Notwithstanding its growing focus on business expansion and profitability, Indo Rama has never lost sight of its responsibility to the community at large. As a responsible corporate citizen, the Company constantly endeavours to balance its business objectives with the overall good of the society through wide ranging socio-economic programmes.
In line with its committed focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, the Company has been consistently following and implementing programmes and policies geared towards a better work place, a better environment and a better society.
Its unwavering focus on effective energy utilization inspired Indo Rama to lay down a detailed Energy Policy in 2005. The Company has since been following the policy in letter and in spirit, continuously engaging itself in concerted efforts to improve its energy performance and efficiency. As many as 13 major energy saving projects were implemented by the Company, resulting in total savings of around Rs. 164.00 lakhs.
The importance of water conservation in national and global growth and development needs no elaboration. Realizing the criticality of this issue, the Company has embarked on a series of initiatives aimed at water conservation through focus on the '5R Concept' -- Reduction at source, Reuse, Recycling, Recovery and Rethinking alternative and improved solutions
The Company has successfully reduced its specific water consumption by about 24.5% over the last four years. Its main areas of focus in water conservation are continual vigilance and monitoring at the source, maximum possible recycling of process / steam condensate, cooling tower water treatment optimization to operate with high cycle of concentration, controlling use, and regular monitoring at all consumption points.
Effluents from the production process are treated and recycled to achieve 'zero discharge pollution'. Indo Rama has adopted measures to continuously increase usage of recycled water. The Company also conducts various water conservation awareness programmes, through local industry associations, targeting neighbouring communities.
Realizing the importance of education in building a better and strong community and nation, Indo Rama has redoubled its efforts in this area over the past few years.
In a major Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative in the field of education, the Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, Maharashtra Government, for upgradation of ITI Nagpur and ITI Butibori.
Further, the Company has constituted Institute Management Committees for each ITI, comprising members from industry. This committee works on different aspects of ITI upgradation, such as recommending changes in syllabus as per emerging requirements; suggesting new trades as per industry requirement; arranging training for students and faculty in emerging technological developments; beautification of campus and development of institute and arranging seminars, workshops and exhibitions for students and teachers.
The CBSE-affiliated Ira International School, run by Ira Education Society, has been serving the community in the field of education for the last 16 years. The school provides education to children of employees and nearby villages. Nearly 1200 students from Class 1 to 12 are enrolled in the school, which has excellent facilities and ambience for the overall development of the children.
The health of its employees and the people in the community at large is a key area of concern for the Company, which has been actively engaged in several healthcare initiatives in coordination with local government bodies and NGOs in and around the plant at Nagpur. Free health check up and eye camps are regularly organized with the help of reputed doctors from Nagpur, benefiting a large number of its employees and local community members. As an ongoing initiative, the Company provides regular support to the local government administration in the Pulse Polio Immunization programme.