Dr. Bina Modi, Chairperson and Managing Director, of Godfrey Phillips India Honoured for Outstanding Contributions to Corporate Social Responsibility by the Vice President of India

Left to Right: Hon’ble Vice President of India - Mr. Jagdeep Dhankhar, Dr. Bina Modi, with respected lawyers Mr. Jyoti Sagar and Mr. Lalit Bhasin (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW DELHI--()--Dr. Bina Modi, the Chairperson and Managing Director of Godfrey Phillips India Ltd. (GPIL) has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The honour, bestowed by the honourable Vice President of India, Mr. Jagdeep Dhankhar, at a recent event held in New Delhi, underscores Dr. Modi's unwavering dedication to societal betterment, environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices. Dr. Modi is globally acclaimed and counted amongst the handful of women chairpersons of Fortune 500 companies across the world. Her company, GPIL, is also partners with Philip Morris International (PMI), one of the world’s leading tobacco companies in India.

Expressing her gratitude Dr. Modi remarked, “I am honoured to receive this recognition, which reflects the dedication and hard work of every member of the KK Modi Group family. Our 'People-First' philosophy, which encompasses all stakeholders of our Group companies, remains central to our mission of nation-building and giving back to society. Our CSR initiatives predate their legal mandate in India and are strategically aligned with the global Sustainable Development Goals.”

Driven by Dr. Modi’s vision, GPIL's key CSR initiatives have focussed on access to safe drinking water, soil and water conservation, plantation and biodiversity, eliminating child labour, improving community health and empowering marginalised tobacco farmers in southern India. In alignment with the commitment of PMI to Good Agricultural Practices, GPIL through education and sustainable agriculture practices, endeavours to enhance livelihoods while preserving the environment. GPIL’s CSR initiatives were also given a special mention by Control Union, the globally renowned testing, inspection and certification organisation.

Dr. Modi, through her relentless efforts and dedication has broadened the scope and impact of GPIL’s CSR initiatives on women and child health, after-school programs for children, and community-driven efforts to achieve zero child labour practices.

Dr. Modi emphasised the symbiotic relationship between environmental sustainability and community welfare, stating, “We've taken proactive steps to establish biodiversity parks, safeguarding and revitalising native flora and fauna. I am also deeply committed to a bold initiative of large-scale plantation in a semi-arid region of Andhra Pradesh, a state in southern India. We implement check-dams, farm ponds, and regular pond de-siltation to promote water conservation in the rain-starved region, enabling farmers to access a secondary water source for cultivating additional crops. By nurturing our environment, we not only preserve natural resources but also create resilient communities capable of thriving in the face of challenges.”

In addition to her dedication to farmer communities, Dr. Modi is deeply connected with the education and empowerment of young girls and women. Through a specially designed 'Project Khushi’, she aims to sponsor the education and vocational aspirations of rural girls nationwide. This latest accolade adds to Dr. Modi's illustrious career, which includes recognitions such as Women Empowerment in Leadership and Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year. However, her proudest achievements continue to revolve around the well-being of people and the planet.


For more information: harmanjit@godfreyphillips.co.in

Release Summary

Dr. Bina Modi of Godfrey Phillips India Ltd. (GPIL) has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


For more information: harmanjit@godfreyphillips.co.in