The petroleum company, Cairn India has been conferred with the CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2015 in domain excellence for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). ITC chairman YC Deveshwar, CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee and former Director General of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), RA Mashelkar presented the trophy and the certificate to Cairn India MD & CEO Mayank Ashar in the award function held at New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashar dedicated the award to the employees and partners of Cairn India and to the people of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. He said, “At Cairn India, Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of our business philosophy, as sustainable and inclusive growth in our area of operation is essential for the holistic development. Cairn India has been at the helm of some wonderful socio-economic transformation of communities it works with.”
The CII-ITC Sustainability Awards are a symbol of credibility for businesses and have been recognising sustainable businesses for over a decade now. The CII-ITC collaboration is seeking ways to be more sustainable and inclusive in their activities.
Equipped with the best of technologies, Cairn India’s breakthrough in Rajasthan has been noteworthy. To date the company’s ‘Rajasthan Project’ has delivered more than 300 million barrels to the nation and provided the company with an opportunity to put Rajasthan on the global oil and gas map.
In Barmer, Rajasthan, where much of Cairn’s operations in India are based, the company has been empowering community members with skills, funds, opportunities and the confidence to improve their lives and livelihoods. These activities have not just helped community members but also boosted the socio-economic development of the district.