20 December 2013, New Delhi: The PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry conferred the PHD Chamber Good Corporate Citizen Award 2013 on HCL, a $6.4-billion global technology enterprise, at the PHD Chamber Annual Awards for Excellence 2013. Shri Kamal Nath, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Government of India graced the event as the Chief Guest and presented the awards at a Delhi-based award ceremony.
PHD Chamber Annual Awards for Excellence were instituted in 1997 to recognize Indian businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions in their fields and to promote corporate and individual initiatives in economic, social and educational areas.
On this occasion, Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL & Shiv Nadar Foundation said, “It is a privilege for HCL to be recognized as Good Corporate Citizen 2013 by an apex industry body like the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I believe that what we have achieved is only the beginning. HCL has a long way to go in enabling meaningful change to transform the lives of Indian citizens and establish a future devoid of any socio-economic divide. We are committed to the creation of a more equitable society through the power of technology touching and transforming lives and our efforts in education, community giving and development and advocacy to build a more empowered future. This award belongs to every single Ideapreneur who has played a key role in making HCL become a truly deserving Corporate Citizen.”
The jury, chaired by Hon’ble Justice Mr V N Khare, Former Chief Justice of India, comprised of distinguished citizens from various fields that included Vinod Rai, Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Sunil Kant Munjal of the Hero Group and Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, J K Tyre and Industries, among others.
The entire award process has been validated by Grant Thornton.
HCL is a $6.4-billion global technology enterprise with over 90,000 professionals from diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries, including over 500 points of presence in India. From designing India’s first PC at the same time as global IT peers in 1978; to working on the Boeing Dreamliner's airborne systems today, HCL has stayed a true pioneer innovation and technology excellence. HCL’s range of offerings spans Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products across a wide range of focused industry verticals.
About PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, established in 1905, is a proactive and dynamic multi-State apex organisation working at the grass-root level and with strong national and international linkages. The Chamber acts as a catalyst in the promotion of industry, trade and entrepreneurship. PHD Chamber, through its research-based policy advocacy role, positively impacts the economic growth and development of the nation. PHD Chamber is more than an organisation of the business community, as it lives by the chosen motto ‘In Community's Life & Part of It’ and contributes significantly to socio-economic development and capacity building in several fields.