a strong message about two important causes i.e. inclusion of divyangs (specially abled) as equals in the society and Swachh Bharat.

Infrastructure development

Infrastructure development

​ Infrastructure forms the foundation of every thriving economy that facilitates and spurs economic growth.

Community healthcare

Community healthcare

​ JK Cement attaches as much importance to health as it does to safety.

Education

Education

Literacy and education, keys to prosperity and opportunity, are an integral part of the social framework of any developing country.

A step forward

A step forward

​ Corporate Responsibility has been integral to the company's vision.

Being an enabler

Being an enabler

Employability, innovation and entrepreneurship can be best realised through sustained efforts and investments in education.

High 5 CSR Projects

High 5 CSR Projects

HZL has been engaging in various activities to up-lift the conditions of the people living in neighbourhood areas.

Employee participation

Employee participation

Employees and their families are involved in Corporate Social Responsibility activities across the organisation

Other projects under Hero We Care

Other projects under Hero We Care

Under this flagship programme at Gujar Ghatal, a rural village in Rewari district of Haryana, was made a prototype of a model village and a smart village.

Equitable

Equitable

In its bit towards creating a truly equitable world, the company has a few flagship programmes including 'Hamari Pari', 'Educate to Empower' (E2) and 'Enable'.

Safer

Safer

Ride Safe India (RSI) is another flagship programme and is driven by the goal of making India's roads safer and bringing down the number of road-traffic fatalities.

Greener

Greener

One of the flagship programmes of the company is 'Happy Earth', and as the name suggests, the larger objective is to bring about cumulative environmental changes and make our planet a happier place to inhabit.

Collaborating to grow

Collaborating to grow

Essar Global Fund Limited (EGFL)

Mission water sufficiency and quality

Mission water sufficiency and quality

Essar Global Fund Limited (EGFL)

Instilling new lease of life

Instilling new lease of life

Essar Global Fund Limited (EGFL)

Top CSR projects

Top CSR projects

In 2013, a catastrophic flash flood occurred in Uttarakhand, which wreaked havoc and destroyed the valley completely. GAIL conceived this project to extend long-term support to the affected community in an integrated manner, adopting a multi-sectoral and multi-hazard approach.

Testimonials

  • Banega Swachh India is a unique project that enables open defecation- free zones by creating demand for toilets. I expect the programme to have a transforming impact on community hygiene and sanitation.
    - Jaggat Prakash Nadda— Minister for Health and Family Welfare
  • Sanitation has always been on my mind and when this opportunity came, I had to be a part of this movement. 'Banega Swachh India' is a dream each one of us should have in our hearts and minds and make it a part of our lives; only then can our country prosper.
    - Amitabh Bachchan - Actor, Producer and Television Host

Awards & Recognitions

LEADERSPEAK

We make a life by what we give

We make a life by what we give

Shyam Sundar Beriwala, Chairman, Emeritus, Shyam Steel, shares how giving and sharing is not just the thumb rule for the company, but also the primary cornerstone in its efforts to create a better tomorrow.

Integrating corporate responsibility into business strategy

Integrating corporate responsibility into business strategy

Dr PV Ramesh, Chairman and Managing Director, REC, says that commitment towards nation-building constitutes the company's core value.

"We participate in the social causes to address larger issues"

"We participate in the social causes to address larger issues"

Rajkiran Rai G, MD & CEO, Union Bank of India, talks about how Union Bank Social Foundation has been working towards sustainable growth and development of social objective

"We'll expand our realm of doing good to the society"

"We'll expand our realm of doing good to the society"

Akito Tachibana, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, stresses that the businesses need to take CSR as a responsibility to give it back to the society, regardless of whether they make profit or not.

“It is time for all the stakeholders to work together”

“It is time for all the stakeholders to work together”

Ravi Bhatnagar, Head, External Affairs and Partnerships, Reckitt Benckiser, talks about the company's CSR journey and the impact created.

"We have moved from philanthropic to impact-based CSR"

"We have moved from philanthropic to impact-based CSR"

Abhishek Humbad and Richa Bajpai, Founders and Co-CEOs, Goodera, talk about their one-of-its-kind, revolutionary platform that helps businesses monitor and track the impact of CSR initiatives

"Complete giving is real CSR"

"Complete giving is real CSR"

Pankaj P Shah, CEO and Managing Director, PG Foils, talks about how the company has changed the lives of people

“CSR is good for businesses”

“CSR is good for businesses”

Shekhar Ramamurthy, Managing Director, United Breweries Limited, believes that the company's objective is to impact the communities and society at large.

CSR as a mandate is a welcome move

CSR as a mandate is a welcome move

Abhijit Pati, CEO, Vedanta Ltd, Jharsuguda, talks about how CSR is a win-win for both the company and the community

"We do CSR for ourselves"

"We do CSR for ourselves"

Anand Deshpande, Founder and Managing Director, Persistent Systems Limited, gives an insight into his company's CSR projects or 'investment in society' as he likes to put it.

‘Generating power to enable lives’

‘Generating power to enable lives’

Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, talks about the company’s deeply ingrained belief of doing business by building corporate social relationship through Corporate Social Responsibility

“CSR: Offering an impetus to skill development”

“CSR: Offering an impetus to skill development”

Manish Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, NSDC, shares his insight into the working of the organisation that has a wide network of training partners, industry collaborations and associations with state governments

“Commitment is the key to our success in CSR”

“Commitment is the key to our success in CSR”

Deepak Iyer, Managing Director, Mondelez India, shares an insight into the company's CSR journey and the future roadmap.

‘Committed towards the society’

‘Committed towards the society’

Ranjit Singh, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., elaborates on the company's integrated and holistic development activities in the areas of road safety, skill development and community development.

“CSR should have a lasting impact”

“CSR should have a lasting impact”

Janhavi R Dhariwal, Vice Chairperson, Manikchand, talks about how the company's CSR journey has been consistent, steady and has had a meaningful and lasting impact on the society.

“CSR is a fundamental part of our ethos”

“CSR is a fundamental part of our ethos”

Rajeev Dubey, Group President (HR & Corporate Services), and CEO (After-Market Sector), Member of the Group Executive Board, believes that CSR has evolved beyond social service or financial aid. Its benefit is in the real and lasting impact it has on the communities within which it operates

“Opportunity for all is the basic right”

“Opportunity for all is the basic right”

Rajeev Mathur, MD, Mahanagar Gas Ltd., talks about how the company’s community outreach programmes and initiatives continue to contribute towards 3 ES : Education, Environment and Empowerment

Building India’s Social Infrastructure through Inclusive Development

Building India’s Social Infrastructure through Inclusive Development

R Shankar Raman, Whole-time Director & Chief Financial Officer, Larsen & Toubro, shares an insight into the company's CSR policy

‘We don’t believe in deriving gains from our social work’

‘We don’t believe in deriving gains from our social work’

Premraj Keshyep, Managing Director, KYB Conmat, talks about how the company was started with sole motive of making the world a better place to live in.

“We spearhead initiatives that contribute to the society”

“We spearhead initiatives that contribute to the society”

Yadupati Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director, JK Cement, stresses that the choices the company makes in its daily business operations directly or indirectly affects its stakeholders and the planet as a whole

“We must ensure a better world for our children”

“We must ensure a better world for our children”

Sunil Duggal, CEO, HZL, stresses that the spirit of working towards societal betterment has always been a part of the company DNA

“CSR is less about head, more about heart”

“CSR is less about head, more about heart”

Vijay Sethi, Chief Information Officer and Head Corporate Social Responsibility, Hero MotoCorp, shares how the organisation is working towards creating a greener, safer and equitable world.

Healthcare, education tops CSR ‘spend’ list

Healthcare, education tops CSR ‘spend’ list

Deepak Arora, CEO, Essar Foundation, sheds light on the key CSR initiatives undertaken by his company; how he has seen the development sector evolve and what are the challenges that lie ahead

“CSR creates value for all the stakeholders involved”

“CSR creates value for all the stakeholders involved”

Prafulla Kumar Gupta, Director, HR, GAIL, believes that CSR can play an instrumental role in shaping the growth trajectory of the country, especially for those living at the fringes of social growth and development

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