Paradip: South Eastern Region Pipelines, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Paradip in collaboration with World Trade Centre (WTC), Bhubaneswar conducted a one day Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) orientation programme for its officials and field staff. The objective was to provide training in the legal, social, economic and environmental aspects of CSR and develop the capacity of its officials to think creatively about CSR projects and engage and develop sustainable partnerships with local communities and other stakeholders.
The session was inaugurated by Mr N. Senthil Kumar, Chief General Manager, South Eastern Region Pipelines (SERPL), Paradip in the presence of Mr. S. Patnaik, GM (HR), SERPL Bhubaneswar Region HQ and other officials. Mr. Kumar introduced IOCL’s approach towards CSR and encouraged everyone to get the best of the orientation programme.
During the pre-lunch sessions, Prof Kamala Kanta Dash of Kalinga Kusum Foundation explained the history, legal aspects and current debates in CSR. Ms. Chaitali Mishra, the Director of Hari Telematics Pvt Ltd discussed case studies in CSR implementation to improve livelihood conditions of communities. Mr. Narasingha Panigrahi, Director, SGR Energy Pvt. Ltd shared his experience in implementing waste management techniques.
The post-lunch session witnessed Prof Dash leading a brainstorming exercise for participants who got first-hand training in conducting a baseline survey and internal need assessment for identifying CSR projects. Mr. Panigrahi further presented on how IT practices can be used for monitoring and evaluating the CSR projects.
In the later part of the session, Ms Asha Sarangi, Assistant Manager, World Trade Center Bhubaneswar spoke about the concept of WTC and shared the various initiatives taken by the center towards promoting international trade and handholding the MSMEs to become sustainable and globally competitive. The session was moderated by Mr. Gaurav Jain, Assistant Manager (CSR) and the vote of thanks was offered by Mr. Sanjeeb Samal, CHRM, SERPL Bhubaneswar.