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CSR report by HUL

CSR Report: HUL spent 116 crore rupees on corporate social responsibility annually

HUL (Hindustan Unilever Limited) has spent INR 116 crores (the sum was INR 104 crores in 2016-17) towards various schemes of Corporate Social Responsibility. The Company has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. This purpose inspires the Company’s vision to accelerate growth in the business, while reducing its environmental footprint...
crime rate in India

CSR: Accuracy of India’s Crime Data

The crime rate in India has seen a marginal increase in 2018. According to government data, the number for cases of murder, abduction, rape, dowry death and fatal accidents has seen a spike compared to last year. However, the accuracy of this data is highly questionable. According to the...
Dharmendra Pradhan

Petroleum minister’s appeal to companies: Spare more than 2% of profits on CSR

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged the industry to spend up to 10% of their profit on corporate social responsibility (CSR) as this is needed to help the country develop faster. The comments come even as reports suggest that the NSE-listed companies found no takers for their CSR funds to the tune of INR 1,717 crore...
Water conservation

CSR: Water Conservation Efforts By Indian Corporates

‘India’s ‘worst water crisis in its history’ is only going to get worse’. There are various research reports and analyses to indicate that by 2030, the country’s water demand is projected to be twice the available supply. If not addressed, the water scarcity is also likely to affect the GDP of the country accounting...
Ben and Jerrys Millennials

CSR: Sustainability as we knew it is over

Sustainability among brands is undergoing a renaissance as eco-conscious consumers demand ethical practices, responsible behaviour and innovation to cut excess. In response, brands are creating products, services, packaging, and new systems that are as desirable and functional as they are eco-friendly. Make way for the New Sustainability. Late in 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on...
Heat action plan by Ahmedabad

CSR: How Ahmedabad Became South Asia’s Leader In Global Cooling With Heat Action Plan

Based on current trends in carbon emissions, by the end of this century three-quarters of humanity will face deadly heat with significant losses in economic productivity. Densely populated regions in the Persian Gulf, Bangladesh, and northeast India may become so hot and humid that they surpass limits on human survivability in absence of heat...
languages in india

CSR: India’s freedom of Language

India has lost more than 250 languages in the last 50 years! According to the census more than 19,500 languages and dialects are spoken in India. According to The People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), carried out between 2010 and 2013, there are 780 languages and there could be another 100. The shocking part is...
pepper spray

CSR: Why Women In India Should Carry Pepper Spray

“I was just walking on the beach, minding my own business. I wouldn’t have even noticed him if he hadn’t called out to me to make a lewd comment,” said a woman who was eve teased on a popular beach in Goa. The woman (who prefers to remain anonymous) was on a weekend trip...
Corporate Ethics

CSR: Corporate Ethics In India

In today’s scandal ridden world, ethical businesses have an upper hand in terms of customer retention and brand image. Over the coming decade, the importance of corporate ethics is only going to increase, according to a study. Currently, the investments in corporate compliance programs is at all time high in the Asia Pacific region. According...
Organic farming in Sikkim

Sikkim, India’s First Fully Organic State

Sikkim became the first state in India to officially announce adoption of organic farming in the year 2003 to ensure long term sustenance of soil fertility, protection of environment and ecology, healthy living and decreasing the risk of health ailments. In 2003, Sikkim stopped imports of chemical fertilizers in the State and since then...
Link between nutrition and diseases

CSR: Link Between Diet, Nutrition And Diseases

What we eat and our nutritional status can affect cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer and diabetes. Foods, diet and nutritional status, including overweight and obesity, are also associated with elevated blood pressure and blood cholesterol, and resistance to the action of insulin. These conditions are not only risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs),...
CSR and PR

Relationship Between CSR And PR

CSR and PR are closely related to each other. PR could be both, a blessing and a curse to CSR. Therefore, it is very important to understand these concepts and relationship between them. CSR is not PR. The CSR legislation has made many companies view CSR as a marketing tool. The organisations undertake certain activities...
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