CNH Industrial, a global leader in agriculture and construction equipment, has received top honours at the 11th Edition of the Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards under the Best Environment-Friendly Project category for its ‘Prevention of Crop Stubble Burning/Straw Management’ CSR Project in India.
The award was presented by SK Dutt, Senior Advisor, UNCTAD – Empretec India and Managing Director – First Equals Global with a jury of experienced professionals from different backgrounds such as journalism, human resources and corporate social responsibility.
“We are delighted to receive this honour and are thankful to our partners for their immense support throughout this project. CNH Industrial has always worked towards providing accessible solutions for numerous issues tied to agriculture. Through this project, we are addressing the national concern related to stubble burning which is hazardous for both people and the earth. With our global agriculture brand New Holland Agriculture, a leader in crop residue management, CNH Industrial is able to provide a relevant solution to farmers and contribute towards the protection of natural resources and the environment,” said Raunak Varma, Country Manager, CNH Industrial India and SAARC.
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First instated in 2017 at Kallar Majri, Patiala, the project is currently in its fifth year of operations, having extended to Fatehabad and Panipat in Haryana as well as eight locations covering the states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. In collaboration with India’s Department of Agriculture and different state governments, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and ICAR – Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), CNH Industrial India has donated advanced solutions including New Holland Gyro Rakes and Balers to support farmers to run the project that aligns with the Government’s initiatives to create awareness and prevent further environmental hazards.
The Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards recognise remarkable achievements in economic, environmental and social dimensions by acknowledging and honouring organisations for superior performance in different categories of corporate social responsibility.
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CNH Industrial India serves the country through its Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and CASE Construction Equipment brands, delivering on the promise of globally engineered excellence, ‘Made in India’ for over 30 years. They are supported by a dedicated financial arm, CNH Industrial Capital India, which was set up in 2018.