Wipro Consumer Care Charter on Corporate Social Responsibility

At Wipro Consumer Care, it is our conviction that the engagement with social issues must be deep, meaningful and formed on the bedrock of long term commitment. This is also reflective of the fact that such an approach serves both, enlightened business interest and social good. We run our social programmes on a strong foundation of ethical principles, good governance and sound management. This includes holding ourselves up to public scrutiny through a framework of transparent, rigorous reporting.

Wipro Consumer Care’ CSR Policy

The central tenets of our approach have been the emphasis on strong, meaningful work on systemic social issues. Our CSR policy articulated below reflect these principles and strategies that have informed our long history of corporate citizenship and social responsibility.

Our approach to social responsibility and sustainability rests on three important pillars

The Strategic: We choose domains and issues to engage with that are force multipliers for social change and sustainable development.

The Systemic: We choose to engage on systemic issues that require deep, meaningful and challenging work. The objective is to affect systemic change at ground level over a period of time.

The Deliberative: Our emphasis on depth and on long term commitment implies a deliberative approach that precludes spreading ourselves thin. By implication, this also means that we are wary of expanding and growing our social programmes as ends in themselves. We will continue to adhere to this approach going forward.

Governance and Management

The Board Committee is the apex body which supervises our CSR policy and programmes. The CSR Policy is approved by the board of directors and is available on the company website. The committee consists of three board members and is headed by the non-executive director. The CSR plan and spend is discussed and approved by the CSR Committee at the beginning of each year.

CSR Committee

  • The CSR committee meets at least twice a year.
  • All strategic decisions are considered by the Board in their meetings; once the decisions are taken, the operational details are handled by the CSR Committee.

Domains

The various areas of CSR activities include the following:

Promoting education, including special education and inclusive education for children with disability, skill development and livelihood enhancement projects.

Engaging with the community to promote health care including preventive health care, safe drinking water and sanitation.

Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water.

Engaging with communities affected by natural disasters for relief and long-term rehabilitation to strengthen their resilience, e.g. intervention in livelihoods, access to education.

Reducing and minimizing the environmental footprint of our operations and enhancing the biodiversity quotient at our facilities.

Geographies

We work with communities proximate to our office location/centers of operations in India. As appropriate, and on a case-to-case basis, we also choose to work with communities in these same geographies which are not necessarily proximate to our office location/centers of operation.

Implementation of CSR programmes/projects

The CSR projects will be implemented either directly, or through Wipro Cares, which is a philanthropic trust registered in 2003 under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 or through Wipro Foundation, a public charitable trust registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882.