Tata Motors spends Rs 21.43 Cr on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), touches 6 lakh lives

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By Rusen Kumar

MUMBAI: Tata Motors Limited (TML), an automobile company has spent Rs. 21.43 Cr towards various schemes of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as prescribed under Section 135 of the Act., its Annual CSR Report for the Year 2017-18 revealed.

Company said that over 6 Lakh lives positively touched through CSR Projects during the reviewed year. 40% of the CSR Budget was spend on Affirmative Action programs dedicated for the upliftment of SC/ST Communities. Reinforced its initiatives on topics related to Health, Education, Employability and the Environment.

Tata Motors have reinforced its initiatives on topics related to Health, Education, Employability and the Environment with concrete achievements measured through different KPIs. Tata Motors positively touched lives of 6, 44,000 people across these identified thrust areas.

Company recently released its Corporate Social Responsibility Report that highlighting its commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

It has made conscious efforts to involve and promote SC/ST communities through their affirmative action programme called ‘Aadhar’.

Around 40% of their CSR efforts are earmarked towards Aadhar initiatives. Currently, Tata Motors have over 6000 SC/ST employees as a part of their workforce and around 34% of the apprentices/trainees belong to the SC/ST Communities.

Tata Motors’ one of India’s leading automobile companies, recently released its FY 2017-18 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, highlighting its commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Guenter Butschek, MD & CEO, Tata Motors said, “Tata Motors works with the philosophy of ‘More from Less for More’ which implies striving to achieve scale by judicious utilization of resources, to achieve greater impact. The company adopts human lifecycle approach by offering age continuum CSR programs, which are horizontally linked to each other. CSR is not just a statement but an integral part of our DNA. It feels proud to lead an organization where people live and breed such philosophy.”

Highlights on the four pillars of CSR:

Health initiative ‘Aarogya’ which aims to curb malnutrition, facilitated availability of clean drinking water to remote communities and provided preventive/ curative health services, covering 2,909 malnourished children and 3,13,303 people for health services.

Education initiative ‘Vidyadhanam’ which focuses on improving the academic performance of secondary/college going students, engaged in disbursing scholarships to the needy/ meritorious students, while facilitating them with special coaching classes. Sanctioned 9,612 scholarships and supported 28,078 students with special coaching in FY 2017/18. Tata Motors initiatives to improve School infrastructure continue to enhance the learning environment for the students.

Employability initiative ‘Kaushalya’ which aims to address high rate of unemployment by skilling people in automotive, non-automotive, agricultural & allied trades. The initiative also supports women empowerment by introducing them in traditionally male dominant industries. In the year 2017-18, 12,031 and 3,484 people underwent automotive and non-automotive trainings respectively.

Environment initiative ‘Vasundhara’ which promotes environmental consciousness among school students encouraged sapling plantation and distribution of renewable energy products. Outcome – 1,03,746 new saplings planted across locations with 56,161 people covered under environmental awareness program.

(The report is based on CSR Report, 2017-18 and statement of Tata Motors Limited)

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