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).