Corporate Social Responsibility

In today's global business climate, CSR (corporate social responsibility) can be a reconciling mechanism between globalization and anti-globalization forces, government regulations and self-regulation, and a tool in balancing the needs of the company with those of its multiple stakeholders. The workforce of the future will demand greater corporate responsibility as part of the employment contract.

Disease can be treated with therapies. Hunger can be solved with improved agricultural technology and transportation. Population growth can be slowed with education and family planning. Deforestation can be prevented though reforestation and continuing land stewardship. Urban blight can be reversed through community investment, education and affordable housing. For most social and environmental problems afflicting our global society, there are potential solutions -- but such solutions require a major commitment to change. We strongly believe in such commitment to change.

Programmes on CSR

School health and sanitation

CBNL has carried out Eye Screening programme in coordination with Lion Club and Oral Health programme in coordination with Kantipur Dental College in Dibya Jyoti Higher Secondary School, Makar-2, Chisapani, Nawalparasi.

Eye screening Dental checkup

Solar Dryer and Alternative Source

Nepal relies heavily on traditional energy resources, as no significant deposits of fossil fuel are available. The major energy resource base in Nepal consists of biomass, hydroelectricity, petroleum products, natural gas and coal reserves. Among the entire energy resource base, it is evident that biosmass is the dominant resource base of the country with respect to its utilization. To share an information on alternative source of energy , training was organized in Chisapani, Nawalparasi in coordination with Alternative Energy Promotion Center. Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) is a Government institution established on November 3, 1996 under the then Ministry of Science and Technology with the objective of developing and promoting renewable/alternative energy technologies in Nepal.

A total of 188 people participated in the training programme. During a training local people were not only given lectures but were also shown a demonstration related to alternative energy. Even the vendors were present in order to tell about their products and if possible sell to the local people who are interested to install alternative energy at their respective home.

Environment, Health and Sanitation

Women in Nepal face discrimination and marginalization in the family, society, and state. As a result, in a country where the health system is already poor, the level of women's health and education is particularly low. Only 15% of the Nepali population has access to health services. Reproductive and maternal health is of particular concern among Nepali women. In rural Nepal, the key role of a woman is bearing children, particularly sons. Early and excessive childbearing weakens women, many of whom die or are chronically disabled from complications of pregnancy. It is not uncommon for Nepali women to experience a prolapsed uterus following birth. Pregnancy in our country is taken as a natural process and God's gift for which medical care is regarded as unnecessary. Taking all these concern General Health Check up programme was organized in Nawalparasi and Dolakha District focusing only women of its working area.

Gynoclogist checking female group in Nawalparasi Woman being checked by a doctor in Dolakha District

School Health and Sanitation:

Training on health and sanitation was held in Shri Rishikesh Primary School, which lies in Daman, Makwanpur district. Makwanpur District is located south of Kathmandu. Daman is a village in the central part of Nepal, which is located in the Makwanpur District. This school has a total of 150 students with total of five teachers to teach them. Children of lower caste community and a very poor people come to study here. Their knowledge on health and hygiene is very poor. They have to walk two hours to reach this small school. Though this area has private school but due to high fees they cannot afford to study in the private school and are compelled to study in government school which provides free education till class 10. These school kids have very few knowledge on health and hygiene.

School Children

Alternative Source of Energy:

Improved cooking stove (ICS):
Chaudhary Biosys Nepal organized a training on ICS to the collectors of Shelang, Sindhupalchowk district. Apart from the training, CBNL has also ICS in the collector’s house. For design and methodology to construct ICS we got help from Energy Sector Assistance Programme (ESAP). ICS is a very basic stove heated by burning wood or fossil fuels. The average rural family spends 20% or more of its income purchasing wood or charcoal for cooking. Besides the high expense, another problem of cooking over an open fire is the increased health problems brought on from the smoke, particularly lung and eye ailments, and also birth defects. Replacing the traditional cook stove with an improved one and venting the smoke out of the house through a chimney can dramatically improve a family health.

Training on ICS