Hindustan Copper Limited

For Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the Company’s commitment to its stakeholders to conduct business in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner while recognizing the interests of its stakeholders.

Even much before CSR became mandatory; HCL recognized that its business activities have both direct and indirect impacts on the society and strived to integrate its business processes with the social processes in order to enable creation and distribution of wealth for the betterment of its stakeholders in an ethical and transparent manner. It is committed to sustainable development and to meet the interests of its stakeholders. It is also committed to continuously upgrade its CSR initiatives in order to make a positive impact on the people staying in and around the areas of its mining Units on a continuous basis.

Objectives

The objectives of HCL’s CSR activities are as follows.

  • In conformity to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 and the CSR Guidelines issued by Department of Public Enterprises [DPE] from time-to-time, to indicate the CSR projects that HCL plans to undertake.
  • To create value for the stakeholders and society that is fundamentally linked to HCL’s core business and operations through its initiatives for their sustainable development
  • To enhance value creation for the community around HCL’s areas of operation by fostering goodwill among the stakeholders towards the Company by enhancing their quality of life.
  • To carry out developmental initiatives in order to meet the calls of the present without compromising the ability of future to meet its needs.

Strategy

HCL’s CSR philosophy is centered on the idea of creating shared value focusing on the Triple Bottom-line approach (People, Planet & Profit). The thrust of CSR shall be on capacity building, empowerment of communities, inclusive socio-economic growth, environment protection, promotion of green and energy efficient technologies, development of backward regions as well as upliftment of the marginalized and under-privileged sections of the society. Further, the surplus, if any, arising out of the CSR projects or activities shall not form part of the business profit of HCL.

Scope of Activities

The scope of HCL’s CSR programmes shall be governed by the provisions of Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 and shall include the following broad heads.

  • Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting preventive health care and sanitation including contribution to the Swach Bharat Kosh set-up by the Central Government for the promotion of sanitationand making available safe drinking water.
  • Promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly and the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects.
  • Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and hostels for women and orphans; setting up old age homes, day care centres and such other facilities for senior citizens; and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups.
  • Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agro forestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water including contribution to the Clean Ganga Fund set-up by the Central Government for rejuvenation of river Ganga
  • Protection of national heritage, art and culture including restoration of buildings and sites of historical importance and works of art; setting up public libraries; promotion and development of traditional arts and handicrafts.
  • Measures for the benefit of armed forces veterans, war widows and their dependants.
  • Contribution to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund or any other fund set up by the Central Government for socio-economic development and relief and welfare of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, minorities and women.
  • Contributions or funds provided to technology incubators located within academic institutions, which are approved by the Central Government.
  • Rural Development Projects.
Focus Area

Animal & Wildlife,Art & Culture,Community Development,Drinking water,Education,Education & Literacy,Education and Education Technology,Health & family Welfare,Health Care,Health Care and Health tech,Labour and Employment,Sanitation,Sports,Sports and Recreation,water,water Resources

Email

hcl_ho@hindustancopper.com

Contact

Tel.No.: +91 (0) 33 2283 2226/2529/2952/2871/2032

Address

Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Kolkata – 700019