We have an integrated approach towards building sustainable communities around the area of our operations based on the community needs in the area of education, livelihood, health and sanitation and environment with greater emphasis on women empowerment, livelihood and community ownership.
In Khalapur, Maharashtra, we have partnered with Water Organization Trust (WOTR) for a 3-year period to do women empowerment through health, sanitation and livelihood creation and provide safe drinking water to the community by constructing water storage tanks and check dams and creating a water storage capacity of 3.42 million liters. In partnership with the Maharashtra Forest Department and local communities we have planted 2000 trees.
In addition, we have set up a Godrej Disha Skilling Centre to make local youths employable. Under education, Godrej has taken a holistic approach towards building an inclusive environment for local schools by providing best infrastructure, clean, green, hygienic, safe and conducive environment for learning and development. Further, Godrej continues to conduct various activities on an ongoing basis to add value to the quality of education imparted at the school by conducting sessions on health and hygiene, spoken English, sports activity and life skills education through employee volunteering and community resource mobilization.
At Godrej & Boyce, we are working in 6 states, 10 districts and 21 villages in India and initiated various initiatives towards building sustainable communities around the area of operations along with our 19 partners.