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Cr (rounded off) Karmayog CSR Rating-4/5 CSR activities: The wealth generated by Jamsetji Tata and his sons in half a century of industrial pioneering formed but a minute fraction of the amount by which they enriched the nation. The whole of that wealth is held in trust for the people and used exclusively for their benefit. The cycle is thus complete: what came from the people has gone back to the people many times over. Sharing Wealth to Diminish Disparities For Jamsetji Tata, the progress of enterprise, welfare of people and the health of the enterprise were inextricably linked. Wealth and the generation of wealth have never "been ends in themselves, but a means to an end, for the increased prosperity of India," The Times of India said in 1912 of the Tatas. Successive generations of Tata Group leaders have always held the belief that no success in material terms is worthwhile unless it serves the interest of the nation and is achieved by fair and honest means. Conscious that the task of social progress, especially in a country as diverse as India, cannot be undertaken by the Government alone, J R D Tata the Chairman of the Tata Group from 1938 to 1991, believed that, "to create good working conditions, to pay the best wages to its employees and provide decent housing to its employees are not enough for the industry, the aim of an industry should be to discharge its overall social responsibilities to the community and the society at large, where industry is located." At the vanguard of social commitment Guided by this mandate, Tata Steel has for decades used its skills and resources, to the extent it can reasonably afford, to give back to the community a fair share of the product of its efforts. It was the first to establish labour welfare practices, even before these were made statutory laws across the world. In 1912 it invited Sidney and Beatrice Webb, the Founders of the London School of Economics, to prepare a Memorandum of Health for the Steel City. The Company also instituted an eight-hour workday in 1912, free medical aid in 1915, a Welfare Department in 1917, leave with pay, Workers Provident Fund and Workmen¶s Compensation in 1920 and Maternity Benefit for ladies in 1928. With the understanding that the hunger for employment can never be satisfied despite its best efforts, the Company took an enlightened decision to address the needs of those who migrated to its vicinity in search for employment. It first stimulated entrepreneurship and economic
The drop out rate of tribal students in schools and colleges has been checked with financial assistance and sponsorships. technical and the public services. the wealth it has shared as well as the many "firsts" it has achieved through socio-economic programmes.development in the Steel City and then reached out to the rural poor. Tata Steel and Tribal Cultural Society´ were the words she uttered . At an award ceremony. And then came the announcement of Jyoti Fellowships. says Sunita Murmu. The Xavier Institute for Tribal Education near Jamshedpur has also been supported by Tata Steel to produce professionally trained personnel. empowering them with the means to create better livelihoods within their own villages. ³Thank you. Tata Steel also fulfilled their basic need for health care. every piece of knowledge gathered. I was bound to be like many others. for the next seven consecutive years as well. Infants and toddlers are prepared for formal schooling in the informally run balwadis (crèches/nurseries). helps tribal students to develop self-esteem and plan their future. Sunita was able to concentrate and secure first division all through. recycled into the family's earning process at an age when I needed to be at school´. The fellowship saw her through matriculation and Intermediate." Education Tata Steel has influenced the integration of tribals in the economy in a less obvious and immediate way by propping up the education of tribal children and youth of various ages and at various stages of their academic career. implemented in five schools. the Company offers to all those who wish to work alongside it to "improve the quality of life of the communities it serves. when asked what she had to say about this assistance. empowerment and community outreach programmes. "Thank you Tata Steel and Tribal Cultural Society. the resources it has deployed. At the same time. Every lesson learned. Relieved of the pressure. Sunita won the award not just for the year. through the beliefs and values it has acted upon. Tata Steel is India¶s acknowledged Corporate Social Responsibility leader and is recognised as a most humane organisation. The TCS bears the entire expense of two tribal students who secure admissions for management education at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. By virtue of the extent of its demonstrated commitment for decades. but." Had it not been for this fellowship from Tribal Cultural Society. food security.. It also coaches students for entrance into administrative. education and income generation through the development of rural infrastructure. An unusual project called Sahyog..
a semicircular piece of wood by a long wooden stick using their feet. Lecture demonstration sessions on tribal heritage. was organized at Bari Maidan. Tata Steel. it tests the team spirit. Tribal belief has it that within the 'Akhara' (common meeting place for men within the village).." Adim Dastoor. The climax of the three-day event resounded this belief as hundreds of people in the ground joined in the performance accompanied by 25 drum beaters who lent a sparkling end to the festival. researchers and even laypersons. With a view to helping the tribal population preserve its rich inheritance. . Every step taken is dance. This Centre showcases the tribal legacy of four major and five minor tribes of Jharkhand and Orissa and evokes a lot of interest amidst scholars. Income generation for tribals :In order to help tribals address their basic needs in a self-reliant and sustainable way. holding the belief that the tribals know best for themselves. This cultural extravaganza showcased the heritage and lifestyle of the indigenous people in Jharkhand.a game played between two teams that attempt to score points by hitting the opponent's Kati . has assisted in the formation of many Self Help Groups (SHGs).00.. TCC not only documents relevant research but also enables the continuation of the tradition by sharing it with the youth and non-tribals.with extreme gratitude Tribals ±culture :Efforts to support tribals may well leave them at the doorstep of development without a sense of belongings and their cultural heritage. no one is an audience. a three day programme.000. physical strength and concentration levels of the players. Tata Steel has set up the Tribal Culture Centre (TCC) at a cost of Rs 35. Jamshedpur. The event also showcased a day-night Kati tournament between 25 teams from all over Jharkhand and tribal Orissa. exhibitions on historical advent of tribal movements. every word that is uttered is a song. "Hundreds of people joined. Additionally. Known to be a game that used to be played by youths in non agricultural season. Tata Steel has long been involved with increasing the agricultural productivity for them in the rural areas through assured irrigation. a Santhali Language Laboratory has also been initiated in the Centre since 200203. various forms of tribal dance and music. The centre was instrumental in reviving the now almost forgotten 'Kati' . their relevance and specifics were dwelled upon at great length followed by actual performance by the experts.
pisciculture and floriculture. The doctors and para medical staff of its hospitals as well as the dedicated staff of its social welfare arms have also taken health care awareness including eye care.. my desire to do something substantial would have remained intangible forever. piggery. tuberculosis treatment. general health awareness. Tata Steel provides these groups with training. Without them. mushroom farming. left untouched by modern medicine. At Jamshedpur. For making a long term impact on the prospects of the tribals.. ... which we were able to encash upon. helped improve the presentation of the product. mat making. If I have found meaning in my life. I still dragged myself to participate in it. terracotta. food processing. My future plans are to improve our business extensively and also to enter the metropolitan market. And with TCS behind us. CC Health care :Among the most active sponsors of the Lifeline Express ± a hospital on wheelsTata Steel has endeavored to take medical care far beyond those connected with its operations. networking and assistance in marketing. motor driving and handling pregnancies as birth attendants. Simple techniques on packaging the candles we made. the Company has given them vocational training in areas like basic computer operation. It established the Jamshedpur Blood Bank to provide safe blood to those in need and has very successfully promoted a culture of voluntary blood donations. which cater to the healthcare needs of people from the surrounding rural areas. This unique train travels at the behest of its sponsors to those parts of rural India."Opportunity from TCS came like a ray of hope. Dispensaries and Super Dispensaries to reach out to its employees as well as a large number of citizens across the steel city. software management. poultry. Through the efforts of the Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) and the Tata Steel Family Initiatives Foundation (TSFIF). it is because of TCS. carpet weaving. shorthand. we will make it. Not knowing what to expect from the workshop. But there was will and that was what saw us through. Deepawali. Christmas and Gram Shree Mela provided us with huge business prospects. paper bag making.These SHGs enable the tribals to arrange for credit and engage in micro-enterprises like making Dokra items. HIV/AIDS Awareness and Mother and Child survival programmes to a large number of villages and communities. Both these social welfare arms of the Company have been building capacity through training programmes to create community based health care partners as well as grass-root volunteers. "There was will and that was what saw us through. At its outlocations the Company has set up hospitals. The network of specialised medical care units it has created also fulfills the need for low cost. high quality medical care for the economically less privileged. the Company runs a 850-bed general hospital with a specialised Burn Centre. the Company covers the rural and peri-urban population through basic health care amenities. Next we received an order from Tata Steel to supply 5000 candles in a week's time. typing.
Ongoing Programmes Mother and Infant Survival Programme Population Stabilisation Operation Muskaan for cleft lips and palates "YARS" .Youth and Adolescent Reproductive Services Specifically targeted programmes on HIV and AIDS. motivational programmes have extremely successfully broken the barriers of prejudice and myths to bring about the participation of communities. Now it is in the process of reauthoring its role. Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS. Through the innovative use of communication media. industrial workers. Tata Steel has been promoting controlled family planning since the 1950s. bustee dwellers and those from the indigenous tribes of the area. globally and nationally. WHO-SE Asia Regional Office. The Company has thus taken proactive steps in AIDS prevention by spreading awareness not only amongst its employees. Health and AIDS AwarenessThe health and safety of the employees and the community is critically interlocked with productivity and is enshrined in Tata Steel¶s Vision.has been reaching out to the Community in Jamshedpur with Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services. ensured immunisation for tens of thousands and been instrumental in bringing down infant mortality rates. This programme extends to the rural and urban populace residing in and around Jamshedpur. For the past 16 years. It covers a heterogenous population of over 10. in even those which do not readily accept family planning. so as to extend both its capability and services into emerging sectors of need. This model is being shared through forums like ILO. but also the community at large so that the inhabitants of Jamshedpur and at other locations. Project "WATSAN" for Water and Sanitation Free Health Checkups for Women at Surya Clinics Pioneer in Family Initiatives and HIV/AIDS Awareness Ringing the first alarm bell for Population Control The first corporation in the country to launch a family welfare programme.000 including adolescents and youth. .00. Global Compact Initiatives.The Company has successfully changed notions of millions of villagers on water and sanitation.formerly the Family Planning Department . remain safe. Tata Steel Family Initiatives Foundation (TSFIF) . Tata Steel has evolved a corporate sector model to prevent the spread of STD/HIV/AIDS. created a demand for better health facilities. NACO (National AIDS Control Organisation) and JAPC (Jharkhand AIDS Prevention Consortium) and more recently through Global Reporting Initiatives. Jamshedpur today is a leader in demographic indices in the country.
has planted 1. which is an alliance of over a hundred major international companies who are expected to lead by example.5 million surviving trees as a part of the ³Green Millennium´ campaign. Environment Tata Steel believes that environment management is integral to sustainable business. Further augmenting its commitment in this field.The Global Business Coalition. that Tata Steel is the first company in the country to be conferred ISO-14001 Certification for its main steel works and utility services in Jamshedpur All its mines and collieries are also ISO-14001 Certified for environmental management. This award places Tata Steel¶s initiatives at par with the best in the world. Tata Steel is one of its founding members. The award is conferred on companies who have evolved best practices on HIV/AIDS prevention. The prestigious "Global Business Coalition Award (GBC) for 2003 for Business Excellence" was conferred on Tata Steel for its response to the epidemic and its outstanding HIV/AIDS Awareness work in Jamshedpur. to be showcased globally. It may be worth mentioning that Jamshedpur has the best tree cover in the country. is dedicated to combating this disease. Tata Steel. especially to reduce the stigma and discrimination.Tata Steel's collieries and mines which support the 'Save Forests' campaign are a benchmark in environment management. . The company's commitment in this area can be further gauged from the fact.
They believe that environment. Godrej offers researchers and naturalists every facility to conduct studies on this most important. It was in 1996 that they adopted the System¶s approach and then the entire business was involved in changing processes and setting procedures to give due consideration to the mangroves. All these groups report to their divisional heads who have direct access to the chairman. the credit goes to Godrej founders ± they sowed the seeds. we are engaged in the propagation of various species of orchids. As far as mangrove conservation is concerned. All this started much. along with strong Environment Management Systems. Until 1995 Godrej had not publicized their efforts. to inculcate these values. medicinal plants and rare endemic species. The Environment Cell has a broad mandate to mentor and monitor all our activities so as to ensure high standards. Godrej has formed specialist groups. we can only be a model for others to emulate. Godrej has successfully oriented thousands of school. for example the Envirotech Group ± for pollution-reduction and related matters. According to the System¶s requirement. through their Mangrove Awareness Programs. amongst others. government and customers. . In a way. Simultaneously. but long neglected eco-system. the Encon Group ± for energy conservation Garden Deparment.Company: Godrej Industries Ltd Income 2005-2006 = Rs 815 Cr (rounded off) Net profit after tax (05-06) = Rs 75 Cr (rounded off) Karmayog CSR Rating. All Godrej's business heads are more than adequately equipped and empowered to make decisions in business as well as on safety. which looks after the natural environment of numerous areas in Mumbai and in other cities where we have establishments. health and environment. These important issues are addressed at weekly meetings of business heads As far as biodiversity is concerned. As a matter of fact. across the country. The residential township and community around is also a focus of thier Environment Cell. over the years. college and graduate students.3/5 CSR activities: Mangrove conservation has been the key focus of the Environment Cell. Godrej have been focusing on environmental education and. They were doing things for the joy it gave them . For the Godrej family Nature has always formed an important part of our upbringing and our garden township at Vikhroli bears witness to this. if today we have a green image. Most of Godrej's businesses have the ISO 14000 certification. much before ³environment´ became the buzzword that it is today. and the extended family. some of the businesses found that the conservation of mangroves actually helped them in strengthening business relationships with clients. most environmental matters are resolved at the business level. For the past many decades. safety and health are important components of any well-run business and would like every member of the Godrej µparivar¶. the Mangrove Ecosystem has already been identified as our focus. the fruit of which we are reaping today.
They are guided on specially organised tours. known as Pirojshanagar.In our Godrej Udayachal Schools they have been educating on environment for many years. Godrej strongly believes that this green environment enhances productivity and quality. Godrej's entire campus. where they are introduced to plant and animal life. . Every year thousands of students visit the mangrove area. Overall CSR policy : Their Corporate Environment Policy has identified biodiversity enhancement as a focal point. is an industrial garden township. It has been greatly appreciated by all their employees and visitors. The preservation of open spaces and specially green open spaces such as mangroves has been a priority for us. flora and fauna. Right from the preprimary level the children are exposed to the mangrove area. Many of them are likely to become naturalists of a high order. which are interesting and educative. Their High School students have a special mangrove club and the Soonabai Pirojsha Ecological Mangrove Project runs a programme in Mumbai city for school and college students.
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