Mahindra Farm Equipment Sector Nagpurs CSR activities

Nagpur: Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector’s (FES) Nagpur plant recently undertook a series of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Nagpur focusing on health, education and environment. These activities were conducted by Employee Social Options (ESOPs) volunteers from its Nagpur plant.

Employee Social Options programme from Mahindra was initiated with goal of having a Mahindra employee contributing to society every day of the year, somewhere in the world. ESOPs provide each employee with an option to contribute to a socially relevant activity in a focused way. Employees can select from a wide range of activities including volunteering at schools, functioning as visiting faculty at educational institutions, etc. 

The acitivites conducted by the Mahindra Nagpur plant were as follows:

Education

As part of the first initiative, ESOPs volunteers gave away scholarships to six meritorious students pursuing the Bachelors of Engineering (BE) course. The ESOPs volunteers also spend time with these students on a regular basis and motivate them.

In another education related initiative, ESOPs volunteers from the Nagpur plant came together to sponsor the education of 4 Nanhi Kalis. Nanhi Kali is an education programme run by the KC Mahindra Education Trust to help educate underprivileged girl children who would otherwise be bereft of education.

 As part of the first initiative, ESOPs volunteers gave away scholarships to six meritorious students pursuing the Bachelors of Engineering (BE) course. The ESOPs volunteers also spend time with these students on a regular basis and motivate them.

 In another education related initiative, ESOPs volunteers from the Nagpur plant came together to sponsor the education of 4 Nanhi Kalis. Nanhi Kali is an education programme run by the KC Mahindra Education Trust to help educate underprivileged girl children who would otherwise be bereft of education.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Environment

The Nagpur plant organized a plantation drive in coordination with the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) camp, Amravati to plant 1 lakh saplings. Based on the planning, 10 Esops volunteers and 5 volunteers from the community gathered on 19th June to take part in plantation drive.

 In another environment related activity, ESOPs volunteers distributed uniforms to nature friends during the World Environment Week. The Green Champs from FES, Nagpur identified a team of 40 people who are working for nature at Nagzira village and forest. Esops volunteers met the Divisional Forest Officer and discussed the idea with him after which these people who are working to protect the environment were identified. This team is working on plantation, educating society on environmental concerns and also protecting the animals of the Nagzira forest. A small function was organized at Nagzira village where the uniforms were distributed to these nature friends.

 

Health 

The Nagpur plant has been running a mobile dispensary since March 2008. Six locations near the factory have been identified. The mobile dispensary travels 5 days a week where one doctor, a male nurse and an Esops volunteer travel in the vehicleThe medicines are procured by the team and given free of cost to these patients who are mainly children and senior citizens.     

22 Esops volunteers have worked hard and have reached to 712 patients in June 2010.

About The Mahindra Group

Mahindra embarked on its journey in 1945 by assembling the Willys Jeep in India and is now a US $7.1 billion Indian multinational. It employs over 1,00,000 people across the globe and enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, tractors and information technology, with a significant and growing presence in financial services, tourism, infrastructure development, trade and logistics. The Mahindra Group today is an embodiment of global excellence and enjoys a strong corporate brand image.

Mahindra is the only Indian company among the top tractor brands in the world. It is today a full-range player with a presence in almost every segment of the automobile industry, from two-wheelers to CVs, UVs, SUVs and sedan. Mahindra recently acquired a majority stake in REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. (now called Mahindra REVA), strengthening its position in the Electric Vehicles domain.

The Mahindra Group expanded its IT portfolio when Tech Mahindra acquired the leading global business and information technology services company, Satyam Computer Services. The company is now known as Mahindra Satyam.

Mahindra is also one of the few Indian companies to receive an A+ GRI checked rating for its first Sustainability Report for the year 2007-08 and has also received the A+ GRI rating for the year 2008- 09.