“As a good corporate citizen, we shall always be sensitive to the welfare and development needs of the society around us”.
“India Cements is a story of wealth creation fuelled by the foresight, missionary zeal and vision of its founders and the dedicated efforts of its employees over the last seven decades. The India Cements Limited right from its inception has been alive to the larger social responsibility of organized industry. We have over the years developed an enviable reputation as a caring organization not only taking care of its stakeholders but looking beyond cement to put a smile on the face of the common people through various community development initiatives.
At India Cements, we focus on building relationships, relationships that help enrich lives, relationships that promise a better tomorrow. In our website, you will see reiterated concrete examples, the sum total of a life energy that pushes us to see beyond the vagaries of the market place, the building of mammoth factories or a growing enterprise. For, far deeper than our desire to be successful is our desire to be good. Good to our own selves, our families, every man, woman and child who come in touch with us”.
Mr. N. Srinivasan,
Vice-Chairman & MD, The India Cements Ltd
The CSR Policy of India Cements is the substratum for the CSR activities. The Policy lays down the guidelines for the location, sectors of activities, planning execution and monitoring. Currently, we are carrying out long term community development in about 150 villages around the plants reaching out to a large number of beneficiaries.
Increasing incomes and creating opportunities for fruitful employment is a major thrust area of our work. To achieve these twin goals, we organise several skill training programmes, especially for the youth and women in our target villages. In addition, given the rural nature of our plant locations, we also support farm related activities. Thus, regular veterinary camps, to provide essential health care to the livestock apart from organising women into Self Help Groups for income generation have become our regular activities.
Apart from the educational institutions run by us, We have been chosen to run the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Tiruchendur, Tamil Nadu, under the Public Private Partnership Programme between the Govt. of Tamil Nadu and the various industrial houses.
We are working with about 350 government aided schools in our plant locations. The work relates to providing essential infrastructure facilities to the schools. We are also organising special coaching and summer camps, classes on computer learning, career guidance and sports and cultural competitions
Caring for the most needy has been a strong focus in our work. Thus, we try to provide a dignified life for the senior citizens, persons with disabilities and children without parents. This work is done through supporting deserving institutions in the vicinity of our plants, by providing infrastructural facilities, essential materials like clothing, medicines, mobility aids and support for education.
India Cements has played an active role, in and around its factories, in finding, funding, proposing and executing infrastructural development. The long list of projects completed to date that has directly raised the living standard of thousands of families includes, drinking water tanks and bore wells, water lines, cement concrete roads, bus shelters and community halls and street lights.
Apart from preventive healthcare, we have actively supported Government initiatives to bring Primary Healthcare across remote villages. It is by the way of constructing labour wards and minor operation theatres, procuring equipment for laboratories and upkeeping primary healthcare centres.
As a responsible social entity, we have implemented many projects and adopted technologies to reduce power consumption and promote use of non-polluting energy resources such as wind, natural gas and alternate fuels.
The two wind mills at Palladam, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu and the natural gas based power plant at Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu generate over 17 Mega Watts and 25 Mega Watts of clean energy which in turn is used by our cement plants.
Our other initiatives include use of alternate fuels such as tyre chips and biomass, waste material like the bagasse in the sugar plant, reduction of power consumption by implementing unique waste heat recovery systems and adoption of zero-pollution technologies across manufacturing units.