ONGC secures SCOPE Gold Trophy for Corporate Social Responsibility
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has been conferred the “Gold Trophy of SCOPE Meritorious Award in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsiveness for 2011-12”. On the occasion of the Public Sector Day, celebrated on April 26, 2013 at New Delhi, the President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee gave away the award to ONGC CMD Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva, accompanied by Director (HR) Mr. K S Jamestin. The Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Mr. Praful Patel was also present on the occasion.
CMD Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva and Director-HR receives the honour from the President of India
The Panel of the Jury, which was chaired by former Chief Justice of India Justice PN Bhagwati, comprised of Mr. V S Jain, former Member, PESB, Dr. M B Athreya, Renowned Management Consultant, Mr. M A Pathan, former Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Mr. CP Jain, former Chairman NTPC and SCOPE and Dr. U D Choubey, DG, SCOPE. The entire performance evaluation of record entries numbering 131 this year was made by world renowned Consultant, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Private Limited.
Some of the major socially-impactful CSR initiatives undertaken by ONGC during 2011-12 are Varishthajana Swasthya Sewa Abhiyan, Setting up of a centralized kitchen for mid-day meals at Surat, Amulya Dharohar, Eastern Swamp Deer Conservation Project and Harit Moksha. In the previous year 2012, ONGC had won the SCOPE Award for Environmental Excellence and Sustainable Development.