Our CSR Vision
Create value for all our stakeholders namely- ; Shareholders, Customers, Employees and Local Communities.
We are committed towards sustainable development; while pursuing a strategy that combines industrial know-how with performance, value creation, respect for the community and local cultures, environmental protection, and conservation of natural resources and energy.
Across locations, we operate and act as a responsible member of our communities by contributing to the development of people, their health, rights and well being by generating economic growth and supporting social educational and cultural advancement.
Our CSR Programmes
In 2015, our community development programmes brought under their fold more than 1,67,000 people residing in the North and East regions of India; across 98 villages in and around our cement plants and projects.
Our CSR programmes focus on safety, health, education, generating livelihood and community infrastructure.
Our Safety initiative – creating awareness on safety and stimulating behavioural change of the community living in the proximity of our operating units and associated with us
Our Health initiative – providing access to primary health care, improved sanitation and safe drinking water to our communities.
Our Education initiative – providing access to education to the rural children, ; especially the girl child; and assisting in their all- round development.
Our Livelihood initiative – imparting relevant vocational training to the rural youth and helping improve their skill set; thereby opening up diversified sources of livelihood. The programme also focuses on providing training to women and empowering them to independently support their families
Our Infrastructure initiative – preserving the environment in and around our area of operations and providing assistance to the local community for essential community infrastructure issues
Chilhati Limestone Mines ACP bags First prize in Swachhata Pakhwada
Nuvoco’s Chilhati Limestone Mines bagged the First Prize in Khadan Swachhata
Pakhwada, which was organised in Bilaspur region of Chhattisgarh for the first time under
the initiative of Director Mining Geology a flagship initiative of Government of India. Mr.
Sanjay Tyagi, Vice President – ACP (VP-ACP) received the prize on behalf of the team
from Mr. P. Dayanand, District Collector, Bilaspur.
Duraguard Microfiber promotes Rich History of Ranigunj
As an organisation rooted in values, Nuvoco has always endeavoured to promote local
history and heritage. At the behest of the DRM of Eastern Railway, Asansol, the Cement
Marketing and Mejia Plant Operations teams collaborated to beautify the Ranigunj railway
station. The purpose was to promote the rich history and values of Ranigunj; one of the
oldest industrial regions of West Bengal located in the South-Eastern neighbourhood in
Asansol, Bardhaman district. This was achieved through the artistic rendition of historical
personalities; who have contributed to the development of the region. The exercise also
offered Duraguard Microfiber with an ideal platform for tastefully promoting the brand.
Drawing and essay competition
As part of CSR initiative Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) organized a drawing and essay competition at Paitedih village (Chilhati Mines). Approximately 85 school students participated from school in the program. Also an awareness rally on safety and cleanness was organised by school children.
Awareness program on health and sanitation
Under Nuvoco’s Swasth Bharat initiative, Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) organised safe drinking water and sanitation awareness program especially for girls through Dr. Anshu Priya Lakra (ACP Medical Doctor) in Primary school at Arasmeta village. The objective of the initiative was to increase the awareness of general health care in girls. Various health and hygiene related issues were discussed and their preventive and curative measures were explained. Altogether 95 students from Arasmeta Primary School attended the program.
Nukkad Natak on road safety
Under Nuvoco’s “Surakshit Bharat” initiative Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) organised a Nukad Natak program on road safety awareness for the community at Amora and Arasmeta village. The program was organised for two and four wheeler users and general public. The Nukkad Natak was delivered by Lokmaya Group from Raipur. This initiative has helped in increasing awareness on road and home safety of the rural population.
Aakriti appreciated for their design and finishing
Aakriti the Self Help Group (SHG) supported by Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) as part of Saksham Bharat initiative has grown many folds since its inception. In his recent visit to Aakriti, Devendra Shangari, Chief HR & IR appreciated the work done by Aakriti group under the guidance of Mrs Anamika Kirti. He was impressed with the finishing and design stitched by the members of Aakriti. To take this centre to the next level he suggested a website of Aakriti which will give them greater visibility.
MCP wins Non-Governmental display and stall prize
Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) for the second consecutive year won the prestigious “Non-Governmental display and stall prize” at the District Agricultural Mela. The stall put up by MCP CSR department was judged as the best among the Non-Governmental displays. The stall highlighted initiatives like mushroom cultivation, vermin compost, paddy rice cultivation and model kitchen garden. The jury and the judges, comprising of senior community leaders and officers from the district administration appreciated the good work being done by MCP in the surrounding community.
World AIDS Day observed at MCP and SCP
Under Nuvoco’s “Swastha Bharat” program and to commemorate World AIDS Day, Mejia (MCP) and Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) organised an awareness program on AIDS for the transport drivers and cleaners. The program was held at material gate and truck parking area. Awareness and sensitisation of the vulnerable group on “Do’s and Don’ts” about the dreaded disease was done through street play and Nukkad Natak in front of the target audience. More than 100 drivers attended the program at MCP.
Smart class demo conducted by ACP
Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) organised a demo of smart class at a high school in Parsada village in collaboration with Next Education which is working to bring about a systemic change to Indian education by marring education with technology. Initially Next Education carried out a trail of the new system with the students of Class I to X for ten days and monitored their response. Students including teachers appreciated the new model.
‘NO’ plastic campaign by ACP
‘NO’ plastic campaign was carried out at Amora village school by Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). The students of middle and higher secondary were given awareness through Nukkad Natak played by KPS School students. Government school students also committed to discard the use of plastics in their daily life and will also create awareness in the surroundings.
Creating collaboration with Aakriti
With the objective of creating collaboration, Madhumita Basu, Chief of Sales, Marketing and Innovation visited Aakriti Centre in Mangrol village. First she enquired about the products that they are stitching and developing. She also discussed in detail with the coordinator and the members of Aakriti group about the various options on how to build an association with them. Aakriti members were very happy with the visit and the initiative taken by Nuvoco in exploring opportunities with them.
Dengue awareness drive in rural areas of MCP
A week long Dengue awareness initiative was held at all villages of three Gram Panchayat’s of Gangajal Ghati block by Mejia Cement Plant (MCP). Under this program, initiatives have been taken to familiarise the community about the need and importance of certain “Do’s and Don’ts of Dengue. Leaflets in vernacular language have been designed and distributed among the people. Mass communication was also done among the community using loudspeakers to create awareness and preventive measures about the disease. This initiative was applauded by the local stakeholders and the rural community.
Adolescent education program at ACP
Session on adolescent education was organised at KPS School Gopalnagar for VI to VIII STD girl’s students by Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). Dr. Anshu Priya Lakra (Medical Officer) conducted the session. They were given awareness on personal hygiene, sanitization and adolescent health related awareness. Approximately 190 girls attended the training.
CCP renovated, refurbished and distributed learning materials to 11 Anganwadi’s
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) renovated, refurbished and distributed learning materials to 11 Anganwadi’s. These 11 Anganwadi’s has been adopted by CCP with the objective of transforming them into model Anganwadi in the form of modern play schools. The materials that were distributed by CCP included play items like sliders, rockers, basketballs, cradles, study tops, solar fans, water purifiers, first aid boxes, self and utensils to each of the 11 Anganwadi’s; and is part of district’s flagship program UDDAN driven by District Collector. Another important step taken under this programme is to ensure a child friendly toilet in each of these Anganwadi’s which was otherwise not present.
CCP organised malaria and dengue prevention camp
With the rising cases of dengue and malaria in Chittorgarh and primarily around Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP), CSR and HR team came together and organised a dengue and malaria prevention camp. In the camp homeopathic doses of dengue and malaria was given to approximately 1100 beneficiaries from 14 schools and 10 Anganwadi’s. The initiative was well appreciated by all local stakeholders like Sarpanch, headmasters etc and thanked the company for this efforts.
JCP organised fishery training
Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) organised training program on fishery in Chota Gadra which was attended by around 22 people. Training was given on feed preparation, how to maintain hygiene in ponds, timing of food etc. After the program fishes were released in eight ponds of Chota Gadra. Beneficiaries were given fishes according to the size of the ponds. Beside this fish feeds were also given to 10 beneficiaries. Beneficiaries will keep the fishes in ponds till January 2018 and after that they will start selling them.
Training of women SHG at SCP
Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) organised a one day awareness training for 163 members of 21 Self Help Groups (SHG) from five villages. Topics like – mutual help among members, leadership qualities, setting group norms, objectives and goals were covered during the training program. These types of programs are necessary for motivating and capacity building of SHG’s to ensure their sustainability
JCP carried out ghat cleaning
To ensure a smooth and pious celebration of Chhat puja, Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) along with the local administration cleaned four ghats and did other arrangements namely lighting, bracketing etc. Every year these activities are carried out by local companies, social organizations etc.
JCP lend a helping hand
Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) supported Patel School to organise Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti, Govindpur. During the event prizes were given to meritorious students which were sponsored by JCP. Addressing the gathering Manoj Agrawal, SVP JCP congratulated the students on their hard work and promised to extend support to the school in future as well so that more children get a chance to basic education which is a right of each child.