Essar Foundation bagged an award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices at the Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards. The Awards were part of the 4th World CSR Congress which was held in Mumbai on February 17, 2015. Essar Steel Vizag also won an award under the Women Empowerment category for Sahaj, the low-cost sanitary napkin initiative. Essar supports the production of the sanitary napkins by women of a local self-help group in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh state.
The World CSR Congress shares best practices in CSR and sustainability, and awards organizations and individuals that are making a difference in society. It is guided by sustainability executives, experts and media from around the globe.
At another event organized earlier on February 14, Mr Deepak Arora, CEO, Essar Foundation, won the award for ‘Leadership Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility’. Mr Arora bagged the honor at the Greatest Corporate Leaders of India Award organized by India’s Greatest.
A number of corporates and non-profit organizations attended both events.