Rise for Good
A call to action - to do good
As a large global corporation, we see an incredible opportunity to drive positive change for all our stakeholders. By making every aspect of our business sustainable, we re-affirm our commitment to a better world. From our employees, to the communities which we are a part of, we want to conduct our business consciously and responsibly. In everything we do, we ensure that we Rise to do good.
Aligned to the “Rise for Good” mission, we focus our efforts on the constituencies of girls, youth, and farmers, by supporting them in education, health and livelihood enhancement, with innovative programmes that harness the levelling power of technology. Rise for Good also entails running our business with integrity, responsibility and transparency, caring for the well-being of the planet and striving for the welfare of our employees, customers and the community.
We believe that education is the single most powerful intervention for transforming lives. Knowledge and skills impact not only earnings, but self-esteem; not only the standard of living, but how life is lived. By bringing quality education to more people, we help build a more tolerant, healthy, just, and connected society.
Foundations & Trusts
At Mahindra, our numerous foundations and initiatives harness thousands of employee volunteer hours and put millions of our own dollars to work, providing opportunities for disadvantaged groups the world over, and giving back to society and the world-at-large.
KC Mahindra Education Trust
The KC Mahindra Education Trust was founded in 1953, with a vision to transform the lives of people in India through education, by providing financial assistance and recognition to people across age groups and income strata.
Over the years, KCMET has undertaken a number of education initiatives, which has made a difference to the lives of deserving and needy students. The Trust has provided more than Rs 440 million in the form of grants, scholarships and loans. These funds are derived from the Trust's investment portfolio, the main donor of which is the Mahindra group of companies.
Mahindra Education Society
In an innovative impact initiative, we have established schools near our factories to serve not only the Group’s employees, but also the communities in which the factories are located. At present, we operate two renowned schools, the Mahindra Academy at Malad in Mumbai, and the Mahindra Academy at Zaheerabad in Andhra Pradesh.
The Mahindra Foundation provides medical relief to the poor, the under-privileged, and in times of natural disasters. We were actively involved, with vehicles, materials, and manpower during the Kargil war in 1999, the Gujarat earthquake in 2001 and the Asian tsunami in 2004.
Our most recent relief mobilization addressed the tremendous loss of life and damage caused by the 2008 floods in Bihar. Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mahindra Consulting Engineers (MACE) and the Collector of the Madhepura District of Bihar, we rebuilt the social infrastructure in Pattori Gram Panchayat, including permanent houses with water and sanitation infrastructure.
Tech Mahindra Foundation
The Tech Mahindra Foundation was established in 2007 to help the economically disadvantaged build lives and livelihoods. Launched with a corpus of INR 250 million, Tech Mahindra contributes 1.5 percent of its profit after tax annually, and the foundation spends more than INR 60 million each year on social programmes. The foundation partners with 55 NGOs to build relationships with local communities. These select organizations promote vocational, technical, and professional educational programmes to empower women, children, the disabled, and the economically disadvantaged.
Rise for good
A call to action - to do good
As a large global corporation, we see an incredible opportunity to drive positive change for all our stakeholders. By making every aspect of our business sustainable, we re-affirm our commitment to a better world. From our employees to the communities which we are a part of, we want to conduct our business consciously and responsibly. In everything we do, we ensure that we Rise to do good.