India CSR News Network
MASAR (Vadodara): On the occasion of the 69th Independence Day of India, Finolex Industries Ltd. along with their CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation, constructed and donated a toilet block to M M Samplawalla School at Masar road, Padra taluka, Vadodara district, Gujarat. The newly constructed toilet block has 16 toilets for the students and one for the teachers and has been equipped with modern facilities and amenities. It is an effort by the company to create a healthy environment in the school, reduce school drop outs especially by the girl child and to support a clean and hygienic India
M M Samplawalla School has been operational since 59 years, but lacked a most essential facility i.e. an equipped and clean toilet facility. Even the teachers and faculty had to go home in between school hours if they needed to use the restroom.
Speaking on this occasion, Ritu Chhabria, Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation “It is the right of every child to not just be educated but have a healthy childhood. A clean toilet facility is definitely a mandate in any school and we are happy to be able to provide this to the children at Samplawalla School. We hope that with this new available facility, more children will join school and we will have less girl students dropping out.” She further added, “80 percent of the diseases in India are water borne or through water contamination, hence it is imperative to adopt sanitation programs to keep these diseases in check.”
As Finolex Industries started its plant in this village six years back, they have been constantly involved in helping the communities in and around the plant. Some of the projects done by the company so far in this region are:
- Improving education quality of English language in two schools by appointing and sponsoring two English speaking teachers since 2014
- Upgrading schools by donating computers and other infrastructure
- Facilitated MA card (Mukhyamantri Amrutum) camp with Government officials to help 200 families receive this card, enabling them to avail benefits of medical insurance under the scheme, up to Rs. 2,00,000/- per family
- Planted saplings to promote green environment
- Is in the process of setting up skill development classes for women of the village, in Computer and tailoring. Both these courses will be certified by professionals.
“These initiatives would not have been possible without the constant support of the Gram Panchayat of these villages and Principals of the schools, who welcomed our good intentions with open arms. We are truly thankful to them and hope to have their continued support for all our future projects.” said Saurabh Dhanorkar, Managing Director, Finolex Industries Ltd.
Finolex Industries Ltd. has been serving society since its inception and has always believed in the philosophy of giving back to the society. The company along with their partner Mukul Madhav Foundation, they have been actively involved in several projects of health, education and social welfare, in and around Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Finolex Industries Limited, headquartered in Pune, is the market leader in the supply of PVC pipes & fittings for the agriculture and non-agricultural sector that includes housing, industry and construction. Through their unique expertise, they have been able to focus on the concept of water management, which will become even more crucial in the coming years.
Finolex is India’s largest backward integrated PVC Pipes and Fittings’ manufacturer with a production capacity of 2, 50,000 MT per annum. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing plants at Ratnagiri, Urse in Pune and Masar in Gujarat help to provide significant resources to better serve customers. Finolex’s resin manufacturing facility in Ratnagiri, set in technical collaboration with Uhde GmbH, Germany with Hoechst technology, and spread across an area of 650 acres of land, provides a consistent supply of superior quality resin to their plants which guarantees top line quality products. The open sea cryogenic jetty, the first of its kind in the Indian private sector, has been the hallmark of their PVC complex. Finolex is the first Indian PVC Pipes manufacturer to have been awarded the IS/ISO 9001-2008 certification.
Finolex consistently produces only the highest quality products and provides exceptional service in order to maximize customer satisfaction. They are marching ahead in innovation and technology bringing forth new products and solutions by continuously increasing production capacity. This in turn aids them to meet their strategic goals for the future. Finolex takes pride in being able to maintain and constantly improve living standards through offering products as serves the growing needs of our nation by remaining committed to their core values of providing impeccable quality, products and services.
Finolex’s major strength lies in their skilled workforce. Finolex is recognized and attributes their operating excellence and success to their employees. They have an extremely strong presence throughout the country, with a wide network of over 17,000 dealers and sub-dealers who work as their extended arm in bringing a wide range of agriculture, plumbing and sanitation pipes, fittings and solvent cement to customers. Their core values of quality, trust and integrity help to build an unbreakable bond with customers and stakeholders.
Finolex believes in performance with purpose and are deeply concerned about society and our community. They have been actively working along with Mukul Madhav Foundation, its strategic CSR partner, in contributing to the social and economic development of the underprivileged sections of society in and around the plants in Ratnagiri, Pune and Masar with special focus on education, healthcare, community development, environment and self-development. The focus is on women and children, thus, enabling the deprived to improve their quality of life through good education and accessible healthcare facilities. Finolex strives to seek a way to connect urban population with the rural and urge people to pledge to save water and the environment.
Finolex has been awarded India’s most Trusted Brand in the category “Manufacturing – Pipes” by Brand Trust Report, “Excellence in CSR” by Amity Global School, “Support and Improvement in Quality of Education” by Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards and recently recognised by the Economic Times as “Top 100 Brands in the Architecture and Design Sector.”