The article talks about CSR activities carried out by H&R Block India. The company, H&R Block is globally involved in CSR activities across USA, Canada and Australia. H&R Block, India too participates in CSR activities. The company has partnered with ‘Just For Kicks,’ an NGO involved in the development of school kids from economically backwards classes through sport (football). H&R Block aims to brighten up the lives of school children using sports as a medium.
To achieve this aim, the company has sponsored football teams. Moreover, the employees have been attending practice sessions to encourage kids. They have been mentoring kids through personal interactions.
Corporate social responsibility means the resources a corporate entity uses is supposed to be returned to the society in some form. H&R Block realises this responsibility and hence, has partnered with JFK to provide a better future for kids.
According to Rohan Parikh, Managing Director of H&R Block India, a partnership with JFK was the obvious choice because children are the future of the country and JFK is one such
organisation involved in enriching the lives of the next generation. Returning to the society is an integral part of the corporate culture of H&R Block. And, the company is involved in giving back to the communities in which it has been operating for the past 60 years.
The article explains that just as CSR helps in building sustainable community lives for generations to come, similarly, tax paying contributes towards nation building. Hence, H&R Block has developed ‘Tax Pledge’ – a series of videos and posts to create awareness among taxpayers to pay taxes.
Source : Financial Express