Ambuja Cement Foundation felicitated at Gujarat CSR Authority Awards 2018
Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF), the CSR arm of Ambuja Cements Ltd., has bagged the prestigious award for the category – Strategic and Cohesive CSR Partnership Project at the Gujarat CSR Authority Award 2018, for its pioneering CSR work not only in the Ambujanagar (Kodinar) region but in the entire state of Gujarat.
The award was handed over to the ACF team by Hon Governor of Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli in the presence of Chairman, GCSRA – Maheshwar Sahu and CEO, GCSRA – A M Tiwari.
Kodinar is a coastal region that is driven by agriculture and therefore, water becomes the key driver of the local economy. ACF, with various partner organisations which includes government, national and international development agencies and corporate; undertook building of check dams, tidal regulators, interlinking of canals, filling of mined out pits to increase the ground table of freshwater, the company said.
“Observing its silver jubilee year, ACF has worked inclusively with communities around our plants and this has given us the license to operate,” said MD & CEO Ajay Kapur, even as he congratulated the teams for their impressive performance. “All our social development work has had a structured approach tailored to the specific requirements and opportunities in the location. This award is yet another testimony for the stellar work being done.”
Water Management has been one of the key focus areas for Ambuja for more than decade now. The continuous efforts have made the company 5.5 times Water Positive, so far the highest in India. The company is scaling up its efforts to build a powerful and effective water management infrastructure in the region.
ACF has been working on issues related to water resource management, sustainable agriculture, skill-based livelihoods, health & sanitation, quality education, and women empowerment. With its presence in 22 locations across 11 states, ACF is currently reaching out to nearly 20 lakh people across India.