At HCL, we believe in developing our ecosystem which includes both environment and community, engaging with diverse communities enables us to collaborate with them to ‘rebalance’ resources for the future.

Globally, governments have been the largest “philanthropists”. However, individuals and enterprises have a huge social responsibility and need to step in to complement the role of the Government. I believe that education can be the single largest tool for large-scale high-impact transformation. Education empowers individuals and is vital to reap our demographic dividend. Inclusive education has the power to create leaders from across the cross-section of the society who would become change agents for the community at large and lead us into a brighter future.

— Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL | Chief Strategy Officer, HCL Technologies | Founder & Chairman, Shiv Nadar Foundation


HCL Foundation (HCLF) was established in 2011 as the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. It is a value driven not for-profit-organization, that thrives to contribute towards national and international development goals, bringing about lasting positive impact in the lives of people, through long term sustainable programs. The foundation aims to alleviate poverty and achieve inclusive growth and development. Active community engagement ensures optimal long-term gains and upward accountability. HCL Foundation works through Life Cycle Based, Integrated Community Development Approach with thematic focus on Education, Health, Livelihoods & Skilling, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction & Response. Child protective strategies, inclusion and gender transformative approaches remain central in all initiatives of HCL Foundation, thus ensuring comprehensive development. Our integrated approach places the communities at the very center of our efforts. We believe in the power of collective action and work closely with communities, both in urban and rural geographies.  Recognizing them as active citizens who script their destiny, we see them as partners in change rather than passive beneficiaries.

HCL Foundation’s core values are Credibility, Transparency, Accountability, Outreach to the Unreached, Sustainability & Scalability.


Create a source code for sustainable socio-economic development


Nurture clean, green and healthy communities where everyone is empowered and equipped to reach their full potential in full engagement with our employees and partners, showcasing and establishing international standards of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in community development

Alignment with Sustainable Development Goals

We believe that alignment of the Indian CSR regulation with the SDGs has tremendous potential to develop a cohesive sustainable growth model. HCL Foundation has been consistently working towards improving the governance and accountability system in the development sector and contributing to the various thematic areas as defined in the SDGs. HCL Foundation fosters innovation and effective positive transformation through comprehensive programs, in the rural as well as urban space, that are aligned to address the national missions and the larger sustainable development goals.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES: In the financial year ended March 31, 2018, HCL Foundation has been honored with the ‘Best Innovation in CSR’ at the ‘National Award for Excellence in CSR & Sustainability’, by the National CSR Leadership Congress & Award, endorsed by the World CSR Day. HCL Technologies was also conferred Award for ‘Excellence in Sustainable Social Development’ at the Indywood CSR Excellence Awards 2017 at Hyderabad on 3rd December 2017. HCL Foundation was awarded for its role in promoting a more sustainable and equitable society. Earlier this year, HCLF received “Best Corporate Foundation Award” by World CSR Day for outstanding contribution to Social Causes and CSR Efforts.

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We are delighted to share our Sustainability Report 2016 for HCL Technologies. This is our sixth Sustainability Report, which has been audited by KPMG. The report takes a comprehensive look into the four top priorities that have emerged from our stakeholder engagements, namely Responsible Business, Redefine Workplace, Renew Ecosystem and Repay Society. Reading this report will help you understand HCL practices on governance, ideapreneurship, work environment and culture. The report also touches on HR programs including diversity and ombudsman channels, work-related policies, green operations and community development. The data pertains to workforce including diversity, employee health and safety practices, employee engagement and development. You will also have access to information on admin and operations, supplier diversity and procurement policies, environment (green, carbon emissions etc.) and community development (CSR) practices.

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