Corporate Social Responsibility
At Cogneesol, corporate social responsibility is in our very DNA.
CSR is not mere compliance for us -- Our teams go beyond just the call of duty. Every employee of the organization shares a strong commitment towards the society, and are deeply committed to both communities around us and to our environment. Our focus is to undertake long-term goals and work towards achieving them in a measured and collaborative methodology with employees, clients, vendors and the overall community. We strive to do everything within our power to make it a better and sustainable world.
Empowerment is our Mantra
At Cogneesol, simply giving does not excite us. We seek to create sustainable wellbeing, and hence have a wide variety of programs that empower communities.
Believing ardently that skill development is the only way to create aware, empowered and responsible societies, we at Cogneesol, have dedicated teaching hours at underprivileged schools.
Women's Empowerment And Employability
Cogneesol ardently believes that in emancipation lies empowerment for underprivileged women. As a result, together as an organization, we have sustainable programs to educate women and train them in skills that make them employable.
A vital aspect of hygiene for girls and women, we drive menstrual hygiene awareness and compliance by our programs consisting of knowledge, lifting the stigma, introduction to affordable and hygienic absorbents, and cleanliness sessions.
Rural development lies at the heart of Cogneesol’s commitment to the society. Through our in-house program, Apni Kheti, we have helped build irrigation facilities, strengthen agricultural practices, build and share best practices amongst the farming community.
Child Nutrition And Health
The goal is to raise healthy children so that they grow up healthy adults chasing their dreams in full earnest. Cogneesol has tied up with underprivileged schools for round-the-year monitoring of children and their nutrition management.
Sustainable Environment Practices
In its deep commitment towards the environment, Cogneesol has, over the years, driven programs to nurture, create awareness and forge pledges towards sustainable and eco-friendly living.
Throughout the year, we work in partnership with local NGOs and drive our community programs including programs for skill development, women employability, menstrual hygiene, rural development and child nutrition.
Giving is in the very nature of Cogneesol. As a result, we celebrate every festival including Lohri, Holi, Baisakhi, Dussehra, Diwali, and Christmas with clothes, food, medicine and utility items’ donations drive.
Core Values of Cogneesol
Cogneesol’s overall mission charter lays down, “Be a responsible corporate citizen by contributing to sustainable economic growth”.
We are guided by this charter at all times. It is our guiding spirit and helps us define areas in the social strata where we can work to make significant, meaningful and uplifting impact.
The social vision of the organization is to help build an equitable world that offers equal opportunities to all without any discrimination on the basis of caste, religion, gender or race. Our social programs are guided by this holy grail and therefore, work with an overarching inclusive approach to take all and benefit all.
With a deep culture of social responsibility and giving back to society, we, at Cogneesol, aim to:
Put our community on the growth path ensuring equity and fairness for every strata of the society.
Drive awareness on eco-sustainability and on lifestyle changes that are eco-friendly and help nourish nature and our surroundings.
Sustainable Social Impact
We dream of an equal world and hence drive to make sustainable social impact around us. We do not believe in doing anything that is short term. The process of giving back to the society is a well thought, well planned process to bring in maximum effect.
Langer Sewa – Guru Nanak Jayanti
Through the years, Langar Sewa (Community Kitchen), has been a focal point of Cogneesol’s Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations. Langar Sewa at Mohali, India, entail:
- ‘Suchi Sewa’ of metha paani, channa, and halwa
- Feeding of the needy without any discrimination
Winter Clothes Donate
Another annual ritual in Cogneesol is to bring in winters for the destitute with winter clothes, shoes, and blankets especially for children and the elderly in Mohali (India). The entire organization comes together for our annual winter clothes drive.
Donations to Girls’ Orphanage
Towards our Menstrual Hygiene Awareness program we chose Jyoti Swaroop Kanya Asra Society, a girls’ orphanage of 130 girls, to educate the girls on menstrual hygiene and gave them sanitary items such as oils, soaps, detergents, sanitary napkins to get them on clean and sanitary habits.
Tree Plantation Drive
Cogneesol's initiative to save nature under the campaign "Pollution Ka Solution" was run by the "Apni Kheti" team on 30th January'2020. Saplings were planted during the campaign to raise environmental awareness. The campaign covered all districts of the Punjab region.
Chabeel and Guru The Langer
Every year Cogneesol family organizes Chabeel and Guru the Langar for road travelers in Mohali, India, to help the needy beat the heat of summer.. Meetha pani, chana and halwa are distributed to the people during hot summer days.
How We Tackled the COVID-19 Situation
COVID-19 precautionary measures we are taking at Cogneesol:
- Urgently arranged the work-from-home platform for all employees.
- Our front-line workers who had to be present at the office premises were asked to follow complete precautions.
- We regularly sanitized our entire office.
- Made masks and hand sanitizers available at the office.
- Improved seating arrangements to ensure social distancing.