Corporate Social Responsibility
Alfa Laval's Business Principles encompassing Social and Environmental elements amongst others describe the way we must act so as to unearth boundless opportunities to make a positive contribution to a more sustainable future for India. In order to achieve this broad objective, it is important that we select and prioritize some of the vital opportunities that will deliver better everyday conditions for people in the community that we exist.
CSR at Alfa Laval
New water and sanitation initiatives at local flood-affected schools
Back in 2019, when Maharashtra and Karnataka were severely affected by floods, we at Alfa Laval made sure to support the community. The damage to local schools was significant and was impacting the education of children in local communities. We zeroed in on a few damaged Zilla Parishad schools at 3 different locations (Shirti, Bubnal and Kutwad near Kolhapur, Maharashtra). With collaboration of “Habitat for Humanity” NGO, we undertook the initiative to restore the water and sanitation facilities.
On 24th June 2021, Alfa Laval Team handed over the completed projects to the School Principal, Mrs. Aruna Shahpure. The project team emphasized during the inauguration that “Cleanliness is essential for a healthy body, mind and spirit. Accessibility to good sanitation and water can encourage children, especially girls, to go to school and remain in the school system.”
We thank Nishikant Gujare, Santosh Patil, Vinod Bidwaik and Lalita Vasu for their tireless support.
Did you know? A UNESCO report estimates that 1 in 10 girls miss school, which equals to 20% of a school year.
Alfa Laval India, as a part of its CSR initiative, has closely collaborated with Zilla Parishad-Satara and Y4D Foundation, an NGO to upgrade Primary Health Care Facilities in Kodoli and Chinchner, Satara region. The Project has been handed over to the District Health Officer, Zila Parishad -Satara through an inauguration ceremony in Kodoli, Satara.
Alfa Laval partnered with Y4D Foundation in April 2021. It was aimed at making superior, public healthcare more accessible to the region by enhancing the existing medical infrastructure, providing improved health care equipment, and providing Covid Care Support by distributing masks and sanitary kits.
Speaking on the occasion, Nishikant Gujare, Factory Manager- Satara, Alfa Laval Plant, India, said, “We believe that every initiative we take at Alfa Laval should benefit the people and the planet; through this initiative, we aim to make public healthcare more accessible and ensure that quality and timely healthcare reaches the grassroots. Alfa Laval also contributes to UN Sustainable Goals 2030, and with this initiative, we aim to contribute to UN Goal no 3 that is good health and well-being.”
The Taluka Health Officer from Satara, Mr. D G Pawar responded with a vote of thanks to Alfa Laval's top management whose support, he feels was critical in upgrading the PHCs which are now almost comparable to private hospitals. The THO Satara has promised that they would maintain a record of the number of needy patients visiting over the next 3 years.
The upgraded PHCs are now a benchmark and can be easily replicated.
Alfa Laval gets featured on nation’s leading news channel NDTV in a show called "Kushalta Ke Kadam”.
Alfa Laval’s CSR project on Skill Development and Women Empowerment was recently featured on nation’s leading news channel NDTV in a show called "Kushalta Ke Kadam”. Alfa Laval under its CSR focus area of skill development and women empowerment partnered with Usha International, to set up Maharashtra’s First Sewing Production cum Training Centre in a remote village named Velvand in Bhor Taluka. Twenty women were chosen and trained by Usha International. With eighteen months of training, these women are able to sew items like shirts, trousers, blouses, bags and reusable masks. The project has provided them a means of livelihood to support their families who otherwise depend on working as labourers in paddy fields which too is seasonal.
1st Digital Training and Resource Centre for teachers and students inaugurated in Pimpri Chinchwad
A new and first-of-its-kind Digital Training and Resource Centre was inaugurated at Karmveer Bhaurao Patil Primary School...
Alfa Laval's CSR partnership with Avasara Academy.
The Pune-headquartered heat transfer, separation and fluid handling solutions provider Alfa Laval India’s major initiative in CSR is the empowerment of promising girls to lead lives of distinction and impact.
Alfa Laval launches Water ATMs (Water Purification Plants) at Maraimalai and Avadi
Alfa Laval launches Water ATMs (Water Purification Plants) at Maraimalai and Avadi to provide clean drinking water to over 3000 underprivileged households
Government schools in Raigad get redeveloped under Alfa Laval’s CSR Project
Alfa Laval partnered with Swades Foundation to help improve infrastructure facilities and impart training to teachers of eight schools in Raigad, Maharashtra. The project involved improving water and sanitation facilities as well as the infrastructure of the classrooms. The schools were provided with a library, equipment for science practical experiments, speaking walls etc. Also, the training was imparted to the teachers of these schools by the Swades Foundation to improve the quality of teaching including the use of modern techniques. The redeveloped Rajvali school was inaugurated by our valued customer Mr Mahendra Khedkar of Embio Research. Along with the customer our employees also interacted with the children at the school. The customer said, “This project by Alfa Laval in Rajvali School has set a beautiful example in front of everyone.” With this project we have contributed towards Sustainability Global Goal #4 – ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Due to the current pandemic situation, the other schools will be inaugurated in a phased manner.
Solar plant installed at PCMC Science Park
Alfa Laval initiative to reduce 51 tons per year of CO2 emissions