As a responsible business, we work closely with our communities to understand
their needs and create social impact.
At Chemicals, we have a firm belief in an inclusive society, we are committed to
empowering our communities through social development activities.
At Valia, we work closely with our neighbouring village Kanerao. As part of our community engagement initiative, our team realised that Below Poverty Line (BPL) families were struggling to survive with a limited income source. We brought together the members of these families to find a solution. The women and young girls expressed interest in learning tailoring as a means to earn additional income for themselves and their families. We therefore identified over 50 women and young girls. We engaged an NGO to train them in tailoring skills (pattern design, cutting, sewing and tailoring), and further helped them get job work every month in order to boost their income. All trainees have successfully completed the training and are now earning an average of INR 2000 / month as supplementary income through work assignments.
At Valia, we partnered with the local community in Kanerao village and identified BPL families that had no access to sanitation facilities. We collaborated with the local panchayat and constructed 21 toilets at a household level that helped provide sanitation access to over 100 people. The community also contributed in terms of shramdaan or community labour for the project. These toilets are now being used by the households and our team on ground also organises periodic health awareness sessions to help the village become open
At both Valia and Ambernath, we partner with local schools and provide support to improve their infrastructure, and provide essential school supplies. We have also provided IT infrastructure to the schools to enhance the teaching-learning experience. Every year, through our various volunteering initiatives, we engage with over 300 students by organising academic competitions, as well as sports activities.