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Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Indian Petroleum Companies: A Case Study of Selected PSUs

International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies

Volume 7 Issue 2

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Abhijit Ranjan Das, Subhadeep Mukherjee | Author(s) Affiliation: PhD Research Scholar, Dept. of Mgt. Studies, National Institute of Tech. Silchar, Assam, India.
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Abstract

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not a very new concept, it is an old concept. Earlier, in India it was optional to the company that they may contribute voluntarily towards CSR but after the Companies Act 2013, it was formally introduced in the business environment and was made mandatory for those companies whose net worth and profit cross a threshold limit. They should contribute 2% of the average net profit of just preceding three years profit. This paper primarily focuses on CSR practices of some selected public sector petroleum companies in India. The study has been conducted based on the Annual Reports of seven selected public sector companies. Five years of data on CSR spending from 2009–10 to 2014–15 were examined. Moreover, the pattern of expenses was also examined. Since petroleum companies are giants of the India economy and contribute significantly towards the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of our country. Thus it is necessary to look into how these companies are contributing towards CSR. An attempt has been made to examine the early impact of Section 135 of the Companies Act.

Keywords: Companies Act 2013, Corporate Social Responsibility, Gross Domestic Product, Petroleum Companies

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