Our corporate social responsibility initiatives focus on four core areas of basic education, healthcare, livelihood improvement and civic infrastructure improvement.
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Values that respect nature and humanity
As a 70 year old enterprise, we have grown with the contributions from three generations of promoters and employees. The company strongly believes in preserving a cleaner and greener environment for communities of today and tomorrow.
Dalmia Cement continually takes numerous initiatives towards ecology and environment conservation including emission reduction measures, extensive plantation around its plant, recycling and treatment of sewage and effluents from plant and colonies, rain water harvesting, cow breeding etc. It has constructed a pond in Dalmiapuram and several watch towers at a bird sanctuary near Karaivetti Lake, near Dalmiapuram.
An ongoing Clean Development Mechanism project on optimization of Clinker has made significant progress in FY09.
At Dalmia Cement, energy self-sufficiency and efficiency is pursued with an ideology which establishes it as a business imperative and social responsibility too. It has consciously responded to this cause by evolving in-house power generation
approach on one hand and optimisation of all forms of energy through various measures in its cement and sugar businesses on the other.
Dalmia Cement's community development initiatives aim at four core areas of basic education, healthcare, livelihood enhancement and civic infrastructure improvement. It
undertook several initiatives in the adjoining areas of its cement and sugar plants in FY09. The year saw its community development programs also reaching Andhra Pradesh, in the adjoining areas of the Kadapa plant.
Distribution of books and stationary, construction and repair of school buildings, promotion of vocational training programs, arrangement of medical camps, donation for higher education, construction and repair of village infrastructure including roads and dhobi ghaat and donation of a 34-seater ambulance to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa were some of the community development initiatives undertaken during the year.
Social responsibility is a high priority with the 1200-plus professionals, pushing the limits of innovation and excellence, at DCBL. The Company is actively involved in organizing social welfare programs, which provide health and other amenities. These program are intended both for the public in the surrounding villages and the employees' families. These includes running schools for the employees' children, providing scholarships to outstanding students, operating milk distribution schemes and organizing various cultural activities, tournaments and games.
The Company projects the spirit of professionalism with a scientific approach to human resources related issues both in principle and practice.
As on 22-01-10, information on on CSR on the company website is the same as was available last year.
WATER MANAGEMENT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Whenever monsoon fails, there used to be acute shortage of water in and around Dalmiapuram. To mitigate this hardship, company had drawn up 'Water Management' Program. According to this scheme, needy villages were identified with the active participation of local people and 42 bore wells were provided. The surrounding villages that were provided with bore wells given in the enclosure.
Simultaneously, the lakes in various villages were deepened so that the rainwater harvesting is carried out whenever there is rain. Company also helps in building overhead tanks for storing and supplying of potable drinking water to villagers.
The above initiatives had improved the water availability and the amount invested in this regard is Rs. 12.50 lakhs. This initiative has enhanced the corporate image among the locals and a friendly atmosphere.