HLL, India's leading manufacturers and marketers of Contraceptives, Health Care and Pharma Products, is today on the path of rapid growth. HLL has set its sights to be a Rs 1000 crore company by the year 2010. But apart from increasing the figures in its balance sheet the company is also involved in various Corporate Social Responsibilities which have helped people enrich their lives in one way or the other. The CSR policy of HLL is to -
“Be a socially responsible corporate entity with thrust on three pillars of sustainable development-Social, Environmental & Economic.” The various community initiatives by HLL over the past two years are: Health: The Company initiated a massive cleanliness drive in various parts of the city along with the Corporation of Trivandrum and Habitat to face the challenge posed by the spread of vector borne diseases in the city and neighborhood.
HLL is also assisting in the modernization of the Peroorkada General Hospital that serves a vast segment of the city’s population. It has also conducted free diabetic medical camp by renowned diabetician Dr. Jyothidev Kesavdev for people living near the Akkulam factory, a few kms from the Trivandrum Medical College,. To ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness at the Anganwadi opposite to the Akkulam Factory, the company constructed and donated toilets for them.
Blood donation -Employees of HLL have been participating regularly in blood donation camps. Also, most of the company employees have given their consent for donating eyes after their death. The forms were handed over to the National organization for the Blind.
Family wellbeing: The Company has contributed to provide pucca houses to the poor families, whose homes were in a dilapidated state in the vicinity of the HLL factory at Peroorkada. HLL made arrangements to distribute drinking water in Kanagala village near its factory at Kanagala in Belgaum District, and uniforms and other assistance for the school going kids in the village.
Cultural, Educational, Sports initiatives:
The company has been extending financial assistance to various educational, cultural, social and sports organizations for their various activities all over the state. In this area priority has been accorded to activities of students of the state’s school and colleges for organising their various educational events/seminars, cultural and sports activities.
The company has been providing assistance for poor students in Govt. run schools for obtaining uniforms, note books etc. HLL has also been providing assistance for the noon meal scheme for students of the Govt. UP School at Peroorkada.
The company has also provided computers, furniture and uniforms for various schools in the city. Computers were provided to the Mahilamandiram UP School, Trivandrum, Govt. L.P. School, Mangad, Trivandrum and Anandamarg LP School, Trivandrum.. It has also helped in providing the furniture for the computer labs in Govt. Girls High School, Peroorkada and Govt. UP School at Peroorkada, Govt. L.P.School, Mangad, and Govt. UP School, Palkulangara. The company also assisted the Sisu Vihar UP School, Trivandrum and the Govt. UP School at Elamad at Kollam for acquiring books for their Library.
As a corporate responsibility, HLL has renovated the Kowdiar Park - a major Park in the heart of the city, in front of the Kowdiar Palace at Thiruvananthapuram. The company also added recreational facilities for Children at the Children’s Park, adjoining this Park. The park is today a major attraction for the citizens of the city who converge here in vast numbers.