The ‘Anandi’ CSR program was recognized for its positive impact through the Animal Husbandry Project
Huntsman Textile Effects, the leading global provider of high quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks to the textiles related industries was confered the CSR Excellence Jury Award at the Gujarat CSR Summit 2018 for its Animal Husbandry project under Corporate Social Responsibility initiative – Anandi. The award was conferred by Mr. Atulbhai Jog – Organizing Secretary Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram (Tribal Department) amidst the august presence of various dignitaries of the fraternity at Hotel Grand Mercure Vadodra Surya Palace, Vadodara.
Livestock are important assets for people in the rural areas and they play a critical role in building their livelihoodThe Animal Husbandry project is unique pilot project undertaken by the Huntsman CSR team which has so far benefitted 70 families of Urmaya village in Padre taluka.Itaims at capability building of women dairy farmers through expert talks, educational tours, on field demonstrations. People of the Umraya village have benefitted from government schemes and have also learnt to make organic fertilizers which has been a value add to the project. Huntsman is looking forward to expanding the project with other beneficiaries of the village.
Upon receiving the award Mr. Nipun Soni, Site Head–Baroda, Global Engineering Manager and PSM Leader said,“We thank the Gujarat CSR Summit for recognizing the work we have done for the people of Umraya. The award reaffirms Huntsmans’ values of holistic development and building a strong focus on empowering communities while co-existing with them. Through the animal husbandry project, we aim to continually make a difference in the lives of women and empower them for a better tomorrow. “
The company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program helps local communities by focusing on education,health,water, animal husbandry, agriculture, skill development and livelihood. The Joyful Learning initiative by Huntsman, known as ‘Anandi’ has expanded its journey from education to livelihood and skill development projects.
In the past, Huntsman was conferred upon with the ‘ICC award for Social Responsibility in 2014’, the ‘Best CSR Project in Education’ by India CSR Community Initiative Awards and the ‘100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders Award in 2016’ and the ‘Antyodaya Award’ by Mahraja Syajirao University in 2018.
About Huntsman:Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2017 revenues of approximately $8 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 75 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within our 4 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at www.huntsman.co
About Huntsman Textile Effects:
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks to the textile and related industries. With operations in more than 90 countries and six primary manufacturing facilities in six countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand), Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide prompt and expert technical service wherever our customers are based. Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. We use cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as durable water repellents, color fastness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption.