The Godrej Trusts
As a Group, we constantly make efforts to contribute meaningfully to the communities that we are a part of. About twenty-three per cent of the shares of our Group's holding company are held in trusts that include the Pirojsha Godrej Foundation, the Soonabai Pirojsha Godrej Foundation and the Godrej Memorial Trust. Through these trusts we support healthcare, education and environmental sustainability.
Some of our key philanthropic initiatives include:
We are proud to own and care for the largest privately managed belt of mangroves in Mumbai. This is supported by the Soonabai Pirojsha Godrej Foundation. It is the first such area in India to formally adopt ISO 14001 standards for Environment Management Systems.
Godrej Memorial Hospital
The Godrej Memorial Hospital was set up in September 2004 with the purpose of providing quality healthcare services at affordable cost. It is a state-of-the-art hospital that offers specialty and super-specialty services.
The Godrej Udayachal schools (pre-primary, primary and secondary) have been offering quality education and care for children since 1955.
World Wide Fund for
We continue to be associated with India's largest conservation NGO, WWF India. Over the years, WWF India's perspective has broadened to encompass the conservation of habitats and ecosystems.
Teach For India
We strongly support Teach For India, an arm of Teach For America, that brings together young graduates and volunteers to work with low income schools across India to improve the quality of teaching they offer.
Millions of children in India are born with a deformity commonly known as cleft lip. Godrej Memorial Hospital, along with the America-based NGO 'Smile Train' conducts a programme to treat children from low income families who are born with the condition.