UPL Ltd is proud to announce its support for Chris Parsons on his fundraising ride “Cycling for Widows 2020”
In early 2020, Chris, chairman of international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills’ India practice, will cycle 4,500km over 45 days from the Kanyakumari in South to Kashmir in North of India. Chris’ ride will raise money for the Loomba Foundation and its efforts to support widows and their children through economic empowerment and childhood education. The flagging off ceremony was held on 2nd Feb 2020 and ride started on 03rd Feb 2020 from Kanyakumari.
Jai Shroff, Global CEO of UPL Ltd said, “We commend Chris on his commitment to undertaking this feat of endurance, and are honoured to be able to support the cause of helping empower Indian women and children through increasing their economic independence and improving access to childhood education.”
About The Loomba Foundation
The Loomba Foundation is a non-profit, UN accredited, international NGO which helps widows and their children regardless of race, gender or religion. Foundation aim is to eradicate discrimination against widows, lobby governments to give widows their due pensions and rightful inheritances, empower widows through employment opportunities and educate their children. In India they are involved in two programs, educating the children of widows and a skills training program to help 30,000 widows in India. The skills training includes sewing machines and stitching as well as learning skills for a variety of industries to include telecommunications (call centres), beauty/wellness, healthcare/caregiving, tourism/hospitality, food processing, textile/apparel, agriculture and automotives.
UPL is one of the world’s leading total crop solutions companies, focused on securing the world’s long-term food supply through an integrated portfolio of agricultural inputs, products and solutions.
UPL was established in India in 1969 and is now active in over 130 countries, providing a diversified range of patented and post-patent agriculture solutions for various arable and speciality crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.
UPL is headquartered in India, with manufacturing facilities in 48 locations worldwide and a global workforce which includes 75 different nationalities. It is committed to research, development and innovation, and holds over 12,000 product registrations and more than 1,000 patents globally.
In 2019, UPL finalized the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience and committed to a new purpose: OpenAg, which creates a seamless network for agriculture, activating connections across the world’s agriculture system. UPL is working to power new levels of sustainable growth, and to help generate a deeper impact on society, where agriculture is properly valued, food is sustainable and farmers grow and prosper. It is a fundamentally optimistic view of the future of agriculture; one with no limits, and no borders, that feeds sustainable growth for all.
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