RHI Magnesita India aims to invest in local communities wherever we operate. Our success depends on the communities in which we live and work; our business can only be sustainable if they are. Supporting thriving communities is therefore one of the four pillars of our sustainability strategy. We work with local community leaders, government and NGOs on environmental and social issues of concern to them and our business.
These themes contribute to the SDGs we can best support. We are keen to develop long-term partnerships, developing programmes that could become scalable.
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RHI Magnesita India has been adopting strict COVID-19 preventive measures at its plants and offices to ensure safety of its employees and other stakeholders. Additionally, the company has been taking up various COVID-19 prevention support initiatives to help employees and communities in the fight against the pandemic. This includes donation of ambulance to local PHCs in Bhiwadi and to community in Cuttack, organizing free vaccination camps for employees and communities, distribution of safety kits for communities etc.
RHI Magnesita India directly supported more than 9000 families in the fight against COVID-19 recently by providing necessary safety tools under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. The company distributed “COVID-19 Safety Kits” to the families in the communities around its manufacturing facilities in India. The kit contains an oximeter, a digital thermometer, liquid hand sanitizer, liquid soap, 5 units of N95 masks and Vitamin supplements. The kits were distributed to families in the neighboring communities of its plants in Bhiwadi, Vishakhapatnam and Cuttack. The families of the contractual workers of the company were also covered under the CSR initiative.
Vaccination is one of the most important instruments in the fight against COVID-19. RHI Magnesita India has conducted vaccination drive for its employees aged 18-45 years, their families and residents of communities nearby. Two such camps were recently held at its Bhiwadi and Vizag plant wherein more than 1500 people were vaccinated with the first dose. The company had earlier supported the local health administration to conduct vaccination for its employees above 45 years of age at its plants.
RHI Magnesita has recently completed the project for upliftment of infrastructure of a school at Shahdod village new the Bhiwadi plant. The project executed by Rotary International with approx. Rs 25 lacs., has resulted in a complete turnaround of the infrastructure of the village school which was in a very poor condition.