Over the past 80 years, Godfrey Phillips India Ltd. has expanded its business interests to mark its presence in over 90 countries across the world. The company clearly understands the respect it commands – a trait that is matched only by our commitment to better the lives of those who are less fortunate or under-privileged. Our CSR activities are a concerted attempt to enrich communities we work with while contributing towards economic empowerment, self-sustenance and preservation of cultural ethnicities and value systems.

Ongole Community Development Program

A special focus area of CSR has been the improvement of the lives of women labourers engaged in tobacco leaf grading in Ongole, Andhra Pradesh.

Areas of improvement include safe drinking water and sanitation wherein we have installed water plants and individual toilets, extended water pipeline to deserving hamlets, undertaken drainage construction and garbage management in the villages.

Over 10,000 individuals, family members and the community of our leaf graders have benefitted from these water, sanitation, health, hygiene, thrift-credit and education related interventions.

The physical infrastructure of government institutions like schools, anganwadis and health centres, in 4 villages near our 3 grading centres, have also been improved through the project.



BURLEY TOBACCO FARMERS PROGRAM

Godfrey Phillips India Ltd. is working for the improvement of lives of the burley tobacco growing farmers in Vinukonda region of Andhra for the past few years.

Godfrey Phillips India Ltd. with their NGO partner ASSISTS work for the development of farmers and the communities they belong. We have formed Farmers Development Societies in 11 villages and given grants for procuring the irrigation equipment, tanks and other agriculture implements for using them on sharing basis to reduce the expenditure on cultivation.

Water treatment plants have been constructed in village Kambhampadu for provision of safe and protected drinking water for all the people in the community.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

As a conscientious corporate citizen, we realise our responsibility towards the conservation of the environment and have adopted policies to use methods that have been proven to be safe for the environment. Our facilities have adopted initiatives like recycling of water, rainwater harvesting and use of solar power. Our factory in Rabale is an IGBC-registered Green Factory Building.

The Guldhar factory was awarded the ‘Greentech Foundation Platinum Award' in 2015, after winning Gold Awards every year from 2010 to 2013 for Outstanding Achievement in Environment Management.
These are among the most coveted awards in the corporate world for outstanding achievements in the field of Environment Management.


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