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PUNE: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has received a commendation for its significant achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and environment management from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-ITC Sustainability Awards 2015.
Of the 83 companies which qualified for desk assessment, after a rigorous evaluation process by a team of CII certified assessors, TKM has been recognised along with other leading companies. The results of each assessment are reviewed by an eminent jury, comprising leaders from government, industry, civil society and academia, at two stages before a final decision is taken.
In the CSR Category, TKM was lauded for its widespread initiatives to contribute to the development of the local community. These include providing free education and boarding facilities to meritorious students from economically weaker section of the community in Karnataka through the Toyota Technical Training Institute, upliftment of quality of education by reconstructing three government schools with basic amenities, participation in the Swacch Bharat: Swacch Vidhyalaya national campaign and constructing toilets across government school for the girl children, installing water purification units and also facilitating road safety awareness programs.
In the Environment Management category, TKM has been acknowledged for adopting best practices in order to achieve harmony between its manufacturing activities and the environment. TKM has envisaged a five-year environmental action plan and established a functional level robust environment management program, and is continuously working to achieve ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ and ‘Zero Fresh Water for Manufacturing’. TKM has also introduced a biogas plant to reuse kitchen waste and vermin-composting unit to reuse bio sludge.
Shekar Viswanathan, vice-chairman and whole-time director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “Environment and social contribution are inherent in the Toyota culture. Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s philosophy and policies on environment are based on Toyota’s earth charter and global vision. As a responsible automotive manufacturer, we continue to develop automotive technologies and manufacturing processes to reduce the environment footprint associated with our operations.
TKM consistently has been working towards creating a vibrant world through a socially responsible and sustainable approach that includes sharing knowledge and skills through the philosophy of giving back to the community. We have integrated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across our value chain throughout our network: suppliers, dealers and stakeholders. We ensure that our employees are actively involved in our endeavor to contribute towards the progress of the region. We strongly believe that our employees play an important role in enabling us to run our business in a harmonious relationship with society.”
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