Amway India, the country’s leading FMCG Direct Selling company, has bagged the “Best Corporate” award under the ‘Specially-abled’ category at the prestigious National CSR Summit & Awards 2018, organised by CSR Times.
Sh. Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India presented the award to Ms. Simrat Bishnoi, National Head – Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Amway India, amidst top leaders and jury members such as Ms. Stuti Narain Kacker, Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of India; Padma Shri Dr. K K Agarwal, Dr. M P Narayanan, Vice Chairman, World Mining Congress and Mr. Harish Chandra, Editor, CSR Times.
Aimed at honoring the outstanding and innovative CSR practices adopted by organizations, the award recognised Amway’s persistent contribution and work towards the welfare of visually impaired individuals.
On receiving the award, Ms. Simrat Bishnoi, National Head – Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Amway India, said, “We are truly honored to be recognized for our efforts towards the cause of the visually impaired individuals over the last two decades at the national level. Aligned with the Government of India’s ‘Accessible India’ initiative aimed at expanding prospects for people with disabilities, Amway has been supporting and empowering the visually impaired individuals by creating opportunities for their education as well as digitization of the educational material for greater accessibility. The award is a testimony of Amway’s commitment towards ‘Helping people live better lives’ and making a strong impact on the lives of over 2.5 lakh visually impaired individuals under the project. Corporate Social Responsibility is a core component of Amway’s ethos. We have been undertaking CSR initiatives since the company’s inception in the country. The award brings Amway direct sellers, employees, affiliates and customers a source of pride that goes beyond the realms of business.”
As a key focus area, Amway has been working tirelessly towards the welfare of the visually impaired individuals with a firm belief that education and knowledge are the keys to the future that create opportunities transcending physical limitations. Amway India started CSR initiatives in 1999 with the National Project for the Visually Impaired to provide opportunities of quality education to visually impaired, thereby improving their employment prospects. Under this project, Amway has launched Braille textbooks, audio books and libraries, computer training centers, BPOs, and several other initiatives, which has helped in increasing the education prospects of the visually impaired individuals. So far, the project has impacted lives of over 2.5 lakh visually impaired individuals.