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Sustainability

CSR Approach

At Skipper, Corporate Social Responsibility factors the need of the community and the regions in which it functions. Beyond our profit objectives, we are not only increasingly exhorted to address social and environmental issues associated with our business activities but also asked to play a constructive role in fighting against problems such as human misery and global ecological deterioration. Here at Skipper we have an integrated view on CSR development and visualize it as an ongoing, socially co-constructed process. Moreover, Skipper shall always try and understand and develop its socially responsible business practices.

 

Our Associations

Friends of Tribals Society (FTS)

Friends of Tribals Society (FTS), a non-government, voluntary organization is committed to the upliftment of tribals and other deprived in rural India, by providing basic education to their children and giving the villagers health care, development and empowerment education. It believes that literacy is the key to progress. FTS was established in 1989 at Kolkata and
has 27 chapters all over India.

 

Sri Sri Academy

With the aim to provide world-class education and imbibe core values among students in Kolkata, the school is dedicated to nurture young minds into accomplished, confident and dynamic young citizens of tomorrow.

Heritage School

Established in the year 2001, this school is a unique endeavour to recreate the ancient Gurukul tradition of India. The school, nestled in the lap of nature, provides an enriching atmosphere where children are encouraged to develop both their physical and intellectual faculties.

 

Sankara Nethralaya

Sankara Nethralaya is a world-class eye care hospital in Kolkata offering super specialty ophthalmic care.

 
 

Skipper Foundation

Our Company recognizes its responsibilities towards society. Education and health are given utmost importance at Skipper. The Company discharges its social responsibility through its CSR arm 'Skipper Foundation' and takes significant initiatives to promote healthcare and education.

  • Beti Padhao Abhiyaan - A Noble Initiative
  • “If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation”- African Proverb

    You must have heard this popular African quote on many occasions. But have you ever pondered what it exactly means? If you haven’t, then it’s time to consider this. Although the modern society has progressed in many aspects, when it comes to girl’s education, the picture is very bleak. The UNESCO reports that there are 31 million girls of primary school age who do not go to school. And 17 million out of these will never go to school. The UNESCO further notes that out of 774 million illiterate people all over the globe, two-third is girls. The figures are scary, right? It’s because, in developing countries, girls are the marginalised ones, often left behind to help in household works instead. Education for girls in India has been a rough road. From child marriage to gender inequalities, girls are often denied the basic right to education.

    To provide education to girls in every nook and corner of the country, the Central Government launched “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” in 2015. This social campaign aims to foster awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for the girls. The Skipper Foundation, A CSR wing of Skipper Limited, takes this noble initiative further by engaging in various developmental activities related to key areas in women education and healthcare sectors.

    Skipper Foundation  organised an unique initiative called “Beti Padhao Abhiyaan” that has sponsored more than  700 underprivileged girl child to access proper education. There are many girls who couldn’t continue education or were denied access to education due to financial crisis. This is a small step to help those girls to continue their education. The organisation believes that if given a chance, every girl has the potential to become the next Kalpana Chawla. They believe that no society and country can flourish if the girls are held back in the shackles of illiteracy. The event heald at G.D Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata on July 17, 2017 was graced by Governor of West Bengal Shri Keshari Nath Tripathy and other dignitaries. This noble initiative was highly lauded by the dignitaries present and was held as an important step in promoting girl child education.

    The very foundation of the same was done by Late Shri Sadhu Ram Bansal, the Chairman Emeritus of Skipper Limited, who believed in promoting welfare for others and promoted various humanitarian causes. Skipper Foundation continuously engages in CSR activities with an aim to help the underprivileged community in the area around its business operations, offices, and manufacturing unit.

     
  • Free Eye Check-Up
  • We organized an eye check-up in Mahisrekha, which is close to our Uluberia plant. Around 450 people from the surrounding areas, such as Uluberia, Kulgachia, Madhabpur, Kashyapur benefitted from this camp.

     
  • School Support System
  • Skipper Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of remuneration to the teachers and faculty of Mahisrekha Junior School, Howrah. We also arrange for additional infrastructural facilities, such as tube wells for easy access to water, furniture in classroom in order to accommodate and impact more number of students. Since February, 2014, the electricity expenses have also been taken care of to ensure uninterrupted imparting of education.

     
  • Book Distribution
  • We believe that education is the key to a brighter future of our country. Keeping this in mind, Skipper organized a book distribution programme, which was attended by 270 students. This was held at Netaji Balika Vidyalaya and Mahisrekha Junior School, Howrah.

     
  • Blood Donation Camps
  • Skipper Foundation regularly conducts Blood Donation Camps around the Company's Uluberia plant as a part of its CSR initiatives.

     
  • Gramin Mela
  • Skipper Foundation regularly organizes 'Gramin Mela' to promote communal harmony around the area it operates in. Cultural dances, sports and music are some of the main highlights of this event.