Corporate Social Responsibilities(CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibilities

Since its incorporation GSFC is involved in various CSR Activities in some or the other form but today CSR is developed as a very special concept for the corporate. To move ahead with the new vision on CSR, GSFC formed an independent CSR Cell for all four units in the year 2012-13; earlier this cell was functioning under the name 'Village Development Cell'.

This cell is formed to promote the overall development, progress and betterment of the people belonging to weaker sections of society with a view to elevate 'Human Development Index' (HDI). CSR Cell is formed to do not only traditional activities but such activities which will be based on new concepts of CSR.

Corporate Social Responsibilities
  • GSFC is one of the sponsors of The Akshay Patra Foundation (APF), which provides mid-day meal to government primary schools in Baroda City & Baroda, Padra & Waghodiya District. (The APF feeds more than 1 Lakh students every day)
  • SVADES is one such NGO which is working to improve quality of life in rural areas around GSFC. We are one of the leading promoters of this NGO for carrying out various needs based activities for youth development, women empowerment, educational programmes etc. which leads to Community to develop its own governance and become self-sufficient.
  • Donations & Sponsorships are given to NGOs/Institutions like Bharat Sevashram Sangh, Disha Charitable Trust (Autistic Children), Armed Forces Flag Day, SPIPA & many others.
  • Provided 500 idli cookers with gas connection to aaganwadis in 3 districts for improving nutritional status.
  • GSFC has its own health centre running since long and takes up various activities like medical camps, blood donations and emergency services for nearby villages.
  • For sanitation we have constructed toilets in the nearby villages and ultimately leading to cleanliness and hygiene by various awareness programmes. (Till date GSFC made 476 toilets & contributed partly for 2500 toilets)
  • GSFC provides both Financial and Human resources aid during the time of Natural Calamities:
    • Relief for Flood in Bihar
    • Earthquake at Kutch in 2001
    • Floods in the City of Baroda
    • GSFC organized a 1000 Relief Kit for the people affected in Uttarakhand.
    • Providing food packets to nearby village in Sep, 13
  • GSFC is contributing by tree plantation activities, having lakhs of trees in our own premises of all four units, donating plants on regular basis, developing a chalk pond in to a beautiful and green hillock in the premises of GSFC, rain water harvesting, recycling water.
  • GSFC has provided financially assistance to nearby villages for infrastructural development.
  • GSFC is having its own school at its 3 units since incorporation in which students from nearby villages are enrolled. GSFC is working on a model school project "Vidhyatirth" in association with Education Dept, Govt. of Gujarat & Knowledge Partner for developing 9 Government Primary School all over Gujarat.
  • GSFC organized a NSS camp & out of its experience GSFC is working at "Prathampura" village for overall development of this village & leading it in the direction of Model Village.
  • Women Empowerment is under taken in form of "Supplementary Income Generation Programme" so that women can become independent.
  • Development of Youth is done through Livelihood Generation Programmes for Unskilled Unemployed Rural Youth in which they get trained & placed in various sectors like retail, hospitality, security, hospitals, Courier Service, Gardening etc.
  • Industry Academic Interface: GSFC CSR Cell Coordinated with various Academic Institutions for Fieldwork of Students and provides them practical exposure in the field of CSR. The vision is to bridge the gap between corporate, community & academic institute.
  • To promote and expand the scope of functioning of CSR to not only large scale projects but "UN TO THE LAST". We are having projects like "Shining Star" - Hobby centre for children of 7-14 age groups of 4 nearby villages. During this 15 days project children did various activities like teaching English, Drawing and Craft for their personality development, Creating Leadership and an overall development.
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