What does Corporate Social Responsibility stands for?
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. Ideally, CSR policy would function as a built-in, self-regulating mechanism whereby business would monitor and ensure its adherence to law, ethical standards, and international norms. Business would embrace responsibility for the impact of their activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.
“Business has a responsibility beyond its basic responsibility to its shareholders; a responsibility to a broader constituency that includes its key stakeholders: customers, employee, NGOs, government - the people of the communities in which it operates.” - Courtney Pratt, Former CEO Toronto Hydro The above quote has been a source of great inspiration to us and has helped us form our business philosophy and policy. AGRex believe that in terms of power and influence you can forget about the church, forget politics. There is no more powerful institution in society than business. The business of business should not be about money, it should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed.
AGRex has taken several initiatives to come up as a responsible business in the society with putting genuine efforts for Corporate as well as Community Social responsibility. We also believe that Business social responsibility should not be coerced; it is a voluntary decision that the entrepreneurial leadership of every company must make on its own.
In fact, we as an Exporting Business Firm were not formed with an intention to control the literal issues of the society on the front line. But, as a socially responsible business, we involved ourselves with such bodies that are literally focused with the society’s welfare and uplift. We partnered with a Non-Government Organization (NGO) known an ‘SAVIGYA’ for our CSR by assisting them in their periodical Seminars, Socio-legal Awareness programs & Workshops in remote rural areas of Central India. Our personnel take full interest in the programs organized by SAVIGYA thereby providing a hand of support in any kind of work.
What SAVIGYA does?
SAVIGYA has been a pioneer in legal awareness and empowerment work since 2001 as a Non-Government Organization (NGO). They have conducted Legal literacy workshop for a range of groups from Rural & Urban communities, Bureaucrats, Police personnel, Jail inmates and Students.
SAVIGYA works for the goal of creating socio-legal awareness and the basic understanding that the day people become conscious of their rights and laws, it would immediately bring in a time of lesser atrocities and exploitation. With the view of educating all, it becomes very essential to broaden the outreach through different groups. Volunteers from amongst the youth are on such group who can effectively disperse legal information at the grassroots teaching through different groups.
The professionals at SAVIGYA have experience of legal research in the matters of Company law, Arbitration, Constitutional matters, corporate work, Intellectual Property Issues, Trademarks, Patents, Copyright MRTP, Health and Healthcare Insurance, Labor and Employment, Contracts, Mergers and Acquisitions, Public sector law, Banking law, Laws relating to Telecommunications, Rules and Regulations pertaining to Information Technology and Cyber law.
‘Tejaswini’ – Women & Child Empowerment
Women and children have always been a special focus of all of SAVIGYA's work having early in our interactions realized their special vulnerability, However, as our program for issues, related to gender such as women's political participation, domestic violence, and children's problems such as Child labor and other children who are exposed to deprivation or violence. Thus, a program was initiated for Women and Children empowerment fondly nicknamed "Tejaswini". AGRex takes fuller interest in the program held and also been supportive financially to meet out the workshop expenses. Women Awareness and Management Academy (WAMA), Haryana
Apparently, SAVIGYA is creating opportunities to provide training to SMS women with a special focus to women’s legal empowerment. This project is carried out under the WCD Ministry of Haryana province in India. AGRex always stands concerned with the activities of SAVIGYA. Aap ki Kachehri – Aap Ke Dwaar (AAK)
AAK is a unique course for dispute resolution in association with Navjyoti Foundation and National Commission for Women. This initiative will train people in dispute resolution and work towards building a more peaceful and productive Indian society by training NGOs in dispute resolution and effective mediation. The initiative has the support of the Central Social Welfare board in addition to Navjyoti Foundation, National Commission for Women and Delhi Commission for Women. The counselor for such cases is being handled by Dr. Kiran Bedi (Indian Police Service Officer). A mediation platform like AKK serves the purpose of providing people with a forum where they can be assured of an open and fair hearing, which is not as time consuming as the judicial process and most importantly, the parties should be able to understand the legalities of their situation and approach the legal options with clarity and confidence. SAVIGYA is such an NGO which was being nominated out of hundreds to manage the events in Central India with full participation and support from the personnel of AGRex. There are more than 20 trained counselors with in Central India which bring issues in the light to be counseled by SAVIGYA. To learn more about AAK-AKD, please click here to view the website: www.aapkikachehri.in Prison (Jail) Programs
Visits and research undertaken of nearly 50 jails throughout Madhya Pradesh with the permission granted by D.G. Prison M.P. observing the following:
- How to improve the functioning of Legal Services Authority in providing legal support to prisoner.
- Looking and reviewing at the Mulakat System (personal interview with family members, lawyers and well-wishers) and how to improve the system as prevalent in different other countries.
- Looking, reviewing and how to strengthen the system of official and non-official visitors
- Areas on which prison official needs to be provided trainings so that they can function better with correctional approach.
Workshops/Lectures delivered with AGRex
- Presented a paper BY Mr. Brijesh Sharma Secretary SAVIGYA on “Access to Justice – what ails the system” in Peer Review of the project Strengthened Access to Justice in India -I on 11th Oct. 2007 at India International Center, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi organized by MARG, New Delhi.
- Conducted series of trainings on “Rights of Women” with Anganwadi Workers from 8th March 2008 to 8th March 2007 organized by M.P. Women and Child Development.
- Conducted series of workshops with lawyers on “Rights of Prisoners and Access to Justice” at Bhopal, Ujjain and Ratlam along with Honorable Mr. Justice D.K. Basu (Retd.), Kolkata organized by MARG, New during the SAJI- I project.
- Since 2008 conducting continuous trainings for Chhattisgarh State Institute for Rural Development on various legal issues i.e. Panchayat, NREGA, PESA and other Criminal and Civil laws.
- On “Rights of Girl Child” covering all the Govt. Girls Hostels under Ratlam district organized by ‘Rajeev Gandhi Shiksha Mission’ during the year 2008.
- On “Labour laws” for road labor workers who are involved in the four lane construction of NH-4 organized by Gramin Vikas Trust, Ratlam, (M.P) during the year 2008.
- On “Role of Courts in Implementation of PWDV” Act NATIONAL CONSULTATION on the Implementation of Protection of Women from D.V. Act 2005, 12th February 2009 Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi organized by Center for Social research (CSR) New Delhi.
- Conducted Workshop on PWDVA Act with Service Providers in M.P. at Bhopal under project of Government of India and Center for Social Research on 7 and 8 September 09.
- Counselor, Synergy Adlabs Mumbai for ‘Aapki Kachahri’ (With Dr. Kiran Bedi).
- On “Can we allow girls to become an endangered species?” Workshop to Address Child Sex Ratio in Delhi 25th November 2009.
- Conducted series of workshop at Women Awareness and Management Academy (WAMA), Rai, Haryana on Protective Laws.
- Provided Scholarship at every year to five girl Students of LLB in Dr. Kailash Nath Katju Law College Ratlam with the great help and funding received by Dr. Anand Prakash Charitable Trust New Delhi.
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