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Eswaran Brothers gets global accolades

Eswaran Brothers was presented with a global accolade when they received a Social Investment Pioneer Award under the responsible business category, in Australia. Nine other business companies from around the world were named in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the community development in their local region.

Subramaniam Eassuwaren, Deputy Chairman Eswaran
Brothers received the award

The inaugural award ceremony, an initiative of the Principles for Social Investment Secretariat and United Nations Global Compact was for the first time in different forms of social investment been recognized on a global scale.

Speaking at the event, CEO of PSIS, Shaun Cannon, congratulated the winning companies on their leadership and called on greater private sector commitment to supporting positive social change.

“The Social Investment Pioneer Awards showcased the excellent work of small and multinational organizations from around the world.”

“The alignment of commercial objectives to desired community outcomes could help turn the problem of arresting development. This is the purpose where social investment, and private sector involvement is vital,” said Cannon.

“With stronger corporate leadership, we could harness the private sector’s unique capacity and capabilities across research, technology, innovation and financial capital, to tackle the challenges of the global economy created”. Committed continuous and sincere work towards building a sustainable environment in all they did, has given the Eswaran team this coveted recognition. Being the first Carbon neutral certified tea company, continuously monitoring and reducing our water foot print, ISO14001-2004 certification engaging with our employees and our local school’s scholarship programmes are a few of the initiatives our teams worked on throughout the year that created a better environment and society around us,” said Subramaniam Eassuwaren, Deputy Chairman Eswaran Brothers who received the award.

The programme was launched at the United Nations Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, entries were received from over 40 countries.

The Social Investment Pioneer Awards were judged by an expert panel comprising, Diana Chávez and Walid Nagi, of the UN Global Compact and Soren Mandrup Petersen, CEO, of Orbisun International Holding, Inc (OIHI).


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