Godrej Global Volunteering Day (GGVD) 2019

Godrej Global Volunteering Day (GGVD) 2019

GGVD is our annual day of community service. Our theme this year was centered around elimination of single-use plastics, and our team team members volunteered their time towards cleaning beaches, parks and other public spaces.

World Environment Day at Godrej

World Environment Day at Godrej

At Godrej, one of our key priorities is to be a good and green company. In line with this, we organised a tree plantation drive at our Godrej One headquarters in Vikhroli, Mumbai. We saw an awesome turnout, with members from our leadership and various teams making time to give back to the environment.



Connecting more meaningfully with our communities

We encourage Godrejites to volunteer their time through different programmes and initiatives. As part of our long-term volunteering platform, our volunteers have worked on projects ranging from developing a marketing strategy for an NGO to mentoring a child from a low-income background. Additionally, we facilitate day-long ground volunteering activities, and fundraising for disaster emergencies.

Godrej Global Volunteering Day

The Godrej Global Volunteering Day is our annual day of community service. In 2016, over 1,030 of our team members volunteered their time to improve teaching-learning experience in 36 institutes. Our team members conducted engaging activities and reached out to over 13,450 children. Our volunteers held film screenings, conducted interactive games, initiated cleanliness drives, provided career counseling and sports coaching to engage with students in the communities we work in.


In Milind High School in Powai, Mumbai, our volunteers spent time with the students helping them carve out their dreams

Brighter Giving

Our team members represent a diverse range of skills and perspectives. Through Brighter Giving, our structured skill-based volunteering programme, our team members can offer their time and skills to address specific needs of a non-profit organisation on a project basis. Brighter Giving also serves as a channel through which our team members can connect with and learn more about our sustainability initiatives. The programme has a long-term goal to drive meaningful impact for our non-profit partners and/or their beneficiaries. Volunteers accomplish this by using their professional skills and expertise to develop relevant, implementable, and sustainable solutions for the organisations with which they work. The projects range from mentoring an underprivileged child, to volunteering at a refugee camp, to building a non-profit organisation's marketing plans.


Our volunteers partnered with an NGO working with autistic adults to streamline their donor management system and stakeholder interactions

World Environment Day

We are committed to building a greener India and have been celebrating World Environment Day on June 5 every year across all our locations around the world. Our team members drive the celebrations and spread awareness about the effects of our actions on the environment. Godrejites organise tree plantation drives around communities of our manufacturing plants, cleanliness drives in collaboration with local panchayat and municipal corporations, and awareness sessions in local schools among other activities. In 2017, over 500 of our team members participated and helped take us one step closer to achieving our sustainability goals.


Our Guwahati manufacturing team partnered with the local schools to plant trees and spread awareness about environmental sustainability

Joy of Giving Week

During the Joy of Giving Week held from October 2 to 8 every year, we organise various volunteering activities. In 2016, our team members organised several food drives to raise funds and awareness about mid-day meals served in government schools for children from underprivileged backgrounds. We organise NGO exhibitions to raise awareness and funds for our non-profit partners, their work and their beneficiaries. We also organise drives to recycle and repurpose used clothes and waste paper.


Every year we host NGOs at our head office to exhibit their work, raise awareness and fundraise for their programmes

Disaster Relief

As part of our disaster relief efforts, we provide support to natural disasters that hit South Asia. With contributions made by our team members and matching grants from the Godrej group of companies, we provide recovery support and resettlement development. In 2017, we provided support for the Assam flood relief and the Gujarat flood relief efforts. In the past, we contributed for the Nepal earthquake relief, the Chennai flood relief fund, the Uttarakhand flood relief and the Kashmir flood relief.


With our NGO partner we helped the rehabilitation of people by supporting the construction of low-cost, durable houses for the people affected by the December 2015 Chennai floods

Workplace Giving

Our Workplace Giving programme enables our team members to directly donate a specific amount every month to our non-profit partners - Save the Children India, World Wildlife Fund, and Teach for India. The organisations have been selected after thorough research, keeping in mind the vast scope of their efforts towards improving education for underprivileged children, creating access to health facilities in rural areas, and protection of the environment. Many of our team members are a part of this initiative and contribute regularly to these causes.


Workplace Giving programme enables our team members to make a direct donation to an NGO