CSR

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CSR

We go beyond this to strengthen our roots in Indian soil. Our CSR and community programmes are developed towards making people’s lives better via several powerful initiatives. These initiatives are predominantly in the fields of Road Safety, Health, Water Conservation and Environment, Women Empowerment and Education and Skill Development. The presence of our two plants in the two major geographical regions of the state of Maharashtra – Pune and Aurangabad – allows us to reach out to many more people, cutting across age, gender and economic status.

Education and Skill Development

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has supported numerous projects in the healthcare and education space for young people with special needs, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India  has supported a Skill Development project for young adults (18+ years) with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. The company  helped set up a digital printing press in Snehalaya- Institute for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities, Wagholi, Pune.  A digital color printer,  5 types of finishing equipment, including perfect binder and lamination machine, furniture and licensed software for graphic designing have been provided by the company. This project demonstrates the company’s intention to provide comprehensive support, going beyond was involved right through.  The company’s in-house expertise on equipment procurement  and interior design was tapped for the project. Snehalaya Digi Prints, Wagholi, Pune was inaugurated on 16th August 2019.

SAVW donated a new modern wielding simulator – Soldamatic to Pimpri-Chinchwad ITI, Pune to upgrade and strengthen their training infrastructure in January 2019.   SAVW had committed INR 2 crore to ITI, Pimpri-Chichwad for a period of five years which was to be invested in a phased manner towards development of the overall facility at the ITI.  So far more than INR 80 lakh had been spent towards teaching Aids, Faculty & Staff Development, Infrastructure Development and Training of students. The company’s latest investment in the overall upgrading of the institute has been in the new Soldamatic welding simulator amounting to over INR 16 lakh.  


Recognising the role school buildings can play in promoting a conducive learning environment, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India constructed a new building for the primary school in Phadke-Wasti, Nighoje, Chakan, Pune. The building was constructed to help provide excellent education facilities to growing communities in the emerging industrial zone of Chakan, Pune. Developed solely by Skoda Auto Volkswagen India as part of their larger CSR initiative towards education and skill development, the school can cater up to 120 students every year. 

The  primary school building in Phadke-Wasti, Nighoje, Pune received ‘Gold Certification’ by the Indian Green Building Council. The school building was inaugurated on World Environment Day, 2018 and over the last one-year the school has conducted multiple engagement activities within the school like celebrating festivals wherein environmental friendly practices were hosted, hosting Green Club to provide experiential learning for the children around recycle, reuse and sustainability.

There are several million children in the country who do not have access to computers and may never learn to use one unless an effort is made to bridge the digital divide. This digital divide that can keep children away from opportunities to better their lives has to be reduced swiftly because many jobs require computer literacy and welfare schemes for the poor are now online. Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has recently embarked on installing computer labs in low income schools in Pune in association with Computer Shiksha, an NGO that is working on bridging the digital divide since 2012, Through this project, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India  aims to make computers and required training on hardware and software available in about 45 schools in the city.  Between September 2019 and December 2019, the computer labs were installed in 28 schools reaching about 14000 students. The students are offered 3 different levels of computer courses (Basic, Basic Plus and Advanced) wherein they are trained on using the Internet, email, Impress, Writer,. The schools have access to Computer Shiksha helpline for any queries on training materials or hardware/operating system issues. In addition, Computer Shiksha offers lifetime mainteanance for all software and hardware being used by the schools. School facilitators undergo 8 days training by Computer Shiksha to handle the videos containing the training modules as well as repair more than 93% of Hardware and O/S problems that occur with the help of CS helpline

SAVWIPL’s association with Lila Poonawalla Foundation dates to 2015 when the company first started supporting the institution in their initiative of enabling academically bright and financially deserving girls pursue engineering degree. The company has sponsored the education of 80 girls in the last five years (10 in 2015, 10 in 2016 and 20 in 2017, 40 in 2019) and has made an investment of INR 1.62 crore towards this cause. SAVWIPL is happy to extend this support further and commit another INR 84 lakhs spread over the tenure of next four years.

Health


With no clear visibility on the extent of impact that the COVID-19 pandemic would bring on the system, SAVW took the first and most important step towards supporting the medical infrastructure. Starting off with a financial aid of Rs 1 crore rupees, SAVW engaged in developing a COVID-19 facility at the Sassoon General Hospital in Pune. The contribution was made towards medical consumables and critical care equipment for the medical team and the patients infected by the Coronavirus. Over 35,000 sanitisers were donated to hospitals in Pune, Aurangabad and Mumbai and over 50,000 food packets were distributed in the Aurangabad region. The company also distributed face masks, gloves, disinfectants, clinical thermometers, protective goggles and clothing to the medical forces that are fighting the virus from the frontline.

Putting its manufacturing prowess to the right use, SAVW’s factory in Chakan, Pune produced reusable face shields for the doctors and medical staff taking care of COVID-19 patients. These face shields were approved by Dr. Ajay Chandanwale, dean of Sassoon General Hospital and were certified for both indoor and outdoor use. The transparent sheet that forms the shield can be sanitised after six to eight hours before it is used again. Over 12000 units were supplied to Hospitals in Pune, Aurangabad, Beed and Latur.

Not only did SAVW utilise its supply chain to organise the delivery of these equipment, it also imported necessary medical equipment into India through parent company Volkswagen AG in Europe. The medical equipment included FFP3 respirators developed using 3D printer by Skoda Auto in collaboration with the Czech Technical University in Prague.

From the people, to the people
The measures undertaken by SAVW were not limited to the company’s funds being utilized for the distribution of medical supplies. In a heartwarming effort, all the employees of SAVW united together to raise an additional Rs 1.2 crore by forgoing their salary of a day. This fund was then utilized in sourcing 5 full-featured ventilators, 15 monitors and 3,750 PPE kits for COVID-19 hospitals in Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad.

SAVW also distributed 21 tonnes of dry ration to needy families in Khed and Bhosari villages in Maharashtra and has also donated additional essential medicines to Sassoon General Hospital (Pune) worth ₹22.34 lakhs.

In 2017, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India had supported Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in setting up a Centre for Pediatric Orthopedics called ‘Blooming Buds’.  Since its inauguration, the Centre has provided consultation to over 2000 children in the age group of 0-18 years.

Dr. Ashish and his team have conducted more than 200 surgeries including one on a three week old baby with deformed knee. The surgeries have helped these young children lead a normal life, join school, play, and pursue their extra-curricular activities

Education and Skill Development

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has supported numerous projects in the healthcare and education space for young people with special needs, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India  has supported a Skill Development project for young adults (18+ years) with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. The company  helped set up a digital printing press in Snehalaya- Institute for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities, Wagholi, Pune.  A digital color printer,  5 types of finishing equipment, including perfect binder and lamination machine, furniture and licensed software for graphic designing have been provided by the company. This project demonstrates the company’s intention to provide comprehensive support, going beyond was involved right through.  The company’s in-house expertise on equipment procurement  and interior design was tapped for the project. Snehalaya Digi Prints, Wagholi, Pune was inaugurated on 16th August 2019.

SAVW donated a new modern wielding simulator – Soldamatic to Pimpri-Chinchwad ITI, Pune to upgrade and strengthen their training infrastructure in January 2019.   SAVW had committed INR 2 crore to ITI, Pimpri-Chichwad for a period of five years which was to be invested in a phased manner towards development of the overall facility at the ITI.  So far more than INR 80 lakh had been spent towards teaching Aids, Faculty & Staff Development, Infrastructure Development and Training of students. The company’s latest investment in the overall upgrading of the institute has been in the new Soldamatic welding simulator amounting to over INR 16 lakh.  


Recognising the role school buildings can play in promoting a conducive learning environment, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India constructed a new building for the primary school in Phadke-Wasti, Nighoje, Chakan, Pune. The building was constructed to help provide excellent education facilities to growing communities in the emerging industrial zone of Chakan, Pune. Developed solely by Skoda Auto Volkswagen India as part of their larger CSR initiative towards education and skill development, the school can cater up to 120 students every year. 

The  primary school building in Phadke-Wasti, Nighoje, Pune received ‘Gold Certification’ by the Indian Green Building Council. The school building was inaugurated on World Environment Day, 2018 and over the last one-year the school has conducted multiple engagement activities within the school like celebrating festivals wherein environmental friendly practices were hosted, hosting Green Club to provide experiential learning for the children around recycle, reuse and sustainability.

There are several million children in the country who do not have access to computers and may never learn to use one unless an effort is made to bridge the digital divide. This digital divide that can keep children away from opportunities to better their lives has to be reduced swiftly because many jobs require computer literacy and welfare schemes for the poor are now online. Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has recently embarked on installing computer labs in low income schools in Pune in association with Computer Shiksha, an NGO that is working on bridging the digital divide since 2012, Through this project, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India  aims to make computers and required training on hardware and software available in about 45 schools in the city.  Between September 2019 and December 2019, the computer labs were installed in 28 schools reaching about 14000 students. The students are offered 3 different levels of computer courses (Basic, Basic Plus and Advanced) wherein they are trained on using the Internet, email, Impress, Writer,. The schools have access to Computer Shiksha helpline for any queries on training materials or hardware/operating system issues. In addition, Computer Shiksha offers lifetime mainteanance for all software and hardware being used by the schools. School facilitators undergo 8 days training by Computer Shiksha to handle the videos containing the training modules as well as repair more than 93% of Hardware and O/S problems that occur with the help of CS helpline

SAVWIPL’s association with Lila Poonawalla Foundation dates to 2015 when the company first started supporting the institution in their initiative of enabling academically bright and financially deserving girls pursue engineering degree. The company has sponsored the education of 80 girls in the last five years (10 in 2015, 10 in 2016 and 20 in 2017, 40 in 2019) and has made an investment of INR 1.62 crore towards this cause. SAVWIPL is happy to extend this support further and commit another INR 84 lakhs spread over the tenure of next four years.

Education and Skill Development

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has supported numerous projects in the healthcare and education space for young people with special needs, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India  has supported a Skill Development project for young adults (18+ years) with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. The company  helped set up a digital printing press in Snehalaya- Institute for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities, Wagholi, Pune.  A digital color printer,  5 types of finishing equipment, including perfect binder and lamination machine, furniture and licensed software for graphic designing have been provided by the company. This project demonstrates the company’s intention to provide comprehensive support, going beyond was involved right through.  The company’s in-house expertise on equipment procurement  and interior design was tapped for the project. Snehalaya Digi Prints, Wagholi, Pune was inaugurated on 16th August 2019.

SAVW donated a new modern wielding simulator – Soldamatic to Pimpri-Chinchwad ITI, Pune to upgrade and strengthen their training infrastructure in January 2019.   SAVW had committed INR 2 crore to ITI, Pimpri-Chichwad for a period of five years which was to be invested in a phased manner towards development of the overall facility at the ITI.  So far more than INR 80 lakh had been spent towards teaching Aids, Faculty & Staff Development, Infrastructure Development and Training of students. The company’s latest investment in the overall upgrading of the institute has been in the new Soldamatic welding simulator amounting to over INR 16 lakh.  


Recognising the role school buildings can play in promoting a conducive learning environment, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India constructed a new building for the primary school in Phadke-Wasti, Nighoje, Chakan, Pune. The building was constructed to help provide excellent education facilities to growing communities in the emerging industrial zone of Chakan, Pune. Developed solely by Skoda Auto Volkswagen India as part of their larger CSR initiative towards education and skill development, the school can cater up to 120 students every year. 

The  primary school building in Phadke-Wasti, Nighoje, Pune received ‘Gold Certification’ by the Indian Green Building Council. The school building was inaugurated on World Environment Day, 2018 and over the last one-year the school has conducted multiple engagement activities within the school like celebrating festivals wherein environmental friendly practices were hosted, hosting Green Club to provide experiential learning for the children around recycle, reuse and sustainability.

There are several million children in the country who do not have access to computers and may never learn to use one unless an effort is made to bridge the digital divide. This digital divide that can keep children away from opportunities to better their lives has to be reduced swiftly because many jobs require computer literacy and welfare schemes for the poor are now online. Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has recently embarked on installing computer labs in low income schools in Pune in association with Computer Shiksha, an NGO that is working on bridging the digital divide since 2012, Through this project, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India  aims to make computers and required training on hardware and software available in about 45 schools in the city.  Between September 2019 and December 2019, the computer labs were installed in 28 schools reaching about 14000 students. The students are offered 3 different levels of computer courses (Basic, Basic Plus and Advanced) wherein they are trained on using the Internet, email, Impress, Writer,. The schools have access to Computer Shiksha helpline for any queries on training materials or hardware/operating system issues. In addition, Computer Shiksha offers lifetime mainteanance for all software and hardware being used by the schools. School facilitators undergo 8 days training by Computer Shiksha to handle the videos containing the training modules as well as repair more than 93% of Hardware and O/S problems that occur with the help of CS helpline

SAVWIPL’s association with Lila Poonawalla Foundation dates to 2015 when the company first started supporting the institution in their initiative of enabling academically bright and financially deserving girls pursue engineering degree. The company has sponsored the education of 80 girls in the last five years (10 in 2015, 10 in 2016 and 20 in 2017, 40 in 2019) and has made an investment of INR 1.62 crore towards this cause. SAVWIPL is happy to extend this support further and commit another INR 84 lakhs spread over the tenure of next four years.