At the 18th FICCI CSR award ceremony, Dalmia Bharat Group has been conferred with FICCI CSR Award for Environment Sustainability for its project “Enabling Communities Create Sustainable environment by Effective Management of Their Natural Capital. The award has The award recognizes efforts of companies in integrating and internalizing Corporate Social Responsibility. Shri Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Government of India graced the ceremony as Chief Guest and presented the award to Mr. Mahendra Singhi, MD & CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. and Mr. Vishal Bhardwaj, Group Head, CSR, Dalmia Bharat Group and CEO Dalmia Bharat Foundation, who represented the company at this virtual ceremony.
Expressing gratitude on receiving the coveted award, Mr. Mahendra Singhi said, “We are extremely honoured by this recognition. As a responsible corporate, we firmly believe in doing our bit and giving back to the society in the best possible manner. Enabling communities to use their natural resources in order to build sustainable environment is important for enhancing their livelihood. Also, 2020 is going to be a critical year, thus, we are completely aligned with the mission to accelerate a global shift to clean energy.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vishal Bhardwaj said, “We are extremely delighted on receiving this award. Being one of the oldest business houses in the country, we appreciate the responsibility of upholding sustainable practices in business. Due to this water program, there has been a considerable increase in farmers’ income which will only grow in the coming years. We will continue the efforts to shape our communities with initiatives aimed at enabling them to achieve their maximum potential.”