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ACC Limited and DOC Research Institute jointly release Social Audit Report in Mumbai
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Neeraj Akhoury, Managing Director & CEO, ACC Limited
MUMBAI : The release of the report on Corporate Social Responsibility was attended by Neeraj Akhoury, Managing Director & CEO, ACC Limited, the Chairman of the DOC supervisory board, Vladimir Yakunin, CEO of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Pooran Chandra Pandey and respective team, on 12 October 2017, in the ACC Limited’s Head Office, Cement House in Mumbai. The report highlights ACC Limited’s commitment to holistic community development in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. This 130-page report also discusses the social audit conducted at ACC for measuring performance in CSR for 2014-16, with a focus on its 14 cement manufacturing plants.

“The report gives an overview of ACC´s journey in the last three years in the domain of corporate social responsibility, across our 14 plant locations spread across the country, “explains Neeraj Akhoury, “Going forward, our constant endeavour will be to expand our activities and engage with grassroots organisations locally, to strengthen our work in areas that directly meet the needs of the community in a cohesive manner.”

In his contribution to the report, Yakunin states, “From the DOC’s perspective of scientific expertise, to gain insight into the realities of the corporate world, its possibilities, limitations, and resources, is invaluable. Some multinational groups wield power and influence on a par with governments or states, if not more so, and business has accumulated responsibilities reaching far beyond the manufacturing of products or the provision of services. We at the DOC believe in the stakeholder philosophy, i.e., we are convinced that entrepreneurship and a social conscience are interlinked, and that managerial focus must not be limited to the bottom line. Reconciliation of individual liberties and initiative with the needs and requirements of the collective – society at large – lies at the base of our worldview and vision. Neither shall reign paramount; humanity’s progress throughout history is the story of the never-ending negotiation between individuals and the society they constitute.” The 130-page report discusses the social audit conducted at ACC for measuring performance in CSR for 2014-16, with a focus on its 14 cement manufacturing plants.
Pooran Chandra Pandey, Chairs the social audit committee of this report. The report on community infrastructure will be sent to over 500 CEOs around the company´s operating markets, reaching more than 90 countries.

Pooran C. Pandey commented, “The current report represents yet another sincere effort from ACC in publishing a comparative review of its work and its social performance indicators for purposes of learning and development. I am sure that such an exercise by the company will go a long way towards setting industry standards in the social sector that call for more engagement at the community level. In this way, businesses will make more of a difference for society.”

About ACC : ACC Limited, a member of the LafargeHolcim group of companies, is among India’s leading manufacturers of cement and ready mixed concrete, with a countrywide network of modern cement plants, sales offices, dealers and retailers. In eight decades of its existence, ACC has been a pioneer and trend-setter in cement, concrete and sustainable development.

ACC Limited, Cement House, 121, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai – 400020, India.

Website: www.acclimited.com

About the DOC : The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is an international think tank that researches and develops proposals to address key challenges faced by the international community today.
Committed to seeking dialogue-based solutions to humankind’s most pressing issues, the DOC builds on the legacy and expertise of the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations. We bring together global thought leaders from academia, public policy, business, and civil society in order to foster debate, share experiences, and develop sound policy recommendations.
The idea of a public forum that would promote dialogue as a means of easing and preventing conflicts, contrary to the theory of an imminent clash of civilizations, followed the adoption of key documents by the UN. On 9 November 2001, UNESCO Member States unanimously adopted the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, and the UN General Assembly presented its Global Agenda for Dialogue Among Civilizations. These resolutions laid out principles of intercultural dialogue and laid the basis of the DOC.

The World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations (WPF), the predecessor of DOC, was founded to advocate for this initiative and help implement its objectives. The WPF was founded in 2002 by Indian entrepreneur and visionary the late Jagdish Kapur, business leader and philanthropist Dr. Vladimir Yakunin, and the businessman Nicholas F.S. Papanicolaou. The WPF has enjoyed UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Special Consultative Status and regularly collaborates with UNESCO.

The DOC is an independent, non-partisan think tank, and receives no government funding.

Pic Caption : Seen from L to R - CEO of the DOC Research Institute Pooran Chandra Pandey, Chairman of the DOC supervisory board Vladimir Yakunin and Neeraj Akhoury, Managing Director & CEO, ACC Limited
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Neeraj Akhoury
Managing Director & CEO
ACC Limited
DOC Research Institute
Social Audit Report
Mumbai
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holistic community development
United Nation
Sustainable Development Goals
Pooran Chandra Pandey
Vladimir Yakunin
CEO
Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute
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