Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
GSL has been a vital part of Goa’s industrial landscape, integrating seamlessly into the community, generating employment and business opportunities for the local populace. Company’s operations have played a significant role in providing the necessary impetus required for Goa’s industrial growth. It has encouraged the growth of ancillary units and vendor networks, in the process establishing and enhancing proficiency, excellence and entrepreneurship.
Goa Shipyard however, has always been conscious of its corporate social responsibility. It constantly strives to foray beyond the scope of its economic activities by reaching out to actively participate in the social development of the community.
Corporate Social Responsibility at Goa Shipyard Ltd. involves various voluntary efforts, which the Company engages itself, in order to contribute towards Social Development.
The five focus areas of our CSR and Sustainability strategy are as follows:
- Health & Hygiene
- Civic Amenities
- Social Empowerment
- Health Care / Medical Facility
The CSR and Sustainability Cell and project teams execute regular visits to the project areas & project partners to learn, assess and evaluate the development work undertaken in accordance with the laid down targets. Periodical status on implementation of CSR and Sustainability activities is also submitted to board of directors of the company for information. Status Report on implementation of CSR activities are incorporated in the Annual Report.
CSR & Sustainability Policy of GSL
Goa Shipyard Limited a Schedule B Mini Ratna Central Public Sector Enterprise under administrative control of Ministry of Defence is located in the South Goa region under Mormugao Taluka. GSL believes that with its core business interests in Shipbuilding, Ship repairs and General Engineering services, the company plays an important role in strengthening the fabric of society. GSL is committed to continuously improving its social responsibilities as a corporate citizen, to make positive impact on the society and environment.
GSL has formulated its CSR and Sustainability policy in accordance with the New DPE Guidelines. The policy has been introduced at GSL post Board Approval.
CSR & Sustainability Projects and Activities
GSL has been supporting villages and communities in the vicinity of its location at Vasco Da Gama for several years. The nature of support and engagement with the society was largely based on the immediate need felt across sections of the society.
In order to strengthen the CSR initiative based on systematic and scientific approach, a baseline and need assessment survey was conducted in the state of Goa. Base line survey analysis formed the criteria for identification and selection of projects with duration of medium to long term through Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
These projects are executed through specialised agencies / NGOs empanelled by National CSR Hub (NCSRH). Each Project is monitored by a dedicated project team of GSL headed by an Executive.
GSL has undertaken projects under 5 different themes under csr and sustainability.
These are as follows.
- Agri Cooperative Project
- Dairy Cooperative Project
- Mobile Health Care Project
- Watershed Development Project
- Skill Development Project
- GSL’s Special CSR Activities
- Swachh Bharat Activities
- Summarized Status of CSR
GLIMPSES OF CSR Activities of GSL undertaken in the Past
GSL has been supporting communities in the vicinity of its location at Vasco-Da-Gama under Mormugao Taluka for several years. The nature of support and engagement with the society was largely based on the immediate need felt across sections of the society. The initiatives included looking after Community Health & Hygiene, needs of the Educational Institutions, Orphanage and Old Age Homes, Provision of Civic Amenities, Medical Care etc. The activities undertaken pertain to installation of Aqua Guards and water coolers, installation of fans and lights in the classrooms, provision of desk and benches, laboratory equipments in schools, equipping the play grounds, providing bore wells, construction of modern bus Shelter, Children’s Park and Garden Fountain for the community, provision of ambulances, assistance to NGOs working for rehabilitation of the destitute, underprivileged and the needy by providing nutritional support, conducting dental and eye camps and provision of medicines and bearing the cost of surgical operations as a follow up expenses thereof in Government Hospitals for general public. The initiatives taken by the company in this regards has enabled GSL to become an integral part of Goan society. Glimpses of CSR activities of GSL undertaken in the past.
- Winner of Late Shri .Manikant Hiralal Shah Memorial CSR Excellence Award 2007-08 for Community development and Welfare instituted by Green Triangle Society, Goa
- Winner of Late Shri. Manikant Hiralal Shah Memorial CSR Excellence Award 2008-09 for Best Work Place Practices instituted by Green Triangle Society, Goa