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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.