Composition of CSR Committee:
|Sr. No||Name of Director||Designation|
|1.||Mr. Achyut Dhadphale||Chairman|
|2.||Ms. Rama Kirloskar||Member|
|3.||Mr. Akshay Dhar||Member|
- Projects Approved by the Committee for the Financial year 2020-2021 and 2021-2022
A. For F.Y 2020-2021, following projects are approved by the Committee
|2 Power Generators (10 and 15 KVA)||Generators for Pigmy Hog Conservation Breeding Centre and materials i.e raincoats, field shoes and high power torchlights to forest staffs working in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of North East India|
|Rain Coats (500 quantity)|
|Field Shoes (500 quantity)|
|High Power Torch Light|
|2||Wildlife Conservation Society India|
|River clean-up campaign supplies||River Clean up Project|
|Litter Pickers (20*788)|
|Gloves 20* 170)|
|Trashbags (5 * 80)|
|Wheelbarrow (2* 27000)|
|Projector (Sonic Light Stream PJD5555W Projector black / WXGA 1280X800 DLP Projector)|
|3||Wild Life Trust of India|
|CBRC Project||Centre for Bear Rehabilitation|
|4||India Herpetological Society – Katraj Snake Park||Renovation of Snake Enclosure|
|5||Vikas Charitable Trust||Education/ animal Welfare|
B. For F.Y 2021-2022, following projects are approved by the Committee:
|CSR Projects Approved by CSR Committee for F.Y 2021-2022|
|1||Wild Lie Trust of India||Centre of Bare Rehabilitation|
|2||Katraj Snake Park- Indian Herpetological Society||Providing hand gloves, sanitizer, PPE Kit, Face Shield, UV Steriliser , Tissue Papers, Needle Cutter, N95 Masks, Pulse Oximeter etc to people working in the Snake Park in Pune|
Following the footsteps of our founders, KEPL believes in sustainability and creating opportunities for inclusive growth.
Since our establishment in 1988, KEPL has embodied a vision of sustainable growth. We pride ourselves in being a socially responsible organisation with a founding commitment towards community-centric action. Our energy-efficient products are a humble example of our constant endeavour towards a greener and cleaner environment. KEPL finds its foreground in ethics and ensures the highest standard of corporate social responsibility. We manifest the 130-year-old KBL principle of making CSR a way of life.
The company focuses on a rich and fulfilling life for employees, customers, stakeholders and society. Some of the salient objectives of the CSR policy at KEPL are as follows:
- Promotion of education including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills, especially among children, women, elderly and the differently able and live hood enhancement projects,
- Social obligation towards society, in the field of Education and Health.
- Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources, and maintaining soil, air, and water quality.
KEPL ensures the fulfilment of its corporate social responsibilities through the non-profit arm – Vikas Charitable Trust.
The focus areas of Vikas Charitable include but is not limited to:
- Training and Awareness Programmes
- School Infrastructure Development
- Ideal School Competition
- Nature & Wildlife Protection
Here are the highlights of our recent CSR activities:
1. Donation of Equipment at RESQ Charitable Trust
RESQ Charitable Organisation has been dedicated to save, protect and serve animals since 2007. It is one of the first animal rescue organisations in Pune.
KEPL continually supports RESQ in its activities. We offered our helping hand by donating special equipment for better functionality. The equipment donated were as follows:
Telescopic Pole: A pneumatically extending pole made of lightweight carbon fibre used to rescue birds trapped in electric wire or kite thread. This pole secures the health and safety of the birds and the RESQ team members by offering elevation and ease.
Impact: Saving 750+ birds a year.
Automatic panel for Diesel generator at the RESQ Centre (DG 10kv) -This Wildlife generator Auto start panel will help keep the neonatal animals and birds at the rescue centre warm with a heater through the night and ensure temperature control in intensive care units.
Impact: Helping 250+ animals daily.
KEPL also promises to take care of the regular repairs and maintenance of the plumbing facility at the RESQ Centre
2. Donation of Equipment to Indian Herpetological Society
Indian Herpetological Society (IHS) is instrumental in the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals, their scientific captive management and further rehabilitation. IHS is the parent organisation of Pune Snake Park, Animal Rescue Centre and Uttara School of Environment.
KEPL aided IHS in carrying out their essential tasks by donating the following equipment:
- Micro Chip Reader Set 1. LID 560 ISO Reader 2. ID-100 VB Microchips (35 Nos)
- Jab Stick (Ketch Asll Pole 4 Feet)
- Bqure Therapatic Laser Equipment
- Network Attached Storage (NAS) ( For Data Backup )
- 1 KVA UPS ( ARTIS Make )
- Snare of Size 4 feet
- Camera Trap ( Bushnell )
- Renovation of Snake Enclosure (For Rat Snake Enclosure)
3. Donation of Resources to Wildlife Trust of India
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is a leading Indian nature conservation organisation committed to the service of nature. Its mission is to conserve wildlife and its habitat and work for the welfare of individual wild animals in partnership with communities and governments. WTI has been successful in saving at least 5000 animals in the past decade.
WTI, in its initiative of Emergency Relief Network, carried out rescue and rehabilitation activities of birds that are injured due to the ‘Kite Flying Festival’, also known as ‘Makar Sankranti’. With the help of KEPL, hundreds of birds were directly handled and released through projects in Jaipur, Rajasthan, during January 2020.
KEPL supported WTI’s activities by offering the following resources:
- Surgical Kit
- Wound management and dressing supplies
- Supportive oral medicines
- Emergency injectable medicine kit
- Operation Theatre supplies ( OT Lights, Fumigator, drapes, curtains)
- Heater, bulb electric hot pad
- Bird rescue handling and housing supplies
- Feeding and upkeep supplies
- Plastic Trays, boxes and other misc plastic items
- Aviaries and holding enclosures and tent
- Miscellaneous institutional costs and contingencies
Impact: A total of 141 birds belonging to 31 species were rescued and rehabilitated.
Parallel to the company’s growth, KEPL believes in the growth of society and preservation of the environment to be of paramount importance. We ensure maximum sustainability in our manufacturing practices to maintain societal wellbeing and environmental consciousness. We have a sustainability policy in place that is followed by all the parts of the company.
We have been focused on enhancing renewable energy sources which are clean and non-polluting. To reduce our carbon footprint, we have installed solar PV panels on the rooftop of our manufacturing plant, at a capacity of 540 kW. This renewable energy contributes to 40% of our total electricity consumption at the plant. A green belt covers almost 35% of our factory. We have implemented extensive daylight harvesting, rainwater harvesting, biogas plants, Reduce – Reuse – Recycle concepts and several other sustainability initiatives. To minimise the impact on the environment, we are into continuous product innovations to reduce the life cycle cost of our products. Energy excellence assessment and energy audits are carried out by a team of external assessors at the manufacturing plant at regular intervals.
We have been publishing our Sustainability performance as a part of the Integrated Annual Report of Kirloskar Brothers Limited, which discloses our financial and non-financial performance per national and global frameworks.