Corporate Responsibility Programs - Asia
In India - Corporate Responsibility has seen a paradigm shift with the new 2013 Company Law, wherein every corporation would need to allocate 2% of its average net profit of the last three financial years for CR initiatives. The new Act requires the board of every company to be accountable for its CSR policy, and its implementation. The CSR Committee set up as per the governance model, comprising of India & Global CR team, has been working towards strategizing and implementing the new CR policy. Aligning to the global CR focus areas and the guidelines provided under the new company law, CSC India has decided to focus on 3 areas: 1) Education, 2) Environment & Disaster Relief and 3) Health & People.
In the Education area, we have partnered with “Make A Difference”, an NGO working towards betterment of life for underprivileged children. The program includes providing educational support and building the skills of such children to help them identify their career choices. This will be conducted across 4 locations (Chennai, Noida, Bangalore, and Hyderabad). We are also associating with Navjyoti Foundation, another NGO in Noida, to provide remedial education to children and help them to build their career skills.
CSC’ers across locations have been deeply involved in providing education to underprivileged children by personally volunteering to impart knowledge to them. Through the Corporate Mentorship Program with Udayan Care andBulandshahr Computer Classes, the children are being provided computer education. Similar initiatives have been undertaken in partnership with Tapovan Foundation, the Share Education Partner for Success (STEPS) program where employees impart knowledge through classroom sessions. We also sponsor children for their higher education until they graduate and identify career options.
In the Environmental area, we have been participating in the Coastal Cleanup drive in Chennai. We will soon be focusing on “Clean India” initiative across locations - one of the key focus areas in the country. We have undertaken initiatives for “Go Green” where we have planted trees to support the cause. We have undertaken Road Safety Campaigns across locations – creating awareness on the hazards of dangerous driving and building a sense of responsibility among pedestrians to follow road rules.
In India, recently we faced two major weather related disasters – Floods in Jammu & Kashmir, and hurricane Hudhud at Vishakhapatnam. We provided Disaster Relief through two key initiatives – the Collection Drive, where we collected old clothes, blankets, medicine, dry food items for distribution in the flood affected areas, and the Donation Drive, where employees voluntarily contributed and CSC India contributed an equal amount for the Relief Fund.
We also continue to conduct events under our Health & People focus area to help the community like blood donations, eye screening, dental treatment, pulse polio, health awareness and Clean India Drive. Volunteers from CSC visit old age homes and special schools to give gifts/sweets during the festive season. We also conducted an “Organ Donation” camp across locations to build awareness. To enable the visually challenged children, we sponsor MP3 players for them to “hear and learn”.
CSC VIETNAM JOINS CHARITY FUN RUN 2015
On Sep 27 2015, CSC Vietnam members participated in the 15th Annual Fun Run, organized by BBGV (British Business Group Vietnam) in Ho Chi Minh City.
The BBGV Fun Run is an excellent team building for all and a good chance for us to help needy people throughout Vietnam. During the past years, there were many charities have been carried on by BBGV who are funding a great number of projects or the direct benefit of the Vietnamese people.
Taking part among approximately 10,000 participants, including associates of foreign and local enterprises, students etc., CSC Vietnam’s associates excitedly joined the Fun Run on a nice Sunday morning with strongly believe that unlucky people will have a better life from the support of this meaningful event.
CSC Vietnam joins Blood Donation Drive 2015
CSC Vietnam team participated in a blood donation drive on June 9, 2015. The blood donation drive was organized by AMCHAM, in coordination with the Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in Ho Chi Minh City.
Over 60 members of our CSC Vietnam team are all happy to join this very meaningful program with the wish to contribute to share our blood with needy people, especially for poor children in hospital – which is a worthy need in our local community. This is also one of an initiative of CSC Vietnam to get involved in the GiveBlood.GiveLife program appealed by our CSC Global - to save as much as lives as possible.
CSC Vietnam recieves Certificate of Merit for CR
CSC Vietnam is very pleased to receive the Certificate of Merit for Corporate Responsibility (CR) awarded by the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO). The Certificate of Merit was presented to Phuong Ngo, our Managing Director of CSC Vietnam at the Annual Meeting with foreign NGOs in Ho Chi Minh City on May 7th 2015.
Support Disaster Relief
CSC Vietnam was recognized for its outstanding Corporate Responsibility (CR) achievement in supporting the local communities via those charity programs organized by Operation Smile Vietnam - an international children's medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in our country.
Our sincere thanks to all of your support for your great contributions in this achievement! With the spirit of giving is always shining, our journey of CR is still going on!
In Vietnam our employees participated in fundraising for local charities devoted to healthcare, education and vocational training for youth. We demonstrated our commitment to sharing and building the local community by organizing a wide range of corporate responsibility activities throughout the year. For example, we frequently provision living supplies to underprivileged children and orphans living at Charity Centers, donate used PCs for primary schools in remote provinces, annually join FUN RUN events for charity fund raising and participate in blood donation drives. Our support for Operation Smile Vietnam provides surgery for children with facial deformities and eye surgery for the blind through Ho Chi Minh City's Poor Patients Associations.
In December 2014, a delegation from CSC Vietnam visited the Hoa Hong Center, located in Cu Chi, where 80 disadvantaged children, in particular orphaned and abandoned children are taken care of. More than 80 gifts were distributed to the children along with food and necessary supplies, to share Christmas warmth and spirit. Cash donation was also presented to Soeur My, head of the Center, to cover other necessary expenses.
CSC Vietnam has also received two prestigious HR Awards for Human Resource Management at the Award Ceremony of the Vietnam HR Award 2014 on December 10 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City. Thirteen companies were honored & received the Award at the Vietnam HR Awards 2014, co-organized by Talentnet and the Labor & Social Affairs newspaper and endorsed by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA). CSC Vietnam won 2 out of the 5 categories: Leading HR Practices 2014 - Category “Performance Management” and - Category “HR Transformation”.
For other information on CSC Vietnam community contribution, please visit CSC Vietnam site.