President APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday felicitated eight Indian corporates for environmental excellence and adopting healthy corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies at the 5th TERI Corporate Award ceremony.
"I am happy to note that corporate award scheme has been instituted by TERI for recognising excellence in environmental protection for fulfilling the social responsibility," Kalam said.
Singareni Collieries Company Ltd bagged the first prize for environment friendly industrial practices while Usha Martin Ltd won the first prize in the corporate social responsibility segment.
Singareni Collieries was awarded for its eco-friendly mining policies and for utilising industrial waste in a constructive manner.
Usha Martin was honoured for its healthcare initiatives for women and children in 52 villages of Gujarat.
Hindustan Lever, Northern Collieries, Madras Aluminium Company, Mecpro heavy Engineering, Solaris Chemtech and Sakthi Masala were amongst other winners in various categories.