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Godrej Consumer Products Limited ranks first among India’s top companies for CSR

Godrej Consumer Products Limited – SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are included in the responsible business practises of almost 80% of the top 100 corporations. 
 
Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL), an FMCG firm, has been voted first among India’s top 100 companies for sustainability and CSR initiatives in 2021. 
 
According to a poll conducted by Futurescape and published by The CSR Journal, roughly 80% of the top 100 corporations include SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) into their responsible business practices. 
 
In addition, all of the top 25 firms align their business objectives with the SDGs. Information technology, FMCG, chemicals, life sciences, textiles, power, steel, and mining are among the top ten industries. Infosys, Wipro, Tata Chemicals Limited, ITC Limited, Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, Grasim Industries Limited, Vedanta Limited, and Tata Power Company Limited are among the top firms in the world.

Godrej Consumer Products Limited

For the first time, GCPL has taken the top spot, spending Rs. 34.08 crore on CSR efforts in the fiscal year 2020-21. The corporation recognised the urgent need for corporate help to be offered to communities to ensure prompt relief at the start of the COVID-19 epidemic in March 2020. GCPL channelled 63 per cent of their CSR expenditure to reach out to more than 2.77 lakh of India’s most needy populations, as well as providing medium and long-term support to over 9,000 nano entrepreneurs. Over 1,000 people had re-established their enterprises or received benefits by March 2021. 
 
“As the COVID-19 epidemic expanded over the world in the fiscal year 2020-21, we focused our efforts to ensure emergency assistance and mid-to-long-term rehabilitative support,” said Sudhir Sitapati, Managing Director and CEO of GCPL. To provide help to the last mile, we collaborated with local governments, the federal government, and our communities. We kept supporting our previous CSR programmes while adapting our approach to the changing situation on the ground.” 
 
Another important aspect of pandemic alleviation was the improvement of public healthcare. The governments of Mumbai and Assam received medical equipment worth Rs 2.36 crore from GCPL. GCPL donated 21 lakh units of sanitation goods to frontline workers and communities in India in response to requests from local governments, hospitals, and NGOs. 
 
We’ve teamed up with local healthcare practitioners to spread immunisation awareness among low-income and underserved areas. By March 2022, we hope to have reached over a million people in India. Going forward, we have more ambitious CSR targets, with the goal of impacting over 13 million individuals by 2025,” Sitapati stated. 
 
GCPL has been working to improve the employability of beauty professionals by providing employment to micro and nano beauty influencers, protecting people from vector-borne diseases through its EMBED programme, ensuring judicious use of natural resources, and implementing a variety of environmental sustainability and community development initiatives through its sustainability and CSR initiative, Good & Green. 

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