We support:

ekal vidyalaya foundation of india

The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India is a registered, non-profit service organisation dedicated to education and village development in rural India. Ekal’s philosophy is to take a holistic approach to social and economic development. The Ekal organisation is the largest grassroots, non-government education movement in India. Currently, it is operating in over 52,000 villages and educating over 1.4 million children in rural India. Dr. Harshad Mehta is a patron of the Ekal Support Group, India.

Project Life, India

The main activities of Project Life are focused on rural Gujarat and include:

• Blood bank facilities

• Thalassemia prevention and control facilities

• Greenfield – environmental intervention

• Rural education infrastructure development

• Excellence in education

• Science of living through yoga

• Women empowerment

• Housing in tribal areas

Dr. Harshad Mehta is the Chairman of Project Life, India. Other NGOs and CSR activities

Other NGOs and CSR activities

The 7Cs Group also supports various other projects of Rotary International, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, British Asian Trust, Emirates Red Crescent, Dubai Blood Donation Centre, Smart Life, Emirates Environmental Group and Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities and other organisations in the field of education, women empowerment and livelihood.


Mandar is the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of 7Cs Group. CSR is not only close to our founder Dr. Harshad Mehta’s heart, but it is also a guiding light for all of 7Cs Group’s businesses.

For us, CSR is not just about donations or charity; it is also about how the company operates – responsibly. We ensure that sales and profits are derived with integrity. This includes respect for human rights, labour practices, fair trade and fair operating practices, resolving consumer issues and ensuring community development. In its entirety, CSR involves ethical behaviour with respect for the law, respect for the industry we work in and respect for the people we work with and work for. The Mandar motto ‘Connecting Goodwill to Good Work’ captures the CSR essence of the group.

The 7Cs Group is a member of Responsible Jewellery Council and a signatory of United Nations Global Compact and Women’s Empowerment Principles organisations.

7Cs Group supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. In our annual Communication on Progress, we describe our actions to continually improve the integration of the UN Global Compact and its principles with the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company.

The Women’s Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. By becoming signatories, we join other business leaders and demonstrate our commitment on gender equality through the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).