MUMBAI, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Presented the Prestigious Distinction for Exemplary Initiatives in the Area of Corporate Social Responsibility
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, the research led global integrated pharmaceutical company, was conferred the Civic Award 2013-14 for Social Development by the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India's premier commercial body. The accolade was presented to Glenmark for its exemplary initiatives in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through which the company has positively impacted over 600,000 lives till date.
The award was received by Ms. Cheryl Pinto, Director Corporate Affairs - Glenmark at a ceremony in Mumbai recently. The Bombay Chambers Civic Awards was instituted in 1984 with an objective of promoting good corporate citizenship and rewarding and recognising the best practices in CSR.
Accepting the honour Cheryl Pinto said, "The award is a testament to our continued commitment of enriching lives and making a positive difference in the communities in which we operate. It acknowledges Glenmark's contribution in impacting over 600,000 lives through our initiatives in child health, sustainable livelihood, providing access to healthcare through medicine donation and global employee volunteering programs." Thanking the company's employees and NGO partners for their unstinted support and dedication, she added, "I am sure this prestigious recognition by a leading industry body will provide us the impetus to pursue our mission of enriching lives with renewed vigour"
The Civic Awards are presented by the BCCI every year to publicly acknowledge and honour notable achievements undertaken by corporate organizations to improve their environmental, social and cultural metrics by way of services to the community in addition to outstanding operational performance. Previous awardees in this category include TATA Chemicals, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra among others.
Instituted with the mission of 'Enriching Lives'; Glenmark Foundation, the CSR arm of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd (GPL) has been implementing several projects for the benefit of the less privileged sections of the society under 3 core areas: child health (Flagship Programme), sustainable livelihoods and employee volunteering.
About Glenmark Foundation
Glenmark Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd (GPL) is committed towards improving child health and providing sustainable livelihoods. Within the cause of child health it aims at addressing United Nation's Millennium Development Goal (MGD)-4, which is reducing child mortality.
The foundation has taken up projects in regions where both infant and child mortality is very high. It is working at the grassroots with NGO partners in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh; Sangner, Rajasthan; Mumbai, Maharashtra; Solan, Himachal Pradesh in India and Nairobi, Kenya. The foundation also aims at providing opportunities to school drop outs by skilling them in Maharashtra, ensuring food security of tribal farmers in Odisha and helping the disabled regain mobility through artificial limbs in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
About Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GPL) is a research-driven, global, integrated pharmaceutical company and ranked among the top 80 pharma and biotech companies of the world in terms of revenues as per SCRIP 100 Rankings. Glenmark is a leading player in the discovery of new molecules both NCEs and NBEs. Glenmark has several molecules in various stages of clinical development and primarily focused in the areas of Inflammation, Pain and Oncology. The company has significant presence in branded formulations across emerging economies including India. Its subsidiary, Glenmark Generics Limited, services the requirements of the US and Western Europe markets.
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