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Ambuja Cement Foundation recognised at ICC Social Impact Awards

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Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF) has been recognised with two awards from the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), for the foundation's exemplary work done for the community development.

The 3rd edition of ICC Social Impact Awards 2021, an initiative of the Indian Chamber of Commerce, was recently held in Kolkata. The ICC Social Impact Awards recognise the organisations for their exemplary work done in the field of social investment, CSR and sustainability on a pan-India basis.

Ambuja Cement Foundation Sankrail won an award in recognition of its concerted efforts in ‘Gender Equality and Women Empowerment’ in the large industry category, along with ACF Farakka that won an award in recognition of its efforts in the ‘Healthcare Sector’ in the small project category.

The awards were presented by the Deputy Consul General of Australia, the Consul General of Japan and the British Deputy High Commissioner.

“We are humbled to receive these awards. We remain committed to serve the society through our corporate social responsibility programmes. The ICC award recognitions are a testament to our dedication for holistic community development, especially in empowering the rural communities in areas like financial independence, resource management, skilling and healthcare”, said, Mrs Pearl Tiwari, CEO ACF.

This is the third consecutive year that the Ambuja Cement Foundation has been recognised at the ICC Social Impact Awards. These recognitions further validate the important work done by the foundation in community development, especially in healthcare and empowerment of the rural community.

Ambuja Cement Foundation Sankrail works on gender sensitisation and female empowerment in 16 villages around the Ambuja Cement plant areas. Under the women’s empowerment programme, the foundation focuses on forming Self-Help Groups, promoting credit planning and integrating the programme with other thrust areas like agriculture, water resource management, health and skill development.

Ambuja Cement Foundation Farakka, is working in an area known for its poor healthcare system. Ambuja Cement Foundation's initiative around maternal and child health is one of the biggest projects of its kind in the region. Currently, the programme focuses on family planning and strengthening the health of mothers, significantly reduced neonatal deaths.

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