IndianOil bags award for Innovative CSR practices
IndianOil was awarded 1st amongst PSUs in "3rd Innovative Practices Awards, 2019 for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" category by UN Global Compact Network India (UN GCNI) during a felicitation ceremony held on 31st May, 2019 at Mumbai.
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Global Compact Network India works as a country level platform for businesses, civil organisations, public and private sector, aids in aligning stakeholders' responsible practices towards the ten universally accepted principles of UNGC in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, broad goals including sustainable development goals and other key sister initiatives of the United Nations and its systems.
A well documented dossier depicting activities of IndianOil CSR initiatives was prepared and submitted as a part of the award process. As per rules of the competition, since one project was to be showcased with linkages to multiple sustainable development goals, success story of our flagship CSR project, Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneswar (SDI-B), was documented and submitted. IndianOil was among the top 11 companies, shortlisted for presenting the success stories of their respective projects on 25th May, 2019 at UNESCO, New Delhi.
Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneswar (SDI-B) was established on 9th May 2016 with an aim to provide opportunities for skilling and livelihood to the unemployed and underprivileged youth of Odisha and to provide skilled manpower to the industry. Initially, SDI-B started skilling in 2 trades, viz. industrial electrician & welder. However, with increasing demand of skilled manpower in the market, 6 new courses were added to SDI-B, viz. Computer Data Application (only for girls), Fitter Fabrication, Instrumentation Technician, Pipe Fitter–CGD, Solar PV Installer, and LPG Mechanic. As on date, about 240 students per batch are being skilled in 8 skilling courses of 3 to 6 months duration each. Hon'ble President of India laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of SDI-B on 18.03.2018 near Taraboi, Jatni, Odisha which will be a mega-world-class model skill academy to be set up with technical support from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Once functional, about 3,000 to 4,000 youth will be trained every year in 16 regular trades pertaining to the hydrocarbon sector and local industries.
Out of the total 17 SDGs, SDI-B aligns with following 5 SDGs:
Goal -1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal-4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal-5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal-8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal-10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
On behalf of IndianOil, Mr. S. G. Bhagwat, CGM (ER), Marketing HO, Mumbai and Mr. N. N. Rao, CEO, SDI-Bhubaneswar received the trophy and citation.