It is our conviction that the engagement with social issues must be deep, meaningful and formed on the bedrock of long term commitment. This is also reflective of the fact that such an approach serves both, enlightened business interest and social good. We run our social programmes on a strong foundation of ethical principles, good governance and sound management. This includes holding ourselves up to public scrutiny through a framework of transparent, rigorous reporting.
Wipro Enterprises is committed to operate and grow its business in a socially responsible way. Our vision is to grow our business whilst reducing the environmental impact of our operations and increasing our positive social impact.
Wipro Enterprises’ CSR Policy
The central tenets of our approach have been the emphasis on strong, meaningful work on systemic social issues. Our CSR policy articulated below, therefore, reflects these principles and strategies that have informed our long history of corporate citizenship and social responsibility over the years.
Our approach to social responsibility and sustainability rests on three important pillars
The above is only an illustrative list and the CSR activities will not be restricted to these activities only and CSR Committee will take up new areas of CSR activities as per the Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 read with CSR rules as amended from time to time.
Governance and Management
The Board Committee on CSR will be the apex body that will oversee our CSR policy and programmes. The CSR Policy is approved by the Board and is available on the website of the Company. The Committee is consisting of three members of the Board and is headed by a nonexecutive director. The CSR plan and spend will be discussed and approved by the CSR Committee at the beginning of each year.
i. The Committee will meet at least twice a year.
ii. All strategic decisions are considered by the Board in their meetings; once the decisions are taken, the operational details are handled by the CSR Committee.
The various areas of CSR activities include the following:
Promoting education, including special education and inclusive education for children with disability, and skill development and livelihood enhancement projects.
Community Health Care
Engaging with the community to promote health care including preventive health care, safe drinking water, and sanitation.
Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air, and water.
Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation
Engaging with communities affected by natural disasters for relief and long-term rehabilitation to strengthen their resilience, e.g. intervention in livelihoods, access to education.
Reducing and minimizing the environmental footprint of our operations and enhancing the biodiversity quotient at our facilities.
We will work with communities proximate to our office location/centers of operations in India. As appropriate, and on a case to case basis, we may choose to work with communities in these same geographies which are not necessarily proximate to our office location/centers of operation.
Implementation of CSR programmes/projects
The CSR projects will be implemented either directly by the Company or through Wipro Cares, which is a philanthropic trust registered in 2003 under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 or through Wipro Foundation, a public charitable trust registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882.