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Updated On:01/06/2016
Corporate Social Responsibility


OIL’s guiding philosophies of a Good Corporate Citizen

Business has a responsibility beyond its basic responsibility to its shareholders; a responsibility to a broader constituency that includes its key stakeholders: including employees, suppliers, customers, government, NGOs, environmental groups, special interest groups- the people of the communities in which it operates. It is the social responsibility of business that encompasses the economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary expectations that the society has of organizations at a given point of time. As such, keeping in perspective the larger good of the society, Oil India Limited since inception has engaged itself directly with local communities, identifying their basic needs, and integrating their needs with business goals and strategic intent .

Oil India Limited ensures that all operational policies are aligned with Corporate & Social responsibilities. All decisions of the management are taken keeping in purview the overall development of the society vis-à-vis the profits to be made by the Company. Company reports to the internal authorities as well as outside stakeholders/public are generated with much evidence of being a Company which operates keeping in mind all safety measures and environmental consciousness as per the government

As a responsible corporate citizen, the Company has always given top priority to both Corporate Responsibility and Social Responsibility.

Adult Literacy under 
Project Dikhya

In 1962 the idea of collective rural development was first initiated in Oil India Limited, today it has reached many milestones towards welfare of the society. Since then, till date the Company has undergone several changes in terms of its widening areas of operation which has broadened the horizon and scope for promoting good practices in corporate citizenship and sustainable development. Strengthening the rural development network in its operational areas catering to more than 1000 villages in Assam & Arunachal Pradesh alone, OIL has been continuously striving towards the all round development of the communities amongst whom it operates. Today, the Company’s CSR activities have achieved national and global recognition for its strategy of identifying and blending with the local and unique developmental needs of several ethnic groups which includes human conditions as well as environmental issues.

The CSR initiatives taken up at Oil India Limited are governed by need assessment studies and baseline surveys of the targeted areas. As such all CSR activities are need based and realistic. At regular intervals OIL conducts formative researches, social audits, evaluation and impact assessment of the ongoing activities so as to maximize the benefits accrued to the beneficiaries. OIL further believes that the Company must be in a constant process for innovating newer ways for ushering in a better society.

Skill Development programme, 
Project Swabalamban

OIL as a peoples’ Company

OIL is deeply committed towards development of the local communities of OIL’s operational areas which has been embedded in the CSR vision statement followed by the Company for undertaking the varied developmental activities. OIL’s CSR policy is largely guided by the global concept of ‘Triple Bottom Line’ which includes financial, social and environmental bottomlines.

Mobile Dispensary Sparsha

OIL’s CSR Vision Statement


  • OIL is a Responsible Corporate Citizen deeply committed to socio-economic development in its areas of operation.
  • OIL is a Responsible Corporate Citizen which operates in a legal, ethical and economic environment, committed towards the society, to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development in its areas of operation for the community, employees and their families, shareholders, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in ways that enhance the value for both the business and society.


The broad objectives of the OIL’s CSR initiatives are as under:

  • To provide a basis for decision making and execution of CSR initiatives.
  • To help OIL remain focused on its CSR vision.
  • To bring about tangible socio-economic development in operational areas of OIL.
  • To improve community well being through discretionary business practices and contributions of corporate resources.
OIL’s SCR Mission

To promote the awareness and practice of Good Corporate Citizenship, by becoming an integral part of societal process where people have access to resources to make informed choices and decisions towards a more humane and compassionate society.

Agriculture Development Programme 
under OIRDS

OIL’s CSR Strategy

To mobilize core competencies and resources of business, support of public organizations, within the framework of government institutions, and to facilitate their working in partnership on projects that benefit marginal and disadvantaged community.
To work in close cooperation with the government institutions and provide the target group the professional inputs to formulate and translate their hopes and aspirations into reality, in a manner that benefits both business as well as marginalized and disadvantaged communities.
The entire thrust of OIL’s CSR policy is to empower the beneficiaries to prioritize their own developmental needs, so that the various welfare schemes are in tune with the genuine needs of the people and implemented in a transparent manner.

Transforming Lives through innovative ways

Oil India Limited views Social Welfare as a genuine expression of goodwill and responsibility towards humanity and the Nation. Fulfilling its duty of providing care to the society, Oil India Limited has embarked upon massive programs of educational, health, sports, cultural and infrastructural development endeavors; an attempt to invest technology with a human face. With a view to contribute towards inclusive growth of the society and industry, over the years OIL has taken up several need based sustainable social activities and visible projects impacting the larger society. OIL further believes that the Company must be in a constant process for innovating newer ways for ushering in a better society. Following are some of visible CSR projects taken up by OIL in the interest of the local communities.

Farm Mechanisation under 
Project Rupantar


OIL has taken up number of projects to improve the health of its stakeholders. “Project OIL Sparsha” the Mobile Dispensary services of OIL have always been one of the most significant community welfare projects of the Company. Project Sparsha has been annually conducting around 800 camps screening more than 1,50,000 patients in various interior villages of OIL’s operational areas of Upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, where accessibility of primary healthcare is a challenge. Under “Project OIL Arogya”, the Company aims to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in its areas of operation in 20 identified villages of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts of Upper Assam where IMR & MMR was found to be prevalent primarily inhabited by a large no. of tea tribes. The project generates mass awareness though Information, Education and Communication and informal groups of various stakeholders called SAATHIYA Clubs, training of Community Health Workers, pre-natal and post-natal health check up camps, adoption of 2 nos. of Girls’ School covering around 900 students from classes VIII to XII thereby benefitting 20 villages covering 7000 households and 20,000 persons. Under Project OIL Arogya Oil India Limited became the first Indian PSU to partner the “Global Fund” in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria in OIL’s operational areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan in India for a period of five years.

Computer education through Bus under 
Project Dikhya

Sustainable Livelihood

Started in 1984, “Oil India Rural Development Society” (OIRDS) envisions equipping the rural societies with technological advancements which would further help integrating the less developed communities with the comparatively advanced mainstream. OIRDS under the aegis of OIL India is engaged in two core areas namely- the “Agriculture Project & the Handicraft Training and Production Centre (HTPC)”. Since 1991, OIRDS has adopted more than 102 villages under various Pathar Paricholana Samity, Krishi Got and Co-operative Society covering more than 15202 farm families. Under HTPC, OIL has provided nine-month stipendiary training with post training assistance to more than 800 girls from OIL’s operational areas in weaving, cutting, knitting, embroidery and tailoring. OIL had started an ambitious project – “OIL Rupantar”, since September, 2003, with a central focus to assist Self Help Groups for development of Agro based industries like bamboo cultivation, floriculture, fishery, sericulture, organic farming, etc and other allied activities like duck farming, pig rearing, goat farming, dairy farming, handloom, small business, etc. along with a Computer Centre thereby helping the unemployed youths to find alternate employment. Since 2008, OIL has formed 2150 SHGs/JLGs to which the company has extended 50% subsidy, training, financial and other material inputs. Under “Project OIL Kamdhenu”, OIL aims at replicating Gujarat’s Amul story of cooperative dairy farming in the Company’s operational areas of Upper Assam resulting in ‘White Revolution’ and economic empowerment of the rural communities.

Sustainable Livelihood under Project Rupantar


In education sector, projects like “OIL Awards & Merit Scholarships” and “OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar” has been recognizing the achievements of meritorious students and teachers. Since, 1997, OIL has awarded Merit scholarships to more than 12,000 students and since 2013, 11 teachers were given the prestigious award. While Projects like “OIL Dikhya” has been imparting computer education and adult literacy in the rural schools and villages of OIL’s operational areas with its innovative concept of computer bus, mobile library, value added sessions, teacher training, distribution of K-Yan (a multimedia community computer), Life Skills, etc. Since 2012-13, more than 12265 students of computer classes and more than 2700 adults under adult literacy are benefitted. Under “Project OIL Super 30” started in 2010, students from the backward sections of the society hailing from Assam & Arunachal Pradesh are imparted free residential coaching in preparing for the JEE Mains, Advance & other Engineering entrance examinations. Till date more than 200 students are being placed in various reputed institutions. Established in 1991, the “OIL Nursing School” in Oil India Hospital Duliajan conducts 3 years General Nursing Midwifery (GNM) training courses which is recognized by the Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Assam. More than 200 girls from modest backgrounds have successfully passed out from the institute and are gainfully employed in various health institutions across the State of Assam.

“Project OIL Swabalamban”, provides placement linked skill training and capacity building to unemployed youths from OIL's operational areas in Upper Assam and Rajasthan. Since 2013, 5354 nos. of candidates were trained in varied sectors and 3871 youths were placed in various industries across the country.

OIL conducts “Rural Sports” in the OIL’s operational villages to promote games and sports among the youth and school students with prime focus on promotion of athletics. Apart from rural sports OIL has provided financial and other material assistance to several schools, colleges & sports organizations for development of playground and for hosting several state, district and national level sporting events benefitting large number of youth.

Under “Project OIL Sakshyam” the Company has ventured into the noblest areas of welfare under CSR by extending need based support in the form of infrastructure development, recurring cost, and facilities of transportation to the physically challenged students of Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre and Moran Blind School amongst many others.

OIL under its CSR has also taken up the initiative to conserve environment and protect wildlife. The “Hoolock Gibbon and Rainforest Biodiversity Conservation project” was started by OIL in January 2014. The project is a step towards long term commitment of OIL for the steadfast protection of the rich rainforests in and around its’ operational areas in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, which in turn ensures the future conservation of the Hoolock Gibbon and many such endangered species in their natural habitats. OIL has been promoting eco-tourism in Upper Assam by providing assistance in the form of installing a solar driven power plant, eco-boats, battery run vehicles, etc., to “Sasoni Merbeel Eco Tourism Project”, a community eco-tourism project.

The Company has invested heavily in developing rural infrastructure to bring about all round development of the region. Over the years the company has built over 1500 kilometers of roads and over a two hundred odd bridges to facilitate and improve basic communication. OIL has also assisted in Rural Electrification and Anti Erosion & Flood Control Measures, has constructed many Public Stages, Auditoriums, Libraries, Lecture Halls, Computer Centres, roadside waiting sheds, upgraded & developed rural & speciality hospitals, rural schools & institutes of higher development in various OIL operational districts of North East India.

The stakeholders have appreciated OIL’s strategic CSR initiative which have in its own way enhanced OIL’s Brand Image. OIL has always laid emphasis on how OIL can help the community in its own humble way. OIL in essence, expects only one thing in return – the-all-round development of the communities. OIL always wants to play the role of a catalyst in the development process and yes, a sense of legitimate pride prevail in having being able to make some difference in the lives of the people in and around its operational areas. For OIL, a bright smile in the lives of the people which it touches is the greatest reward and OIL promises to remain a Company with a human face.