Jindal Stainless Limited

Introduction

Jindal Stainless CSR intiatives are carried out under the aegis of Chairperson, Jindal Stainless Foundation, Mrs Deepika Jindal. The focus of the CSR activities is to make a difference in lives of people in an impactful way and empower communities towards a sustainable growth.

CMD, Jindal Stainless Limited (JSL), Mr Rattan Jindal has clearly articulated his resolve of 'Responsible Business' in the Company's Vision Statement- 'To be admired as a socially responsible Corporate'. Towards this end, besides the activities linked towards sustainable growth, the CMD has signed the United Nations’ 'CEO Statement of Support on Women Empowerment Principles (WEP)'. JSL as a member of the UNGC is committed towards embracing the 10 UNGC principles. Since signing the 'CEO Statement of Support on WEP', the Company has increased its representation of women in the work force, which is a major shift in policy, as steel and mining industries, as a practice, have a thin presence of women due to the intense nature of work. However, the CMD has encouraged women to join the workforce and set an example by promoting women with equal opportunities. Besides, Mr Jindal has been making deliberate efforts in addressing issues relating to Business and Human Rights and is a strong proponent of the UN Guiding Principles (UNGP). JSL is the only member of Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI), which has a select group of 18 member companies from across geographies like GE, The Coca Cola Company, Vale, Rio Tinto, Bechtel, Flextronics, NovoNordisk, Sime Darby, and so on. It is also important to note that JSL is also a member of a select group of 32 members of the UN WEP Leadership Group.

CSR activities focus on the social advancement of all stakeholders, i.e. employees, communities and their families; skill enhancement and entrepreneurship development for rural youth and women; providing basic amenities to rural communities living around the plants.


Women Empowerment
This is one of our flagship programmes aiming towards giving women a voice through positive contribution in the overall growth and development of a family, a community, and a society. A number of income generating activities have been initiated and over 150 Self Help Groups (SHGs) established at Jajpur. Women are exposed to processes linked to financial inclusion and leadership roles through entrepreneurial activities. Over 3000 women are engaged in the activities.


Project ASMITA
As part of the Women Empowerment programmes, with the support of an NGO, JSL has established a production unit for the local women. The project essentially aims towards nurturing skills for home furnishing products and apparel like school uniforms among women. The project has attracted markets from big houses like 'FabIndia’ and ‘Good Earth', besides a number of other international and national brands. A number of schools in close proximity of the production centre have now started placing orders for uniforms. This has proved to be a great initiative for empowering women from the communities, where they are engaged in all processes right from the selection of fabric to sourcing, production, QC and marketing.


Health Care
JSL is running an Integrated Health Care project at Jajpur, and Vizag. The team also creates awareness on different health issues a health clinic. The objective of this static and mobile health clinic is to deliver preventive and curative health care to the poor and marginalized sections of society, especially rural poor women, children, and the aged. Annually, the health clinics reach out to approximately 23,000 beneficiaries.


Business and Human Rights
JSL believes in fundamental principles of human rights and continues to work on a the UN Resolution of Business and Human Rights, wherein efforts are being made to promote John Ruggie's framework of 'Business and Human Rights' along with creating awareness among corporations and other agencies. In collaboration with the UN Global Compact Network, JSL has further launched the CEO Forum on Business and Human Rights and has taken a leadership role towards such promotion.


Education
In order to promote education and realize the goal of universal education for children, JSL has been working towards providing education to children in and around its plant locations in Jajpur and Vizag. The purpose of such engagement is to facilitate children in getting mainstreamed into government and non-government schools. In addition to this, efforts are made to provide computer education among children who are first timers in the field of digital literacy. Partnerships with private and government schools have been established at Jajpur to promote computer education.


Skill Training
JSL has been working in the space of skill training by creating training facilities in remote locations and partnering with organizations with domain expertise. Efforts are being made to link the beneficiaries to various employers and facilitate placements. The Company, in partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), supports the ‘Himayat’ program where youngsters are given training outside the state of Jammu and Kashmir.


Environment Conservation
Efforts are being made to educate the marginalized sections of society on the importance of proper waste management and develop the habit of clean living. Low cost toilets have been made and the Company continues to sensitize communities for using toilets.
Clean drinking water and water harvesting is also high on the agenda and communities are sensitized towards the process.
Good farming practices are being encouraged and farmer clubs are established to promote the concept of organic farming.


Project Paper Back
JSL, in collaboration with Greenobin, has initiated a ‘Paper Back’ project to recycle waste paper and demonstrate good practice of using, reusing, and recycling paper. The waste paper is then used for making different products, which are artistically created and used by employees themselves.

 

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