CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY
As a long-standing business, led by a family with philanthropy ingrained in them, Godfrey Phillips India has always strived to be a responsible corporate citizen. As a successful cigarette manufacturing company we feel an even greater obligation to take our social responsibility efforts further.
Besides strong, internal, responsible marketing policies that govern all our actions, our CSR initiatives span a wide spectrum of social issues. One of our focus areas is to be an active and committed participant in enhancing the communities we work with, especially by supporting and improving the lives of farmers in Vinukonda, Andhra, and with the women labourers engaged in tobacco leaf grading in Ongole, Andhra.
And to minimise the impact of our business on the environment, we have ISO 14001:2004 (Environment Management System) certification for our manufacturing plants and use methods that have been proven to be environmentally safe.
In the past, our CSR efforts have included activities like Women’s Empowerment projects, Godfrey Phillips Bravery Awards, Blood Donation Drives, Godfrey Phillips WHITE, various GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and support programmes for tobacco farmers, and environmental management, besides many other philanthropic and charitable gestures which are a part of the company culture.
As a corporate entity, we also support a number of educational institutions, healthcare and hospital services, spiritual and religious centres, and charitable trusts across India.