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Promoting Sustainable Growth through Corporate Responsibility

At Glenmark, we are committed to the philosophy of paving ‘a new way for a new world’, with an unwavering focus on helping address the unmet needs of the society.

This purpose guides every aspect of our day-to-day operations, including our dedication to give back to communities and minimising our impact on the natural environment. For us, being socially and environmentally responsible is not just a business principle, but also an opportunity to create shared value for all our stakeholders, which in turn strengthens our business.

Our corporate responsibility efforts are driven through strategic planning and implementation and are aligned with national priorities, as well as the larger Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the global community.

Environment, Health and Safety

We have adopted an Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) policy, which clearly outlines our intent and approach to champion stewardship in the domain of EHS. Our operations are fully compliant to all relevant regulations and our processes routinely undergo internal and external audits. We prioritise EHS considerations while making decisions across the organisation. We have adopted multiple key performance benchmarks to periodically monitor our workings on various EHS aspects and continually explore opportunities to identify and implement best practices.

During FY18, we continued to make conscious efforts to increase the share of renewable energy, reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and encourage energy efficiency. Our other focus areas for environmental actions include minimising the release of wastes into the environment and reducing the consumption of natural resources.

Reducing Water Consumption and Effluent Discharge

As global population and industrial use of water increases, the sources of fresh water come under stress, thereby reducing its per capita availability. We understand the scale and severity of this problem and follow the principle of 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle), which has helped us reduce our specific water consumption year after year. During FY18, we installed a state-of the-art effluent treatment plant at Kurkumbh to ensure zero discharge of liquid effluents to reinforce our efforts in protecting the environment and minimising our impacts. This makes five of our facilities zero liquid discharge, including Ankleshwar, Dahej, Aurangabad and Mohol.

Enhancing Our Energy Efficiency

The key to promote optimal utilisation of energy sources is by augmenting energy efficiency. We reduced 112 tonnes of CO2 equivalent GHG emissions by commissioning a 100 kWp rooftop solar plant at Mahape, Navi Mumbai.

Glenmark's Nalagarh And Baddi Facilities Received The Grow Care Award-Environment & Occupational Health & Safety Awards In The Gold Category

Our Certifications

During FY18, we achieved umbrella ISO 14001:2015 certification at our Formulation plants in Nashik, Nalagarh, Baddi, Sikkim, Goa, Indore and Aurangabad. In addition, our facilities at Baddi, Nalagarh and Dahej received the OHSAS 18001 certificate. This has taken the total number of OHSAS 18001 certified facilities to 9 and ISO 14001 authorised units to 12.

Glenmark's Ankleshwar Facility Received The Greentech Safety Award In Silver Category

Safety Reporting & Training

Proactive measures such as nearmiss safety incident reporting and EHS training have helped raise safety standards at all our facilities.

Safety Drills

Our EHS division prepares our teams (including visitors) with appropriate response behaviour during emergencies through safety drills such as Fire Drills, Blackout Drills, Mock Drills and others.

Safety Programmes

During 2017-18, we rolled out two safety programmes to enhance our safety culture and performance across all units. In addition, we continued with our earlier safety programmes that include:

  • Contractors Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Working at Height Safety
  • Lock Out Tag Out - Hazardous Energies Isolation
  • Confined Space Safety
  • Electrical Safety

  • CII SHE Excellence & Innovation Award 2017 in large industry category for the Goa manufacturing facility
  • Gomant Suraksha Purashkar from Green Triangle Society for Safety Performance Evaluation for the Goa manufacturing facility
  • Goa facility secured first place in ‘Best Environmental Practice Competition’ by Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB)
  • Grow Care Award – Environment & Occupational Health & Safety Awards in Gold category for Nalagarh and Baddi facilities
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Large Scale Industry from Federation of Madhya Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FMPCCI). Glenmark was recognised for maintaining high standards in EHS and received an award for ‘Health, Safety & Environment Friendly Enterprises’
  • GreenTech Safety Award in Silver Category received by Ankleshwar facility

Glenmark Received Outstanding Achievement Award In Large Scale Industry From Federation Of Madhya Pradesh Chambers Of Commerce And Industry (FMPCCI)

Glenmark's Goa Facility Awarded CII SHE Excellence & Innovation Award 2017 In Large Industry Category

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our approach towards responsibly conducting business complements our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ethos and demonstrates an unwavering commitment towards encouraging inclusive growth. Our objective of giving back to society and our dedication to improve people’s lives help extend our CSR activities far beyond our operational areas. Our sphere of influence and scale of reach allow us to widen the radius of our social initiatives and impact stakeholders directly.

lives touched

through our child
health interventions

malnourished children

were attended and
cared for

We focus on improving health standards, supporting projects that help in creating sustainable livelihood, providing access to healthcare for the underprivileged and enriching lives for a healthier, happier world.

Child Health

Despite improvements in healthcare facilities, children below the age of five constitute the most vulnerable group in India. Infant mortality in the country is primarily owing to malnutrition, lack of medicines and vaccination, inadequate new-born care and child birth related complications. Glenmark Foundation, our CSR arm, has several projects and initiatives in place, which focus on three key agendas: a) reducing malnutrition, b) increasing immunisation and c) promoting good hygiene practices among pregnant women and caregivers.

We have helped anganwadis (daycare centres) transform into model anganwadis by making them child-centric through Glenmark Foundation initiatives. We have further ensured complete immunisation of infants and children through effective tracking across our several supported communities.


benefited through nutrition, immunisation and sanitation interventions

Interventions for Improving Health in the Slums of Nairobi, Kenya

We have also increased the outreach of our initiatives to new regions to expand the orbit of our child health programme. Our ‘Health on Wheels for Children’, a mobile health delivery service, is designed to provide quality healthcare services to the underprivileged in the identified areas of Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh. We also conducted an intervention programme aimed at behaviour change for new mothers and children and will also be creating model anganwadis in Gujarat.

pregnant and
lactating women

provided with

We used the mMitra project to reach out to the most underserved pregnant women by leveraging the mobile phone technology. mMitra involves mobile-based health advisory voice messaging service, which has resulted in safe and informed pregnancies, leading to healthier children. Building on the success from our Sion Hospital project in Mumbai, we have extended the initiative to Aurangabad in the Government Medical College and Hospital. We are the first to launch such an initiative in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra.


benefitted through the
mMitra project

Access to Healthcare and Education

Education is an important tool for anyone to succeed in life. With the objective of supporting the rural areas of Maharashtra with access to quality education, we have helped develop better infrastructure for educational institutions. In addition, we have conducted medicine donation programmes and health camps to enhance accessibility for basic medicines in communities located in remote areas.

Sustainable Livelihoods

Our ‘Learn & Earn’ initiative continues to enhance skill competency and employability of local youth around our facilities. The youth acquire income generating skills by learning and working side by side with experienced practitioners.

In a step towards promoting inclusive development and an opportunity to lead a productive life, we rehabilitated over 3,000 differently-abled individuals during FY18 by providing them artificial limbs in association with Jaipur Foot.

Flagship Programme – Combating Household Air Pollution and Promoting Right Nutrition

There is ample scientific evidence to prove that household air pollution, primarily caused by smoke from cooking, has huge health implications on India’s rural population. We have undertaken a new initiative during FY18 to spread awareness on the health hazards related to indoor air pollution and initiated action to combat this hazard.

Glenmark Foundation undertook a pilot project in collaboration with Spandan Samaj Seva Samiti and Smokeless Cookstove Foundation to organise training programmes on building and installing smokeless chulhas. The trainings were held in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh for our frontline workers and community leaders.

lives transformed

through our efforts
in child health and
sustainable livelihood

Training Workshop For Smokeless Chulha At Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh

Flagship programme combating household air pollution and promoting right nutrition

Installed chulhas in
more than


The rocket chulha was
made locally at

extra cost

Reduced incidence
of respiratory tract
infections among

and children

Rocket chulha’s
smoke emissions


Lowered drudgery of
fetching fuel woods and


Our target and goals for the next three years are as follows:

Villages to be

Over 1,000

Total households to be

Over 2,00,000

Given the positive initial feedback from the pilot project, we plan to scale the flagship project to achieve the objective of smoke-free villages. The programme aims at providing the most basic amenities to the citizens - clean air and nutritious food. This will be achieved through 100% utilisation of better cooking methods such as smoke-free chulhas, improved cookstoves and LPG etc.

The programme has been designed with the following three major action points:

of smokeless chulhas in


Additional activities
in encourage
habits and cooking
practices that


Activities around
community health
issues, especially


Collaboration with FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence for Improving Mother and Child Health

Working with societal issues in a dynamic world requires constant knowledge and skill upgradation. Glenmark Foundation, in partnership with FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence, organised the ‘National Conference on Sharing of Best Practices: Improving Maternal, New Born and Child Health in India’. The programme was aimed towards building capacities of NGOs working in the domain of maternal and child health. The conference witnessed a participation of 170 individuals from 120 NGOs across several states in India.

A compendium of 33 case studies of NGO initiatives, ‘Sharing of Best Practices: Improving Maternal, New Born and Child Health in India’, was also released by the dignitaries at the conference.

Unveiling Of The Compendium Of Ngo Case Studies In Presence Of Dr. Dinesh Arora, Director – Ayushman Bharat

Over 5,400 Employees Participated In The Joy Of Giving Festival Globally

Global Joy of Giving

Our annual festival of philanthropy, over the years, has been celebrated across 40 Glenmark locations spanning 24 countries. In line with our focus on children, the locations have made significant contributions to children-related initiatives. Our colleagues also contributed towards the cause of cancer and other disabilities.

Awards and Accolades
  • Bagged the coveted third India Pharma Awards 2018 for CSR Programme of the year by Department of Pharmaceuticals of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers; this is the highest award for CSR in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Awarded by The Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards in the Health Promotion category for our child health interventions
  • Recognised by Union Minister of State for Law and Justice and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs for our commendable work in CSR at an event organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

  • Got featured in the third annual Inclusive Business List 2017
  • One of the global finalists for the prestigious SCRIP Awards in the Community Partnership Category

  • Glenmark Aquatic Foundation

    The Glenmark Aquatic Foundation (GAF) was set up with the aim of creating more awareness about the sport and supporting swimming enthusiasts. Some of its key achievements in FY18 were:

    medals won

    at domestic, national
    and international meets



    GAF is focused on promotion of swimming as a sport in India and aims to improve the ecosystem around it by building a core team of highly motivated experts, developing meaningful partnerships with national and international organisations and emphasising on maximising the potential in every athlete.

    To achieve this objective, GAF operates in three key areas:

    Developing Centres of Excellence

    GAF has set up a Centre of Excellence in Dharavi, Mumbai, and a state-of-the-art centre at the National Swimming Academy, Talkatora (New Delhi), in association with the Government of Maharashtra and the Sports Authority of India, respectively. Reputed international as well as Indian coaches train and mentor aspiring swimmers at these centres.

    Sponsorship of the Junior, Sub-Junior and Senior National Aquatic Championships

    GAF has entered into a long-term understanding with the Swimming Federation of India to provide better facilities to swimmers in the country. Initiatives such as live streaming have allowed the sport to grow and encouraged promising athletes to make India proud.

    Coach Education

    GAF aims to create a Coach Education Programme to ensure that standards of coaching improve in India for the sport.

    Given the positive initial feedback from the pilot project, we plan to scale the flagship project to achieve the objective of smoke-free villages. The programme aims at providing the most basic amenities to the citizens - clean air and nutritious food. This will be achieved through 100% utilisation of better cooking methods such as smoke-free chulhas, improved cookstoves and LPG etc.

    Team Glenmark Aquatic Foundation 2018