loading-image 10 Big Women Empowerment CSR Projects in India FY 17-18- CSRBOX

Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter


10 Big Women Empowerment CSR Projects in India FY 17-18

By CSRBOX On 14 June 2019
10 Big Women Empowerment CSR Projects in India FY 17-18

To develop a nation, it is important to develop its women. In recent years, India has seen quite a number of initiatives on women empowerment, undertaken by corporate houses. Here is the list of 10 best CSR initiatives in women empowerment implemented in FY 2017-18.

1. Capacity Building of Women

Name of the Company: ITC Limited

Prescribed CSR of the Company in FY 2017-18: INR 290.47 Cr.

Amount Spent on the Project: INR 14.76 Cr.

Locations: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Delhi, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh

ITC Limited’s initiative has provided a range of gainful employment opportunities to over 61,000 poor women, who have been supported with capacity building and financial assistance by way of loans and grants. Till date, 20,100 ultra-poor women in the core catchments has access to sustainable sources of income through non-farm livelihood opportunities. In addition, the programme provided a source of livelihood to 325 women in Uttar Pradesh engaged in making incense sticks using pedal machines to boost supplementary income to them.

Source: ITC Limited

Implementing Partners: BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pratham Education Foundation, Ramakrishna Mission, Bandhan Konnagar, SEWA Bharat, Foundation for Ecological Security

About the Company

ITC Limited is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. Established in 1910 as the 'Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited', the company was renamed as the 'India Tobacco Company Limited' in 1970 and later to I.T.C.

More information about ITC Limited’s CSR Portfolio.

2. Livelihood generation of rescued trafficked women

Name of the Company: IndusInd Bank Limited

Prescribed CSR of the Company in FY 2017-18: INR 70.17 Cr.

Amount Spent on the Project: INR 11.63 Cr.

Location: Bihar

IndusInd Bank has partnered with Justice & Care, (NGO working in the space of rehabilitation of women rescued from trafficking) for the rehabilitation and skill development of women rescued from trafficking in Gaya, Nalanda and Nawada districts of Bihar. The Bank is focusing on education, preferably skill-based and margin & seed funding, to the women in order to enhance their livelihood prospects which will increase their income and decrease the vulnerability of possible victims and their families.

Source: IndusInd Bank Limited

Implementing Partners: Justice & Care

About the Company

IndusInd Bank Limited is a Mumbai based Indian new generation bank, established in 1994. The bank offers commercial, transactional and electronic banking products and services.

More about IndusInd Bank Limited’s CSR portfolio.

3. Project Salon-i

Name of the Company: Godrej Consumer Products Limited

Prescribed CSR of the Company in FY 2017-18: INR 18.83 Cr.

Amount Spent on the Project: INR 8.86 Cr.

Locations: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Delhi

Godrej Consumer Products Limited's project Salon-i trains young girls and women in beauty and hair care. Over 62,000 women have graduated from this programme in the fiscal year 2017-18. The programme was operational in 300 centres across India. The curriculum is integrated with life skills and entrepreneurial modules to equip the candidates in starting their own enterprise if they are so interested. The curriculum has been digitised and is available as audiovisual content Through partnerships, approximately 60 per cent of alumni have found jobs in beauty parlours, many of which are nationally recognised chains; the remaining work mainly as freelancers or micro-entrepreneurs.

Source: Godrej Group

Implementing Partners: Dhriiti, Ambuja Cement Foundation, DDJF, Don Bosco Tech Society, Father Agnel Ashram, Labournet, Saath, Pratham, NSHM, Save the Children India, Tara Livelihood Academy, Unnati

About the Company

Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) is an Indian consumer goods company based in Mumbai, India. GCPL's products include soap, hair colourants, toiletries and liquid detergents. GCPL operates several manufacturing facilities in India spread over seven locations and grouped into four operating clusters.

More information about Godrej Consumer Product Limited’s CSR Portfolio.

Project 6E Shakti

Name of the Company: InterGlobe Aviation Limited

Prescribed CSR of the Company in FY 2017-18: INR 42.03 Cr.

Amount Spent on the Project: INR 4.67 Cr.

Locations: Maharashtra, Assam, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh,  Rajasthan

InterGlobe Aviation's 6E Shakti is the women empowerment intervention of, dedicated to enhancing the capacities of the women (approximately 62,000 women) through skill enhancement by providing agriculture and non- agriculture based training.

Source: CSRBOX

Implementing Partners: AFARM Grameen Sahara, Bandhan Konnagar, Divinity Serves

About the Company

Established in 1989 and headquartered in Gurgaon, InterGlobe Enterprises today has a network of 126 offices across 60 cities globally. InterGlobe employs over 23,000 professionals across its businesses. InterGlobe ventures include civil aviation – with India’s youngest, fastest growing airline IndiGo, airline management, travel commerce solutions, IT and BPM services, hospitality, advanced pilot training and aircraft maintenance engineering.

More information about InterGlobe Aviation Limited’s CSR Portfolio.


Name of the Company: Hindustan Zinc Limited

Prescribed CSR of the Company in FY 2017-18: INR 189.65 Cr.

Amount Spent on the Project: INR 3.57 Cr.

Locations: Rajasthan, Uttarakhand

Hindustan Zinc’s project Sakhi’s main  objective is to provide platforms for women to engage in full and effective participation in the public life of their villages and has emerged as a catalyst for facilitating equal opportunities for leadership of decision-making in political, economic and social aspects in their communities, striving to seed the spirit of SDG 5 in the grassroots. The project has inbuilt component of capacity building, convergence of government schemes and facilitating women in the direction of self reliance.

Source: Vedanta- Hindustan Zinc Limited

Implementing Partners: Saheli Samiti & Manjari Foundation

About the Company

Hindustan Zinc Limited is an integrated mining and resources producer of zinc, lead, silver and cadmium. It is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources PLC. HZL is the world's second largest zinc producer.

More information about Hindustan Zinc Limited’s CSR Portfolio.

6. Discovering Hands- Training Center for Visually Impaired Women

Name of the Company: Bayer CropScience Limited

Prescribed CSR of the Company in FY 2017-18: INR 10.09 Cr.

Amount Spent on the Project: INR 1.88 Cr.

Location: Delhi

Bayer CropScience Limited has established a training centre for visually impaired women to become medical tactile examiners ( MTE) in early breast Cancer Detection. They support as personal assistants to medical doctors in early detection of breast cancer in the context of the existing healthcare system by using their extraordinary tactile capabilities.

Source: DNA India

Implementing Partners: Indian Cancer Society, National Association for the Blind, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer & Research Centre, Disha Foundation

About the Company

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.

More information about Bayer CropScience Limited’s  CSR Portfolio.

7. Vocational Training for Women

Name of the Company: Sterlite Technologies Limited

Prescribed CSR of the Company in FY 2017-18: INR 3.63 Cr.

Amount Spent on the Project: INR 1.72 Cr.

Location: Maharashtra

Sterlite Technologies Limited in alignment with the Government of India’s Skill India Mission set up the Jeewan Jyoti Women Empowerment Institute in 2014 at Ambavane in Velhe near Pune. The institute conducts vocational training on nursing, computer operations, data entry, tailoring, fashion designing and basic beauty culture. It has improved the socio-economic status of women from 93 villages in and around Velhe to date. It has also taken steps to reduce poverty by providing its students with employment opportunities to enhance their livelihoods.

Source: Sterlite Technologies Limited

Implementing Partners: Jeewan Jyoti Women Empowerment Institution

About the Company

Sterlite Technologies Limited designs, build and manages "smarter networks". It develops & delivers optical communication products, network & system integration services and software solutions for telecoms globally.

More information about Sterlite Technologies Limited CSR Portfolio.

8. Swayam

Name of the Company: CEAT Limited

Prescribed CSR of the Company in FY 2017-18: INR 10.71 Cr.

Amount Spent on the Project: INR 1.45 Cr.

Locations: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu

CEAT Limited's initiative Swayam aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and drive powerful social change in the transport industry by training underprivileged women in driving skills to enhance livelihoods across the transport sector. The training opens up multiple avenues of job opportunities in taxi services, entrepreneurial ventures, E-autorickshaws, as two-wheeler delivery executives, etc.

Source: CEAT Limited

Implementing Partners: RPG Foundation

About the Company

CEAT accelerates movement with the finest tyres known for their tough, smooth and secure grip on roads. It manufactures high-performance world-class radials for a wide variety of vehicles. CEAT is built on a corporate ethos of reliability, dynamism and toughness. They are committed to innovate, rebuild and help millions of vehicles go the distance.

More information about  CEAT Limited’s CSR Portfolio.


Name of the Company: Sasken Technologies Limited

Prescribed CSR of the Company in FY 2017-18: INR 4.51 Cr.

Amount Spent on the Project: INR 1.03 Cr

Location: Gujarat

Sasken is partnering with SEWA, an organization devoted to empowering underprivileged women by enabling them to become self-sufficient. A critical part of sustainable development is the financial independence of women. For the same, the company's engineers worked relentlessly to create and implement ‘m-Bachat’ (Sasken digital Transaction Enablement Platform). The system is operational in eight districts of Gujarat, and the field experience has been both overwhelming and humbling. ‘m-Bachat’ helps enhance trust amongst all the stakeholders of the micro banking system, thereby playing an important role in abetting the wider adoption of formal banking systems. The solution has been built leveraging Sasken’s strengths in mobility, Android devices, and computing domains. The application supports an intuitive bilingual user interface that can be used readily by women with low computer literacy.

Source: Sasken technologied Limited

Implementing Partners: SEWA

About the Company

Sasken Technologies Limited (formerly Sasken Communication Technologies Limited) is a technology and service provider based in Bangalore, India, which provides product engineering and digital transformation services to global customers in industries such as semiconductors, automotive, enterprise-grade devices, smart devices and wearables, industrials, retail, sitcom, and telecom.

More information about Sasken Technologies Limited’s  CSR Portfolio

10. Livelihood Enhancement Project for Women

Name of the Company: Apollo Tyres Limited

Prescribed CSR of the Company in FY 2017-18: INR 21.57 Cr.

Amount Spent on the Project: INR 0.77 Cr.

Location: Gujarat

Apollo Tyres Limited's project is supporting women and farmer dependent on agriculture as a source of livelihood. The initiative focuses on supporting farmers by training them on modern techniques and ways to increase agricultural productivity that would lead to improved agricultural practices and better crop yield. Basic training related to seed selection, preparation of land, soil testing, organic compost making, methods of irrigation, kitchen gardening practices and others is delivered.The project also offers services related to livestock care and management. A total of 1,393 women farmers were outreached under sustainable agriculture initiative through training.

Source: Apollo Tyres Limited

Implementing Partners: Apollo Tyres Foundation

About the Company

Apollo Tyres Ltd is the world's 7th biggest tyre manufacturer, incorporated in the year 1962.

More information about Apollo Tyres Limited’s  CSR Portfolio.

For more information about CSR projects of companies, CSR funding in India and thematic distribution of projects, please visit https://csrbox.org/

Tag : Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Women Empowerment

More News

GAIC launches Water Soluble Fertilizers

GAIC launches Water Soluble Fertilizers

By GAIC On 10 January 2020