Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. has been conferred the FICCI CSR Award for Women Empowerment during the 17th Edition of FICCI CSR Summit held at New Delhi today. Jindal Steel won the award for its innovative and high impact women empowerment programmes which are implemented by the company’s CSR Arm JSPL Foundation
Director, JSPL and Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Smt. Shallu Jindal received the award from Honorable Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu at a function held in Delhi today.
Upon receiving the Award Smt Shallu Jindal said, “JSPL Foundation strongly believes that women are the fulcrum of holistic improvement in the lives of families and the prime mover of development of the Nation. JSPL Foundation is thankful to FICCI and the learned Jury members for this national level award and recommits itself for sustainable women empowerment programmes.”
JSPL has been selected for this award after successfully completing a 3-tier selection-process, which included on-site assessment by independent assessors and Independent Jury Round. The Jury comprised eminent personalities and was chaired by Mr. Ajay Shankar, Former Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
As the CSR Arm of Jindal Steel & Power, the JSPL Foundation has been executing multidimensional development programmes in areas of health, education, skill building, livelihood promotion and sports. This has enhanced the quality of life of more than 6 lakh women on a sustainable basis. Some of regions covered include Angul, Keonjhar and Sundergarh districts of Odisha, Ramgarh and West Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand and Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.
JSPL’s Flagship programme Kishori Express has been highly successful in controlling anaemia among 50,000 adolescent girls in Angul District of Odisha and is set to be replicated in in Nuh district of Haryana under the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts.’
JSPL Foundation has equipped about 5000 women with necessary backward and forward linkages, who are now running 1170 micro enterprises across these states. Besides, it runs five OP Jindal Community Colleges, which are contributing customized skill development of women resulting in their socioeconomic empowerment. JSPL Foundation also lays high focus on providing scholarship to meritorious Girl Students and promoting Sports for rural girls.
FICCI CSR Award is India’s first Corporate Social Responsibility award at the National level , instituted in 1999. The aim of the award is to identify and recognize the efforts of companies in integrating and internalizing Corporate Social Responsibility.