HCFI CSR Awards 2018

HCFI is organising the CSR awards for the very first time to recognize efforts made by various organisations and individuals to improve the society in various fields like health care and others. This initiative is spearhead by Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President HCFI.

The CSR Awards are designed to honour the best CSR initiatives that have revolutionized the way healthcare and other social initiatives are delivered across India. Apart from recognizing organizations working in this space currently, the awards also strive to inspire other like-minded entities to participate in a grander scale. Under various categories, the HCFI CSR Awards bring into light responsible business practices which have proven to be the drivers of change and impacted millions of lives. Winners will be felicitated at the MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018.

 

Mentioned below are the categories for the CSR Awards:

 

This category seeks to identify projects in areas such as public health, preventive healthcare, and the use of technology in healthcare. Organizations that have mobilized a larger segment of their workforce for awareness generation and created programmes that have led to good health outcomes in the community would be recognized under this.
One of the most ambitious projects by the Indian government is the Swachh Bharat Mission. From providing clean roads to water, sanitation, and hygiene, this category of awards is for projects in line with these ideologies. Innovative ideas and projects that have the potential of scaling up existing WASH campaigns will be considered.
Healthcare facilities and awareness in the rural pockets of India is still an unrealized dream. Though efforts are underway in this area, significant progress is yet to be made. This category of awards, therefore, recognizes organizations with programmes in place for rural development such as better infrastructure, living conditions, improvement in rural life in general. It is an integrated village development model focusing and contributing to develop sustainable rural economy.
Women constitute a significant proportion of the Indian population. They face many health issues, which lie unaddressed or under-addressed. This category, therefore, seeks to recognize organizations working towards women’s health, promoting gender equality, empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors, and their welfare.
There are about 10.4 crore elderly in India and it is estimated that they will constitute a majority of the population by as early as 2020. Physical ailments, lack of a steady income, isolation and loneliness, safety and social security, high healthcare costs, and the stress of being physically dependent even for simple activities are all factors that leave them helpless. This category of the CSR awards seeks to recognize initiatives directed at making lives better for the elderly.
Education is perhaps one of the most popular causes for businesses when it comes to social development. Good quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies. This award is being given to recognize projects in various dimensions of education including that in the area of health and education infrastructure.
This category of awards seeks to recognize organizations working towards helping as many people as possible at the bottom of the pyramid earn a livelihood with dignity. Projects that are focused on providing sustainable livelihoods, economic empowerment, market-linkages for community products, agriculture value-chain, SHGs capacity building, etc. form part of this category.
Projects that are an outstanding combination of innovation with national impact-delivery come under this category.
Food and nutrition are an important aspect of development. Organizations with programmes that have had a significant impact on policy and implementation of public nutrition through outreach activities and other innovative methods will be awarded under this category.
Digital media marketing when combined with CSR campaigns can have a significant impact. This award recognized brands that have been able to successfully adopt the social media route to execute their campaign in the area of healthcare.
Organizations that have put in place outstanding media relations strategies to create a positive coverage for a CSR programme/campaign come under this category. Such a coverage should have shown measurable results and include examples that convey the role of PR in educating the media about the CSR programme.
It is not uncommon today for organizations to align their brand with a cause, which can further benefit the latter and also raise awareness among consumers and other stakeholders. Under this category will be such entities who have witnessed tangible results of such a campaign. They must be able to show year-over-year strategies undertaken to improve the cause branding campaign.
This category seeks to recognize organizations who have implemented successful programmes towards rehabilitation and relief for disaster-struck communities.
This awards is given to the brand who came forward with schemes towards children’s education nutrition and medical care.
This award is given to the company that has successfully implemented a major project or programme in areas such as: Energy Efficiency, Green Product Design, Waste Reduction, Sustainable Business Practices and Water Conservation.

Nominations for HCFI CSR Awards 2018 are to be filled and submitted online. Applications open from the 1st of July.

Eligibility

Campaigns executed during the year 2017/18 (for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018) are eligible as entries.

Entry Fee

An entry fee of Rs 5000 per entry is to be paid. Organizations can apply under multiple categories as well.

Last date for submission

Deadline for submission is 15 September 2018.

 

The jury

Our jury members come from diverse educational backgrounds and industrial sectors.