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Gitanjali Receives Global CSR Award

Feb 23, 2012 12:10 AM   By Gitanjali Group
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Press Release: Gitanjali Gems Ltd., the world’s largest integrated branded jewelry manufacturer-retailer, won the Blue Dart Global CSR Award for ''Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practice Overall'' at a glittering ceremony on February 18, 2012 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The Honorable Union Minister of Corporate Affairs, M. Veerappa Moily, presented the Global CSR Award, which was part of the first World CSR Day to Mayuri Asar, senior manager - Corporate Social Responsibility at Gitanjali Gems Ltd.

With the theme of ''CSR – A Way forward & Public- Private Partnership for a Greener Planet,'' the Global CSR Award recognized the organizations that have made a significant and positive impact on the lives of people around them. The Global CSR Award aims at assessing the extent of integration of CSR concerns with corporate functioning, responsiveness to the needs of different stakeholders and development of innovative models to fulfill social responsibilities.

The approach of SAMBHAV – the CSR wing of Gitanjali Group -- is oriented to identify and formulate projects in response to felt societal needs in diverse areas and to implement them with full involvement and commitment. In alignment with vision of the company Gitanjali Group through its CSR initiatives, will continue to enhance value creation in the society and in the community in which it operates, through its services, conduct and initiatives, so as to promote sustained growth for the society and community, in fulfillment of its role as a socially responsible corporate.

Gitanjali Group believes in enhancing standards in key areas like employment and empowerment of the PWD’s, education for the underprivileged, health, training and education.

About Gitanjali Group
Gitanjali Group is the world’s largest integrated branded jewelry manufacturer-retailer with an annual turnover of over $2.1 billion. Established in 1966, today its activities are spread across the entire value chain from rough diamond sourcing, cutting, polishing and distribution, and jewelry manufacturing to jewelry branding and retail, as well as global lifestyle brands, in India and abroad. The Group pioneered jewelry retail revolution in India by launching Gili way back in 1994. It today owns and distributes eight out of the top ten jewelry brands in the country including Gili, Nakshatra, Asmi, D’Damas, Sangini and Diya.

Over the last two decades, it has expanded operations in the U.S., UK, Belgium, Italy and the Middle East to Thailand, China, and Japan. Today, Gitanjali Group owns two large retail chains in the U.S., Samuels and Rogers and has acquired a number of international brands such as Stefan Hafner, Valente, IOSI, Poratti and others in Italy, and has a fast developing presence in China, the Middle East and other new markets.

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