GUWAHATI, Sept 12: Amway India, FMCG Direct Selling company, has bagged the “Best Corporate” award under the ‘Specially-abled’ category at the prestigious National CSR Summit & Awards 2018, organised by CSR Times. Union Minister, Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India, Suresh Prabhu presented the award to National Head – Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Amway India, Simrat Bishnoi amidst top leaders and jury members such as Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of India, Stuti Narain Kacker, Padma Shri Dr. K K Agarwal, Vice Chairman, World Mining Congress Dr. M P Narayanan, and Editor, CSR Times, Harish Chandra.
Aimed at honoring the outstanding and innovative CSR practices adopted by organizations, the award recognised Amway’s persistent contribution and work towards the welfare of visually impaired individuals.
On receiving the award, National Head – Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Amway India, Simrat Bishnoi said, “We are truly honored to be recognized for our efforts towards the cause of the visually impaired individuals over the last two decades at the national level. Aligned with the Government of India’s ‘Accessible India’ initiative aimed at expanding prospects for people with disabilities, Amway has been supporting and empowering the visually impaired individuals by creating opportunities for their education as well as digitization of the educational material for greater accessibility. The award is a testimony of Amway’s commitment towards ‘Helping people live better lives’ and making a strong impact on the lives of over 2.5 lakh visually impaired individuals under the project. Corporate Social Responsibility is a core component of Amway’s ethos. We have been undertaking CSR initiatives since the company’s inception in the country. The award brings Amway direct sellers, employees, affiliates and customers a source of pride that goes beyond the realms of business.”
Amway India claimed that it has started CSR initiatives in 1999 with the National Project for the Visually Impaired to provide opportunities of quality education to visually impaired, thereby improving their employment prospects. Under this project, Amway has launched Braille textbooks, audio books and libraries, computer training centers, BPOs, and several other initiatives, which has helped in increasing the education prospects of the visually impaired individuals. So far, the project has impacted lives of over 2.5 lakh visually impaired individuals.