APM Terminals Pipavav, also called Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd, was honoured by the New Delhi-based Integrated Health & Wellbeing Council (IHW Council) for community well-being initiatives under the COVID-19 relief project.
The company was presented CSR Health Impact Award (COVID-19 Edition) in New Delhi by an eminent jury consisting of senior scientists, social workers, parliamentarians and doctors, and chaired by former judge Supreme Court of India and former Chairperson, National Green Tribunal (NGT), Justice Swatanter Kumar.
The award was presented in an online ceremony wherein Justice Kumar lauded the efforts of the corporate towards COVID prevention and mitigation. The award is an outcome of the APM Terminals’ strategic CSR initiatives for COVID-19 prevention as well as over-all community support. The company ensured the availability of masks, sanitisers, thermal scanners, oximeters, disposable bed sheets, personal protection kits and public address (PA) systems for Amreli Police and also facilitated preventive measures in its surrounding villages.
Speaking about the honour, Jakob Friis Sorenson, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “We are grateful that our efforts towards the community are not only acknowledged but are also appreciated by the authorities. We will continue to work towards the betterment of our society and try to improve the livelihood of the community surrounding the port through all our activities; constantly and consistently. This honour is another motivation to keep working harder and with the best possible intent.”
The company not only created awareness on precautions and measures for controlling COVID-19 but also helped the local people of more than 30 villages by donating ration kits, healthy drinking water, ensuring treatment of live stocks through mobile vet clinic, and digital educational support to more than 5,000 students. Moreover, APM Terminals trained the women of the village to make masks and also encourage the use of washable masks in villages.