Community infrastructure

Some communities near to where we operate are severely underequipped in terms of basic community infrastructure – including buildings, roads and public facilities. We believe that we have a responsibility in these areas to work in partnership with communities and to provide practical and sustainable solutions.

Structural support where needed

We identify opportunities for specific efforts in buildings and infrastructure through our ongoing engagement with local communities, focusing on their most critical requirements.

Examples of areas where we contribute include:

  • Community centers
  • Schools
  • Roads
  • Homes
  • Rural power supplies
  • Irrigation and water storage facilities
  • Sanitation

Community infrastructure

We believe that access to basic infrastructure is a non-negotiable right for our local communities, and some of those nearest to us need our practical support to achieve it.

South Asia

Gummidipoondi – We renovated a community health center in Billakuppam village in association with Rotary Club of Gummidipoondi Industrial City and helped to fund household toilets for villagers.

Renukoot – We provided access to safe drinking water to 2,000 people living in local villages and funded the purchase of a water tank benefiting some 3,260 people in the village of Meyorpur. We also supported the Clean India Campaign in local villages and provided clothes and blankets to people living in poverty.

South East Asia

Korea – We provide financial support for the maintenance of local welfare centers for migrant workers, women and their families. We welcomed new arrivals and invited them to tour our facility.

China – We support families in need through clothing donations.

Thailand – Infrastructure investments in FY2018 included the renovation of the police station in Angthong Province, a children’s playground and a local temple, as well as supporting the government with activities such as temple cleaning and road repairs.

Europe and Africa

Egypt – Four community development centers are now up and running in Hawis, Abo Simbel 1, Abo Simbel 2 and Karnak. These include a nursery, literacy facilities, a primary health center, tailoring center, offices and other amenities.

Hungary – We supported the planting of new trees in the parks of Tiszaújváros.

North America

Hickok – We make annual donations to support the local fire department to enable them to purchase equipment and fund training. Ulysses is a very small community and the fire department is run by volunteers, including some of our Hickok employees.

Clean water and sanitation

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is a priority for us; we signed the WASH pledge in 2015 and have been growing in our commitment year on year. In FY2018, we successfully fulfilled our pledge and achieved a WASH rating of 1.93 out of 2, compared to 1.77 in 2015.

Partnerships for the goals

We help achieve the goals by working closely with our stakeholders, including community groups, universities, NGOs and the Aditya Birla Group.