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Corporations exist in a symbiotic relationship with their environments (the term environment refers to all the components of the external environment and not to ecological environment alone) where their exchange with the larger environment determines to a large extent how well they do in their profit seeking endeavours.
The Schaeffler Group continues the social responsibility of all group companies and sees this as a prerequisite for lasting corporate success.
Our Code of Conduct is based on the principles of the “Global Compact”, “The Global Sullivan Principles of Corporate Social Responsibility” and the standards of “Social Accountability International”.
The Schaeffler Global Code of Conduct supports the cause as well …
We maintain an environmental management system at all production sites world-wide, which we continuously improve. Local environmental protection laws and the specifications of the Schaeffler Group’s environmental protection system must be observed as a minimum. We collaborate with our business partners and suppliers in exercising our environmental responsibility.”
• HOPE is our CSR arm at FAG, Baroda. In 2015 HOPE joined hands with NGO – Mook Dhwani Trust. FAG has dedicated an entire Hostel facility to this trust and partners in maintaining it for the especially abled girls. An entire team of FAG volunteers were sensitized about the health-status and sensitivity of the issue and only then introduced to the project.
• “WEe Wonder Club” is meant for the children of Schaeffler India employees. Various edutainment activities are organized for the children, which help them to learn practically what has been taught in the classes. For instance, Heritage trip, Trip to Gujarat Science City etc.
At INA, Pune, we initiated the “Joy of Giving” drive in 2015. Since then, this initiative has supported more than 4 tribal villages. This was to share good quality utilities/clothes/toys from employees and re-cycle them to the needy ones.
• INA, Pune, has also taken up a Project on re-installation and re-construction of a village school in Chakan, Pune.
• At LUK, Hosur, the employees joined hands in renovating the Vidyanikethan – Margasusi Children Home, with new facilities and infrastructure. This School hosts over 40 girls who come from challenging backgrounds.
• The Schaeffler India, Hi-Po Talent Pool is dedicated to social causes through an initiative branded as “Aarambh”. They have an option to take a personal project of choice or join Organisational CSR Drives.
Recently the Young Leaders 2015 batch collected funds to support rural schools in Chennai – which were victims of floods.
This batch is also very active in supporting our Orphanage at LUK, Hosur and the School children of Lamdapura at Baroda (FAG, Savli)
Some more significant contributions:
• In the Schaeffler Group, work safety and environmental protection means implementing comprehensive, long-term preventive measures to ensure responsibility for man and the environment.
• Work safety and environmental protection is a fundamental part of our management principles. We aim to ensure the continued existence and success of our company by establishing and maintaining a safe working environment that promotes the health and performance of our employees as well as taking active measures to protect the environment.
• Regardless of the activities we are carry out; we endeavour to minimize environmental impact by taking suitable measures in advance. We consume raw materials and energy sparingly and make every effort to minimize waste, waste water, noise, and other emissions. We manufacture environmentally-friendly products taking into account the entire product lifecycle.
• We hold regular information and training sessions to ensure that our employees and business partners have the expertise and knowledge to carry out their work safely and with the minimum of environmental impact in all areas of the company.
• In recent times, FAG provided free lunch in Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Volunteers from across the business unit came forward to help the cause. In another such occasion Employees also volunteered in conducting a health awareness camp in association with the Baroda Heart Institute.
• The rural development drive gave us an opportunity to reach the under privileged children and donated study Benches, chairs and boards to rural schools in Gujarat.
• On the other side of the country, LuK donated a decent sum to the ‘Smile’ foundation by adopting the educational responsibility for children. It also distributed old computers to the Government schools and donated the left over uniform cloth materials to the orphanages.
• The union leaders from the production unit initiated collection of funds and clothes in house, which were later donated to an orphanage near Hosur.
• This year INA decided to celebrate the auspicious occasion of ‘Dussera’ with the under privileged. This year we distributed boxes of sweets at all the three orphanages nearby. In another act of humanity, INA invited voluntary contribution from employees for donation to the cancer ward of a hospital.