HCL Technologies Annual Report 2022-23
Supercharging Progress for our Communities
Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

At HCLTech, we are deeply committed to giving back to the society and supporting inclusive growth of local communities where we operate. Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) framework is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to create lasting positive impact on people and the planet through long-term, sustainable programs.

HCL Foundation has transformed 5.5 million lives through its programs

Transforming Communities in India

The award-winning HCL Foundation delivers the CSR agenda of HCLTech in India. The Foundation’s initiatives have thematic focus on education, health and sanitation, skill development and livelihood, environment and disaster risk reduction and response. Child protective strategies, inclusion and gender transformative approaches remain central in all initiatives of the HCL Foundation, ensuring equitable development and opportunities for all.

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invested in programs till date


lives transformed (50%+ women)


Persons with disabilities reached (43% women)

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water harvested

20 states, 3 UTs and 91 districts

covered in India

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planted till date

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of land greened and brought under community management

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of waste managed

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of employee volunteering enabled

15 of 17

UNSDGs addressed

Village community school for women in Hardoi District, Uttar Pradesh, India, under HCL Samuday.
Healthcare initiative for rural communities in Nagaland, India.
Biodiversity conservation initiatives in Denkanikottai, Tamil Nadu, India, under HCL Harit.

Flagship Programs

With a wide range of interventions, from integrated rural development to urban poverty alleviation and supporting path-breaking work by NGOs, HCL Foundation’s flagship programs are making a positive change within underserved communities.

HCL Samuday
Our biggest rural development program, HCL Samuday, deepened its impact in Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh and spread its wings in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. We sharpened our focus on women farmers and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Banas Dairy, one of Asia’s largest dairies, which has the potential to benefit more than 25,000 farmers, enhancing family incomes multi-fold. The program has transformed 2.1 million lives so far.

HCL Uday
With a mission to break the cycle of urban poverty, HCL Uday strengthened its work in 127 slums across 11 cities. With the help of 104 partners, the program has actively worked to improve socioeconomic indicators in ultra-poor urban communities in the immediate neighborhood of HCLTech campuses and has served nearly 890,000 individuals. The program attracted large-scale volunteerism from HCLTechies.

Major Recognitions

National CSR Award 2020

by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India

Best CSR Practice Award

for 2021 by the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability

The CSR Universe Social Impact Award 2022

in two categories: Skill Development & Livelihood, and Promotion of Sports

HCL Harit
Our flagship environment action program, HCL Harit, has continued to conserve, restore and enhance indigenous environmental systems and biodiversity and respond to climate change in a sustainable manner through community engagement. Operational in nine states (Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Telangana) and aligned to UNSDGs 4, 6, 13, 14, 15 and 17, HCL Harit aims to build scalable and replicable models that are economically viable, socially acceptable, environmentally sustainable, holistic and inclusive.

Key Highlights

  • Felicitated for its support to Clean Ganga Fund, at the Ganga Utsav 2022
  • Signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu Forest Department for marine and coastal conservation in the Gulf of Mannar region
  • Piloted Waterbody Decision Support System in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, with Madurai District Administration
  • Received special accreditation for the UN Water Conference 2023, held in New York

HCL Grant
In its eighth edition, HCL Grant received 15,293 registrations in FY23, an 82% increase from FY22. During the year, the program further expanded its reach by awarding the coveted Grant to three NGOs: Meghshala Trust, Innovators in Health (India) and Planatearth. Through 40 HCL Grant NGO partners, we have impacted lives of 1.8 million people living in some of the remotest parts of India and have brought under sustainable community governance over 64,000 acres of common and forest land.

Clean Noida
Clean Noida, a public-private partnership project executed in collaboration with the Noida Authority, is dedicated to the objective of transforming Noida into a visibly clean city. Building on previous successes in fostering positive behavioral changes in managing the entire waste cycle, with a specific focus on the circular economy, the program has expanded its efforts this year to address the issues of single-use plastic and e-waste within the city. Additionally, citizen engagement has been enhanced through the establishment of the Clean Noida Volunteer Club. As a result of these concerted efforts, Noida has maintained its position as one of the top five cleanest cities in the country, according to the Swachh Survekshan 2022, an annual cleanliness survey conducted in India.

Special Initiatives

Sports for Change
The initiative aims to harness the potential of sports by bridging access-gap at the grassroots and empowering youth from disadvantaged communities. It has touched 18,000+ students, of which 234 participated in district/ state/national level competitions. A total of 84 paraathletes were also supported, of which 13 represented India at various international competitions. SFC combined with Power of One scholarship made us proud this year.

Jerlin Anika, our sports scholar under Sports for Change initiative, became India’s first woman Deaflympian to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award, the secondhighest sporting honor of India.

Jerlin Anika, our sports scholar under Sports for Change initiative, became India’s first woman Deaflympian to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award, the secondhighest sporting honor of India.

My E-Haat
My E-Haat, the ecommerce market for artisans, listed 900+ products, providing artisan-customer connect at a global level with a focus on innovation in promotion of indigenous handicraft.

HCL Foundation Academy
To enhance the capacities of the development sector workforce, the HCL Foundation Academy organized four high quality courses to train 835 people across 14 batches.

Scaling up CSR Initiatives Beyond India

HCLTech is a proud supporter of the McGrath Foundation's efforts to combat breast cancer.

We are focused on taking our India CSR source code to transform communities across our global footprint. We do this through partnerships with development agencies and charitable organizations as well as employee volunteering programs.

This year, we established global CSR councils that actively engaged in conducting comprehensive assessments of local issues, aiming for a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand. As a testament to our commitment, we have initiated nearly 200 diverse social initiatives across various geographical locations, further strengthening our impact on a global scale. We are determined to continue making a positive difference in the world through our unwavering dedication to corporate social responsibility.

We are proud to forge new partnerships with Girl Up, Feeding America and One Tree Planted as we scale up our CSR initiatives in the Americas.

Employees in Sacramento, California, participating in a feeding volunteering drive. Employees in New York volunteered for the Grassroots Grocery initiative.

Through our collaboration with Girl Up, we aim to empower young leaders and create opportunities for education and employment. Our focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for social good will foster innovation and contribute to building a sustainable world through technology.

In partnership with Feeding America, the largest hungerrelief organization in the United States, we are determined to fight against food insecurity and waste. Our employees will actively participate in volunteering opportunities across the country, making a tangible impact on hungerrelated challenges.

Additionally, our association with One Tree Planted allows us to contribute to global reforestation projects. We have committed to planting 100,000 trees in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Mexico to promote a greener future.

Employees in Seattle, Washington, contributing to the One Tree Planted initiative.