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.
As part of its CSR initiative under the focus area of education, Alfa Laval India Private Limited has partnered with Doorstep School for the past five years. Door Step School is an NGO working in education, where children of migrant workers and slums are enrolled. The institute helps such children to continue their education.
Door Step School runs three Community Learning Centre in Pune. Alfa Laval is engaged with the centre at Dattawadi. This centre is daily visited by the children post-school hours to complete homework, play games, learn new skills, and hone the existing ones.
Diya, a 9th-grader associated with Doorstep School, loves to write and has received many recognitions for her writing skills. Her essay was shortlisted amongst the 500 essays in the competition organised by Wayam on Teacher’s Day in 2020.
Since childhood, Diya has a flair for writing, which has won her recognition in many competitions like the recent competition organised by JK Paper on Mother’s Day. Diya’s letter was selected in the top 100 letters from all over India. The competition was organised by JK Papers celebrate to Supermoms with some hand-crafted letters by children, showering their love and gratitude for them.
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