Pg. 5, Annual Report
ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT
Your Company, in its endeavour to serve the community, continues to contribute in and around the areas where it operates.
Under program on “Health & Education for Women” at Sonepat, various activities included distribution of sewing machines, health camp and vocational training (stitching & embroidery) to the rural womenfolk for empowering them. Site donated furniture to schools in 2 villages and distributed blankets to needy people. CFL lamps were
distributed to 450 households to generate environment commitment.
During the year, both Nabha and Rajahmundry continued environment education programme to impact younger generation in local schools. Computers were donated to improve infrastructure in needy schools. Bus shelter constructed at one more location at Nabha for local residents. Rajahmundry site worked on enhancing the personal hygiene aimed at reduction of communicable diseases and initiated project on provision of livelihood to differently abled individuals and weaker sections. Site conducted environment training for the teachers in the Govt. schools in the district.
(As on 2-02-10, information on CSR as available on the company website is the same as was available last year)
With a global quest to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer, GSK's community investment programmes represent a commitment that, as the company builds upon its successes and grows, it will continue to recognize the responsibility of leadership and the strength of partnership.
Through its Community Partnership function, GSK partners with and supports organizations whose goals and objectives reflect its mission of improving the quality of human life.
GSK Consumer Healthcare's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives are driven by this spirit of partnership. The organisation works closely with the local community to support and sustain development activities. Focus areas for our Corporate Social Responsibility programmes this year are:
* To support the health and education of women and children.
* Disease prevention and care of persons with Cancer and HIV/AIDS.
Some of the initiatives taken by us this year include:
* Organising programmes for health and disease prevention for tribal women and children
* Making primary, non-formal and remedial education available for children dwelling in slums
* Providing free counseling and therapy to women and children suffering from Cancer
* Projects with HIV positive women
* Organising literacy programmes for underprivileged children
* Running therapeutic recreation programmes for persons with HIV/AIDS in rural areas
* Providing Horlicks to patients with Cancer/HIV
* Supporting mentally challenged/blind children
* Setting up bore wells for supplying drinking water to villagers
* Community development through providing infrastructure to local police
* Providing vocational training to help women become truly self sufficient under the community development scheme
* Hosting and organizing healthcare and eye care programmes
* Providing infrastructure for local village schools