Best SHG Award
The SHG has received the State level Award on 23rd March 2018 at Bhopal, for being one of the best SHGs of State. A total of five SHGs from the entire State were selected by an Expert Panel out of which Santoshi Samooh was selected and awarded at the 4th place. The State level Award Ceremony was organised by NABARD at Hotel Noor-us-Sabah, Bhopal for felicitation of best Self Help Groups (SHGs) and best Self Help Group Promoting Institutions (SHPI).
State Skill Olympiad
On the occasion of 3rd Anniversary Celebration of Skill India Mission and World Youth Skill Day, State Government of Chhattisgarh organized an award ceremony on 15th of July 2018, to recognize the outstanding achievements by trained youths from vocational training units located across the State. On this occasion, Master Motilal Markande who took training at ACC Jamul DISHA Center (State Government recognized Vocational Training Unit of ACC Jamul) received a certificate in recognition of his extraordinary achievement of winning runners-up position at State Skill Olympiad. In addition to this, Master Motilal was also given a cheque towards prize money of Rs. 20000/- by Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and Mr. Prem Prakash Pandey, Minister for Technical Education in State Government.
58th ABCI Annual Awards
ACC won the Bronze Award in the Social Responsibility Communication category for the animated short film, Muskaan. The Directorate of Women and Child Development, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of Himachal Pradesh launched the ‘Muskaan’ Yojna to save the girl child.
Indywood CSR Excellence Award - 2018
ACC won the prestigious Indywood CSR Excellence Award 2018 in the category of Best CSR practices in Promoting Biodiversity. The Award presented by Ravindra Arora, President of Bharat Cine & TV Writer Association (committee member of Dada Saheb Phalke Academy & Western India Film Producers' Association) was received by Vijay Khati, General Manager –CSR, ACC Chanda and Peddanna Beedala, Chief Manager-CSR, ACC Wadi, on behalf of ACC at Hyderabad.
CII-ITC Sustainability Awards - 2018
ACC has achieved the highest recognition of 'Outstanding Accomplishment', under the Corporate Excellence category at the CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2018. ACC’s deep commitment to sustainable development, high ethical standards and ongoing efforts in community welfare have won it acclaim as a responsible corporate citizen. The award was presented to ACC for its continuous efforts towards sustainability by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, and Sanjiv Puri, CEO, ITC Limited. This is the fourth time ACC has been awarded with this recognition.
Most innovative CSR Project
Adding another feather in ACC's cap, the Government of Odisha, awarded ACC the ‘Most Innovative CSR Project’ for Vidya Utkarsh, at the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 in Bhubaneswar, in recognition towards creating a social, environmental and economic value for its host communities in Odisha. Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, presented the award to Pratyush Panda, Head-CSR and Jamil Khan, CSR, Bargarh.
CSR Health Impact Award - 2018
Corporate Social Responsibility has been an integral part of ACC since its first community development initiative near Virar in Bombay and Sevalia in Gujarat in 1944. CSR forms the very core of our ethos and inspires our vision to do good, while doing business. ACC’s CSR agenda is structured around three thematic areas of Livelihood, Education and WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene). The Company’s CSR efforts have been recognised and valued time and again. This year, ACC Lakheri has been awarded the CSR Health Impact Award – Bronze, for the Women and Child Health Initiative category.
Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social responsibility - 2018
ACC was conferred with the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility’ for the year 2017 at the 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) held in Bengaluru. Since 2014, the ACC CSR team has launched 10 long-term CSR projects which include skill development initiatives like DISHA to help the community elevate their standard of existence and Solid Waste Management initiatives like ‘Clean & Green Madukkarai’ to protect the fragile eco-system.
57th ABCI Annual Awards
ACC was felicitated with two awards at the 57th ABCI (Association of Business Communicators of India) Annual Awards held in December, 2017 at Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. The Award takes a comprehensive look into the commitment of the company to sustainability of the environment. In the Social Responsibility Communication category, ACC won the Bronze Prize for ACC Community Counts 2016, an annual publication of ACC CSR’s best practices which is a compendium of all their efforts over the years documented through various case studies from the 14 cement plants across India.
Jharkhand Corporate Social Responsibility Award
ACC Sindri Cement Works won the Industry Champions for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Awards, the first Jharkhand Corporate Social Responsibility Award. ACC Sindri received the award for its CSR work on women’s empowerment under the ‘ACC Swawlamban Project', an initiative to organise rural women into Self Help Groups and create skills and capability for enabling them to be financially independent and care for themselves and their families.
National Recognition for Excellence in CSR
At the 4th Annual summit on CSR, National HRD Network (NHRDN) and Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) recognized ACC’s VidyaSaarathi, a CSR initiative on education, as first runner up among all the corporate entries they had received for National Recognition for Excellence in CSR.
ACC VidyaSaarathi is India’s first end-to-end online corporate scholarship scheme for rural students. It’s a one-stop portal for scholarship from a corporate house that is meant to bridge the gap in educational finance in the country. Today, only 3% of students in our country have access to educational finance, whereas more than 80% students in developed nations have access to educational finance in some form or the other.
ACC was conferred with the ISC-FICCI Sanitation Award for the “Best Corporate Initiative in Sanitation” by an eminent jury at a special ceremony in New Delhi on April 27, 2017 in an event that marked the opening of the Indian Sanitation Coalition - Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (ISC-FICCI) Sanitation Awards & India Sanitation Conclave. ACC was presented the Award by Mr Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Minister of Railways, Government of India in the presence of Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairperson, India Sanitation Coalition and Past President FICCI, Mr Sanjiv Mehta, MD & CEO, Hindustan Unilever India, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Founder InterGlobal Faith WASH Alliance and Ms Rita Roychoudhury, Senior Director & Head - Environment, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, FICCI.
The award and citation come as a celebration of the company’s impressive achievements under its Sampurna Swachhata (Total Sanitation) programme dedicated to providing access to clean drinking water, sanitation and improved hygiene practices for the communities served by the company around its operations.
ICSI CSR Excellence Awards
The first ever ‘ICSI CSR Excellence Awards 2016’ instituted by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India in the ‘Best Corporate – Medium’ Award Category was bagged by ACC. The award was received on behalf of ACC by Philip Mathew, Chief Manufacturing Officer, and Pratyush Panda, Head CSR, from Mrs Nirmala Seetharaman, Hon’ble Minister of State in charge of Commerce & Industry. Others present on the occasion were Mr Arjun Meghwal, Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs and Hon’ble Justice Mr V N Khare, former Chief Justice of India.
CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2016 for Corporate Excellence
CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2016 for Corporate Excellence - Outstanding Accomplishment in category A Large Companies by the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development
56th ABCI Annual Awards
ACC won three awards at the 56th Annual Awards function organised by the Association of Business Communicators of India (ABCI), in Mumbai
Gold Award: ACC Community Counts- A Collection of Case Studies, Category- Social Responsibility Communications Silver Award: Together for Communities, ACC's CSR Newsletter, Category- External Magazine.
Silver Award: ACC's Sustainable Development Report, Category-Environmental Communications.
BT CSR Excellence Awards
ACC Jamul plant awarded the ‘BT-CSR Excellence Award 2016’ as ‘CSR Company of the Year’ for its CSR initiatives particularly DISHA
Clean and Green India 2016
The Madukkarai Cement Plant bagged the prestigious “Clean & Green India 2016” award for the Best Community based project on Solid Waste Management. Mr. G. C. Shyam Sunder, Manager, CSR, ACC Madukkarai received this honour from Mr Lim Thuan Kuan, High Commissioner of Singapore.
CII-ITC Sustainability Award
ACC won the prestigious CII-ITC Corporate Excellence award 2015 in the category “Outstanding Accomplishment” – the only company in the cement industry to win in this group, in recognition of ACC’s outstanding achievements and companywide commitment to Sustainable Development. This is the second time ACC has won this cherished award, the first time around in 2013.
Make in India CSR Awards for ACC Kymore
ACC Kymore Plant won "MakeinIndia CSR Awards (MiiCSR)" in two categories, first for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practice and the second for Support & Improvement in Quality of Education, at a State level CSR Conclave/Panel Discussion held on April 24 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
The MiiCSR Awards have been recently instituted to explore CSR potential in Madhya Pradesh and to acknowledge and honour the best CSR practices and programmes run by Corporates. 14 Companies such as Bharat Heavy Electricals, Steel Authority of India, GAIL India and Jindal Steel & Power took part. The "Best CSR Practice Award" was evaluated on
Significance of issues addressed , Scale of Impact, Sustainability , People's Participation and Innovativeness.
The second Award for "Support & Improvement in Quality of Education" was conferred for overall support to Educational Institutions and underprivileged students especially for ACC’s innovative initiative on "Bridge Education".
54th ABCI Annual Awards
The Association of Business Communicators of India (ABCI), India’s premier organization for professional communicators hosted its 54th annual awards on February 27 in Mumbai. ACC bagged an award in CSR Newsletter - Bronze - category External magazine Brochure for Holcim Forum 2013 – Bronze – category Prestige publications .
CSR Impact Award 2014
Lakheri Cement Plant bagged prestigious CSR Impact Award 2014 from NGO Box, a network of civil societies in India. The award was felicitated and sponsored by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs as part of India CSR Summit 2014.
ACC Lakheri received this prize in the category Health Care, for a health and nutrition project initiated by this Plant for malnutrition mitigation and infant mortality reduction in 34 Anganwadi Centers of the peripheral community.
FICCI CSR Corporate Citizen Award
The effectiveness of the corporate citizenship activities of ACC's Thondebhavi Cement Works was demonstrated once again when the plant won the prestigious “FICCI- CSR Corporate Citizen Award for Exemplary Innovation in Promoting CSR”.
Mother Teresa Corporate Citizen Award
ACC Madukkarai has been awarded the Mother Teresa Corporate Citizenship Award 2013 for the multiple initiatives of its CSR Team undertaken for the local people in and around Madukkarai. One of ACC Madukkarai's biggest successes in making the township a greener place, was their flagship solid waste management initiative "Clean & Green Madukkarai" to inculcate a culture of effective waste management among citizens.
ASSOCHAM Appreciation Award
ACC Thondebhavi won the “ASSOCHAM Appreciation Award in recognition for the outstanding CSR activities undertaken by the plant”.
Rajat Kumar Prusthy, Director Plant, received the award from Mr Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communications & IT and Mr Rana Kappor, President, ASSOCHAM on February 25, 2014.
ACC Thondebhavi (or Team T, as it fondly refers to itself) is the first plant from ACC to receive an award in the ASSOCHAM CSR Excellence category of awards. What is remarkable is the visible difference made by this plant in its environs in a short span of barely four years since it was established.
‘2Good’ rating by ET and KPMG
ACC was conferred with the prestigious ‘2 Good’ rating by media house The Economic Times and global consultancy KPMG which recognised the remarkable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance, integrated processes and CSR expenditure over and above the 2-4% of the net profits for the year 2015-16.
ACC CSR Newsletter Award
ACC CSR newsletter, Together for Communities was felicitated by Association of Business Communicators of India in the category External magazine. It received a bronze award. This is the second award won by the newsletter in 2014.
Good Practice Recognition Award
Good Practice Recognition Award for 2015 for the HIV/ AIDS project undertaken by Gagal Cement Plant for the truckers community was conferred. Mr Pratyush Panda, Head - CSR and Mr Hitender Kapoor, Chief Manager-CSR, Gagal received the award from Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General, Institute of Corporate Affairs.
Guinness World Record Certificate
ACC Madukkarai Cement Works received the popular Guinness World Record Certificate for being part of the Largest Recycling Lesson held in Coimbatore. The Hon’ble Commissioner of Coimbatore Corporation, Dr.Vijayakarthikeyan I.A.S. presented this honour to Mr. M.Sai Ramesh, Director Plant, ACC Madukkarai Cement Works.