Corporate Social Responsibility
At Shri Dutt, CSR initiatives strive for development that positively impacts society and brings about a lasting change in the life of the community. The CSR projects take responsibility for the Company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on hunger, poverty, malnutrition, environment, communities, stakeholders and society.
Shri Dutt India Private Limited has carried out its CSR Responsibilities through itself as well as by collaborating with various trusts, societies, etc.
According to the guidelines of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Company has constituted a Board-level CSR Committee to monitor the implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy of the Company from time to time. The Company’s CSR policy and initiatives delineate the vision, mission, thrust areas, and critical requirements as per the Schedule VII of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 which lists out various areas in which corporate entities are expected to deploy their CSR funds and implement programs for social development. The Shri Dutt India Corporate Social Responsibility Committee comprises:
- Mr. Premji Khepar Ruparel
- Ms. Priti Premji Ruparel
- Mr. Jeetendra Jaykumar Dharu Gujar
A brief outline of the company’s CSR policy, including overview of projects or programs proposed to be undertaken and a reference to the web-link to the CSR policy and projects or programs. Shri Dutt India Private Limited, as a Company has always been in the forefront of understanding what its society wants and delivering the same so life becomes a little easier.
Shri Dutt has been associated with socially beneficial drives which include contributing to the field of health, education, environment and disaster relief. These activities are carried out in the most efficient and holistic manner possible. To ensure that the effort goes a long way, long term plans are made and executed. We aim to organise and carry out more number of such activities, within these fields and more. The activities are initiated not primarily as mandates, but root from a deep understanding of a holistic way of living. There is no meaning to life if one does not evolve. Aiding lesser fortunate children or planting one more sapling sensitises us to the needs of others and our responsibilities to the society we live in. It also teaches us to be more appreciative of what we have rather than ignoring what is right in front of us.Details of CSR Expenditure for the year Total amount spent for the financial year: Rs. 47,74,687/-
- The Company has taken steps towards eradication of Poverty, Hunger and malnutrition directly as well as through the Mahanubhav Math Trust.
- The Company worked on providing and facilitating Education facilities in backward areas at Satara, Maharastra through Mahanubhav Math Trust.
- The Company took steps for ensuring Animal Safety and Welfare by conducting programmes for Medical check of cattle animal in rural area and providing necessary medicine in relation thereto.
The city of Kolhapur faced disastrous floods and extreme downpour in the month of September. The flooding and heavy showers in Maharashtra’s have affected over 92,000 people in the Vidarbha region. Shri Dutt contributed to the well-being of the people affected by the floods by enabling fortification of staples like milk and wheat, improving access to drinking water, influencing sanitation practices to over 70+ families, thereby taking a step towards Disaster management. Relief and rehabilitation efforts were taken in the wake of natural disaster.
In fact, 2020 has been a year unlike any we could have imagined. The successive battles of COVID-19, the resulting economic contraction and job losses, issues of inequities, natural disasters, and many more factors remind us of the challenges we face as a society. Businesses around the world have realized we have a much larger role to play in helping to solve some of these challenges – now more than ever before. Running a great business and delivering for our customers, partners, employees, and shareholders is critical, but we have an opportunity – and a responsibility -to do more. COVID-19 has touched us all. Shri Dutt, during the times of Pandemic recognised the needs of the community and its stakeholders and ensured to contribute through:
Focusing on the underserved communities, first responders, and those disproportionately affected by systemic issues and crises.
- Expanding care and wellbeing services beyond our employees
- Supporting technology solutions that can advance healthcare research and address social inequities
- Helping healthcare and education institutions provide care and pathways to job opportunities during times of uncertainty
The company through itself and various trusts, societies carried out CSR Activities of Shri Dutt India Private Limited. Shri Dutt India Private Limited has now incorporated Shri Dutt Foundation as a philanthropic and CSR Arm of the Company for carrying out its CSR Activities. The Foundation aims to address some of India’s most pressing development challenges in the fields of Rural Transformation, Education, Gender Equality & Women Empowerment, Environment Sustainability, Preserving National Heritage & Culture, Arts Hunger, Poverty, Malnutrition and Health. Disaster Response.
Total amount spent for the financial year:Rs. 53,70,654.99/-
The Company through Shri Dutt Foundation established a make-shift hospital for treatment of patients diagnosed with novel COVID-19 virus. The Foundation provided Medical equipment and infrastructures such as ventilators, patient monitoring systems, viral transport media, N95 masks, other masks, non-contact infrared thermometers, medical gas pipelines and gas manifold systems and PPE kits to the hospitals for fulfilling the immediate requirements in the fight against COVID-19. The wellbeing of the patients has been ensured not only by providing daily necessities but also by providing nutritious food and supplements that helped the patients for a speedy recovery. More than 500 patients have been admitted to the said hospital with a reported recovery rate of 98%.
The Company has donated medicines, injections, oxygen, etc. that have been difficult to obtain in the dreadful COVID times to various patients in need.
While most of the world focused on people during the times of Pandemic, Shri Dutt also focused on Animal Welfare during the crucial times. The Company donated fodder, grains, grass, and hay for feeding the animals. The Company has also deployed veterinary doctors for animal welfare and good animal health.
The company in collaboration with Mahanubhav Math Trust donated food packets and food grains to underprivileged families in order to work towards eradication of Poverty, Hunger and malnutrition. The Company has undertaken various measures for promoting education especially among children and women.
Thus, Shri Dutt India Private Limited has attempted to make a difference by these CSR activities and many other philanthropic ways.