In the last two decades, a profound change has taken place in business, from maximizing value just for shareholders to including society as a whole. Businesses the world over participate in and help governments to solve society’s greatest challenges.
Today, COVID-19 presents that great challenge, being as it is the biggest crisis faced by mankind in the last 100 years
The philosophy of giving back to society is not new to the vast majority of us at Mahindra, who have been steered by our Rise philosophy over the years: To challenge conventional thinking and innovatively use all our resources to drive positive change in the lives of our stakeholders and communities across the world to enable them to Rise.
Added to this is are our core values of Respecting the dignity of the individual and good corporate citizenship that guide our decisions. As the onslaught of COVID-19 disrupts lives and livelihoods, we at Mahindra, have and will continue to find innovative ways to minimize its impact on our employees, administer health services to the public at large, and to bolster the disadvantaged sections of society who have been catapulted into dire poverty and unemployment.
Here is a group-wide overview of how we are tackling the challenges: