Cumi has supported and engaged in activities
that aim to improve the organisation's contribution to society.
The company has initiated infrastructure development in schools,
hospitals by donating equipment and organising health camps along
with Sugam Hospital and CUTFAST and also safety camps in the neighbourhood
community. Health camp conducted by CUMI CUTFAST has benefited
200 patients of near by Narayanapuram and Pallikkaranai villages.
A team of 30 doctors from Sree Ramachandra Medical College Hospital
served the health camp. A team of general physicians carried out
a blood pressure and diabetic screening. Team of more than ten dentists
carried out minor procedures like extraction and scaling on a dental
chair they brought along. About 58 persons were beneficiaries.
A team of three eye specialists did refraction tests
and prescribed glasses. With concern for "Prevention of Blindness",
the Hospital has come forward to do cataract surgery with lens implantation
for a very subsidised cost. About four elderly people were to benefit
The company also conducted health camps at Hosur and
donations to primary health centre
Coromandel International Limited
CFL's corporate responsibility straddles a stakeholder
base that goes far beyond its shareholders. The company constantly
engages in various community development activities in the villages
around its locations. The activities include providing drinking
water to villages, scholarships to meritorious students, free notebooks,
fans and computers to government schools, construction of additional
classrooms for poor schools, veterinary camps for cattle, free health
/ blood donation camps for villagers, AIDS awareness programmes,
pulse polio programmes for children, helping in the government's
mid-day meal scheme, etc.
A Helping Hand
The Cheyutha project was undertaken by CFL in
Andhra Pradesh, to penetrate untapped markets and improve the brand
image of CFL products by partnering with Self-Help Groups (SHGs)
and Rythu Mitra Groups (RMGs). Cheyutha seeks to mitigate the difficulties
faced by the farmers in receiving fertilisers and technical inputs,
as well as to provide business avenues to the SHGs and RMGs. More
than 600 Cheyutha dealers (SHGs) have been appointed so far in markets
not represented by regular CFL fertiliser dealers. The SHGs are
promoted by the Department of Rural Development and the National
Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
The project has been a big success, with around
600 Cheyutha dealers, considerable sales being effected in hitherto
untapped markets, bringing in new customers. Cheyutha has drawn
praise from district collectors and other state government officials,
who are actively encouraging farmers to adopt this channel as a
means to get their required farm inputs.
Soil Testing Facilities
CFL's audio visual vans are well equipped with soil testing equipment
to help the farmer with free soil analysis for macro nutrients.
The reports are given to the farmer the same day. For mirco-nutrient
soil analysis and leaf analysis, the AV vans collect the samples
and send them to CFL's state-of-the-art laboratory at Visakhapatnam
for analysis. The results are sent to the farmers within a short
The company takes sustainable measures to help preserve the environment.
The 'Gromor Green' campaign was organised in 30 villages with a
novel 'Gro(w)mor(e) Trees - Save the Planet' theme. Over 3,000 saplings
were planted during the campaign involving village influencers,
farmers and officials of the Department of Agriculture. In many
villages, school children came forward to take the responsibility
of taking care of the trees planted during the campaign. Farmers
and dealers also expressed their happiness and committed themselves
to take the programme forwarded by planting more trees and nurturing
The project was initiated by CFL in the year
2004-05 in 100 villages of Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh
to work in the identified areas of low productivity and low fertilizer
consumption to improve the crop production knowledge of the farmers
through training, demonstrations and personal contact programmes
for increasing crop yields.
The programme is designed to promote the usage of
right quantity of fertilizer in the project area primarily based
on soil analysis. As the nutrient application is low in the project
area the project strives to increase the N, P, K, S and micro nutrient
application quantities to the optimum level.
On receiving positive response for the pilot project
done in 100 villages, the project was expanded to 577 villages in
Andhra Pradesh (Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Nalgonda districts)
and Koraput district of Orissa during the year 2005-06 and
In 2006-07 it is implemented in 1263 villages
of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa in collaboration with Potash Phosphate
Institute of Canada, India Programme scientists for improving crop
productivity through adopting balanced crop nutrition.
Instituted by Coromandel Fertilisers in honour of Nobel Laureate
Dr Norman Borlaug (father of the green revolution) in 1972, the
Borlaug Award honours eminent men of science and industry each year
for their distinctive contribution to the cause of agriculture.
It reflects CFL's concern to develop a symbiotic interaction between
agriculture, industry and academia. The award carries a cash prize
of Rs 1 lakh, a gold medal and a citation.
Godavari Fertilisers and Chemicals
The company's commitment to the community reflects in its extensive
efforts to save the environment around it by applying the Process
Safety Management System (PSMS) and the Quality Management System
ISO 9001, besides upgrading ISO 14001 to the 2004 version and developing
a green belt by planting 350,000 saplings in 600 acres of land around
The Rural Girl Child Education Assistance
Under this programme, two meritorious girl students, promoted to
class X, selected from 50 schools in six districts (Anantapur, Krishna,
Guntur, East Godavari, West Godavari and Nizamabad) of Andhra Pradesh
will receive an educational aid of Rs 3000 each for books, uniforms,
fees and other educational needs. The programme with a target of
covering 780 students in 13 districts of AP during 2006-07 has already
taken into its fold 600 female students from 300 government and
zilla parishad schools. Besides this 120 students each from two
districts of Maharashtra and Karnataka were also given this assistance.
Acting on the seriously impaired soil condition, GFCL has embarked
upon micronutrient soil mapping activities, starting with 10 districts
of AP, to help farmers maximise crop yields. It also conducts a
systematic farmer education programme to propagate the importance
of balanced fertiliser usage.
Godavari Rythu Puraskaram
To bring out the enterprise and competitive spirit of farmers, encourage
modern agricultural practices and higher crop yields at a lower
cost, GFCL honours farmers in AP with 'Godavari Rythu Puraskarams'.
Awards containing cash prizes of Rs25,000 and Rs10,000 for the best
and second best farmer respectively are given in each of the 17
districts. The award is for a crop grown in the district - for example,
sugarcane in East Godavari and rice in West Godavari - for a total
of 14 crops, based on 15 criteria. It also includes application
of fertiliser as per soil, use of green manure, vermi compost, micronutrients,
biofertilisers, adoption of best soil and water conservation methods,
crop diversification, cultivation of new varieties, saving costs,
and others. A committee of officials from the Department of Agriculture,
the Agricultural University and GFCL select the winners.
Beyond Business Go beyond is the single-minded philosophy that
governs life at EID Parry. A tenet that compels one to look at the
larger picture, a principle that drives one to push that finish line
further. In this endeavour EID Parry contributes responsibly and meaningfully
towards the welfare of following:
||Socio economic object
||Baby welfare centre
Some of the effective steps that have been undertaken
to prevent pollution are effluent water treatment and recycling,
saving fossil fuel by using by-products like bagasse and methane,
revamping the sewage system, air pollution control measures etc.
Awareness building programmes ranging from seminars,
workshops, training programmes and one to one interactions are conducted
on a regular basis. Technology demonstrations for drip irrigation,
sprinkler irrigation have been provided to farmers.
Some of the measures implemented to conserve
water resources and reduce pollution are:
- Rain water harvesting
- Recycle and reuse of treated sugar effluent
water for greenery development
- Surplus injection water used for equipment
Parry has been responsible for contributing a lot
towards maintaining the ecological balance. By working in alliance
with government and NGOs, E.I.D. Parry has managed to plant over 25000
saplings in their factories and operational areas in the previous
Parry is the first private sector sugar company in India to establish
a Research and Development division and breed several hybrid variety
of sugarcane. They have developed R & D activities in Life and
Agriculture sciences at Bangalore, Nellikuppam, Pugalur, Pettavaithalai
and Pudukkottai to develop a variety of sugarcane and thereby improve
It included building roads, hospitals, farmland
development nursery management, sampling of soil for fertiliser
application, regular demonstrations and field visits to create awareness
on new technologies, regular information dissemination and awareness
created through training of farmers, in-house publications, pamphlets,
television, video films and radio used as medium of communication.
For the first time in India, crop insurance for sugarcane was introduced
Autonomous Work Teams (AWT), unique to the sugar industry, applied
for empowerment of team members.
The various interventions are focused on the
employee, the spouse and the children. They are:
||Self Help Groups
||Self Development initiatives the theatre
skills group, Alcoholics Anonymous groups, mass awareness programmes,
quality of life programmes, stress management etc
||Summer camps, personality development workshops,
career guidance workshops etc for children
||Workplace and family counselling etc.
||Providing basic infrastructure to primary health
centres and government hospitals
||Working actively with the M.S. Swaminathan Research
Foundation for formation of SHGs in their operational areas
Baby Welfare Centre
To promote awareness regarding child care, health and hygiene, nutrition
EID Parry bio-pesticides ensure that harmful,
bio-damaging chemicals are kept away from the environment. All the
R&D efforts in product improvement are guided by the commitment
to the environment. Measures like vermi-compositing, waste water
treatment and recycling, green belt development, rainwater harvesting
Most of the employees in the algal farms are villagers and the company
spares no pains to lend a helping hand in areas of health and sanitation.
Health care camps are conducted and as part of its commitment to
environment planting tree saplings are taken up extensively. Welfare
programmes for workers also form part of the HR initiative.
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TIDC strongly believes in giving back to the community in which
it operates. The company has instituted various community development
initiatives in the areas of education, health and other welfare
TIDC has adopted a village to oversee its progress
and is also involved in the Home for the Homeless project. The company
is involved with the Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu and provides
periodic support by their infrastructure requirements. TIDC has
been recognised by HelpAge India for its corporate social responsibility
with a commendation by the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
The company actively participates in various programmes
such as ponsorship of children in association with World Vision
and polio immunisation and blood donation camps in association with
local health authorities.
Drinking water supplied to Tirupati pilgrims; electric signal installed
to regulate traffic; traffic sign boards put up; barricades put
up on main roads for traffic regulation; participated in the Pulse
Polio Camp conducted by the government, supplying food and logistic
Polio immunisation, blood donation, SHE awareness programme for
lorry drivers, donation to Helpage India and orphanages, school
bags and books to poor children of the primary school at Nimilicheri
village, contributory monetary support for critically ill employee
/ family, contributory relief measures (one day's salary) to the
Kargil and Gujarat earthquake fund.