Posted 12 December 2022
National, December 12, 2022: IndiGoReach, the CSR arm of IndiGo won the Best CSR award at the 20th FICCI Corporate Social Responsibility Awards ceremony, for working towards empowering tribal women socio-economically and improving the livelihood of tribal communities in Assam-Meghalaya border areas.
IndiGoReach in partnership with Grameen Sahara has been working towards socio-economic empowerment of tribal women across 24 villages in Assam and Meghalaya. Through the programme IndiGoReach has impacted 1,500 women farmers from for the promotion of spices, mainly, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and king chilli.
Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “We are honored and delighted with the CSR award that is being conferred by the Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, FICCI, to recognize IndiGo’s commitment towards initiatives across environment, heritage, women empowerment, and child care education. At IndiGo, we continue to Reach not just with our planes but also with our hearts through our solutions that are as inclusive as the subjects at hand; #IndiGoReach!”
IndiGoReach constantly strives to address issues that span across initiatives they care about—everything from education to empowerment to social aid that reaches the people who need it the most. And the solutions are as diverse as the issues at hand. Hence, IndiGo reach decided to partner with Grameen Sahara, as they come with extensive experience of working on livelihood promotion in the region. Through this association, they have been able to work on providing institutional support to women by creating women farmers institutions by advocating best practices that will enhance the volume with consistent production for farmers.
IndiGoReach has partnered with Grameen Sahara to support 1,670 women with income generation activities in 24 villages in Kamrup, Assam, and Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya. The project seeks to promote spices mainly, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and king chilli while providing comprehensive training on various agricultural techniques, technologies, and markets.
The key focus areas of the project include:
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) CSR Awards were instituted in year 1999 by FICCI. The award aims to identify and recognize the efforts of companies in integrating and internalizing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The selection process for the FICCI CSR Awards is extremely competitive and is assessed by an eminent Jury through a 3-tier assessment process. Nominations received are thoroughly scrutinized by CSR experts. Subsequently, a panel of invited CSR experts from institutions of repute conducts on-site assessment of the CSR work of the shortlisted companies. The final selection for the Award is made by an Independent Jury comprising eminent personalities from different spheres.
IndiGoReach is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd (IndiGo). Our CSR interventions emphasizes on sustainable development while reaching out to various communities through Education, Women Empowerment, Environment and Heritage. IndiGoReach touches the lives of communities through a network of very efficient partner organizations spread across 18 states of India and currently reaches out to more than 1,00,000 beneficiaries. We reach out not just with our planes, but also with our hearts!
IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, offering a courteous, hygienic, and hassle-free travel experience. With its fleet of 290 aircraft, the airline is operating over 1600 daily flights and connecting 76 domestic destinations and 26 international destinations. For more information, please visit www.goIndiGo.in or download our mobile app.