~ Recognised by the Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGI) for its Corporate Social Responsibility program focusing on furthering education, skill development and livelihood in rural areas~
Vadodara, India, February 8, 2020: Huntsman, the global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, was conferred with an award by the Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGI) for its outstanding contribution in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The award was presented to the Huntsman Textile Effects Baroda plant for its distinguished initiatives focusing on creation of livelihood through agriculture and animal husbandry, holistic education, and skill development in Luna and Umraya villages.
Upon receiving the award, Rajib Kumar, HR Head – India Subcontinent, Huntsman Corporation, said “Furthering community welfare and enriching lives has always been an integral part of our vision. On this occasion, we thank the Federation of Gujarat Industries for recognizing the work we have done in the areas of education, skilling, and livelihood. This accolade reinforces Huntsman’s drive for holistic development and empowering communities while co-existing with them.”
Rayomand Sabawalla, Head – India Community Program, Huntsman India, said, “This award is a testament to our efforts in working towards the upliftment of local communities. We shall continue to build on our programs focusing on agriculture and animal husbandry to further enhance livelihood and income generation, while also providing children with access to quality education.”
Over the last three years, Huntsman has been working towards enhancing the income of farmers through sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry projects, uplifting women dairy farmers through livestock management, and facilitating quality education and skill development for Luna and Umraya villages. The project has so far helped over 200 farmers, 150 women dairy workers, and 1200 school students from rural areas.
The award was conferred by Mr. Yogesh Patel, MLA, Vadodara in the presence of various dignitaries of the fraternity at the Ramanbhai Amin Auditorium, FGI Business Center in Vadodara.
In the past, Huntsman has been recognized with the CSR Excellence Jury Award at the 2018 Gujrat Summit and the Antyodaya CSR Award by the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda for its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, ‘Anandi’.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2019 revenues of approximately $7 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at www.huntsman.com
About Huntsman Textile Effects:
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high-quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks to the textile and related industries. With operations in more than 90 countries and seven primary manufacturing facilities in six countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand), Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide prompt and expert technical service wherever our customers are based. Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. We use cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as durable water repellents, color fastness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption. For more information about Huntsman Textile Effects, please visit www.huntsman.com/textile_effects