WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, has been recognized by Institute Of Directors (IOD), with the Golden Peacock Global Award for Corporate Social Responsibility 2012. WNS has won this prestigious global award for its ongoing ‘Community Development and Outreach Program,’ under the auspices of the WNS Cares Foundation (WCF). WCF endeavors towards creating a better and sustainable future for underprivileged children and youth at WNS’s locations across the globe. The award was presented to WNS in a gala award ceremony by His Excellency, Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qutami, Minister of Education, Government of UAE at the 7th International Conference on Social Responsibility held between April 24 and April 26, 2012, in Dubai. Keshav R. Murugesh, WNS’s Group CEO, also participated in the summit as the Chair Person and chief moderator of the key note session on “Social Innovation – The Driver of Economic Growth.”
Keshav Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS (on the right) receiving the award from Juma Al Majid, Founder and Chairman, Juma Al Majid Group of Companies, UAE (on the left). (Photo: Business Wire)
WCF received this award for its noteworthy contribution towards the education of underprivileged children. Over 120 activities have been conducted by WCF in a short span of 14 months, helping more than 23,000 beneficiaries in 17 locations. Programs have included establishment of libraries & computer centers; book, dictionary and laptop donation drives; reading programs; sports activities, and mentoring programs.
"We are pleased to announce that WNS is a winner of the Golden Peacock Global Award for Social Responsibility for 2011-2012. WNS was adjudged the winner of the Social Responsibility Global award for continuous and significant contribution through WCF towards education of underprivileged children," said Manoj K Raut, CEO and Director, Institute of Directors. "Congratulations to WNS and the WCF team for their commendable effort in supporting the less-privileged community," he added.