GlaxoSmithKline Asia Private Limited, Gurugram wins Coveted Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for 2022

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Makers of Sensodyne, GlaxoSmithKline Asia Private Limited, Gurugram, is delighted to announce that it has been declared the winner of the coveted ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility’ for 2022 for FMCG. The Golden Peacock Awards were instituted by the Institute of Directors (IOD), India in 1991 and are regarded as the benchmark of corporate excellence worldwide. The jury that bestowed the award was under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice of India and former Chairman, the National Human Rights Commission of India, and the National Commission for Constitution of India Reforms.

GlaxoSmithKline Asia Private Limited (GSKAPL), Gurugram was awarded the Golden Peacock Award for its endeavours in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under the FMCG sector. GSKAPL has robust CSR initiatives which include:

–              Partnership with Smile Train India – an international charity that provides cleft-repair and comprehensive cleft care to children from underprivileged backgrounds.

–              The IDA Shining Star Scholarship Program which provides scholarships to 100 meritorious BDS students from underprivileged backgrounds

–              Partnership with Seva Mob to provide free primary healthcare services to underprivileged communities in Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

–              Bringing dental care to their doorstep in Delhi NCR through “Smile on Wheels Mobile Dental Vans”, in partnership with Smile Foundation.

Among the numerous reasons that make winning the Golden Peacock a tremendous achievement, some are that it’s the only award that has a meticulously defined and transparent selection criteria and that winners are determined after a highly elaborate and independent assessment process. The award was formally bestowed on January 12th at the 17th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility at Hotel Taj, Lands End in Mumbai.

In addition to the FMCG sector, the GPA Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2022 is presented to 17 other sectors. The GPA Secretariat received 150+ applicants for CSR and the final selection were made a 3-tier assessment process which is based on internationally recognised criteria.

Speaking about winning the Golden Peacock Award, Shanu Saksena, CSR India Head, GlaxoSmithKline Asia Private Limited said, “It’s indeed a great honour to be awarded the Golden Peacock award by the Institute of Directors. At GlaxoSmithKline Asia Private Limited, we take our CSR obligations very seriously and therefore work tirelessly to improve the lives of communities we operate in. This recognition will give an additional impetus to our CSR initiatives and help bring a positive change in communities across the country. This award is a further testament to our efforts in making the world a healthier place.”