UST Global to be honored for company's ongoing legacy of corporate social responsibility
UST Global® a leading provider of IT services and solutions for Global 1000 enterprises, today announced that the company will be honored for its numerous social contributions around the globe at the Pratham's "Black & Gold" Annual Gala on Friday, November 25th, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Satendra (Dan) Gupta, Chairman of UST Global, will accept the award on behalf of UST
- (1888PressRelease) November 28, 2011 - UST Global's mission is to "Transform Lives" for the better. It has deep commitment to making a real difference and improvement of health and education of women and children.
• The company's commitment to raising funds and volunteers for immunization projects launched and managed by PATH, an international non-profit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions that enable communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health
• Encouraging and supporting all UST Global associates around the world in their commitment to local charitable and non-profit organizations
• Transforming the small Indian city of Trivandrum into a major IT center and making a positive difference in the lives of its citizens through numerous acts of generosity and involvement in the local community welfare
• The company's support of education, with regard to its work in more than 2,250 K-12 children throughout southern India
"UST Global has set the gold standard for corporate social responsibility," said Kabir Kumar, Director of Pratham. "Its unceasing efforts aimed at transforming lives of the underprivileged of the world go beyond providing relief when needed. It profoundly and positively elevates the future of so many."
"At UST Global we believe it is our obligation to give back to the communities where we live and work," noted Gupta. "Our commitment to transforming lives was instilled in us by our late founder, Mr. G.A. Menon, who believed that if you create a company founded on strong values and built a culture around those values, its employees will be empowered to achieve their highest potential. All UST associates are encouraged to become actively involved in an area of their passion and to use their experience and talent to help those less fortunate."
Many UST Global associates serve as voluntary mentors and tutors in schools in their local communities. They share their professional and personal experiences to inspire the young students.
One example is the story of one underprivileged young student from the Indian state of Kerala.
Prathibha Poshini is a charitable organization that identifies bright students from low-income families and provides them with additional educational opportunities. Students who complete this program have gone on to obtain engineering and other postgraduate degrees. UST Global has been associated with Prathibha Poshini for more than 10 years as mentors who help guide and inspire the students in the program.
The student mentioned above successfully completed the program, cleared the UST Global recruitment process, and has now joined the company as a UST Global Associate. "UST Global helped me to dream higher and now I am also part of the company's initiatives to transform the dreams of bright students in Prathibha Poshini" he says proudly.
Other contributions of UST Global employees are: providing uniforms to schoolchildren, conducting literary programs, training sessions for children of indigent families, visits to hospitals to help underprivileged children, contributions to orphanages, libraries and women's homes, and blood donation camps.
In addition to health and education initiatives, UST Global "green teams" support a range of environmental causes around the world, including tree planting, trail maintenance, restoration work, energy efficiency projects and beach and community clean-up efforts.
Pratham was established in 1994 to provide education to the children in the slums of Mumbai city. Since then, the organization has grown both in scope and geographical coverage. Today, Pratham is the largest non-governmental organization working to provide quality education to underprivileged children throughout India. It has provided education to over 30 million children in more than 3000 villages. Members of the Pratham, comprised of dedicated individuals from all walks of life, are unified by a common vision of improving the future of children.
About UST Global
UST Global® is a next-generation IT service and business process outsourcing provider focused on delivering IT and business solutions to the Global 1000 market. Distinguished by its commitment beyond contract, the company focuses on added attention to fewer large, long-term, loyal clients. UST Global® uses an optimal blend of locally-based senior resources and highly accomplished and cost-effective offshore teams. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California the company fosters client-specific cutting-edge innovation from its state-of-the-art centers in India and the Philippines which are consistently praised and awarded by customers. For more information visit: www[dot]ust-global[dot]com