Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the contribution of businesses to the development of the society. It Is defined as the integration of business operations and values, whereby the interests of all the stakeholders including investors, customers, employees, the community and the environment are reflected in the company’s policies and actions. The goal is to share responsibility with organizations which are working for social welfare and are creating a positive impact on a social level while doing so.
Hence, the commitment of Company positions its social and environmental consciousness acts as an integral part of its business. We, as a company, work with foundations and charitable organizations to fill critical gaps by doing the needful in the areas of improvement with regards to health, education and skill building. Our understanding for these vital aspects of society is.
Health - With an aim to provide a healthier environment to those who are deprived, we focus on providing health and wellness to the deprived sections of the society. We also intend to address the need of accessible and affordable healthcare to the less privileged section of the society.
Education - Recognizing the fact that education is the most significant intervention in the all-round development in children, we make efforts to reach out to the underprivileged and provide access to quality education. This creates a remarkable difference in their lives and the society as a whole. The initiative also includes providing special education to differently-abled children.
Skill Development - Skill development plays a vital role in overall growth of a person and the society in turn. It helps in achieving faster, sustainable and inclusive growth on one hand and provides employment opportunities to women and youth on the other. Our initiatives involve training and capacity development of differently-abled children and youth along with women who belong to economically weaker sections of society.
Rotary Club of Mulund, under its program of DISCON Vocational Loan Scholarship (VLS) offers assistance to deserving students. The scholarship is in the form of part or full payment of fees for vocational courses. It is offered to deserving students for undertaking vocational courses (such as I.T.I, Engineering degree or diploma, Medical Education, Pharmacy, Tourism, Mass Media etc.) after evaluating their merit and the financial status of their family.The Company has supported this initiative of Rotary Club by providing funds which are being utilized to pay the fees of the selected students under its DISCON VLS project.
Global Hospital & Research Centre provides health care for the sick and afflicted in far flung areas through their mobile health clinics under its village outreach programs.
POSAT foundation is a registered charitable trust, working for the upliftment of physically challenged children and adults. The patients are attended to by a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and special educators. These patients also need a variety of special mobility aids, viz., specially designed shoes, crutches, special chairs, walkers and wheelchairs. These aids are provided at cost price by the Trust to its patients. The children with hearing impairment are evaluated by audiologist and are then provided with necessary hearing aids.
The Company has supported POSAT foundation by funding the shortfall in staff expenses engaged in teaching children in their rehabilitation centre through the financial year 2016-17, for the procurement of equipment for differently abled children such as prosthetics limbs, shoes, special chairs, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, hearing aids, etc. and for procurement of equipment required for running therapy and special education classes.
Yogi Divine is a trust registered in Vadodara which undertakes several programs including medical care for the economically disadvantaged and tribal populace, education and relief work projects that promote the overall welfare of the society. The Company has contributed to its project of providing medical care and spreading awareness about the basic health and hygiene in rural areas. Yogi Divine Society has actively worked in several villages in districts of Panchmahal and Bharuch in the State of Gujarat.
UMANG works with children facing autism, learning disorders, and multiple disabilities with the specific objective of providing integrated, interdisciplinary care and holistic education to children with developmental disabilities. Their aim is training and capacity development of differently abled children and women from economically weaker sections of society.
UMANG provides a range of clinical services (ranging from paediatric assessment to therapies) which reach out to differently abled children who are in need of specific and often unavailable, treatment. Free training and therapies are provided for under-privileged children and on concessional basis for children from lower middle class families.
UMANG adopts a positive child-centric approach to achieve our mission and goal of rehabilitating economically disadvantaged children with special needs. The programs, education and early interaction with professional trainers and therapists helps to build competence, skills, and acceptance within the society. This in turn facilitates the future independence of the child.
The Company has supported their project of vocational training for unemployed rural women and entrepreneurship training to school leavers.
For more than 75 years, Children International has been providing assistance to children and families struggling in terrible poverty. Children International’s centrally located community centres, from which their dedicated in-country staff operate, provide resources, programs and services which help to reduce the burden of poverty on impoverished children and youth. They invest in their potential and provide them with the much needed opportunities to grow up healthy, educated and help to contribute to the society. They sponsor children and youth in the poorest parts of the world and aid them in becoming employable adults. Moreover, they deliver programs aimed at improving the health, education, and job-preparedness for these very young adults.
The Company has supported Children International in providing text books and stationery kits to secondary and post-secondary students in Kolkata.