The Ministry of Corporate Affairs(MCA) has announced the winners and honourable mentions of the National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards 2020 which recognises the businesses that have contributed to the improvement of the society through their creative and sustainable CSR activities.
National CSR Awards 2020:
i.National CSR Awards 2020 was presented to 20 winners and 17 Honourable Mentions across the three main categories,
- Corporate Awards for Excellence in CSR – recognition based on total eligible CSR spend
- CSR Awards for CSR in Aspirational Districts / Difficult Terrains – recognition based on their CSR efforts in Aspirational Districts, difficult terrains/ disturbed areas, challenging circumstances etc.
- CSR Awards for contribution in National Priority Areas – recognition based on the contribution of CSR projects in National Priority Areas.
ii.A 3 stage process was carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic based on the submissions by the companies and reports of the independent assessment by CSR experts and the Grand Jury
Winners and Honourable Mentions of National CSR Awards 2020:
|Sub Category||Winner||Honourable Mention|
|Corporate Awards for Excellence in CSR|
|Companies having eligible CSR Spend equal and above Rs. 100 crores||Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited||Housing Development Finance Corporation(HDFC) Limited|
|Companies having eligible CSR Spend equal and above Rs. 10 crores and less than Rs. 100 crores||Tata Steel Limited||Tech Mahindra Limited|
|Companies having eligible CSR Spend equal and above Rs. 1 crore and less than Rs.10 crores||CRISIL Limited||Honeywell Automation India Limited|
|Companies having eligible CSR Spend below Rs. 1 crore||Wingify Software Private Limited||Tata Motors Finance Limited|
|CSR Awards for CSR in Aspirational Districts / Difficult Terrains|
|Northern India||ITC Limited||Indian Oil Corporation Limited(IOCL)|
|North-East India||North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited(NEEPCO)||Power Grid Corporation of India Limited|
|Eastern India||Jindal Steel & Power Limited||National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)|
|Western India||Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited||JK Lakshmi Cement Limited|
|Southern India||Avantel Limited||Ashok Leyland Limited|
|CSR Awards for contribution in National Priority Areas|
|Education||Tata Steel Limited||BMW India Private Limited|
|Skill Development and Livelihood||Tech Mahindra Limited||Mahindra and Mahindra Limited|
|Agriculture and Rural Development||Mahanadi Coalfields Limited|
|Health, Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation||Hero MotoCorp Limited||Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited|
|Environment, Sustainable Development and Solar Energy||Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited(ONGC)||Bajaj Auto Limited|
|Women and Child Development||Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited||Mahanadi Coalfields Limited|
|Technology Incubation||HDFC Limited|
|Promotion of Sports||Central Coalfields Limited||Aditya Birla Insurance Brokers Limited|
|Slum Area Development||HCL Technologies Limited|
|Heritage, Art and Culture||Elin Appliances Private Limited||Hindustan Zinc Limited|
|Support to differently- abled||Jindal Steel and Power Limited||ADP Private Limited|
About National CSR Awards:
i.The MCA instituted the annual National CSR Awards to recognize companies that have made a positive impact on society through their innovative & sustainable CSR initiatives.
The awards are the apex national level recognition by the Government of India.
The award aims to infuse excellence in CSR intervention in pursuance of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013.
Under each category one award is reserved for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
Note: The inaugural National CSR Award were presented on 29th October 2019. 19 winners and 19 Honourable Mentions were honoured in the first cycle.
About Ministry of Corporate Affairs(MCA):
Union Minister- Nirmala Sitharaman(RajyaSabha- Karnataka)
Minister of State– Rao Inderjit Singh(Constituency- Gurugram, Haryana)