Dr. Avnish Jolly, 6th July, 2008:The Satyam Foundation under the auspices of Satyam Computer Services Ltd. – a leading consulting and information technology services provider, under their corporate social responsibility (CSR), launched its chapter, in Visakhapatnam.
The Satyam Foundation, an ISO 9001: 2000 – Certified CSR, helps vulnerable and underprivileged people in the society with focuses on seven areas: Livelihoods, Street Children, Education, Environment, Empowerment of Disabled Persons, HIV/AIDS and Overall Health. Satyam Foundation has seven chapters in India i.e. in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Gurgaon, Pune and Visakhapatnam and efforts to open chapters in Australia, China, the UK and US are under way.
Satyam Foundation is the largest corporate volunteering program in India, and has been the largest corporate blood donor to the Red Cross in India for the last four years. The Foundation won the Business World FICCI-SEDF 2006 Award for Best Corporate Citizen, and the TERI Corporate Award in 2006-2007 for CSR activities.
Satyam Foundation’s CSR activities in Visakhapatnam began in February 2008, when initiatives to help local communities were taken up as part of Satyam’s 20-year anniversary celebrations. This week launch will reinforce those efforts to enable social transformation in and around the city.
Initial efforts in Visakhapatnam include encouraging volunteerism and creating enabling platforms, alliances, and partnerships with the community, NGOs, government agencies, and businesses. These efforts will help identify and prioritize Satyam Foundation programs, which extensively leverage key Satyam differentiators, such as technology, innovation, creativity and leadership
Naveen Yelloji, CEO and Director of Satyam Foundation shared that wherever Satyam has a significant presence, we lead programs that serve both the corporation and society and the incubation of the Call 104 Health Helpline and the subsequent scaling up of comprehensive health services to all residents of Andhra Pradesh are excellent examples of the services we are rendering under CSR.