Target: 100% of our facilities participate in community engagement.
How do we assess community needs?
Guided by the work of the Aditya Birla Group Foundation, we support the sustainable development of communities close to our plants, depending on their specific social issues and priorities. We apply a participatory approach, engaging with the community to better understand the issues that concern them and to target our interventions accordingly.
Our community engagement activities focus on four key areas, each of which is aligned to the SDGs:
In FY2018, we published the Birla Carbon Stakeholder Engagement Policy (pdf, 0.8 MB), which includes clear standards for our sites to aim for when it comes to engaging with their local stakeholders, including embedding the principles of inclusiveness, transparency, materiality, completeness and cultural appropriateness in all engagement activities.