With the Employee Giving Campaign, Ingersoll Rand has empowered its employees with an opportunity to inculcate and encourage a culture of extending a helping arm to the needy. With the combined effort, the company aims to provide a dignified life to underprivileged children and individuals through education and infrastructure that play a vital role in their growth.
INDIACSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Ingersoll Rand , a $14.0 billion globally diversified industrial technology company is focused on Corporate Social Value creation world over and has consistently worked towards streamlining its efforts in making a positive impact around the communities where it operates.The organization runs several social welfare projects in the country to promote Sustainability, Education, Healthcare and Livelihood creation. Volunteering and involvement of employees in these projects have always been a key focus.
Ingersoll Rand believes that Innovation for emerging economies is critical for products to succeed in these markets. The company has three world class manufacturing facilities at Naroda, Sahibabad and Chennai; and two Engineering and Technology Centers at Bangalore and Chennai. Ingersoll–Rand (India) Limited is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange.
The organization launched “The Employee Giving Campaign” in partnership with United Way of India in 2011 and has made significant progress with the response received in the second year of the campaign in 2012.
Under this campaign, the employees can voluntarily contribute a one-two days’ salary and pledge support to an NGO of their choice and location. The Employee Giving campaign gives the freedom to an employee to choose the cause they believe in and to choose the amount that they would like to donate towards their cause.
The amount donated by the employees is then matched by the organization in India and by the Global Foundation in the US twice over, and then donated to the respective NGOs in each city.
The initiative has been instrumental in engaging over 25% of its workforce in its second year of existence. The amount raised will be equally matched by Ingersoll Rand India and the Ingersoll RandGlobal Foundation to be donated to over 15 pre-selected NGO’s across cities towards empowerment of the marginalized sections of the society.
In the past, the pledged funds raised by the campaign were donated to various NGOs that run projects in the area of Environment, Resource Conservation, Education, Healthcare and Improving Livelihoods. In 2012, this donation funded multiple projects that created an impact across these NGOs.
Some key highlights include educating over 10,000 underprivileged children in Delhi and Bangalore, supporting destitute children in Bengaluru by providing Shelter, Education, Medical and Recreational support, restoration of eye sight and loss of vision prevention amongst children and adults through eye surgeries to name a few. As part of its environmental commitments, Ingersoll Rand is providing solar lighting to nearly 20 villages through TERI’s Light a Billion Lives Program and has an on-going maintenance and preservation drive for Lake Uttarahali in Bangalore among other initiatives.
Commenting on this initiative, Swati Bhattacharya, Vice President – Corporate Relations and Public Affairs said, “We have been running the ‘Employee Giving Campaign’ driven by our philosophy of sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship.
This one of its kind campaign seeks to mobilize and enable employees to engage in meaningful community service activities.We have received overwhelming response for the campaign’s second edition making significant progress in terms of employee participation and expanding the reach of our social activities to tap and aid greater number ofsocial and environmental causes. We are happy to have raised sufficient funds with which we hope to lighten up the lives of many households in India.”
Ingersoll Rand is committed to India and is implementing strategies for product innovation and design for Industrial Technologies; Security; Food Safety; Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. The company is based out of 18 locations in the country.