Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the responsibility of the industry to take care of how it is contributing towards the welfare of the society and how the cooperative world is contributing to protect the beautiful blue planet to make the planet more desirable for us and for our future generations.
CSR activities help a lot to get sustainable profits and also helps in sustainable development of the society. These activities should not harm the environment in any way and should help in improving the quality of the environment in its unique way. Gilard Electronics organizes activities for the protection and development of the society from time to time. These are non-profit activities which are done for the welfare of the society and to create awareness.
Gilard considers Environment Protection as our top most agenda of CSR. Starting from our own actions we own responsibility for and ensure our processes do not contribute to environment pollution. Gilard’s management has always had a clear vision with regard to its internal CSR which is educating our strength of approx. 400 employees and their families to make them environment conscious. Besides this although the company is not covered under the CSR Bill we consider it to be our Corporate Social Responsibility to make efforts towards bringing a change in our immediate society. We believe that imparting knowledge and changing the cultural habits of people would help in controlling degeneration of the environment. We are pleased that a Clean India Campaign has been taken at national level. Our Team EHSAS is dedicated to this cause since 2011.
CSR Activities Undertaken in Gilard
Team EHSAS plays a dual role of internal as well as external CSR. Its objective “to generate awareness and sensitize 400 employees of Gelard and their families on the need for Environment protection” helps in internal CSR and its various activities which stretch beyond this, contribute to Gilard’s external CSR.
Some external social objectives undertaken by Team EHSAS are:-
Marathon on Road safety
Marathon on Road safetyA Marathon was organised to spread messages on "Road Safety Awareness", 50 Gilardians participated with great enthusiasm to make people aware of the road safety on 29th January 2017. The message was spread by holding strong and attractive hand made visual messages for road safety. The Gilardians compassionately ran around the city for improving the road safety.
Annual Blood donation camps
Walk The Talk
Annual Blood donation camps
On 1st December a blood donation camp was organised at GAP LLP by Gilard Electronics Private Limited. The blood was donated with lot of enthusiasm by the management, employees and local vendors of the company. Volunteers are encouraged from the neighboring industries as well. The persons who donated blood were offered refreshments and gifts and various fun games were played.
Walk The TalkGilard organised a Walkathon on Swachha Bharat on 20th Feb, 2016. A colourful event with a strong message for the society - “We Are Responsible To Make A Clean & Green India”. We believe in practicing what we preach. Gilardians carried their own hand made posters and shared the messages with the society. The volunteers were full of energy and determined to interact with the people on the roads, in the parks and at the main road crossings.
Gilard's Blood Donation camp
Gilard's Blood Donation campOn 1st December 2015, Gilard organized its 15th Voluntary Blood Donation Camp. The objective of organizing such camps is to provide safe and quality blood collected from voluntary donors, at affordable cost to the general public and free of cost to the poor. It is important to ensure safety of the donors and maintain quality of the blood collected. Keeping this in mind the Rotary & Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Chandigarh and the Civil Hospital, Mohali, were contacted for blood collection. Our thanks to Dr. Manish Rai, Director Rotary & Blood Bank Society Resource Centre and Dr. Goldy, Blood Transfusion Ofﬁcer, Civil Hospital and Mr. Rajiv Sarao, Head Currency Chest HDFC Bank, Chandigarh. Ms. Gugni Gill Panaich a noted community activist based in Canada was the Guest of Honor.
Walkathon 2015The idiom, ”Water, Water Everywhere, Not a . . Drop to Drink” suggests despite being surrounded by something you cannot benefit 7 from it. The fact is that the earth is surrounded by water from all sides but seawater has a much higher concentration of salt than that acceptable to our body. So one thing we definitely need, to keep going, is Drinking Water. Let us save Water to save Lives! EHSAS Initiatives for CSR A Walkathon on ”Save Water” on 3rd January 2015 Gilard has always accorded priority to issues of environment concern and has taken steps to address the same. A team of 100 volunteers from amongst Gilardians volunteered for this very interesting event. Holding posters on Water Conservation and fighting the biting cold of north, we walked on the roads of Mohali, Chandigarh to spread the message. Like all our activities this event too was planned keeping safety and the fun element in mind. Leaders were appointed to ensure road safety and prevent traffic hazard. Volunteers from our First-Aid team followed, well equipped to handle any kind of emergency. After walking for two hours the team welcomed the snacks served with hot tea. Interestingly the posters were made by the young children of Gilardians. Thank you youngsters, you are the fuel to our environmental activities!
Gilard's Internal CSR
Providing equal employment opportunities
Helping Cancer Patients
Swachh Bharat Sahyog
Gilard's Internal CSRGilard’s GREEN WAVE started in 2011. Every year the month of June is celebrated as an “Environment Month” and programmes are conducted to educate and sensitize employees and their families towards environment issues. Various activities are performed throughout the month and involvement from top to bottom is encouraged in activities like Inter-departmental competitions on Best CIP proposal for Safety/Health or Environment, Quizzes on Environment Protection and Safety, Caption contests on pictures on environment concerns. Competition are held for spouses and children of employees on “Posters and poetry on Environment Concerns like pollution, water conservation, etc., making of cloth bags for shopping (Say NO to polythene bags), Capturing environmental concerns with cameras etc”. Other activities undertaken under Green Wave include trees plantation, training sessions on Environment via screening of movies and performing skits.
Providing equal employment opportunitiesProviding equal employment opportunities to women has been a practice in Gilard since 1985. This has been further diversified since 2013 by Team EHSAS's initiative of adding the new thought proceess and commitment that providing job opportunities to specially abled persons is a fair practice. Effort is made for inclusion and acceptance of such persons in the company's work force. We attend the local job fairs organized for such people jointly by CII and NITTER, select appropriate candidates who are called for second round of interview in the company. Special effort is made to inculcate of culture of acceptance and caring amongst the employees. The Head of Departments are counseled that such people have a good potential to perform well and their concentration skills are better than other human beings.
Helping Cancer PatientsDonors of blood platelets are arranged for cancer patients under treatment in PGI, Chandigarh. Team EHSAS has taken this initiative because most of us knows hospitals need us to donate blood, but few realize the importance of donating blood platelets. Platelet levels of cancer patients are affected during chemotherapy because the drugs destroy healthy as well as cancerous cells.
Swachh Bharat SahyogThis initiative is to support the Central Government's "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan". Cleaning the neighborhood activity is undertaken by volunteers from Gilard on World Earth day and World Environment Day every year since 2012. Under the new mission of Swachh Bharat, Team EHSAS organizes visits to Government's primary schools in and around the tricity where Gilard's play on Environment-Kal-Aaj Aur Kal is performed and an interaction is made with the young children to educate them on the need to maintain good personal hygiene as well as adopt habits in routine life which would help save water, paper and power. This activity is done jointly with Vodafone.