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RIL bags 6th TERI Corporate Award - HIV/AIDS 2007

May '07
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) received the 6th TERI Corporate Award for Business Response to HIV/ AIDS 2007 in recognition of its corporate leadership for HIV / AIDS intervention in Indian industry on May 23, 2007 at New Delhi.

RIL bagged the prestigious TERI Corporate Award for Business Response to HIV/ AIDS 2007 in the Corporate Category III (for companies with turnover above Rs.500 crores per annum) on its unique initiatives undertaken to combat HIV / AIDS infections. This Award was based on a nationwide selection process conducted by eleven-member jury panel chaired by Justice J.S.Verma, former Chief Justice of India.

The award was presented by Shri P. Chidambaram, Hon'ble Finance Minister, Government of India. The 6th TERI Corporate Awards ceremony is a unique opportunity to give recognition to the outstanding and little recognized work of organizations and people who find innovative and effective ways to address HIV / AIDS.

Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation has been working in partnership with RIL in most of its social initiatives. Smt Nita Ambani, President, Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation said: "We are thankful to TERI for acknowledging the efforts of Reliance Industries Limited in its initiatives to combat HIV AIDS. We are committed in our endeavour to fight the dreadful menace that faces mankind today."

RIL's HIV/AIDS prevention programmes in its workplace, community, supply chain etc. covers awareness generation, prevention, treatment,care, and support and has been cited in a study undertaken by TERI in association with World Bank South Asia Finance and Private Sector Unit, Washington DC. The aim of this case study is to disseminate success stories to create awareness & motivate other companies.

For the past several years, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) has been addressing issues related to sustainable development with the Indian corporate sector. Towards this, the Institute has drawn up an India sustainability Charter under the TERI - Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) whose main objective is to provide a basis to companies improve at the corporate level under 5 themes: Energy, Water, Health, Climate Change and Sustainable livelihoods.

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