Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

We firmly adhere to the Tata group philosophy of ‘giving back to society many times over’. We aim towards long-term value creation for the immediate environment we work in by providing infrastructure support, education and training, scholarships, support for local economies, and through sustainable partnerships with various stakeholders.

Our social responsibility in the geographies in which we operate is an extrapolation of our deep-rooted engagement with communities. A snapshot of initiatives we have undertaken is given below.

  • India

    • Constructing and adopting school buildings in Binjana and Amona villages in Madhya Pradesh, India; enabling complete classroom infrastructure, computers, teacher training among other initiatives.
    • Conducting free health camps under the ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ programme for schoolchildren in four villages around its Dewas facility in Madhya Pradesh, India.
    • Maintenance of parks and libraries, and vocational training for prison inmates and other disadvantaged sections of society.
    • Support to the Army Welfare Centre at Mhow (Central India), with vocational training for disabled soldiers and war widows.
    • Initiation and development of skills training programme in the area of leather articles for the Indore jail inmates as part of our proactive support towards rehabilitation of these prisoners, and offering alternative livelihood options.
    • Financial assistance to several NGOs in the areas of education, healthcare, medical research and social welfare in the towns where TIL operates.
    • Collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh Handicraft Development Board (India) and the World Bank to run formal training courses for the Leather & Jute Training Centre at Indore that gives meritorious students employment at its leather factory.
    • Adopting and upgrading ITI institutes and offering promising students employment.
    • Continuous vocational training at the school, college and adult level is given to both men and women, to make them employable in the footwear trade and beyond.
    • Associating with NGOs to organise dental and health check-up camps for hearing impaired and mentally challenged children; imparting information on health and hygiene for women who have been victims of human trafficking.
    • Supporting students from weaker sections by distributing study materials during exams.
    • Supporting the Mid Day Meals Scheme by donating cooking utensils to government schools.
    • Volunteering with NGOs for various community outreach programmes such as the ‘Dress-a-Village’ clothes distribution drives.
  • Africa

    • Encouraging young people to pursue higher studies by partnering with a number of universities in the region through Tata Postgraduate Scholarships.
    • Setting up two fully equipped e-learning centres in Tema, Ghana, for the training of local youth interested in acquiring technical skills.
    • Training of Namibian nationals for careers in the hospitality sector.
    • Training of Ethiopian nationals for careers in the leather industry.
    • Enabling industry internships in India for South African women graduates.
    • Donation of a refurbished Tata 407 double cab van to the Tanzania League of the Blind (TLB) in Dar es Salaam for their transportation needs.
    • Upgrading of the Tata Aggregate training facility as part of the Don Bosco Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, to supplement the technical training provided to students with practical experience in the field of auto mechanics.
    • Employing trainees for industrial attachment at the Nairobi workshop, at local offices or in the customers and dealer network after training.
    • Volunteering with NGOs working in the area of rehabilitating homeless individuals, women and children who are victims of abuse, recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.
    • Volunteering with NGOs working in the area of child welfare and education, helping to refurbish local schools and organise engagement activities.
  • USA

    • Donating to the LaRabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where children with complex medical conditions receive superior healthcare regardless of their ability to pay.
    • Volunteering activities at the SOS Children’s Villages Illinois that offers full-time, professionally trained foster parents to children who stay there with their biological brothers and sisters in a private home.
    • Adopting the Euclid School in Chicago and organising activities such as reading parties and book donation drives.
  • Volunteers from Tata Zambia, a Tata International subsidiary, visited the Lions Upper Basic School for the Blind in April 2017, to donate groceries, toiletries and clothes.
  • The volunteers from the Zambia team served lunch to the students of the Lions Upper Basic School for the Blind and interacted with them after the meal.
  • The Tata Africa team (the Distribution vertical and subsidiary of Tata International) awarded 20 scholarships to academically and financially deserving students of the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), on February 6, 2017.
  • The Tata Postgraduate Scholarships programme with WITS began in 2006. This year the recipients’ fields of study range from degrees in science and education, medicine, commerce, cardiovascular physiology, and PhD studies in physiology.
  • A team from Tata Africa Holdings (South Africa), a Tata International subsidiary, visited Oliver’s Village Early Childhood Development Centre in Benoni in March 2017. As part of the visit, a cheque for R71,000 was presented to the school authorities.
  • A team of volunteers from the Finished Leather Business team in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, celebrated the nation’s 68th Republic Day by spending time with the children at a government-run creche (aanganwadi), and donated dining tables and chairs.
  • Tata International’s Africa team continues to support students at University of Kwazulu-Natal, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and University of the Free State through the Tata Postgraduate Scholarships Programme.
  • TIL’s Dewas team organised a health camp under the aegis of the ‘Swasth Bachhe Swasth Bhavishya Abhiyan’ campaign in Amona village, Madhya Pradesh, India on February 7, 2017. The camp benefitted 520 students.
  • Girl students from the Centre of Blind, Madhya Pradesh, avail of health checks and vaccinations at a health camp organised by Tata International’s Dewas team
  • Four sets of computer systems and a printer were donated to the Festac Girls Junior Secondary School, Nigeria to promote IT training among the students
  • The Uganda team visited the orphans and widows of Aids victims at the Uganda Primary School in Makindye (Kampala) in November
  • The Uganda team donated food and other necessities to the Uganda Primary School in Makindye (Kampala) for orphans and widows of Aids victims
  • The Johannesburg team hands over books as part of the ‘Bridging for Life’ programme to the Namedi and Mookodi Secondary Schools in November 2016
  • Over 500 children benefitted from free preliminary health checks at a camp organised by the Dewas (Madhya Pradesh, India) CSR team at the Government School in Amona village on November 25, 2016.
  • TIL’s CSR team in Dewas (Madhya Pradesh, India) organised its 11th health camp for the students in Sanjay Nagar village under the ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ programme.
  • Over 100 school children avail of the primary health checks conducted at the health camp organised by the CSR team at Dewas (Madhya Pradesh, India), at Binjana Rajivnagar village, on September 23, 2016.
  • Mr Len J Brand, Head – Distribution, Tata International and Executive Director – Tata Africa Holdings, awards the 2016 Tata Africa Scholarships at the Women in Science Awards to South African women who are studying full time in Science, Engineering and Technology.
  • Around 200 students availed of basic health checks, including rubella vaccinations for girls at a health camp held by the Dewas (Madhya Pradesh, India) team at Binjana village on August 24, 2016.
  • TIL’s CSR team in Chennai (Tamil Nadu, India) organised a health camp for the students and their mothers of the government-owned Somangalam school.
  • TIL’s Dewas (MP, India) unit organised a health camp for aanganwadi women and children in Binjana village under the government’s ‘Swasth Bachhe Swasth Bhavishya’ programme.
  • An official from TIL’s Uganda team donates Perkins Braille Machines to the Uganda National Association of the Blind.
  • A visually impaired child tests the Perkins Braille Machine.
  • Children of the Sanjay Nagar village queue up to collect free medicines at the health camp organised in Dewas (MP, India) under the ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ programme in March 2016.
  • Around 160 children availed of free health services, including preliminary health checks, rubella vaccination for girl students, dental check-up, and free medicines.
  • TIL’s Dewas unit (MP, India) conducted a health camp for around 255 women and children of Aanganwadi centres under the government’s ‘Swasth Bachhe Swasth Bhavishya’ programme.
  • Women belonging to economically disadvantaged communities queue up to collect free medicines at the health camp organised by TIL’s CSR Committee in Dewas.
  • A young girl receives the rubella vaccine during a vaccination camp organised by TIL Dewas (MP, India), under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme. Around 110 students benefitted from the free programme.
  • The Mpumalanga Mining Resources SA (MMRSA) team distributes one ton of rice to the villages in Antanibaribe, Madagascar, as part of its social welfare activities rolled out under its CSR programme for 2016.
  • The MMSRA team hands over computers and printers for the municipality of Ambakeriny, Madagascar, as part of the infrastructure welfare activities rolled out under its CSR programme for 2016.
  • TIL’s Dewas unit organised a health camp for the students of the Government school in Amona village under the Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya programme.
  • A doctor vaccinates a young girl at the health camp conducted for around 600 middle and primary school children by TIL Dewas, in Amona village (MP, India).
  • TIL Dewas volunteers hand over toys to a local Aanganwadi centre as part of a toy distribution programme in Dewas, MP (India).
  • Toys were distributed by TIL Dewas volunteers to the children of a local Aanganwadi centre, where primary health care and pre-school activities are held for disadvantaged children.
  • Students of the Binjana village’s Government primary/middle school queue up to receive medicines at the 4th health camp organised by TIL’s CSR Committee in Dewas.
  • Empowering women to take leadership positions: the Women Empowerment Workshop in Dewas (MP, India).
  • A visually impaired girl receives the rubella vaccine during health camp, organised by TIL, at Drishtiheen Kalyan Kendra, Dewas (MP, India).
  • Representatives of Tata International in Africa and University of the Free State (South Africa), present academic bursaries to 10 students who developed the best practical marketing strategies for Tata companies in Africa.
  • TIL Dewas unit organized a health camp for primary school children in Binjana village under the “Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya” programme.
  • TIL’s health camp check-ups included preliminary health checks, Rubella vaccination for girl students, dental check-up, and free medicines (based on doctor’s advice).
  • South Africa teams marked Nelson Mandela Day (July 18, 2015) by volunteering with SAME Foundation to refurbish Tirisano Mmogo Primary School, Cosmo City, Johannesburg (South Africa).
  • TIL teams in South Africa commemorated Nelson Mandela Day (July 18, 2015) by participating in a student engagement activity at Kwena Molapo Secondary School, Johannesburg (South Africa) with the NGO Valued Citizens Initiative.
  • A blood donation camp was held in Kenya as part of the Tata Volunteering Week in March 2015.
  • Members of the Kenya Distribution team queue up to donate blood as part of the Tata Volunteering Week in March 2015; a total of 36 units was collected.
  • TIL volunteers distributed fruit, milk and glucose, and drawing books, pencils and coloured pencils to keep the kids at the Kenyatta Hospital cancer ward engaged.
  • 10 Stryder bicycles are gifted to individuals from disadvantaged communities in Ludhiana, Punjab (India).
  • The sixth ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ (Healthy Children, Healthy Future) free health camp is held at Dewas, Madhya Pradesh (India).
  • The Tata International Metals Americas team participated in the LaRabida Children’s Hospital 2014 Christmas Toy Donation programme, in Chicago, Illinois (USA).
  • Africa teams commemorated Nelson Mandela Day (July 18, 2014) by donating blankets and school shoes to needy communities, and volunteering their time at community centres.
  • TIL locations across the globe marked Tata Volunteering Week II (September 5-11, 2014) with employees volunteering their time at special schools, free health camps, shelters and NGOs.
  • In its effort to add trained manpower from the local community to its workshops, Tata Africa Holdings has been supporting a partnership with Imperial Technical Training Academy since 2011.
  • Seeking to boost the skills of local youth, Tata Africa Holdings (Kenya) upgraded the Tata Aggregate training facility as part of the Don Bosco Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ (Healthy Children, Healthy Future) initiative is launched at Dewas, Madhya Pradesh.
  • TIL employees helped clean nearby areas, while free health checks were provided to children in neighbouring schools.
  • The second ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ health camp is held in Dewas.
  • A girl student diagnosed with a visual problem at the ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ health camp is treated successfully.
  • Meritorious students at a Mumbai municipal school are awarded Stryder bicycles by TIL.
  • The fourth ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ programme held on January 17, 2015, in Amona Village in Dewas (Madhya Pradesh, India) benefited 353 schoolchildren, and 143 girls received the rubella vaccine.