Syngenta I-Clean Wins Greentech CSR Gold Award, 2015

I-CLEAN, a CSR initiative launched by Syngenta wins 5th Annual Greentech CSR Gold Award 2015. Greentech CSR award is presented to corporates who demonstrate highest level of commitment to CSR and Best Practices across industry and services sector. The awards aim to recognize exemplary operation, systems and the evidence of their impact to upliftment of society. Greentech Foundation awards serve as a catalyst to understanding the intrinsic value of CSR in business. The 16th Annual Sustainability and CSR Conference and Expo 2015 was held at Hyderabad on 27th- 28th November 2015.

Greentech Foundation established in the year 2000 based New Delhi India is a non – profit and Membership based organization committed to recognize and celebrate ethos of outstanding performance in Environment Protection, Fire and Safety, HR and CSR issues. Greentech Foundation has taken a lead role in promoting education, training and dissemination of knowledge, advancing the scientific, technical and practical aspects of these areas.

Greentech Foundation has instituted the following awards to recognize, reward and promote exceptional goals and outstanding achievements:

  • Greentech Safety Awards
  • Greentech Environment Awards
  • Greentech CSR Awards

Greentech Foundation awards are a unique form of benchmarking the stringent quality standards, credibility and honoring the proactive practices of awardees enhancing their esteem and global stature.

The award was presented by Shri Kamleshwar Sharan, Chairman and CEO, Greentech Foundation and Shri S.K.Acharya, CMD, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd. Dr K C Ravi and P S Jagadeesha from Corporate Affairs team received the award at the recently held Award Ceremony at Hyderabad.

Syngenta I-CLEAN is a project aimed at empowering Rural Prosperity through CSR. I-CLEAN stands for Inculcating Cleanliness Learning, Education, Awareness and New Habits among communities, especially in rural and remote areas, to enable them to lead dignified, hygienic and healthy lives. It is a social awareness and intervention program inspired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' – a campaign to support cleanliness and building toilets to stop open defecation. Through this project Syngenta India has gone beyond merely constructing toilets under the “Clean India Mission”and has taken upon itself the responsibility to upgrade vegetable markets and rural livelihoods in remote areas. Syngenta India selected East Champaran District in Bihar to kick start the I-CLEAN initiative because of its huge historical significance. Mahatma Gandhi upon his arrival from South Africa had launched his first Satyagraha movement from here, which eventually culminated in India's struggle for Independence.