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27 April 2015 - Terumo Penpol Wins Rotary CSR Excellence Awards 2014–15
4/27/2015
The corporate social responsibility of Terumo Penpol associates have helped schools, hospitals and more throughout the state of Kerala in India

LAKEWOOD, Colo., USA—27 April 2015—For the third consecutive year, Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis has selected Terumo Penpol Private Limited, a Terumo BCT affiliate, as the winner of the Rotary CSR Excellence Awards for the state of Kerala in Southwest India. Terumo Penpol received its award at a recent ceremony celebrating corporate social responsibility.

Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis is a service organization that brings together professionals from businesses throughout the city for humanitarianism and high ethical standards. The CSR awards recognize companies' efforts to incorporate social responsibility into their core business operations, and Terumo Penpol won in the category of companies with annual sales between 2 billion INR and 7 billion INR.

TERUMO PENPOL CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

Through its corporate social responsibility initiatives, Terumo Penpol has:

  • Created a counseling center for associates

  • Introduced Club 25 in 2007, which encourages students to donate blood 25 times before the age of 25 and offers awards for participation

  • Organized voluntary blood donation drives at colleges, schools, companies, residential associations and more

  • Participated in various events like World Health Day, World Blood Donors Day, National Blood Donation Day and World AIDS Day

  • Coordinated counseling sessions for teachers

  • Upgraded a kitchen and built basic bathroom facilities and a new classroom at a lower primary school

  • Distributed backpacks and notebooks to all students in four lower primary schools

  • Set up libraries at four different lower primary, upper primary and tribal schools

  • Constructed a mini tennis court at a lower primary school and arranged a mini tennis tournament for the students

  • Supported local hospitals, health centers and non-governmental organization

KEY FACTS:

  • Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis chose Terumo Penpol as the winner of the Rotary CSR Excellence Awards 2014–15 in recognition of Terumo Penpol's corporate social responsibility in the state of Kerala in India

  • This marks the third consecutive year Terumo Penpol has won the Rotary CSR Excellence Awards for Kerala

  • Terumo Penpol's corporate social responsibility aims to support schools, hospitals, health centers, NGOs, health events, preventive health care and Terumo Penpol associates

  • Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis is a service organization that brings professionals together for humanitarian efforts and high ethical standards in business

​KEY QUOTES: 

Chandrasekhar Padmakumar, Chairman & Managing Director, Terumo Penpol
"Terumo Penpol associates have given their time, energy and resources to help those less fortunate, and I'm proud to see that Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis​ has selected us for this award for three consecutive years. Our passion to help others in classrooms, health care centers and the community is part of why we work hard to meet our customers' needs. I want to thank Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis​ for this award and my Terumo Penpol colleagues for their compassion and willingness to help others."

About Terumo Penpol:

Terumo Penpol​ began in 1987 as India's first manufacturer of blood bags, growing to become one of the largest in Asia. Today, we are proud to be an affiliate of Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies. Together we believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers.

Contact:
D.J. Martin
Global Corporate Communications
Phone: +1.303.239.2060
press@terumobct.com