Making A Difference
'What is that life worth which cannot bring comfort to others'
- Dr. S K Burman, founder, Dabur India Ltd.
For growth to be responsible, it should go beyond numbers... It should do good to the society, create a better world. That's the kind of growth that Dabur India Ltd. believes in, and constantly strives for.
At Dabur, our commitment to good governance, ethical conduct and social responsibility is core to our way of doing business, and is strongly aligned with our drive to create and increase value for all stakeholders. We define CSR as conducting business in ways that provide social, environmental and economic benefits for the communities and geographies where we operate.
Dabur’s CSR initiatives are driven through Sustainable Development Society or SUNDESH, an outcome of the vision of Dabur India Ltd founder Dr. S.K Burman.
Sustainable Development Society (SUNDESH) is sworn to the mission of ensuring overall socio-economic development of the rural & urban poor on a sustainable basis, through different participatory and need-based initiatives. It aims to reach out to the weaker and more vulnerable sections -- such as women and children, illiterate and unemployed – of the society.
Today, SUNDESH operates in Ghaziabad and Gautam Budha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, and has -- more recently – established presence in Rudrapur district of Uttrakhand. Over the years, it has contributed to many worthy causes, addressing children’s literacy, improving healthcare services, skill development, and environment, to name a few.
For more information on SUNDESH, please visit www.sundesh.org
Medicinal Plant Project – An initiative by Dabur Nepal Pvt. Ltd.
‘Dehi me dadami te’ (As you give me, I give you in return). This quote from an ancient text sums up Dabur’s commitment towards nature. With a strong foundation in the Himlayan Kingdom, Nepal, Dabur has taken many strong -- but quiet -- initiatives in last one and half decade towards corporate social responsibility.
Dabur Nepal Pvt. Ltd. is a joint venture company established in the year 1989 when probably very few investors had their roots in Ayurveda. Thanks to the favourable climatic conditions here, Nepal has been a major source for the herbal plants which are extensively used in Tibetan, Chinese, Nepalese and Indian medicines. However, due to indiscriminate use, over exploitations, poor collection methods, early harvesting and lack of the post harvest technology, these natural reserves are depleting speedily. What’s worse, there are no systematic efforts to replenish these natural resources of medicinal plants in the Himalayan region.
Dabur Nepal has started the project on medicinal plants in Nepal to provide the modern technology for cultivation of the required medicinal herbs of Himalayas to the farmers. The only eco-friendly project of CSR nature in Nepal, this initiative is fully integrated with the company’s business vision.
A state-of-the-art Greenhouse facility has been set up at Banepa, which has the capability to produce 5-6 million saplings of medicinal plants per annum. All the required climatic parameters for uniform growth of saplings of the medicinal plants like temperature, humidity etc. are controlled by automatic computer systems. Besides helping preserve natural resources, this initiative has also gone a long way in generating employment and income for local people and improving the socio-economic conditions of local populace in the Himalayan Kingdom.
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Still A Long Way To Go...
A beginning has been made but there still miles to go before the huge disparity is bridged and a better future delivered to both the rural and urban poor.