Jindal Steel & Power Presented Golden Peacock CSR Award
Bhubaneswar: Jindal Steel and Power (JSP) has been awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2022 for its excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the steel sector.
JSP’s president and Group Head (CSR) Prashant Kumar Hota received the award on behalf of the company from Union Minister of State for Law & Justice SP Singh Baghel during 17th International Conference on CSR held at Mumbai on Thursday.
President of Institute of Directors (IOD) Lt Gen (Retd.) Surinder Nath and principal advisor Desh Deepak Verma were present on the occasion. This is for the second time that the company headed by its Chairman Naveen Jindal has bagged the Golden Peacock CSR Award.
The steelmaker bagged the coveted award for the holistic CSR activities, undertaken by JSP Foundation, led by Shallu Jindal for improving the quality of life of the community around its operational areas and beyond. The company was selected by the jury headed by former Chief Justice of India MN Venkatachaliah.
Thanking the jury and IOD for the award, JSP Foundation’s chairperson Shallu Jindal said, “This prestigious award makes us more responsible and accountable to the people at large and for sustainable improvement in the quality of life of the community, mainly the socially vulnerable and the underprivileged, across the country. We are now aligned to 16 of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) and are already accelerating our programmes under all social development verticals to improve the Human Development Index (HDI) in India.”
Through its CSR arm JSP Foundation, JSP has impacted the lives of about one crore people with various social development initiatives in partnership with the local community and government. With a holistic 360-degree strategy, the company ensures that the key principles of sustainability, social, and ecological resilience are integrated across all its programmes.
JSP has been honoured with various prestigious awards for its high impact CSR activities. It was recently declared winner of the National CSR Award 2020 by the Ministry of Corporate Affair in two categories.
Recently the company was presented with FICCI CSR Award for Fight against COVID-19, Odisha CSR Excellence Award, India CSR Award and various others.