The 18th ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance and 3rd ICSI CSR Excellence Awards were presented to Best Governed Companies and Best companies in CSR excellence at a glittering Awards ceremony organized by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) at Mumbai today. The event also marked the Accomplishment of ICSI Golden Jubilee Year.
Dr. Mohan Kaul, President, India Professionals Forum, United Kingdom and G N Bajpai, Former Chairman, SEBI presided over as the Guests of Honour and bestowed the awards upon the winners.
The prestigious ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group for Translating Excellence in Corporate Governance into Reality.
In the 18th edition of the ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance, Cipla Ltd. and Dabur India Ltd. were adjudged as Best Governed Companies and the Certificates of Recognition for were presented to ACC Ltd., Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Tata Metaliks Ltd. and The Indian Hotels Company Ltd..
Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation through a video message congratulated the Institute of Company Secretaries of India for organising 18th ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance and 3rd ICSI CSR Excellence Awards. He said that ICSI will ensure that corporate entity in India are conferring to the global Standards as well as inspire the confidence of Global Community.
CS Makarand Lele, President, ICSI delivered the welcome address, and said that, ICSI being one of the first professional bodies in India to initiate discussion on “Corporate Governance” in the light of Cadbury Committee Report took upon itself the task of promoting Good Governance in Corporate India by taking a number of initiatives in this direction. “One of the important initiatives of the Institute to promote good corporate governance is the ICSI National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance which was instituted in the year 2001 to promote good governance practices among the corporate and to recognize those Companies worthy of being exemplified.