Steria India CSR efforts set new industry benchmarks

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New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI/Business Wire India): Steria India, a leading provider of IT-driven business services, has conferred the "Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practice" award by NASSCOM Foundation, Bombay Stock Exchange Limited and Times Foundation under the aegis of the "Social and Corporate Governance Awards - 2008".

The award validates Steria India's overall focus on being a responsible corporate and giving back to the 'Community' which it recognizes as a very important stakeholder in its business.

Elaborating on Steria's CSR focus, Gayathri Mohan, VP, CSR - India, Steria said, "We inherently believe that the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) should be an integral focus area for organizations who are looking at new and innovative ways to contribute to the communities they operate in, going beyond just helping immediate customers and shareholders. For us at Steria this sense of broader responsibility for communities we operate in is reflected in all our community engagement programs today and underlines our mission of enabling underprivileged communities to become self reliant and explore sustainable livelihood options."

The main focus of Steria India CSR campaign is Education for children from marginalized communities in semi-urban and rural areas. The thrust is on providing primary and secondary school education coupled with computer literacy and career counselling.

Steria is also collaborating with the government, district administration and industry bodies across different locations for on-ground implementation of its CSR program.

Steria is also member of the one per cent club, wherein member companies contribute one per cent of their profits for socially relevant causes.

The company also encourages employees to do their bit for the community and under its "Matching Funds" scheme; Steria is committed to match monetary contribution from employees towards CSR initiatives. (ANI)

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