Danfoss India’s new CSR initiative empowers livelihoods in its stakeholder ecosystem
IndiaCSR News Network
CHENNAI: Danfoss India, a leading player in climate and energy solutions, recently helped restore and transform a dilapidated elementary school in Panrutti village into a resourceful institution as part of its new CSR initiative ‘Joy of Giving’ Program. Spreading the concept of conservation, the company seeks to nurture and develop the surrounding ecosystem by restoring this school that is next to its upcoming facility in Oragadam.
Mr. Noel Ryan, Danfoss – Commercial Compressors Global President & Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India along with select members from Danfoss India & local village Panchayat head Mr. Kabali, key officials from education department inaugurated the new premises.
Mr. Ravichandran said, “I am very proud that Danfoss is able to make a sustainable difference in the lives of these children and we have plans for continuous engagement to help them develop further in coming years.”
Tucked away in the midst of Panrutti village is the government elementary school and kindergarten center near the new Danfoss India campus in Oragadam. Water trickled down the cracked walls and roofs in the school where there was a shortage of clean drinking water. The school authorities underwent constant struggle to provide healthy food for the school children with the funds provided to them.
Today, the school has undergone a makeover including complete refurbishing and installation of new facilities at the premises. This transformation is a result of ‘Joy of Giving’ program undertaken by Danfoss India.
It is heartening to know that there was a holistic approach to this transformation; the construction work for these facilities were undertaken by local construction workers, there by leading to provision of job opportunities in the area, a vegetable garden was curated which will now provide 10 different varieties of greens & vegetables, taking care of the children’s nutrition needs in a sustainable manner, a new kitchen with proper exhaust and natural lighting facility, a 1000 liter capacity water tank, covered and tiled bathrooms & hand wash areas, safe roofs & flooring, clean & clear school premises and more were created, to develop a proper learning atmosphere for the 100+ children in these institutions.
Mr. Ryan said, “Denmark is rated as one of the happiest countries in the world and Danfoss which is a Denmark based company, is glad to take a step in spreading joy to the future citizens in the villages near our new campus, by helping to create a memorable learning environment for these deserving kids in their formative years. The happy smiles which we saw on the faces of kids, school authorities and villagers at seeing their village schools renovated and enhanced to its full glory was worth a million bucks!!”.”
Danfoss will continue to maintain the facilities that have been donated and has plans for regular employee volunteering initiatives to continue the engagement with this school and kindergarten and spread the joy of giving. The company, through this initiative, plans to develop the surrounding area of its new upcoming facility in Oragadam which is a zero waste environment in itself.
Danfoss Industries Private Limited, an industry leader focused on climate and energy efficient solutions, is a 100-percent owned subsidiary of Danfoss Group. Danfoss India serves a wide range of industries that rely on Danfoss products for needs such as state-of-art refrigeration, air conditioning controls, VLT® Drives and a range of heating valves, controls & solutions for HVAC, district cooling & under floor heating applications.
Established in 1998, Danfoss is headquartered in Chennai with a nation-wide sales and support network comprising of 10 offices, a manufacturing unit, R&D Centre, strong network of channel partners and employs over 440 people. Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman is the President of Danfoss in India.
Danfoss Group: Danfoss is a world-leading supplier of technologies that meet the growing need for food supply, modern infrastructure, efficient energy utilization and climate friendly solutions.
The Group is divided into two business segments: Danfoss Climate & Energy and Danfoss Power Solutions. Danfoss Climate & Energy’s key expertise lies in food refrigeration, air conditioning systems, controls for electric motors, heating systems for buildings, for renewable energy, including solar and wind energy.
Danfoss Power Solutions’ key expertise is in hydraulic systems for powering mobile machinery used in agriculture, construction, materials handling, and specialty equipment. Headquartered in Nordborg, Denmark, the company has 59 factories in 17 countries and sales offices in 58 countries with products being sold in over 100 countries worldwide. Danfoss is a privately-owned company that has grown and improved its skills and expertise in energy-efficient solutions over the past 80 years.
Danfoss sells its products in more than 100 countries and employs some 22,500 people worldwide. Danfoss recently won Europe’s largest environmental and business prize – the GreenTec Awards 2014 under Intelligent Urbanization category for a district heating project in the Anshan, China.