Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) received Golden Peacock Special Commendation for Sustainability 2019
New Delhi : Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Shallu Jindal has been conferred with Golden Peacock Award for Social and Cultural Leadership – 2019 for being an outstanding pioneer in the world of social welfare. She received the award from the chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) David Clementi in the presence of chief executive of ACCA Helen Brand , chairperson of EU’s external sub committee Baroness Verma, and president of the Institute of Directors Lt General J.S. Ahluwalia in the London Global Convention on Corporate Governance and Sustainability – 2019 organised by the Institute of Directors in London on Thursday.
Jindal was unanimously selected for prestigious award by the grand jury of the Golden Peacock Awards, chaired by former chief justice of India justice M.M. Venkatachaliah.
She also received Golden Peacock Special Commendation for Sustainability 2019 on behalf of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL).
Receiving the honour, Jindal said, “I am extremely grateful for this honourable recognition for my social and cultural endeavours. My interests in education, arts, culture and gender equality have led me to work in my personal capacity and with the JSPL foundation to set up and operate sustainable projects for social and cultural development”.
Jindal also congratulated the Team CSR & Sustainability of JSPL for the Golden Peacock Special Commendation for Sustainability awarded to Jindal Steel & Power.
Under the leadership of Shallu Jindal, JSPL Foundation has initiated several programmes in Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to fight infant mortality, build nutrition and good health among young women, train tribal youth in a range of professional skills, apart from providing clean drinking water, different farming opportunities to people in rural areas. The Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 1.9 million families through its projects in the areas of inclusive health, education, livelihood, infrastructure development, skill building, women empowerment and others. Ms Jindal is well known for her dedication to preserve , reinforce and disseminate the Indian classical dances and Performing Arts across the world and is also the Founder of Jindal Art Institute at New Delhi .
Amongst the other Dignitaries who participated in the IOD’s London Convention were senior advisor of World Gold Council Edward Bickham and co-chairman of Hinduja Group Gopichand P Hinduja.