Corporate Social Responsibilities(CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibilities

Since its incorporation, GSFC is involved in various CSR activities in some or the other form but today CSR has developed as a very special concept for the corporate. To move ahead with a new vision on CSR, GSFC formed an independent CSR cell for all its four units in the year 2012-13; earlier this cell was functioning under the name 'Village Development Cell'.

This cell is formed to promote the overall development, progress and betterment of the people belonging to weaker sections of the society with a view to elevate 'Human Development Index' (HDI). CSR cell is formed not only for traditional activities but also involves activities based on new concepts of CSR.

Corporate Social Responsibilities
  • GSFC is one of the sponsors of the Akshay Patra Foundation (APF), which provides mid-day meals to government primary schools in Vadodara city & Vadodara, Padra & Waghodiya districts. (The APF feeds more than 1 lakh students every day)
  • SVADES is an NGO which works to improve the quality of life in rural areas around GSFC. We are one of the leading promoters of this NGO for carrying out various need-based activities for youth development, women empowerment, educational programmes, etc. which helps the community to develop its own governance and become self-sufficient
  • Donations & sponsorships are given to NGOs/institutions like Bharat Sevashram Sangh, Disha Charitable Trust (Autistic Children), Armed Forces Flag Day, SPIPA & many others
  • We have provided 500 idli cookers with gas connections to aanganwadis in 3 districts to improve their nutritional status
  • GSFC has its own health centre and also takes up various activities like medical camps, blood donations and emergency services for nearby villages
  • For sanitation, we have constructed toilets in the nearby villages. Various awareness programmes on cleanliness and hygiene have been held (GSFC has made 476 toilets & contributed partly for 2,500 toilets)
  • GSFC provided both financial as well as human resource aid during the time of natural calamities like:
    • Flood relief in Bihar
    • Earthquake at Kutch in 2001
    • Floods in the city of Vadodara
    • GSFC organised for 1,000 relief kits for the people affected in Uttarakhand floods
  • GSFC is contributing through tree plantation activities, having planted lakhs of trees in its own premises consisting of all the four units. It also donates plants on regular basis, has developed a chalk pond in to a beautiful and green hillock in its premises, does rain water harvesting and carries out activities to recycle water
  • GSFC has provided financial assistance to nearby villages for infrastructural development
  • Since incorporation, GSFC has its own school at three of its units for the students from nearby villages. GSFC is working on a model school project ‘Vidhyatirth’ in association with the Education Department, Government of Gujarat & Knowledge Partner for developing 9 government primary schools all over Gujarat
  • GSFC organised an NSS camp & is utilising its experience for overall development of ’Prathampura’ village to lead it in the direction of being a model village
  • Women empowerment is undertaken in form of ‘Supplementary Income Generation Programme’ so that women can become independent
  • Development of youth is done through Livelihood Generation Programmes for unskilled, unemployed rural youth in which they get trained & placed in various sectors like retail, hospitality, security, hospitals, courier services, gardening, etc.
  • Industry Academic Interface: GSFC CSR cell coordinated with various academic institutions to provide fieldwork for students to give them practical exposure in the field of CSR. The vision is to bridge the gap between corporates, communities & academic institutes.
  • To promote and expand the scope of functioning of CSR to not only large scale projects but ‘UN TO THE LAST’. We have projects like ‘Shining Star’ – hobby centre for children of ages 7-14 years from four nearby villages. In this 15-day project, various activities like teaching English, drawing and craft were carried out for their personality development, to create among them leadership skills and for an overall development
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