‘Sports for Growth’ – a focussed intervention by India’s largest global flexible packaging solution company Uflex Limited has been conferred with the Bureaucracy Today CSR Excellence Award 2016.The initiative is aimed towards realising the rights of all children to play freely irrespective of caste, creed, gender, religion, ethnicity, physical/cognitive abilities and socio-economic status as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This scientifically planned social sustainability programme that is being rolled out in partnership with a leading NGO, STAIRS in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat emphasizes upon inclusion of underprivileged children & youth particularly the girl child and differently abled in the Sports Ecosystem of India. This further leads to social empowerment of the beneficiaries.
The award was given away at a high profile event held in Delhi with influential personalities including Union Ministers, MPs, Corporate Honchos, Senior Bureaucrats and the CMDs of top public sector undertakings in attendance. The award ceremony was organised by the popular current affairs magazine Bureaucracy Today. Shri Anant Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises was the Chief Guest at the event.
In a tough competition where entries from 356 organisations were received across the country, only 36 could make the final cut. The eminent Jury comprised luminaries like Mr. Sunil Kanoria, President ASSOCHAM; Dr. Arbind Prasad, IAS, Director General FICCI; Mr. Ajay Shriram, President CII (2014-15); Mr. Sunil Arora, IAS (R), Former Secretary Information and Broadcasting Ministry; Mr. R.S Sharma, former CMD ONGC, Mr. Khurshid Ganai, IAS, Chairman J&K Public Service Commission; and Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, IAS, DG & CEO IICA (Chairman of the Jury).
Some of the organisations that were also honoured along with Uflex are Hindustan Petroleum; NTPC; Tata Business Support Services Limited; Power Grid India Limited; Capgemini, Wadia Group; DLF Foundation; Tech Mahindra Foundation; Wockhardt Foundation; Apollo Tyres; Sony India; Aircel; ACC Limited; Lafarge; Cairn India Limited; Chambal Fertilizers Limited among others.
Talking about ‘Sports for Growth’ initiative, Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director, Uflex Limited in an official statement released soon after the ceremony said, “It is encouraging to see that the initiative we started a few years ago in association with STAIRS is now attaining critical mass with more and more participation by girls and the differently abled. Our endeavour is to institutionalise sports in the best interest of the not so privileged children and youth. Sports is a great instrument to promote national integration besides keeping our children physically fit and mentally agile.”
Uflex is India’s largest end-to-end flexible packaging company and an emerging global player. Since its inception back in 1983, Uflex has grown from strength to strength to evolve as a truly Indian Multinational with consumers spread across the world. Uflex today has state-of-the-art packaging facilities at multiple locations in India with installed capacity of around 100,000 TPA and has packaging film manufacturing facilities in India, UAE, Mexico Egypt, Poland and USA with cumulative installed capacity in excess of 337,000 TPA.
All Uflex plants are accredited with ISO 9001, 14001, HACCP & BRC certifications. Uflex caters to markets spanning across the globe in over 140 countries like USA, Canada, South American countries, UK and other European Countries, Russia, South Africa, CIS, Asian and African nations. Integrated within its core business profile are allied businesses like Engineering, Cylinders, Holography and Chemicals which further give Uflex a superior edge above competition.
Uflex Limited is also a part of the D&B Global Database and winner of various prestigious national and international awards for its products’ excellence. Uflex offers technologically superior packaging solutions for a wide variety of products such as snack foods, candy and confectionery, sugar, rice & other cereals, beverages, tea & coffee, dessert mixes, noodles, wheat flour, soaps and detergents, shampoos & conditioners, vegetable oil, spices, marinates & pastes, cheese & dairy products, frozen food, sea food, meat, anti-fog, pet food, pharmaceuticals, contraceptives, garden fertilizers and plant nutrients, motor oil and lubricants, automotive and engineering components etc.
Some of Uflex’s clients on the global turf include P&G, PepsiCo; Tata Global; Mondelez, L’ Oreal, Britannia, Haldiram’s, Amul, Kimberly Clark, Ferro Rocher, Perfetti, GSK, Nestle, Agrotech Foods, Coca Cola, Wrigley, Johnson & Johnson among others.