CORPORATE ROLE IN ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION:
With the increasing awareness about the need for environment protection coupled with the
increasing expectations of the society, as well as the government from corporates to lend a hand to
this socially important cause, the participation of corporates in environment related activities has
been on the rise.
Corporate participation takes the character of project sponsorship or donations in cash to fund the
activity and/or in the form of group participation in the actual work, be it plantation or water
conservation. The wilful participation of this very important component of the society in
environmental protection is heartening.
HARIYALI’S CORPORATE ASSOCIATES
HARIYALI has been always looked upon as a preferred choice of Corporates for plantation, water
conservation and environmental awareness creation activities due to the qualified and well-known
gallery of trustees and dedicated and committed members.
Since the past about 8 to 10 years several big listed and/or multi-national companies have shown
interest in participating in HARIYALI’s activities. These Corporates have also contributed funds to
finance the bigger activities like the afforestation and other initiatives undertaken by Hariyali
through their CSR funds.
Some of the regularly participating listed companies/multinational Corporates are
- Bajaj Electricals Limited
- Hexaware Technologies
- TATA Consultancy Services
- Morgan Stanely group
- Galaxy Surfactants Limited
- Reliance Energy Limited
PAST ACTIVITIES UNDER CSR:
Hariyali being a non-funded, unaided NGO carries on its work with a strong financial support through
CSR from Corporates as well as donations from nature loving individuals. Those Corporates intending
to do something in the field of environment would like to know what HARIYALI has done in the past
and whether they would like to participate in something similar for their organisation in the near
future. We share a few initiatives of the past
- Morgan Stanely hosted 500 members on a single day
- Nursery project at Murar road nursery, as a CRS initiative
- LyondellBasell celebrated their Environment day with Hariyali and participated with 125 employees.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CORPORATE PARTICIPATION:
HARIYALI is an action-oriented organisation and we take pride in our work. We encourage and invite
action-oriented Corporates, who are interested in contributing to the environment, to our activities.
Yes! Participants can take selfies and photo sessions of the action during plantation sessions but
what is more fulfilling and cherished is the feel of nature your employees get with some hands-on
sessions in plantation or post plantation care. They feel the happiness every time they see their
saplings grow over the years.
If you want to do some constructive work here is how we can associate…..
LEGAL PROVISIONS OF CSR:
The Companies Act, 2013 under section 135 (1) has made mandatory provisions for certain
corporates to spend an amount equal to 2% of their Net profits on CSR activities. The PROVISO to
the section requires the corporates to give preference to the local areas and the areas around it for
undertakingCSR activities. Keeping the legal requirements in mind corporates around THANE can
consider HARIYALI as a preferred partner for sustainable and result oriented CSR activities.
The activities allowed under the rules can be carried out jointly with any registered Trust having
minimum 3 years of past experience in the area in which the CSR activity is intended to be
HARIYALI qualifies as NGO, being a registered public trust engaged in environmental activities. Our
past record of 25 years of consistent work in the field of environment protection and our holistic
view of the subject makes us a natural choice for many Corporates to join hands with us. If you want
to join with HARIYALI, give a try… just drop an email!
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF CSR ACTIVITY:
HARIYALI shall, on request, provide an acknowledgement of the participation to the Corporates
stating the nature of work and the number of participants. Your donation in cash, if any, shall be
recognised by way of a cash receipt. Any sponsorship of a project or part of the project shall be duly
acknowledged with a cash receipt as well as a letter of appreciation signed on behalf of HARIYALI.
IS IT NOT ABOUT TIME?
Your corporate did something enjoyable yet useful, mandatory yet extremely satisfying. So why
waste time in thinking, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and fix your date with HARIYALI.
DO YOU KNOW?
- ONE of the first and regular corporate to be associated with HARIYALI is SURANA
MOVERS LIMITED which is a company owned by HARIYALI’s founder and trustee.
They have been our most regular donor since last 25 years.
- Money spent well is as important as money earned has been HARIYALI’s core
principle since inception.
The value of time, labour and support extended by numerous corporates to the
activities of HARIYALI is several times more than their donations but the value in
return in the form of a sense of accomplishment, a feeling of contribution to the
environment and pride of being a responsible citizen is immeasurable.
See how you would look in a plantation session with HARIYALI... Click for snaps of corporate action
- Spending a part of Net profits on CSR is a mandatory corporate activity and association with
HARIYALI will make your spending an INVESTMENT.
- A joint social activity instills a sense of Team spirit among the corporate employees which is
essential for Team Building.
- Corporates associated with HARIYALI take pride in having put the CSR funds to good use by being a
contributor to the environment rather than just a benefiter.