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    CSR by Cadila Healthcare Ltd. Profit before taxation - Rs 794 Cr Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ( From Annual Report ) Sustainability Report
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      CSR by Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
       
      Profit before taxation - Rs 794 Cr
       
      Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ( From Annual Report )
       
       Sustainability Report

      Sustainability, we believe is a part of Value Creation and that is why it has been an inherent part of all our growth strategies. Since 1995, we at Zydus have been on a path of accelerated growth, exploring new paths and business avenues in order to deliver value to our stakeholders. At every step, we have forged meaningful partnerships with our employees, stakeholders, partners in progress and the community at large. Ethical practices, accountability, robust governance and sustainable initiatives are at the very core of our business strategy, planning and operations which helps minimise risks and seize opportunities to create value.

      All our value creation initiatives whether it is in the organization or in the community where we operate, are therefore linked to sustainability.

      We at Zydus, are conscientious of the impact on the society and environment, and strive to carry out our CSR activities/ sustainability practices with a high degree of efficiency. Our strategy for community engagement is based on volunteerism and is an intensive, comprehensive and sustainable programme.

      Good health, happiness, joy, growth, togetherness, discovery, learning, exploration, evolution, transformation, aspirations, are all intrinsically linked with life. Zydus Cadila is dedicated to all these dimensions. Zydus Srishti, the group’s CSR programme, is about reaching out to make a difference in a myriad ways in the areas of health – Swaasthya, education – Shiksha and research – Shodh. Through these initiatives, the group reaches out to the community that it forms a part of, finding new expressions for its mission to create healthier communities globally.

      Details of the Company’s financial and economic performance are featured in the other pages of this annual report. This section therefore confines itself to the social and environmental aspects of sustainability
      Zydus Srishti – the world of CSR activities are focussed on the three core areas of Swasthya (Health, Safety and Environment), Shiksha (Education) and Shodh (Research). Over the last 17 years, these CSR initiatives have helped us translate our mission to create healthier, happier communities into a reality.
       
      Swasthya - Health, Safety and Environment
       
      Rural Healthcare Camps
       
      Contributing to the communities that we form a part of, rural healthcare camps are conducted at villages close to our manufacturing site. Interestingly, the idea for these camps had emerged from an internal brainstorming on how the Founder’s day at Zydus could be made more meaningful and purposeful. Once the decision to organise the camp got underway, the venue, Moraiya village was a unanimous one as it was adjacent to our group’s manufacturing plant. It formed an integral part of our group’s mission of developing the community around it. This entire programme right from the conceptualisation to co-ordination and implementation is entirely volunteer driven. Each year, Zydans organise themselves into groups to co-ordinate with the doctors, register the patients and update their medical history, assist the doctors and dispense free medicines. So far, the group has organised general healthcare camps, diagnostic, dental-care, eye-care and paediatric camps.

      During the year, Zydans at the API plant, Dabhasa organised a medical check-up camp for people from the villages and rural areas in and around Dabhasa in association with the Mobile Hospital Unit Medical College and the Shri Sayajirao Gaikwad Civil Hospital, Vadodara. General Practitioners, Gynaecologists, Paediatricians, ENT specialists, Opthalmologists and Pathologists volunteered their services for the camp. More than 300 people from the rural community in Dabhasa participated in the camp. Each year, Zydans organise blood donation camps at various premises. In 2011-12, Zydans at the Goa Formulation Plant and Zydus Research Centre organised blood donation camps. More than 500 Zydans from Goa and Ahmedabad donated blood in these camps.
       
      ATENtion Hypertension : Hypertension detection camps in the rural interiors
       
      Hypertension causes nearly 60,000 deaths every year and is directly related to more than 250,000 deaths from stroke. Hypertension is also the silent killer because people don’t know that they are suffering from the disease. Recognising the pressing need to create awareness on hypertension across the country, particularly in the far-flung remote districts, a hypertension awareness drive called ‘ATENtion Hypertension’ was launched.
       
      To ensure that maximum number of people benefit from this initiative and make it a broad based programme, we launched the ‘Aten Outreach Programme’ where co-ordinators visit various towns in a mobile van and conduct hypertension detection camps. These camps provide free blood pressure check-up and also counsel people on the perils of hypertension, map the family history on hypertension for future record and emphasise on the need for regular, periodic check-ups with the local doctors.

      After nearly 16,000 awareness camps spanning over a decade, the programme has now been taken to the next level with AVAS (Aten village adoption and support) campaign. The target is to step up the drive and organise more than 250 Hypertension detection camps in the rural interiors, every year.
       
      Contributing to a new beginning in cancer care

      During the year, the Gujarat Cancer Society’s new multi-specialty hospital and medical college at the new campus at Naroda, Ahmedabad, a unique model of public-private partnership and people’s participation in public health was dedicated to the people of Gujarat by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. On the occasion, the Hon’ble Chief Minister also inaugurated the PET CT Scan – the first-of-its-kind to be introduced in a public health hospital in Gujarat. Our group had extended its support and contributions towards this new healthcare initiative. With the addition of the multi-specialty hospital, medical education and research, GCS now offers a broad spectrum of services right from education to treatment and research. This makes it one of the most comprehensive and self sustaining healthcare centres of world-class standards. Our Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Pankaj R. Patel also officiates as the Executive Chairman, Vice President and Trustee of the Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute.

      Spreading Awareness through Health Campaigns

      Being aware and taking timely steps can help prevent a major health setback. Every year, our specialty divisions run campaigns and create health alerts to educate community members, employees on various disorders and the steps to lead a healthier life.
       
      Environment, Health and Safety - Green Initiatives

      We at Zydus have been engaging and involving every stakeholder across the company for our initiatives in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). To this end, our group continues to invest substantial resources towards sustaining and continuously improving standards of environment, occupational health and safety. We have moved beyond compliance to taking several proactive and innovative steps. Separate EHS Cells have been instituted at individual facilities of the group. The EHS cell continuously looks at environment-friendly practices such as developing green technologies for the efficient treatment of waste water, use of cleaner fuels like natural gas and bio diesel, rain water harvesting to ensure water conservation etc.
       
      In keeping with the significance of the activities undertaken under EHS, we have set up the Environment Health and Safety Corporate Cell which directly reports to the Chairman and the Managing Director. The team has created a portal which is a ready reckoner on all the developments and updates in the field of Environment, Health and Safety. To ensure effective compliance and adherence to EHS norms,
      we have devised the EHS Index system defining almost 50 aspects and 600 criteria to quantify the compliance level. This index is monitored on a monthly basis. The 3-tier monitoring approach – compliance, monitoring and surprise checks, ensures the readiness of the facilities and adherence to EHS guidelines.
       
      In recognition of the various safe environmental processes and systems adopted by our group, our manufacturing facilities have been awarded the ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and an ISO 22000 accreditations. For the Year 2011-12, the EHS Performance Awards were awarded by the EHS team to the units in recognition of the innovative practices and processes initiated at the group’s facilities. The Zydus Research Centre bagged the Gold award followed by the manufacturing plant at Sikkim with the Silver Award.

      Ankleshwar leading the green wave

      The API manufacturing plant at Ankleshwar, set up in 1972, is spread over a total area of 45,000 sq.mtrs. The facility has 14 multipurpose plants with 7 pharma blocks and a total equipment capacity of 420 kl. The facility has received approvals from the US FDA and AFSSAPS of France. The facility caters to the demand for APIs and specialty chemcials in both the domestic as well as the international markets. As per the Environment Management System, the API manufacturing facility has received the ISO 14001 certification. Here are some of the green initiatives undertaken at this facililty.
       
      Ceramic Ultrafiltration System - the first-of-its-kind effluent treatment in India
       
      * This tubular ceramic membrane works on the principle of cross flow filtration.

      * All the dead bacteria, soil, mud etc., which are present in the secondary effluent, is retained by the membrane and the filtrate is the clear liquid, free from turbidity.

      * Using the ultrafiltration (UF) system, we are able to obtain an SDI (Silt Density Index) of less than 1 and NTU of less than 1, which greatly enhances the performance of the RO.

      *  There is also around 10-20% reduction in the Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). The UF system works on 90% recovery and the reject of 10% is taken back into the secondary treatment.

      *  The ceramic UF system is designed for 10 kl/hr and 90 % recovery.

      *  Total effluent treatment capacity of 200 kl/day.

      * This technology has been used for the first time for effluent treatment in India.
       
      Effective Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant facilitates a TDS of 95%

      * Thin film composite polymeric membranes are used to treat the UF permeate. This polymeric membrane is a specially built blend membrane to withstand the incoming COD in the effluent.

      * Using the RO system, we achieve a 95 % reduction in Total Dissolved Solids, 96 % Reduction in COD and 90 % reduction in Ammonical Nitrogen.

      * The RO System is designed for 85 % recovery and the 15 % rejected material is sent to the Multi Effect Evaporator (MEE) for treatment.

      *  The RO Permeate which has COD less then 25 mg/l and TDS- less than 250 mg/l can be reused.

      * The RO system is designed to treat 180 kl/ day UF permeate.
       
      Solvent Recovery Plant
       
      * A new Solvent Recovery Plant (SRP) has been installed which helps recover various solvents like acetone, methanol, acetonitrile, IPA, toluene etc. from the mother liquor.

      * Total 3 distillation columns and 2 multipurpose batch columns have been commissioned in SRP.

      * One continuous column dedicated for IPA has also been commissioned.
       
      * The plant runs on an average 95% efficiency and our solvent recovery has almost doubled in the last three years.
       
      New Multi Effect Evaporator Plant
       
      * The Multi Effect Evaporator (MEE) is run on the evaporation principle by applying the steam in the jacket of the calenderia.

      * MEE is designed for evaporation of high TDS effluent by using four calenderia in a series which works on the force circulation principle where a constant circulation from the vapour separator to calenderia and back takes place.

      * MEE Plant is designed for an effluent treatment of 150 kl/day.

      * Two streams received from the MEE system are MEE condensate (85% of the feed) and MEE concentrate ml (15 % of the feed). The condensate is taken back into the ETP for further treatment and concentrate ml is fed into the ATFD.

      Agitated Thin Film Dryer (ATFD)
       
      *  The Agitated Thin Film Dryer is designed for higher concentration and to derive waste in a powdered form. It is a jacketed vessel with a rotor inside.

      * Concenterated feed from the third effect of evaporation is fed into the ATFD by a suitable pump.

      * A thin film of liquid is formed and intensely agitated with the help of the rotor.

      * The feed starts evaporating and the wipers remove deposition of the solids on the inner wall which are collected at the bottom of ATFD. The vapour condenses and is collected separately.

      * The waste product which comes out in a solid form is ready to be disposed.
       
      Optimising Water Resources

      To optimise the conservation and utilisation of water resources, the rain water harvesting system has been installed at various facilities across the group including the Zydus Research Centre and the manufacturing plants at Moraiya and Dabhasa. The system has been set up to collect the utility roof top water and recharge ground water which in turn improves the quality of ground water. Here is a detailed analysis of the water being recharged through rain water harvesting.
       
      A detailed report on the total water recycled and recharged with the rainwater harvesting system set up across locations

      Rain water harvesting at ZRC lowers TDS levels

      Due to the recharging of rain water during the last two monsoons, the total dissolved solids of the ground water has reduced to 1500 ppm. The total water recharged during the last monsoon was 14594 KLD.

      Recycling wastewater at ZRC
       
      The modular plant established at the Zydus Research Centre with a capacity of 30,000 litres per day comprises the collection tank, aeration tank, settling tank, filters and at the final stage, ultraviolet treatment for disinfection. The raw effluent (wastewater) from the primate and dog house is passed through the collection tank wherein it passes through the air given for mixing and preparation. The water is then pumped into the aeration tank where the biodegradation process takes place in the presence of air supplied by the fine bubble air diffuser system. The treated effluent with active biomass then flows for solid-liquid separation. The
      biomass is then either recycled back to the aeration tank or sent to the sludge drying beds. The supernatant effluent collected in the intermediate holding sump is then pumped through the pressure sand filter and the activated carbon filter. This is followed by ultrafiltration and UV treatment before recycling or reusing. The treated/recycled water is reused for washing the animal house floor. In order to ensure complete recycling of water, the treated water is passed through one more unit of the Ultraviolet system before being used at the animal house. The quantity of water recycled daily is approx. 25000 litres on an average basis.
       
      The lush green lawns at the manufacturing facility at Moraiya thrive on recycled water
       
      At the manufacturing facility at Moraiya, a conventional Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) has been set up, comprising oil and grease trap, equalisation tank, flash mixer, flocculator for chemical dosing, and primary tube settler. The primary treated effluent goes to the aeration tank for biodegration. The treated effluent is then passed through the secondary clarifier and sand filter. The water treated at the plant is further polished by using the ultrafiltration system. This water is reused for gardening and in the washrooms for flushing and in cooling towers. As a result, the dependence on bore well water has considerably reduced. About 90 kl treated water is used in the washroom flushing system. From the recycled water, approximately 196 m3 / day is used in the cooling towers and the remaining 119 m3 / day for gardening (September 2011). Upto 65-70% of the steam condensate is also recovered in the process.
       
      Treating wastewater using the indigenously developed electrolysis technology
       
      The electrolysis technology has been successfully implemented at the group’s API manufacturing plant at Ankleshwar. The advantages of this technology developed by the EHS team is that, it is cost-effective, easy to install and does not occupy much space unlike the large conventional ETPs.

      Industrial application

      The process was tested with various electrodes in various treatment options. The treatment option of primary treatment unit outlet + Electrolysis + Chemical Treatment + Resin treatment was the most effective with an 80% reduction in COD. Some of the conclusions include: The electrolysis process can be used to treat the wastewater; in the case of pharma effluents, maximum efficiency is found with the aluminum electrode; maximum 40% efficiency found for the COD removal and 30% efficiency found for the amonical nitrogen removal; maximum efficiency is derived in the 30 minute duration of electrolysis; this method helps in narrowing the BOD/COD ratio and enhances effective biological treatment.

      Sharing know-how with others in the community

      Apart from implementing this technology at its plant, the group has also been sharing the know-how of this green technology with other industrial units in the community. A series of demonstrations were held to show the efficacy of the process. Following this, the technology has been successfully installed at NEPL Naroda. Industrial units from the Ankleshwar GIDC industries, Panoli GIDC industries, Naroda GIDC industries etc., have also expressed interest in this technology.

      Reduction in chemical usage

      The Company has started using bioculture at its ETP plant at the Zydus Research Centre instead of lime, alum, urea and DAP, which in turn has reduced the chemical content in the water. A lecture on 'Managing E-waste' was organised at the manufacturing unit at Goa where Mr. A. D’souza, Chief Chemical Inspector from Goa Factories and Boilers explained the various guidelines for adopting environmentally sound practices for managing e-waste.

      Energy Conservation

      The Company has undertaken various initiatives for conservation of energy, which includes the installation of the auto condenser tube cleaning system to effectively maintain the heat transfer, converting the incinerator operation from bio-diesel to piped natural gas, the installation of the modular ETP for the dog house and primate research and using bioculture instead of chemicals and the installation of a screw air compressor reciprocating Air Compressor. Apart from this, LED lights and timer for lightings, low HP Pumps, auto condenser tube cleaning systems, electrically control AHU blower motors have also been used across the organisation. Regular maintenance of equipment to reduce transmission losses, steam leakages etc., have resulted in maintaining the power factor above 99%. We have also installed the N2 generation plant in place of the compressed gas cylinder bottle. Further, we have replaced the old low efficient high voltage equipments to high efficient low voltage equipments. We have installed gas based power plants to reduce the consumption of petroleum products thereby reducing the air emission.
       
      Shiksha - Education
       
      Zydus School for Excellence, Vejalpur and Godhavi: Encouraging children to think differently
       
      The Zydus School for Excellence, established as a community initiative of The Ramanbhai Foundation, was the brainchild of our Founder Chairman, Late Mr. Ramanbhai Patel, who believed that a school is not just a place where young minds come to learn, but it’s an institution where character is built and a fountainhead, where children can constantly seek creative expressions for their endeavours. Committed to this belief, the school encourages children to think differently and independently with a curriculum that provides them with a series of educational experiences and a supportive learning environment. The aim is to provide each student with the opportunity to develop his or her full potential.

      The Zydus School for Excellence, Vejalpur affiliated to the ICSE Board was set up in 2002. Over the last 10 years, the school has been nurturing creativity, excellence and providing a rich academic experience in the child's world of learning. The new school campus, Zydus School for Excellence, Godhavi, a proposed CBSE school, in the rural outskirts of Ahmedabad was inaugurated by the Former President of India Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam in 2010. Both schools now have more than 1500 young learners and a faculty strength of over 100 teachers.
       
      Shri Ramanbhai B. Patel - AMA Centre for Excellence in Education

      In 2002, Zydus Srishti set up the Shri Ramanbhai B. Patel – AMA (Ahmedabad Management Association) Centre for Excellence in Education in memory of our Founder Chairman Late Mr. Ramanbhai Patel. The Centre which was inaugurated by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam provides a platform for parents, teachers and students to highlight the critical educational issues of the day. The centre conducts open house discussions,
      memorial lectures on excellence in education, progressive learning programmes for academicians and knowledge sharing forums, which study the successful learning models across the country. Providing a platform to share thoughts and ideas on various facets of life beyond formal education, Zydus Srishti regularly conducts the Ramanbhai B. Patel Memorial lecture on Excellence in Education. There have been speakers from different genres addressing varied issues and topics. Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, the Hon’ble Member of the Rajya Sabha and the pioneer of the Green Revolution in India, delivered the memorial lecture in 2011. In the past, Dr. Abid Hussain, Former Indian Ambassador to USA, Shri P.N. Bhagwati, Former Chief Justice of India, Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Rajya Sabha and Dr. C. Rangarajan, Chairman Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister of India have delivered the memorial lectures.

      Shri Ramanbhai Patel-AMA Shrestha Shikshak Awards

      A teacher can be a catalyst in the process of transformation - in the thoughts and actions of children, thus leading to progress and growth. To recognise and honour the contributions of a teacher to a child’s world of learning and the society at large, Zydus Srishti instituted the “Shreshtha Shikshak Award”. These teachers are unsung heroes who have put in an outstanding effort to promote learning. Some, undeterred by the lack of infrastructure, have been the pillars of learning in the rural hinterland. Some others, have struggled to promote education of the girl child, while others have helped the differently abled children and helped dyslexic children integrate themselves with the mainstream to emerge as the Shreshtha Shikshak. Every year 2000 nomination forms are sent out to schools across Gujarat and teachers from far-flung areas such as Amreli, Porbandar, Junagadh, Jamnagar etc., send in their nominations. For the year 2011, Ms. Kamna Gupta from Vadodara, Mr. Vinodbhai Parmar from Goraj village, Vadodara and Mr. Rameshbhai Parmar from Gariyadhar village in Bhavnagar District were selected as the Shreshta Shikshaks. They received their awards from Ms. Neerja Birla, Vice Chairperson, Aditya Birla Group, Education Projects, who presided as the Chief Guest.

      Taking this a step further, the Shiksha Shikshak Jagruti Abhiyan, a mentoring programme to empower teachers in the rural communities was launched last year. This is a joint inititative of the Ramanbhai  Foundation, Ahmedabad Management Association and the Zydus School for Excellence.

      IPA-Shri Ramanbhai B. Patel Foundation (IRF) Awards

      Commitment to quality, excellence and innovation is the key to the growth of the pharmaceutical industry and the profession of pharmacy in India. The Ramanbhai Foundation along with the Indian Pharmaceutical Association set up the IPA – Shri Ramanbhai B. Patel Foundation (IRF). The IRF recognises and awards ‘commitment and excellence’ in the field of pharmacy. The IRF honours stalwarts who have made outstanding contributions in the field of pharmacy and powered its growth through their vision with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. The foundation also supports young pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists with research scholarships and grants. For the year 2011-12, the Foundation honoured Mr. Prafull Sheth and Prof. H. L. Bhalla with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their pivotal contributions in the growth of the
      pharmaceutical profession in India.
       
      Partnering Educational Initiatives

      During the year, we also contributed to the Shroff S. R. Rotary Institute of Chemical Technology (SRICT), a multi-dimensional project set up at Ankleshwar. SRICT aims at creating platforms for cohesive action and looks to work with private, public and third sector partners for entrepreneurship development, economic development and involvement in neighbourhood renewal and regeneration within community of chemical industries at Ankleshwar. The basic academic philosophy is to focus on Chemical Technology (covering Chemical Engineering and other Chemical Technology Courses) as Gujarat’s industrial strength lies in these
      areas. Besides providing trained manpower, SRICT also aims to create a strong R&D infrastructure in Gujarat.

      Shodh - Research
      The Ramanbhai Foundation International Symposium

      Research and development are not just an important part of the operations of the healthcare industry but is at the very heart of it. There is always a need to focus on new initiatives in drug discovery and development and explore all opportunities of creating value through Research and Development. Creating an interactive forum for sharing new insights on the latest advancements, broadening the horizons, and sharing knowledge formed the blueprint of The Ramanbhai Foundation International Symposium. Leading researchers and academicians from across the world converge in India at The Ramanbhai Foundation International Symposium held once in every two years. The symposium brings together the scientific community from across the world, both from academia and industry who deliberate upon unmet medical needs, new research initiatives and some latest advancements in healthcare and medical science.

      The Ramanbhai Foundation 5th International Symposium was held in 2011 in the field of Translational Medicine. The Nobel Laureate Dr. Rolf Zinkernagel delivered the Keynote Address. The first international research symposium was organised in 2003 on the theme: ‘Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences’. Scientists, academicians and experts from across the world converged once again in 2005 at ZRC to share their thoughts on the ‘Role of Genomics and Proteomics.’ The Symposium was dedicated to advancements in diabetes therapy in 2007 and advancements in cardio-metabolic disorders in 2009. The preparations for  the next symposium on 'Advances in New Drug Discovery Technologies and Translational Research' are underway.

      Lending a helping hand in times of crisis

      At Zydus Srishti, we have been quick to extend a helping hand in times of natural calamities. Zydus Healthcare, Sikkim has extended help to the residents of Sikkim in the natural calamity – Earthquake which took place in September, 2011. A special team of the unit went to the earthquake affected areas in North Sikkim and delivered medicines and food packets. Medicines were provided to the Mangan District Hospital and support was also extended at the relief camp at Naga. Our group also contributed to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, to support the rehabilitation programme for the quake affected.

      Product Liability

      The Company is committed to develop, manufacture and market products, which are safe and efficacious. The Company ensures that the drugs manufactured meet all the regulatory and safety standards and has adopted automation in manufacturing the drugs, which enhance quality, reliability and consistency. We have also undertaken various initiatives and introduced systems to prevent counterfeiting of drugs, which includes specific sequences of batch numbering, manufacturing and expiry of drugs by using hologram stickers and installed specialised printing techniques to safeguard products.
       
      Connecting with customers

      We have instituted several forums and work closely with the medical fraternity for discussions on new trends in disease management, treatment, patient-care etc. ‘Transplant Konnect’, a round table meet for
      nephrologists, ‘World Wide Women & CMS’ – a first-ofits- kind initiative which connects cardio-metabolic focus and women, nation-wide web-based oncology classroom programmes called ‘Meet the Master’ for oncologists and haematologists, were a few of the campaigns started in 2011. These unique initiatives aim to create awareness and bridge both doctors and patients, to form a seamless world of healthcare.
       
      Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ( From Website )
       
      In the Community
       
      In keeping with its mission to create healthier communities globally, Zydus Cadila is actively involved in developing the community of which it forms a part.
       
      Through the Ramanbhai Foundation, it has undertaken initiatives in the field of pharmaceutical research, education and healthcare. Under the aegis of the Foundation, the group organises an International Symposium on the latest trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences, once every two years. Three International symposia have been held so far with more than 40 research scientists, academicians and research professionals from across the world sharing their insights on the latest developments in pharmaceutical research.
       
      ‘The Zydus School for Excellence’ – a centre for learning where young minds are free to grow in relationship to his or her potential has also been set up under the aegis of the Foundation. The ‘Shri Ramanbhai Patel Memorial Scholarship Programme’ jointly funded by a grant from the Ramanbhai Foundation and Zydus School for Excellence funds the education of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
       
      Shri Ramanbhai B. Patel - AMA Centre for Excellence in Education, provides a platform for parents, teachers and students to highlight the critical educational issues of the day. The centre conducts open house discussions, memorial lectures on excellence in education, progressive learning programmes for academicians and knowledge sharing forums. The centre also honours teachers for their contributions to a child’s world of learning.
       
      Dedicated to the memory of the group’s founder, the IPA – Shri Ramanbhai B. Patel Foundation (IRF) has been jointly set up with the Indian Pharmaceutical Association. IRF recognises and honours ‘commitment and excellence’ in the field of pharmacy.
       
      As a part of its outreach programmes, the group organises rural healthcare camps annually with its team of medical advisors and employees, volunteering their services. So far, the group has organised general healthcare camps, diagnostic, dental-care, eye-care and paediatric camps. The group has also initiated 'Project Unnati' for adolescent girls at Moraiya which focusses on health and overall development.
       
      Through the Ramanbhai Foundation, the group also extends its support during times of natural calamities.
       
      In recognition of its CSR initiatives, the group bagged the ‘Social and Corporate Governance Awards 2008’ in the ‘Best Social Responsibility Practice’ category presented by the BSE, NASSCOM Foundation and Times Foundation.
       
      For more information please visit
      URL: http://www.zyduscadila.com/community.html
       
      Chairman - Pankaj R. Patel
       
      Registered Office
      Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
      ''Zydus Tower'', Satellite Cross Roads,
      Ahmedabad - 380015.
      Gujarat
      Tel  : 079-26868100 (EPBX) (20 Lines)
      Fax : 079-26862365
      Email   : feedback@... / reservations@...
      Website : www.zyduscadila.com
      Plant Locations :
       

      Works  Formulation Units

       
      1. S. No. 417, 419 & 420,
      Village Moraiya,
      Taluka Sanand,
      District Ahmedabad.
      Gujarat

      2. Kundaim Industrial Estate,
      Ponda - 403401.
      Goa
       
      3. Village Saraj Mujra,
      P.O. Baddi,
      Tehsil-Nalagarh,
      District Solan,
      Himachal Pradesh
       

      API Units

       

      GIDC Estate, Ankleshwar,
      Dabhasa, Tal. Padra,
      District Vadodara.
      Gujarat.

      Zydus Research Centre

       
      Zydus Research Centre
      S. No. 396/403, Village Moraiya,
      Taluka Sanand,
      District Ahmedabad,
      Gujarat
       
      URL: http://www.zyduscadila.com/financials/AR-12.pdf
      Source: Cadila Healthcare Ltd. Annual Report 2011-2012, Page No.: 18 to 28
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