For its outstanding contribution towards social development and undertaking various CSR initiatives, Cummins India, has been awarded BG Deshmukh CSR Excellence Award at a recent award ceremony held by MCCIA.
Cummins Group in India, a leading manufacturer of engines, generator sets and related components and technologies has been conferred the BG Deshmukh Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Award. The award was presented by Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA). Cummins India was awarded for its outstanding contribution towards social development and for its various CSR initiatives. Cummins India has won this award for the second time.
Speaking on the occasion, S. Ravichandran, Head, Corporate Responsibility, Cummins Group in India said, “As a responsible corporate, Cummins has always been striving to build stronger communities. Corporate Responsibility is one of Cummins’ six core values and by leveraging the time and skills of our employees’ on community involvement activities that have the potential to be sustainable and replicable; the Company continues to make a positive difference to the community.”
The award is generally given to the organizations for their contribution towards social development on the basis of based criteria such as corporate vision for CSR, employee involvement and participation, scalability and sustainability, degree of innovation, and driving multi-location activities with impact.
Cummins has undertaken various CSR initiatives by partnering with various NGOs and civic bodies along with active involvement and participation from its employees. Some of the CSR initiatives of which Cummins India has been a part of are Zero Garbage Project, Nirmalya Project, Traffic Synchronization Project, Green Hills initiative, developing the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) and providing scholarships to students from economically weak backgrounds.
As a part of its ‘Catch Them Young’ initiative, Cummins India has been able to create awareness amongst students on the significance of protecting the environment by addressing 75,000 students across India.
Cummins India has also helped in overall growth and development of the village in Nandal which is close to its largest manufacturing site in Phaltan.