CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY by: richa gupta(30) rajneesh(29) : CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY by: richa gupta ( 30 ) rajneesh ( 29 ) . PROFILE : PROFILE Infosys Technologies was started in 1981 by seven professionals with US $ 250. The company designs and delivers technology enabled business solutions. Infosys pioneered the Global Delivery Model (GDM Infosys has a global footprint with over 50 offices and development centers in India. Infosys takes pride in building strategic long-term client relationships. In 1997 & 1996, the readers of Asiamoney voted Infosys “The best managed company in India INFOSYS FOUNDATION: INFOSYS FOUNDATION Promoted by Infosys Technologies Limited, the Foundation offers the promise of a better tomorrow, through its projects across India Infosys Foundation has made small, but effective strides in the areas of: Social Rehabilitation Arts Healthcare Education SOCIAL REHABILITATION AND RURAL UPLIFTMENT: SOCIAL REHABILITATION AND RURAL UPLIFTMENT Help destitute women Conducted relief work after natural disasters. Made donations towards mid day meal. Rehabilitation of Devadasis in Karnataka . Compensation to families of martyrs. Works with red cross society. Monetary aids to Divine Life Society. Helps children with leprosy. Construction of Orphanages ,hostels, old age homes. ARTS: ARTS Organizes cultural programs It traces and honors artistes from different parts of India. Organizes programs like puppet shows HEALTHCARE : HEALTHCARE The Foundation constructed the Infosys Super-specialty Hospital on the Sassoon Hospital premises in Pune . This hospital caters to poor patients It has spread its donations for medicines to aged and poor patients suffering from cancer, leprosy, defects of the heart/kidney, mental illnesses and other major disorders. It helps this section meet substantial medical expenses and assures them of a steady source of income for their treatment The Foundation installed office management software at the KEM Hospital in Mumbai. This enables the hospital to manage store requirements, keep accounts as well as publish hospital papers and other information on the Web Additional blocks have been built at the Swami Sivananda Centenary Charitable Hospital at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu A dharmashala was constructed at the Kidwai Cancer Institute in Bangalore The Foundation constructed a pediatric hospital at the Capitol Hospital in Bhubaneswar, which caters to poor patients. A CT-scan machine was also donated to the hospital Additional wards were built at the Swami Shivananda Memorial Charitable Hospital in Pattumadai , Tamil Nadu Cont….: Cont…. A hospital was built for tribals at H.D. Kote , Mysore In Bellary, a hospital was constructed to treat patients with brain fever The Foundation has donated ambulances to medical centers and hospitals in Kanchipuram , Tamil Nadu, Gadag , B.R. Hills and South Canara in Karnataka and Kalahandi , Chandrashekarpur and Bhubaneswar in Orissa It has also donated high-tech surgical equipment to hospitals located at Mysore, Bijapur , Bellary and Hubli in Karnataka The Foundation has made donations to the Drug Foundation for Nuclear Medicine at the cancer hospital in Miraj and the Kidwai Hospital in Bangalore A leprosy camp was conducted, and relief work was carried out at the Leprosy Colony in Gulbarga LEARNING AND EDUCATION: LEARNING AND EDUCATION The foundation has donated 10,200 sets of books in Karnataka alone, and in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa and Kerala, under its Library for Every Rural School project. Through this program, the Foundation has set up more than 10,150 libraries in rural government schools. To simplify the standard of computer education for students in rural areas, a separate book has been written and is being distributed under the library project. To identify and help students in dire need, the Foundation works with Prerna , an NGO in Raichur and Bangalore, and Vidya Poshak in Dharwad , to distribute scholarships to poor students. The Foundation has also made donations towards the reconstruction of old school buildings. For instance, 14 government schools in slum areas of Hyderabad were reconstructed Cont…: Cont… It also contributes towards the construction of additional classrooms, school funds/corpus funds, school furniture, equipment and so on, especially in backward areas The Foundation donated study material, including science kits, to 20 schools in rural Karnataka Donations have also been made towards computer centers in rural areas of Karnataka The Foundation collaborated with the Center for Environment Education (CEE), Bangalore, for the orientation of teachers specializing in science and the environment. The Center developed training material on water. It made a contribution to fund new self-employment courses at post graduation and post matriculation levels in hyderabad . The Foundation constructed a science center at a rural school in the Kolar District of Karnataka, a one-of-its-kind center in the entire district. It caters to the students of the school, as well as schools in the neighboring villages ENVIRONMENT : ENVIRONMENT The Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (HSEMS) at Infosys is called the 'Ozone Initiative‘. This project spreads environmental awareness and implements eco-friendly practices across development centers worldwide. Further, this vision is supported by voluntary groups of employees organized into eco-clubs. Infosys' vision is to become "carbon and water neutral". It undertake several initiatives to neutralize our environmental impact: Water Management :- Potable water is a depleting resource. It harvest rainwater and consistently reduce the use of fresh water. In addition, it recycle waste water to be reused for primary and secondary purposes. Energy Conservation :- Infosys uses energy responsibly. It measure our utilization of energy through energy audits. The data collected is used to achieve increasing levels of energy conservation. Waste Management :- Waste is recycled scientifically. It reduce waste, segregate it at the source and dispose it at dedicated waste segregation and processing plants at each development center. Control-Climate :-Infosys hosted the Indian Youth Summit on Climate Change at Hyderabad under the auspices of the Indian Youth Climate Network. Delegates discussed how India can be powered by 100% renewable energy and signed a declaration on climate change . CSR ACTIVITIES AT INFOSYS DCS IN 2009 : CSR ACTIVITIES AT INFOSYS DCS IN 2009 Bangalore Development Centre:- Rakum School for the visually challenged : Mitr , its local CSR team, visited the Rakum School for the visually challenged. The team organized games and distributed chocolates and stationery. Notebook distribution : The Infynite Smiles CSR team has been distributing books and stationery to underprivileged children across Karnataka since 2001 Chandigarh DC:- Behavior and social skills development : Prayaas , its local CSR team, organized a program where 60 children from the Panchkula slum showcased their creativity in group activities. Medical camp and cleanliness drive : Prayaas has adopted Tanda village to drive social transformation in the region. Its volunteers engaged residents in a cleanliness drive to prevent malaria. A free camp for eye and general medical check up was organized. Medicines and spectacles prescribed by doctors at the camp were distributed free of cost. Pune DC:- Sparsh - A Healing Touch, its local CSR team, is a registered NGO. In 2009, it conducted several programs: Eye donation camp : More than 330 Infoscions pledged to donate their eyes in a special camp organized with the Ruby Hall Clinic and Eye Bank Association of India. Play and Live (PAL ): It use sports to boost the confidence of underprivileged children, teach them various skills and change their outlook. It donated sports equipment including carom and chess boards, and prizes such as watches, perfumes and chocolates. Blood donation camp : 700 volunteers donated blood during a two-day camp in June 2009.