It gives me great pleasure to share with you the performance of your Company for theFinancial Year 2018-19. Your Company has delivered double-digit growth for the FinancialYear. Our continued focus on strengthening brand fundamentals and improving productivityled us to achieving sustainable growth. In the last few months while the economy isgrowing at a slower pace than expected projections of recovery behind newly launchedgovernment initiatives are a positive sign for the industry.
Your Company has built citizenship into its way of doing business and is committed tobe a force for good and a force for growth. Our aspiration is to have a positive impactacross each area of our Citizenship work - Community Impact Gender Equality andEnvironment Sustainability.
In the area of community impact through our flagship CSR program P&G Shikshathe P&G group in India has supported 2100 schools that will impact the lives of 17lakh children. P&G Shiksha's efforts are focused in three main areas -improving educational infrastructure empowering marginalized girls through education andimproving learning outcomes. We also provide comforts of home to those affected by adisaster. Last year we supported nearly 50000 families affected by the floods in Keralawith health and hygiene kits. Our employees also contributed monetarily to set up healthcamps across the state. We also distributed P&G Purifier of Water providing cleanwater to the affected families. Earlier this year we also donated health and hygiene kitsto more than 10000 families affected by cyclone FANI in Orissa.
Lastly I would also like to express my gratitude to all our consumers customersemployees business partners and YOU our valued shareholders for your support andparticipation in the growth of your Company. We are keenly focused on creating value forour stakeholders. We will continue to innovate and bring superior products to consumersand sustainably grow the business.
B. S. Mehta