Essar Bulk Terminal Paradip, recently won the coveted ‘Greentech CSR India Award’ in the ‘Health Care’ category. The terminal is part of Essar Ports, one of India’s largest private sector port and terminal developers and operator, and the flagship assets under the infrastructure portfolio of Essar Global Fund Limited (EGFL). The fund is managed by Essar Capital.
Driven by Essar Global’s ESG-centric policies, Essar Ports’ has remained committed to keeping HSE (health, safety & environment) and community work at its core. The award reiterates Essar Ports’ pledge of always placing people before profit.
Greentech jury members selected the Vision Centre. The Vision Centre was set-up by Essar Bulk Terminal Paradip at Biju Memorial Hospital Paradip, under its CSR initiative to help people of Paradip and adjoining areas to get eye treatment. The community, otherwise, had to travel to Cuttack to get treatment as the hospital did not have an ophthalmology department. Essar Vision Centre has been providing comprehensive eye testing from its inception, and the centre is well-equipped with modern ophthalmic instruments for better eye care. The Centre has treated over 45,000 patients and has also provided free medicines, eye drops and presbyopia glasses to those in need.
CSR Incharge, Yugajyoti Mohanty, accepted the award on behalf of Essar Ports at a function held at Mahabalipuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Greentech Foundation is India’s leading organisation dedicated to the cause of creating, recognising and rewarding best practices in the areas of Environmental Management, Occupational Health & Safety, CSR and HR, amongst India’s ever-vibrant corporate world.
All Essar Ports terminals are equipped with advanced cargo handling infrastructure and are well-poised to double capacity in the near to medium term. The company has been investing extensively in developing and building state-of-the-art mechanised terminals to ensure visibility of cargo, efficiency and environment-friendly operations. Its terminals can handle bigger vessels at faster turnarounds, thereby paving way for lower logistics cost, and a competitive edge for its customers.