Godrej Sustainability Report

Joy of Giving Week The Joy of Giving Week (JGW) is a ‘festival of philanthropy’, with a week being celebrated every year starting from 2nd October - Gandhi Jayanti – engagingemployees through "acts of giving" - money, time, resources and skills. The items collected are donated to NGOs like Children Toy Foundation, Goonj & Umang Foundation The Earth Hour A WWF-India initiative, supported by Godrej, is a global campaign to raise awareness and inspire individual action towards a better environment. Every year, for one hour ‘Complete switch off lights’ is observed at Godrej plants, offices and residential colonies in Vikhroli. Helping Hand At Godrej, employees are encouraged to contribute to relief and rehabilitation activities in calamity struck areas. Employees can contribute in cash or kind and the Company supports in terms of identifying NGOs or implementation agencies working in affected areas. The Company tracks the work progress of the agencies and ensures resources contributed by the employees reach the people in need. The funds are utilized in rehabilitating activities like public utility infrastructure like schools, bridges and construction of houses for the poor. In the last 3 years Godrej employees contributed towards the relief and rehabilitation work carried out for people affected by Nepal earthquake (INR 74 lacs), Kerala floods (INR 77 lacs). Employees have also contributed INR 37.7 lacs towards the government promoted ‘Bharat Ke Veer funds’ CSR-focussed employee engagement G&B believes that volunteering fosters collaboration, teamwork, gratitude and a positive attitude. The Company encourages and provides its employees, opportunities to channelize their energy towards various social causes through avenues to engage in the Company’s CSR journey. Blood Donation Drives Every year on the death anniversaries of the Company’s founders, Mr. N. P. Godrej and Mr. B. P. Godrej, a blood donation drive is organized wherein Godrej employees and their families donate blood to the local blood banks. For last 3 years 5805, 5595 and 5590 Godrej employees participated in the drive, pan-India. Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM) Fund Raiser Godrej supported Republican Sports Club, War Wounded Foundation, Vasantha Memorial Trust and National Society for Equal Opportunities (NASOEH) for the Handicapped) through annual contributions to Tata Mumbai Marathon (formerly known as Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon. Along with the Company's monetary donation each year, employees participating in the marathon are encouraged to support these NGOs through their contributions. In the last three years employees have contributed a sum of 3.32 Crs Rose Day Every year, on 22nd September, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) celebrates National Cancer Rose Day, a day marked out to bring cheer to all cancer patients. G&B has been supporting the cause of National Rose Day, since the last 18 years. Employee contribution is spent by CPAA on distributing toys and utility items at various hospitals and dharmshalas. Godrejiets participating in tata marathon 77