Corporate Social Responsibility
AWF is eligible to receive CSR funds and has valid 12 A and 80 G certificates, making it a reliable partner for companies looking to fulfill their CSR obligations. AWF is equipped to provide a fund utilization letter and three years of audited financial statements, ensuring transparency and accountability in all its CSR projects.
All the projects implemented by AWF are verified and audited by an independent Chartered Accountant firm, ensuring that they meet the highest standards of quality and compliance. This ensures that the CSR funds of companies are utilized effectively and efficiently, with a clear focus on creating long-term, sustainable impacts in the communities that AWF serves.
In conclusion, AWF is a reliable and trustworthy partner for companies looking to make a meaningful contribution to the sustainable development of rural and tribal communities. Our track record of success and commitment to transparency and accountability makes us a preferred choice for CSR projects in the region. OUR CSR Projects as follows which are ongoing and proposed in 2023-2024:
We understand the significance of CSR/ESG reporting and provide the following deliverables:
- Social impact report after a year of plantation via third-party expert organization/consultant
- Carbon offset/sequestration estimation study by an expert agency after a year
- Two years of maintenance for the planted saplings
- A gift basket of handicrafts from the training program that is being supported, which can be gifted to employees, customers, and stakeholders during various festive seasons, and important occasions.
- Detailed direct/indirect beneficiaries report from the project
- Quarterly report on the status of a project
- Community interaction session physical/webinar to experience the ground reality
- On-site sign-board mentioning your support, enhancing credibility and social image
- GPS polygon of the entire project
- High-resolution photos and video of the impact created.
Plantation Audit Report & Submission
Beneficiary information: The main objective of our projects is tree plantation, carbon reduction, restoring forests, improving wildlife habitats, and benefiting the communities dependent on the forests in the long run by providing them sustainable income in the form of Non-timber Forest Products. Seasonal livelihood is a part of it. We ensure the active participation of the local communities across our projects in all the stages of plantation and create employment for them. We measure the impact as the number of workdays created for the villagers based on our experience and as per the data derived from our projects across India. For example- In 25,000 trees project, usually, 6 people are involved in the nursery work (bed preparation) for around 28-30 days, 2 people for maintaining the nursery for around 6 months, 28-30 people for pit digging and plantation related work for around 30 days (depending on rains), 2 individuals for the next 11 months for monitoring. This creates around 2040 workdays.
Our budget covers the following fields:
- Activities such as awareness campaigns in prospective villages, meeting with village heads, like the Gram Panchayat or Sarpanch, asking permissions and completing necessary formalities before proceeding with the plantation.
- Procurement of seeds, sorting and treatment of seeds, arranging for nursery bags, etc.
- Soil testing and Water arrangement before planting the saplings.
- Labour charges, Traveling cost, admin cost.
- Clearance of unwanted grass/lantana, and weed.
- Pit digging before the advent of monsoon to allow disinfection of the pit and to avoid fungal attack on roots.
- Plantation of saplings during monsoon and removal of plastic nursery bags from the site.