Corporate Social Responsibility

As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), GIA is committed to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, while recognising the interests of its stakeholders. Through contributions to various trusts, the company will be undertaking CSR activities under health, education, disaster relief, and many more.

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CONTRIBUTIONS

GEM & JEWELLERY NATIONAL RELIEF FOUNDATION (GJNRF)

GJNRF was set up in 1999 by the gem & jewellery industry to carry out charitable and philanthropic activities. GJNRF has been in the forefront of aiding victims of calamity, war, terror, in every possible way, thereby, serving the society and making a huge difference in their lives with new commitments and promises.


GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed to Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) for Swasthya Kosh Fund (SKF) to promote healthcare including preventive healthcare through insurance plans for contracted workers of the industry as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended March 31, 2022. GJEPC has created a fund base with GJNRF for this activity.


MAHARSHI KARVE STREE SHIKSHAN SAMSTHA, (MKSSS)

Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS), 125-year-old parent body, has been committed to “Empowerment of Women through Education”. The Institution works relentlessly towards educating the women and thereby making them self-reliant. The Samstha was established in 1896 by the great visionary and social worker Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve to provide shelter to destitute women. Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, Pune, has branches all over Maharashtra in India and more than 35,000 girl students are learning in these institutions.


Over the period of last 124 years, the Institution has grown and at present it runs 65 educational and other units under its umbrella. These units are located at Pune, Satara, Wai, Ratnagiri, Nagpur, Kamshet and Vasai. All these units are meant exclusively for girls or women. The Institution offers education from Kindergarten, Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary schools to Higher Education Colleges. At present, the Institution also offers higher education units like, Engineering, Architecture, Management, Nursing, Fashion Technology, Vocational Training Institute, Laser Technology & Applications, Jewellery Design and more. With the changing trends in the jobs market, courses such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Laser Technology, Automotive Mechatronics are also planned in the near future. MKSSS strives hard to develop women into truly performing citizens in today’s globalisation era.


MKSSS had many ongoing projects during the year, of which GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed towards providing safe and clean drinking water as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on March 31, 2021. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited received the fund utilisation status from MKSSS. It was observed that entire funds were utilised for providing safe and clean drinking water and there was a shortfall for completion of the overall project. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed the differential shortfall for the year ending on 31st March, 2022, and funded the entire project.


GEM & JEWELLERY NATIONAL RELIEF FOUNDATION (GJNRF)

GJNRF was set up in 1999 by the gem & jewellery industry to carry out charitable and philanthropic activities. GJNRF has been in the forefront of aiding victims of calamity, war, terror, in every possible way, thereby, serving the society and making a huge difference in their lives with new commitments and promises. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed for promoting health care including preventive health care by purchase of medical devices as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on March 31, 2021.


Further this year, GIA India Laboratory Private Limited partnered with GJNRF (Gem & Jewellery National Relief Foundation), whereby GIA supported tribal women who are earning a living out of making dry snacks and eatables at Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care’s Women Empowerment Initiative - ‘Raj Uphaar’. GIA bought their produce and presented it with gratitude to our “SheHeros”; the women police officers in Mumbai and Surat. Through this unique two-fold Women’s Day initiative, GIA India, GJNRF and Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care aimed to acknowledge, applaud, and inspire women, by connecting them in a spirit of gratitude and self-reliance.


In addition, GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed to Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) for Swasthya Kosh Fund (SKF) to promote healthcare including preventive healthcare through insurance plans for contracted workers of the industry as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended March 31, 2021. GJEPC has created a fund base with GJNRF for this activity.

PRIME MINISTER'S NATIONAL RELIEF FUND

The Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) was established in 1948. The resources of the PMNRF are utilised primarily to render immediate relief to families of those affected by natural calamities like floods, cyclones and earthquakes, etc., and to the victims of major accidents and riots. Assistance from PMNRF is also rendered, to partially defray the expenses for medical treatment like heart surgery, kidney transplantation, cancer treatment, acid attack and more. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed to PMNRF as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on March 31, 2021.

MAHARSHI KARVE STREE SHIKSHAN SAMSTHA, (MKSSS)

Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS), 125-year-old parent body, has been committed to “Empowerment of Women through Education”. The Institution works relentlessly towards educating the women and thereby making them self-reliant. The Samstha was established in 1896 by the great visionary and social worker Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve to provide shelter to destitute women. Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, Pune, has branches all over Maharashtra in India and more than 35,000 girl students are learning in these institutions.

Over the period of last 124 years, the Institution has grown and at present it runs 65 educational and other units under its umbrella. These units are located at Pune, Satara, Wai, Ratnagiri, Nagpur, Kamshet and Vasai. All these units are meant exclusively for girls or women. The Institution offers education from Kindergarten, Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary schools to Higher Education Colleges. At present, the Institution also offers higher education units like, Engineering, Architecture, Management, Nursing, Fashion Technology, Vocational Training Institute, Laser Technology & Applications, Jewellery Design and more. With the changing trends in the jobs market, courses such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Laser Technology, Automotive Mechatronics are also planned in the near future. MKSSS strives hard to develop women into truly performing citizens in today’s globalisation era.

MKSSS has many ongoing projects this year, of which GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed towards providing safe and clean drinking water as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on March 31, 2021.

VEERAYATAN

Veerayatan was founded with the mission to directly work towards the care of humanity through health, education, and spirituality without distinction. It is based on three core pillars: SEVA – service to humanity, SHIKSHA – education, and SADHANA – spiritual development for inner peace. Veerayatan has many ongoing projects this year, of which GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed towards providing safe and clean drinking water as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on March 31, 2021.

GEM & JEWELLERY SKILL COUNCIL OF INDIA (GJSCI)

GJSCI was formed in 2012 under the aegis of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and currently functioning under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). GJSCI is the nodal entity for skill development of the Indian gems and jewellery industry. It creates an organised training and development ecosystem in the gems and jewellery industry to produce skilled workforce at par with global quality standards. It covers skilling under all the areas and functions of the industry such as diamond processing, coloured gemstone processing, jewellery manufacturing, wholesale, retail and exports. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed to GJSCI for employment enhancing skills development activities under the Jewellery Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Excellence (J.A.D.E) programme as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on March 31, 2021.

GEM & JEWELLERY NATIONAL RELIEF FOUNDATION (GJNRF)

GJNRF was set up in 1999 by the gem & jewellery industry to carry out charitable and philanthropic activities. GJNRF has been in the forefront of aiding victims of calamity, war, terror, in every possible way, thereby, serving the society and making a huge difference in their lives with new commitments and promises. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed for providing relief to the people affected by natural calamities such as fire, earthquake, floods, etc., and to provide medical aid to the needy as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on March 31, 2020.

VIDYAMANDIR TRUST, PALANPUR

Palanpur Shishushala, Balmandir and Education Trust was established in 1948 with the intent to provide quality education to the people of Palanpur. It was a humble beginning; a primary school that has expanded to over 120 institutes spread across 14 campuses with 450 teachers catering to the requirement of around 5000 students. The trust which was renamed Vidyamandir Trust, Palanpur, in 2006, has English and Gujarati medium schools. The trust is striving to mould its students to complete individuals. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed for providing education to differently-abled students and to provide scholarship programmes to promising students coming from economically-weak backgrounds without any distinction of class, caste or religion as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on March 31, 2020.

FRIENDS OF TRIBALS SOCIETY

Friends of Tribals Society (FTS) was established on January 15, 1989. It is registered as a Society under West Bengal Registration of Societies Act, 1961. FTS is a non-profit organisation with its headquarters in Kolkata and 36 chapters across 35 locations dedicated to uplifting of the tribal. FTS runs One Teacher School (OTS) or Ekal Vidyalaya, which imparts non-formal primary education to children between 6 and 14 years of age. An OTS typically comprises of 25 – 30 children of classes I to III. An Ekal Vidyalaya imparts five-fold educations; primary education, health care education, development education, awareness education and sanskaar education. As on March 31, 2020, FTS was operating 55,301 Ekal Vidyalaya in 17 states across India. FTS, along with other associates, were overseeing 100,266 OTS in India. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited contributed for imparting education in rural villages of India as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on March 31, 2020.

GEM & JEWELLERY NATIONAL RELIEF FOUNDATION (GJNRF)

GJNRF was set up in 1999 by the gem & jewellery industry to carry out charitable and philanthropic activities. In the past, GJNRF has been at the forefront, aiding victims of calamity, war, terror in every possible way, thereby, serving the society and making a huge difference in their lives with new commitments and promises. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited through its Director Ms. Nirupa Bhatt handed over a cheque to Mr. Ashok Gajera, MD, GJNRF, in the presence of Mr. Sanjay Kothari, Chairman, GJNRF to provide relief to people affected by natural calamities such as fire, earthquake, floods etc., and to provide medical aid to the needy as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on 31st March, 2019.

VIDYAMANDIR TRUST, PALANPUR

Palanpur Shishushala, Balmandir and Education Trust was established in 1948 with the intent to provide quality education to the people of Palanpur. It was a humble beginning; a primary school that has expanded to over 120 institutes spread across 14 campuses with 450 teachers catering to the requirement of around 5000 students. The trust, which was renamed Vidyamandir Trust (VMT) in 2006, has English and Gujarati Medium Schools from Kindergarten to Higher Secondary. The trust is striving to mould its students to complete individuals. The trust runs scholarship programme for promising students from economically weak backgrounds without any distinction of class, caste or religion. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited through its Director Ms. Nirupa Bhatt handed over a cheque to Mr. Russell Mehta, Chairman, VMT, in the presence of Mr. Rajiv Mehta, Trustee, to provide education to differently-abled students and scholarship programmes to promising students coming from economically-weak backgrounds without any distinction of class, caste or religion as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on 31st March, 2019.

PRIME MINISTER'S NATIONAL RELIEF FUND

Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) was established in 1948. The resources of the PMNRF are utilised primarily to render immediate relief to families of those killed in natural calamities like floods, cyclones, earthquakes, etc., and to the victims of major accidents and riots. Assistance from PMNRF is also rendered to partially defray the expenses for medical treatments such as heart surgery, kidney transplantation, cancer treatment, acid attack, etc. PMNRF accepts voluntary contributions from individuals, organisations, trusts, companies and institutions. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited has been contributing to PMNRF since March 2015.