The Company has proactively embraced social responsibility to create a positive impact in the communities in which it works and operates. Along with sustained economic performance, Triveni believes in the importance of social stewardship. The Company is committed to creating an environment that contributes to the well-being of communities and the conservation of nature. Towards this objective, the Company contributes to inclusive growth by empowering communities and accelerating development through interventions in water and sustainable environment, health, education and technology development.
The Company wishes to be perceived as a ‘Company with Conscience’, and to actively and continually contribute to the social and economic development of the communities for the benefit of the deprived, under-privileged and differently able persons. Its approach is based on merit only, without any regard to religion, caste or creed.
Though there are numerous addressable areas where there are cultural prejudices, as well as lack of equity, social justice, awareness and affordability for basic rights in the society, the Company has identified the following areas for the well-being of people, providing employment potential to them, and preserving the environment:
Promoting healthcare, especially amongst children, women, elderly and other weaker sections of the society
Promoting education/literacy enhancement
Skill development for enhancing employment and livelihood
Environment protection and sustainability
Engagement in technology and innovation
Highlights of the CSR Initiatives undertaken during FY 20:
The Company identified, as part of its CSR plan, a project focussed on preventing diseases, such as osteoporosis, breast cancer, cancer of the cervix and ovary, anaemia of various types, and on promoting healthcare in women, especially of the lower socio-economic strata. Under this project, the Company provided free investigations and medical advice/consultation to women. The programme contributed significantly to increasing the awareness level of women towards health issues and the need for timely prevention.
The Company provided vaccination to girls, especially of the lower socio-economic strata, in the age group 9-14 years, to protect them from Cervical Cancer. Nearly 1,32,000 women in India suffer from Cervical Cancer and nearly 74,000 of these die each year, but this can be easily prevented through vaccination given at an appropriate age. The programme was successful as, apart from vaccination, it helped in creating awareness among the parents and girls about the potential threat and need for prevention.
New born babies, especially from the economically weaker section of the society, were screened under the New Born Screening (NBS) Programme for Thyroid profile, CAH, G6PD, Hearing test. In India, New Born Screening is seen detecting two major diseases among babies. Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) is being found in 2 out of 1,000 babies in the country, followed by G6PD deficiency, found among 8.6% of India’s total population. NBS is done to find out if a baby it at a higher risk of a disorder for which early treatment or management can prevent intellectual disability, physical disability or even death. By treating these conditions, damages like mental retardation, thyroid issues, autism and sudden death can be reversed.
As part of the CSR projects relating to promotion of education and women empowerment, the Company provided financial support to the Nursing School of a hospital to improve teaching standards. It provided scholarships to good performers and deserving students, especially from the economically weaker section of the society.
Under its sponsorship for education and training programmes for differently-abled students, the Company provided financial support for the development of the infrastructure of schools. It also provided financial support to the Government Model Primary Schools in Peenya and Sompura, located near its factories, to help them run pre-nursery schools for under-privileged children of their respective areas. A total of more than 500 students benefited from these initiatives. In addition, the Company also provided IT facilities and furniture to improve the basic infrastructure of these schools.
The Company provided financial support to a Centre, which is a non-partisan and non-profit organisation that focusses on value-based leadership development and open dialogue on important issues facing the Indian society, to help its transformation. This Centre connected Indian students from universities and colleges with experts from Israeli academic institutions, companies and entrepreneurs, to understand contemporary trends and dynamics in the global technology front through webinars.
Water continues to grow as a priority area for India and Indian business in a scenario where there is an increased variability in water availability and the resource quality is deteriorating. To facilitate appropriate decision-making amongst diverse stakeholders on water, it is important to integrate data, tools and water networks into a comprehensive, simple-to-use system that can readily be used by Industry, Government and diverse stakeholders such as farmers, utilities and community at large; and also to enhance awareness and disseminate knowledge amongst various stakeholders on the tools to enhance improve the water security of an area.
It is in this context that the project WASSER was undertaken in association with an implementation agency with an intent to develop state-of-the-art tools and world-class techniques meeting international standards. The project was aimed at raising awareness, building capacities of diverse stakeholders on usage of innovative methods, and enabling appropriate decision-making for water resource planning in India.
The Company conducted skill development programmes focussing on environment sustainability for operating renewable energy/biomass/co-generation power plants, as part of its CSR initiative under environment sustainability. The goal of the programme was to enable the industry to achieve operational excellence by reducing the carbon footprint and create an eco-system of environmentally sustainable organisations that contribute as much to the environment as they do to the economic progress of the country.
The Company encourages and supports technological developments undertaken by various reputed technological institutes of national importance. As part of a longterm project, the Company continued, during the year, to provide financial support to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, for development of waste heat recovery power plant, applying new and cost effective technology for which the Institute is currently conducting research in its laboratory.