Huntsman Baroda Plant Bags CSR Excellence Award

Huntsman Baroda Plant Bags CSR Excellence Award

Huntsman Textile Effects, the leading global provider of high-quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks to the textiles related industries was conferred the CSR Excellence Jury Award at the Gujarat CSR Summit 2018 for its Animal Husbandry project under Corporate Social Responsibility initiative – Anandi. The award was conferred by Mr. Atulbhai Jog – Organizing Secretary Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram (Tribal Department) amidst the august presence of various dignitaries of the fraternity at Hotel Grand Mercure Vadodra Surya Palace, Vadodara.

Livestock is important assets for people in the rural areas and they play a critical role in building their livelihood The Animal Husbandry project is a unique pilot project undertaken by the Huntsman CSR team which has so far benefitted 70 families of Urmaya village in Padre taluka. It aims at capability building of women dairy farmers through expert talks, educational tours, on-field demonstrations. People of the Umraya village have benefitted from government schemes and have also learnt to make organic fertilizers which have been a value add to the project. Huntsman is looking forward to expanding the project with other beneficiaries of the village.

Upon receiving the award Mr. Nipun Soni, Site Head –Baroda, Global Engineering Manager and PSM Leader said, “We thank the Gujarat CSR Summit for recognizing the work we have done for the people of Umraya. The award reaffirms Huntsmans’ values of holistic development and building a strong focus on empowering communities while co-existing with them. Through the animal husbandry project, we aim to continually make a difference in the lives of women and empower them for a better tomorrow. “

The company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program helps local communities by focusing on education, health, water, animal husbandry, agriculture, skill development and livelihood. The Joyful Learning initiative by Huntsman, known as ‘Anandi’ has expanded its journey from education to livelihood and skill development projects.

In the past, Huntsman was conferred upon with the ‘ICC award for Social Responsibility in 2014’, the ‘Best CSR Project in Education’ by India CSR Community Initiative Awards and the ‘100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders Award in 2016’ and the ‘Antyodaya Award’ by Mahraja Syajirao University in 2018.

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