Godrej Industries honored for Healthcare Support Initiative

Posted by: at 7/07/2017 05:18:00 am


Godrej Industries honored for Healthcare Support Initiative
Mumbai, 7th July 2017: Godrej Industries has won the prestigious ‘CSR Health Impact Award 2017’ for its community initiative, Godrej EMBODE (Elimination of Mosquito Born Endemic Disease) under the category of Healthcare Support Initiative of the Year.

Vector-borne diseases are a major public health problem in India and Madhya Pradesh faces one of the highest cases of malaria in the country. Godrej in partnership with Family Health India and local NGO’s in Madhya Pradesh worked together to reduce mortality by 100% and morbidity caused by vector borne diseases through information for and education of communities via behavior change communication. Together so far they have reached out to 3000 villages impacting 35,00,000 people through training and volunteering programmes, chaupal sessions, nutrition support and mosquito repellent products supplies etc.
Dr Vikas Goswami, Head, Good and Green and Godrej Industries and Associate Companies Ltd. received this award from Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon'ble Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways at a spectacular event held yesterday in New Delhi.

Talking about the award Dr. Vikas Goswami said that “At Godrej we have always actively championed social responsibility this award is a testimony of our efforts towards community development and our commitment to create Malaria free India. Giving back to our communities is important and with the help of collaboration and partnership, we in Godrej wish to improve knowledge and community action towards prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment of Malaria and Dengue at the household and community level”

The CSR Health Impact Awards 2017 are designed to celebrate both the best CSR initiatives that have contributed to health and those businesses that have been the backbone of these efforts, either by themselves or in partnerships with organizations that impact health outcomes in the areas of their work.

About Good & Green 
At Godrej our sustainability strategy, Good & Green, is driven by the desire to help create a more inclusive and greener India. Launched in 2011 as one of our four key imperatives for 2020, Good & Green is based on shared value, a principle that aligns business competitiveness and growth with social and environmental impact. By 2020, we aspire to create a more employable Indian workforce, build a greener India, and innovate for ‘good’ and ‘green’ products. ‘Good’ products are designed to address a critical social issue (e.g. healthcare and sanitation) for consumers at the base of the income pyramid. ‘Green’ products are those that are environmentally sustainable.

Detailed information on Good & Green function of GILAC: http://www.godrej.com/good-and-green.html  

About Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies
Established in 1897, the Godrej Group has its roots in India's Swadeshi movement. Our founder, Ardeshir Godrej, lawyer-turned-serial entrepreneur failed with a few businesses, before he struck gold with the locks business that you know today. One of India’s most trusted brands, with revenues of USD 4.1 billion, Godrej enjoys the patronage of over 600 million Indians across our consumer goods, real estate, appliances, agri and many other businesses. You think of Godrej as such an integral part of India that you may be surprised to know that over 25 per cent of our business is done overseas.

We promise Godrejites a culture of tough love; take serious bets on them and differentiate basis performance. We also understand that our team members play multi-faceted roles and so, we strongly encourage them to explore their whole selves. Our canvas is growing. In fact, our Vision for 2020 is to be 10 times the size we were in 2010. We truly believe that while our amazing past distinguishes us, we are only as good as what we do next. Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies (GILAC) is part of the Godrej Group. It comprises 5 major companies with interests in real estate, FMCG, agriculture, chemicals and gourmet retail.


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