Our corporate social responsibility programmes
GSK India focuses on need-based community initiatives to address specified national objectives and assist people from vulnerable communities. We work with our partners to address specific national health priorities in line with select UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our company contributes to nation-building through CSR programmes centred on healthcare and education. We work towards supporting meritorious students from underserved backgrounds to pursue their education in Medicine. In addition, we are working towards eliminating lymphatic filariasis and focusing on child nutrition under the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM).
In FY 2022-23, our CSR support in India spanned
Source: internal data
GSK Scholars programme - Enabling future healthcare professionals
The GSK Scholars programme, our flagship CSR initiative in India is aimed at enabling future healthcare professionals in the country.
Objective: To help India's skill-building strategy and to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the country.
Offering: This scholarship provides students with up to Rs. 1 lakh each year for four-and-a-half years to defray academic expenditures related to their MBBS programme.
Partnering India to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF)
Objective: Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis as a public health issue from the country.
Offering: Contributing albendazole tablets used during mass drug administration (MDA) to the World Health Organization (WHO) until LF is completely eliminated in India.
Mother and child health
Objective: To enhance the health and nutrition status of children, mothers, and adolescents by developing resilient communities with active participation of system and community stakeholders to reduce public health risks in vulnerable communities at Mumbai, India.
Offerings: This intervention project has worked directly with ~2,716 married women in the reproductive age group (MWRA), 1,964 children aged 0-5 years and 334 adolescents in the 10-19 years age group leading to improved access of public healthcare services, better awareness on maternal and child health topics in India.
Upgrading classrooms to smart classes
Objective: To transform the way students learn by upgrading classrooms into smart classes.
Offering: As part of this programme, 25 smart-classes have been created benefitting children in Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Nashik’s Zilla Parishad schools.
Be a Change-maker (Together Day - employee volunteering programme)
Objective: To redirect our company's people's efforts towards social benefit and try to build communities as 'Changemakers'.
Offering: Our Company volunteers across India for various charitable causes. In addition, it has developed a mentoring programme in which our company’s people who are volunteers mentor students studying medicine at government colleges. These students are part of the GSK Scholars programme, which connects employee involvement with the CSR initiative.
ANNUAL CSR REPORT 2020-21
As a responsible corporate citizen, GSK continues to work tirelessly with its partners and stakeholders to address the needs of millions of people without access to basic healthcare in India. Through our CSR programmes, we strive to address identified national priorities, improve access and support people in vulnerable communities.
ANNUAL CSR REPORT 2019-20
In FY 19-20, GSK donated 32 million Albendazole tablets to the World Health Organisation to support MDA efforts across the country.
ANNUAL CSR REPORT 2018-19
We strive to work towards elimination of lymphatic filariasis; contribute towards Swachh Bharat; Swachh Vidyalaya (school sanitation); support 'Skill India' and focus on child nutrition.