Venus Jewel's commitment to corporate social responsibility started with caring for individual employees and the communities around them, but now extends well beyond, to our home villages, our industry and the country as a whole. Today, our commitment to social responsibility is part of our business model and we make a real difference by empowering people and communities, improving opportunities and raising standards of living. We back these commitments through direct action by our company, as well as two public charitable trusts. Rather than setting aside a fixed budget for the CSR activities, Venus Jewel opts to whole-heartedly support various humanitarian activities where it can be of help. Sometimes it's as broad as helping to fund relief efforts after a monsoon, and sometimes it's as direct as buying an ambulance for a hospital or helping an employee buy a house for his family.
The development of a hospital and the facilities there in for the Ashaktashram Trust in Surat.
The Honorable Chief Minister's Kanya Kelavani Nidhi (Girl Child Education Fund).
The Sarvajanik Education Society for the Computer Engineering Faculty.
Numerous other institutions for the development of educational activities in management's native village, as well as in the tribal areas of the Dangs district in South Gujarat and several other regions.
Regular contributions to charitable programs undertaken by the Gems and Jewellery National Relief Foundation, run by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).
In times of natural calamities or communal tensions, Venus Jewel has generously stood by people in need. When an epidemic swept through Surat in 1994 and a mass exodus saw nearly half the city's population flee, our co-founder, Sevantilal Shah, chose to stay and assist however he could. Despite facing immense pressure to leave, his calm public statements played a key role in stemming the general panic, and helped inspire employees to stay. As the tide turned, he gave the first interview BBC radio broadcast from the recovering city, a message of resilience that was shared across the globe. Quite simply, we believe that what we give out to the world is given back to us many times over.
Venus Jewel has partnered up with Jewelers for Children to raise awareness and funds for the charity during the JCK show in Las Vegas. As a leading Indian manufacturer and a globally renowned supplier of polished diamonds, Venus Jewel is launching an online challenge to communicate its website capabilities to the U. S. market.
On behalf of every person who takes the Venus Jewel online challenge at booth # B53017 during the show, a donation will be made to support JFC's fundraising needs. The more retailers, jewellery manufacturers and industry members take the challenge the more money is raised for Jewelers for Children!
"We are happy to support JFC's mission which is also something that we hold very close to our family values and corporate philosophy; to provide and support children, the real future of every country. Though we are a global organisation, we wanted to do something locally in the United States which will have a large impact for a very well worthy cause which we found in the JFC. Our family has focused on CSR activities in India and now with this great charity, we are thrilled to be working closely with a group that really makes a difference in the US and internationally. " - said Rajesh Shah, Partner - Venus Jewel.
"We are honoured that Venus Jewel has chosen to partner with Jewelers for Children as they showcase their company and website capabilieties to the U.S. retail market. Said David Rocha, JFC executive director. Their focus on social responsibility and history of supporting causes, is clearly tied in with our mission and their support will help us to reach even more children in the year ahead."