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It goes beyond just corporate social responsibility

October 13, 2015 Bookmark and Share  

There is a universal benefit in employees devoting their time and skill to better communities and tackling social issues. While meeting CSR objectives is one reason to get internal stakeholders involved in these activities, the actual impact is felt only in those most human moments when people work with energy towards positive socio-cultural and environmental goals.

Thousands of Essar employees have actively participated to work with communities around Essar locations across the country towards developing sustainably. Working closely with NGOs and self-help groups, employees offer their skills and knowledge in different fields, such as education, environment and health.

CSR volunteering programmes are conducted on a monthly basis, encouraging employees to interact with students at Essar supported schools, volunteer at health camps / blood donation drives, carry out plantation drives / cleanliness initiatives and more. Our employees believe that these simple act of volunteering always leaves them richer for the experience.

For instance, Alok Sen (an IT professional at Essar) and his wife Geeta Sen, are our very own craft masters who have taken recently craft sessions with young students from Government Middle School, Bandhaura, Singrauli. They encouraged the young minds to unleash their creativity using colourful paper and natural materials (seeds, leaves, stones etc.). This session was a great way to inspire the youngsters to be creative and think outside the box. 

Essar volunteers have also done their bit for the environment time and again. Essar Foundation& Essar Ports,(EBTPL) in conjunction with Indian Coast Guard , Paradeep recently hit the beach in a bid to make it cleaner on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day  (19h Sept 2015). 

Volunteers from Essar Bulk Terminal Paradeep Limited as well as Essar Foundation  participated in the clean-up drive.

Here are some fun initiatives our volunteers have taken up over the last couple of years –  

Essarites help turn the tide on trash on 30th International Coastal Cleanup Day 2015
The coastal clean-up event aims at creating awareness on the detrimental effects of litter on our marine environment and significance of clean sea for marine flora and fauna

Essarites practice the art of storytelling
Essar Foundation organizes a storytelling event for students of Saraswati Sishu Mandir school under its employee volunteering initiative
Essar Foundation’s international volunteer day initiative
Essar Foundation organized an interactive session on the scope of volunteering and volunteer ethics for potential volunteers

Employee volunteering in Vadinar completes a year: Foundation marks the day with international team from IBM
Essar Foundation marked the first anniversary of the initiative by acknowledging the contributions of volunteers and felicitating them

Essar Foundation offers Toy Trunks at workshop
Employees at Jamnagar volunteer to train anganwadi workers in use of imaginative tools for effective early childhood education
Essar Steel Paradip celebrates Universal Children’s Day
Students of the Nuagada Upper Primary School visited the plant for an enjoyable learning-cum-fun experience organized by employee volunteers
Making a difference by making music
Essarite Abhijit Jejurkar is helping underprivileged children in Mumbai discover the joy of music
Essarites volunteer to spread the message of eco-conservation
The Essar Foundation organized a unique volunteering activity where Essarites accompanied 50 kids on a nature trail in the bustling city of Mumbai
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