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 Gilard 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:-
Environmental Play stresses need to care for Earth
Sensitization and Skill development of Government School kids
CSR on Road safety
Environmental Play stresses need to care for EarthA play directed by an Environmentalist Ms. Guneet Sethi in collaboration with Gilard Electronics 'Der Aaye Durust Aaye' was staged at Fortis Hospital on 14 September, 2017. The main objective of the play was to apprise the general public about need to save the environment especially with rising pollution. 'Der Aaye Durust Aaye' is a play focused on Environmental Concerns and more importantly brings to the minds of the audience how general public is responsible for deterioration of environment, highlighting simple ways in which our improved habits will support environment conservation.
The play is being staged at various platforms for mass sensitization. The play has been staged in various industrial units for their employees and also at Fortis Mohali, Rotary Club Chandigarh, CII Chandigarh fair 2017.
It has been adopted as a CSR play by Mahindra, Swaraj for sensitizing children of Government schools in and around Chandigarh
Sensitization and Skill development of Government School kidsIn the year 2017-18 Gilardians adopted kids of Government Primary School, Badala. The focus was on their sensitization on Swachh Bharat and personal hygiene, various competition were also held on these subjects. Besides this birthday celebrations and skill development in the art of mehandi and diya decoration during the festive season perked up the enthusiasm of the children. The project completion goodbye was with lots and lots of games for the school.
CSR on Road safetyIt all started with sensitization of Gilardians on road safety. After holding several sessions in the company we took it up as a CSR Activity and chose it as our message for the year 2017 for the society. 50 Gilardians were a part of the 5 Km run in the first ever Mohali Marathon in 29th,January 2017. We held hand made posters to convey our messages on Road Safety.
Gilard's Annual play for mass sensitization in 2017 also focused on Road Safety which was performed in other companies for awareness and sensitization of their employees.
Skill development Activties
Annual Blood donation camps
Walk The Talk
Skill development ActivtiesFor Badala School Gilardians organised Diya making and coloring, applying mehandi on hands for the school children on the occasion of Diwali. On 15th October these events were organised and many volunteers from Gilard initiated to teach the children pot making and coloring, applying mehandi and making cards for Diwali. The money collected after selling the divas was also used for the welfare of the school.
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!