This Policy provides guidance on the vision,
principles and governance of Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”)
initiatives to be implemented by the Company
At Indegene, we believe that our corporate mission "to create and deliver solutions for health care and life sciences today and tomorrow by integrating our expertise in technology, medical science, and communications" not only drives our business activities but also represents the essence of how we can contribute to the social development and betterment of our community, country and the world.
Consequently, we view our business goals to deliver value to our clients, employees and shareholders as being co-existent and aligned to our corporate social responsibility (CSR) to meaningfully contribute to the development and sustainability of the societies that Indegene is a part of and to undertake socially useful programs. It is imperative on us as a responsible corporate citizen to "do good while doing well".
Our CSR policy and initiatives revolve around harnessing our medical and technology expertise and combining it with the collective desire of our team to make an impactful contribution to improving the health of our society.
We believe that equitable access to healthcare is a fundamental human right and is a core constituent of social and economic development. We also believe that health awareness and education are important engines for the improvement of health outcomes in our society.
We therefore partner with a wide spectrum of stakeholders to enable universal access to healthcare, to develop and deliver solutions that serve to increase health, wellness and disease awareness among the public at large and to enhance the level of education among health professionals.
The CSR Committee will carry out the following functions:
Formulate and recommend to the Board, the CSR Policy which shall indicate the activities to be undertaken by the Company
Recommend the amount of expenditure to be incurred on the activities referred to in the CSR Policy
Monitor the implementation of CSR projects or programs or activities undertaken by the Company, on CSR Policy from time to time
To align our CSR activities with our corporate mission, the Company will preferentially undertake initiatives falling under Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 related to, but not restricted to:
Further, the Company shall upon the recommendation of its CSR Committee and with necessary approval of the Board as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative, undertake activities in the areas which are defined in Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013, as amended from time to time; & such other activities that the Board may consider appropriate in pursuance of the Company’s Vision in this area.
Indegene promotes CSR initiatives under the guidance and supervision of a CSR Committee constituted by the Board of the company. The CSR Committee is mandated to carry out the following:
Lay down the company’s CSR vision, philosophy, policy and priorities
Communicate the company’s CSR policy to internal and external stakeholders
Evaluate CSR proposals and recommend allocation of appropriate resources to the Board
Mobilize and energize internal stakeholders to participate and take responsibility for CSR activities
Forge partnerships with external stakeholders to help achieve the company’s CSR vision
Monitor progress of CSR activities and assess their social impact
Report on the status of the company’s CSR activities
The Company may upon the recommendation of the CSR Committee and with necessary approvals from the Board create a Trust through which some CSR activities may be carried out, funded and administered. Separately, the Company may also directly fund and administer internal and external CSR initiatives.
The CSR activities of the Company and the CSR Committee shall conform to the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013, the Rules made thereunder, as amended from time to time.
Watch the synergy of Indegene’s vision and values. We believe in providing continuous wellness by making health a core business value, which in turn impacts the quality of life. CSR with a difference!
Indegene in its effort to alleviate hardship of some of those affected by Covid-19 has partnered with Udhyam Vyapaar to provide financial assistance to 20+ nano- and micro-entrepreneurs in Bengaluru – to help them sustain/restart their small-scale businesses during this uncertain times
The current pandemic has impacted our lives and living. Doing our bit to alleviate hardships of some of those impacted, we have associated with GiveIndia to provide relief kits comprising essentials to over 200 low-income artisan families in Bangalore.
Deployment of BOT at the COVID-19 block at a government-run a Hospital in Bengaluru and currently at configuration stage.
We are pleased to initiate our counselling helpline, Mithra, for patients with tuberculosis. The helpline has been launched in collaboration with Karnataka Health Promotion Trust to enhance treatment adherence among patients. Over 10,800 patients and families across 30 districts in Karnataka have already been engaged.
The pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital education globally, but it has also created enormous hurdles for students to access better education due to infrastructure constraints. We, at Indegene, along with our NGO Partner @ReachingHand, distributed laptops to students of various colleges in Bangalore. We are happy to contribute to the education of students who are our future!”
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