ReefWatch Marine Conservation is a non-profit Organization established in 1993, as a Public Charitable Trust under the Societies Registration Act. ReefWatch is involved in research, education and outreach activities. These have included coral reef monitoring in the Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, documentary films, beach clean ups in Mumbai, SCUBA training for scientists and education programs in schools across the country.
ReefWatch has served as a Member of the National Board for Wildlife (Government of India) since May 2007. The organization has had the privilege of working with many dedicated and inspiring individuals in the fields of science, filmmaking, photography and media. Its efforts are targeted towards protecting and nurturing the diversity of life in India’s coastal and marine environments. Further details are available on http://www.reefwatchindia.org/
Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM), a charitable trust set up by the late Dr. H. M Patel, has been working for providing modern and professional healthcare to the rural community in Anand and Kheda districts of Gujarat for over 3 decades. Shree Krishna Hospital, managed by CAM receives and treats thousands of patients every day. Initially, starting with a modest 136-bed facility, Shree Krishna Hospital has today emerged as one of the largest, modern and professionally run institution in the state. Its treatment facilities include technologically robust ICUs, Operation Theatres, Trauma Centre, Laboratories, CT-Scan, Cancer Centre, Cardiac Centre and a host of other state-of-the-art facilities. The hospital itself, through many of its special programmes, provides its services to the economically deprived persons at extremely reasonable and affordable rates.
CAM also manages the HM Patel Centre for Medical Care and Education at its 100-acre campus in Karamsad. It conducts extension activities in a number of villages surrounding the hospital and its satellite centres and is recognized by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India as a Scientific Industrial Research Organization to carry out research activities. Further details are available at http://www.charutarhealth.org/
J V Patel, Industrial Training Institute located at Karamsad, Gujarat was established in the year 1979 under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 and Societies Registration Act 1860 with the objective of enhancing the livelihood of local communities by promoting education through vocational skill development.
J V Patel ITI, well-equipped with qualified and experienced instructors as its faculty, has eight Trades certified by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), New Delhi and two Trades certified by the Technical Education Board (TEB), Gandhinagar. Currently, it creates employment for about 400 students coming from the local community every year. Further details are available at http://www.jvpitc.org/
Sardar Patel Charitable Trust was established in the year 1975 and is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 and Societies Registration Act 1860. The main objective of the Trust is to promote and perpetuate the memory of Shri Sardar Patel, The Iron Man of India and his brother Shri Veer Vithalbhai who both played an important role in India’s freedom struggle.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Veer Vithalbhai Memorial (“The Memorial”) was established in the year 2000 and is managed by the Sardar Patel Charitable Trust. The Memorial is visited by a large number of students from schools and colleges, likewise, visitors from Gujarat; other states and abroad. The Memorial hosts various student activities like study camps, research works, youth camps, group discussions, elocution competitions in with coordination with neighboring schools, colleges and socio-culture organizations. The Memorial organizes lectures and seminars by eminent scholars, writers, leaders in public life and administrators from Government and Non-Government Organization, emphasis being on good governance and leadership. Further details of the trust are available on http://sardarpateltrust.org/
SPARSH (Shree Krishna Hospital Programme for Advancement of Rural and Social Health) aims at connecting the last person in villages to appropriate levels of healthcare; village health workers (VHWs) in their own villages, health centres in towns close by and a tertiary care centre for critical cases. The programme, currently being implemented in 90 villages of Anand and Kheda districts, covering a population of 2.6 lakhs, is managed by Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM). The programme has been able to provide health care to even the most vulnerable and underprivileged section of the rural areas and has helped in increasing treatment compliance and reducing cost of treatment at household levels to a considerable extent.
To improve the quality of education imparted to the students, and thus enhance their employment prospects, GMM Pfaudler has partnered with J V Patel ITI to modernize its facilities in a phased manner.
As a part of the first phase of the project in the financial year 2016-17, J V Patel ITI upgraded its ‘Welding’ infrastructure, by completely renovating the welding workshop, its embedded theory class room and added latest equipment. In the second phase in the financial year 2017-18, J V Patel ITI upgraded its ‘Fitter’, ‘Electrical’ and ‘Sheet Metal’ trades and its embedded theory class room and added new equipment. The upgraded infrastructure along with the latest technology will help students gain better knowledge, experience and enhance employment capability.
This project aims to restore and rehabilitate corals in the Andaman Islands and actively create conditions for corals to thrive. 75% of the world’s coral reefs are classified as ‘threatened’ and are likely to be the first eco-systemic victims to global warming, fossil fuel emissions and deforestation of mangroves. Though coral reefs occupy only 0.02% of the ocean’s surface, they contain about one third of all marine life. The loss of coral reefs could have catastrophic impacts on the marine biodiversity. While the international community comes together to combat fossil fuel usage and carbon emissions, we believe it is imperative to protect and rehabilitate corals at a local level too.
GMM Pfaudler has contributed to the conservation program that restores coral reefs in India by:
GMM Pfaudler’s has partnered with Sardar Patel Charitable Trust to promote Environmental Sustainability in our local area by maintaining the public facilities at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Memorial and Veer Vithalbhai Patel Memorial at Karamsad, Gujarat (“The Memorial”). The Sardar Patel Charitable Trust plays an active role in the beautification of local area by maintaining the gardens and cleanliness of the Memorial.
Kerala is in the midst of an unprecedented flood havoc. The calamity has caused immeasurable misery and devastation. Many lives were lost. Hundreds of homes were totally destroyed and many more were damaged. More than 1.5 lakh people have been lodged in relief camps across the state. Schools have been shut, power supply, communication system, distribution of drinking water and train services have been disrupted.
As a Company with moral and social values, we have always believed in rising up to any National calamity and provide help. Our Company has contributed to Chief Minister’s Flood relief Fund for victims of Kerala Flood
GMM Pfaudler Limited recognizes the impact it has among communities in which it operates and believes that it has a responsibility to improve and enrich the lives of these communities and play a part in their social & economic development and environmental sustainability. With its dedicated and focused approach, the Company has been contributing its time expertise and resources to help local communities. The Company is committed to focus its CSR activities in and around the areas in which it operates and would support activities in areas beyond on a case to case basis.
As a responsible corporate citizen, the Company is committed to sustainable development and inclusive growth and has been and will continue to focus on issues relating to healthcare, education & skill development and environment sustainability.
GMM Pfaudler’s CSR policy is based on our commitment to make a positive contribution to the local community and environment. Healthcare, education and environment sustainability are at the core of our CSR strategy to address the welfare of the local community and society at large.
The CSR Policy adopted by the Board of Directors is available on the Company’s website at http://www.gmmpfaudler.com/content/CSR_Policy.pdf