Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility is now a concept recognized worldwide whereby organizations consider the interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, communities and other stakeholders. Organizations voluntarily take steps to improve the quality of life for employees and their families as well as for the local community and society at large in this regard.
CSR is now an integral part of CDC’s culture. Being the sole depository of the country, the organisation has realized its national and moral obligations with a strong sense of responsibility. Our approach towards community is not limited to financial support, but is also centred on the vital element of employee engagement.
The philanthropic outreach program of the organisation is currently focusing on two strategic priorities that are to advance education and improve healthcare. The participation strategy may be a direct approach or through NGOs of repute. Keeping in view the current status of these two sectors where significant improvement is required, the organisation contributes 2.5 percent of profit before tax towards corporate philanthropic activities.
We also partner with The Citizens Foundation Rahbar Program – a mentorship program aimed at the development of youth as responsible individuals and productive members of society. Through the program, CDC employees volunteer for 10 Saturdays as mentors for students of Class 8 to encourage them to develop a positive thought process, a vision for his/her future, the plan to realize that vision and the capacity to deal with the failures that he/she will inadvertently confront on this journey.
CSR program at CDC continues to enhance the image of the company as a socially responsible corporate citizen.