Corporate Social Responsibility

"Good corporate governance is about maximizing shareholder value on a sustainable basis while ensuring fairness to all stakeholders: customers, vendor partners, investors, employees, government and society."
– Sanjay Lalbhai


One of the fundamental values that are embedded into the very DNA of Arvind Limited is the belief that only in a healthy society can healthy businesses flourish and to ensure this, businesses must positively impact society.

The Founders were instrumental in setting up pioneering institutions for sustaining and improving Educational, Social, Cultural and Religious conditions in Ahmedabad – the primary center of the Company’s businesses. Ahmedabad Education Society, Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad, Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, H L College of Commerce and Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology are examples of some of the institutions they set up.

Thus, Arvind has been supporting initiatives of educational, social and cultural renewal much before the term ‘CSR’ – Corporate Social Responsibility – was coined.

Arvind’s CSR activities so far have been carried out through SHARDA Trust and NLRDF working urban and rural settings respectively. Arvind Foundation – a recently set up section 8 company will now lead company’s CSR initiatives.

Our energies are focused on four distinct development segments

AF will also undertake CSR initiatives on its own and support like-minded individuals and institutions in carrying forward its mandate.

Slum Rehabilitation
Empowering Tribal Women

Gyanda is Arvind’s flagship programme in the field of education. It is a unique supplementary education model designed for primary, secondary and higher secondary school-going children studying in Municipal Schools. It prevents these children from dropping out and helps them complete their basic education from standard V to XII, while focusing on improving their academic performance and overall personality development.


Arvind undertook another initiative in association with Swasth India Foundation to launch Arvind Medical Centers to provide quality healthcare services such as Doctor Consultations, Basic Diagnosis, Quality medicines, Dental Care Services, etc. at affordable costs to the underprivileged section of the society.


Established in association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, this 1996 CSR project was envisioned to provide safer, better-built and comfortable houses to the slum dwellers of Sanjay Nagar and majestically transformed the slums of Sanjay Nagar into modern homes and upscale towers.


Women, educated upto class XII are chosen on the basis of their aptitude, Health conditions, dexterity, etc. and all their basic needs are taken care of by the company while they pursue higher education. Also known as CSR in Spirit, this unique residential programme aims at educating tribal women in order to make them self-reliant.

Fashioning Possibilities

Fashioning a better tomorrow