Inspiring Progress Improving Lives
Creating a Difference
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. We have been present in India for over 100 years now and are implementing strategies for product innovation and design for Industrial Technologies; Food Safety; Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. The company has two world class manufacturing facilities at Naroda and Sahibabad; and two Engineering and Technology Centers at Bangalore and Chennai. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com
At Ingersoll Rand, we believe in responsible and sustainable progress by taking an active role in addressing issues that impact not just our company, but also the communities within which we operate. In India, Ingersoll Rand takes great pride in steps we have taken to improve millions of lives and impact even more with our focused efforts in the areas of Education, Healthcare and Sanitation, Livelihood generation and Sustainability.
We ensure that we follow a carefully structured approach in everything we do. From drafting our CSR Policy, to identifying our partners, to evaluating projects and complying with the government mandate, we have carefully defined, designated, and deliberated.
All our CSR projects are selected and implemented in accordance with our CSR Policy. Our Vision is to advance the quality of life through our social commitments to help build healthy, sustainable, efficient and educated communities. The company’s detailed CSR Policy is uploaded on the website www.ingersollrand.co.in.
Ingersoll Rand Science Centre at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Jacubpura, Gurgaon
In 2013, Ingersoll Rand partnered with Agastya to launch a Science Centre at the Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School, Jacobpura in Gurgaon. Ingersoll Rand has continued to extend operational support to this Centre to benefit multiple students, teachers and schools in the region and from neighboring schools.
With this program, Ingersoll Rand is providing stimulating science education through practical mentoring and countering rote-learning education system for a decrease in dropout rates. The project gives the opportunity to interact with science experiments and models to the government school teachers and children who visit the Science Centre.
Ingersoll Rand Mobile Science Lab at Chennai, Bidadi, Naroda, Mumbai and Sahibabad
Ingersoll Rand supports Agastya for 5 Mobile Science Labs (MSL) in Chennai, Bidadi (Bangalore), Naroda (Gujarat), Sahibabad and Mumbai. The MSL is a very powerful and innovative instrument to revolutionize rural education and make hands-on education increasingly accessible. Each MSL targets government school children and teachers with 200+ hands-on science models covering a wide range of topics in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and for Class 5 through 10. Our intervention with Agastya cover aspects such as:
- Hands-on, interactive, activity based science education
- Linked to syllabus
- Peer-to-peer learning, day/night coverage, easily replicable
In 2015-16 alone, the Ingersoll Rand MSLs and Science centre benefited over 1,40,000 children including 69,600 girls, 70,400 boys, 3400 teachers across 2560 schools through school and community visits, science fairs etc.
Mission Education with Smile Foundation in Kolkata
Ingersoll Rand has partnered with Smile Foundation in Kolkata to support 150 children under the Mission Education program. With this project, Ingersoll Rand will provide quality education to children from remote, urban and semi urban areas. The project directly benefits and empowers children in the age group of 03-18 years from underprivileged communities in India. Indirectly, the program also benefits the families of these children, teachers/educators through training sessions and community sensitization programs and community workers through mobilization programs.
Through this program, we provide:
- Basic education and healthcare to underprivileged children for their holistic development and readiness to return to mainstream society.
- Provide curricular/ co-curricular/ community mobilization activities to 150 children from Class X – XII from economically weaker families and socially disadvantaged communities.
- Enhanced academic performance of the children in the Mission Education centre, especially girls and overall improvement in the health status of students.
Meeting Nutritional Requirements
Ingersoll Rand School Meal Program with Akshaya Patra
Ingersoll Rand has partnered with Akshaya Patra for a highly successful school meal program built on a unique Public Private Partnership model. The ultimate goal of this program is to promote basic education of underprivileged children by addressing the root cause of illiteracy, poverty and hunger.
In 2015-16, Ingersoll Rand has supported 9609 children in Bangalore and Ahmedabad covering 61 schools. Last year Ingersoll Rand fed 18, 98,456 mid-day meals for the beneficiaries. With successful implementation of the program, children supported by Ingersoll Rand:
- get hot, nutritious meals every day in schools, protecting them from hunger
- are encouraged to come to school every day and get education
- have improved nutritional status, physical and cognitive development
Supporting Integrated Child Development Services – Aanganwadi Project with Akshaya Patra
The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme was launched by the government with an objective to improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age-group 0-6 years. Ingersoll Rand extended support to the ICDS scheme by providing infrastructure support towards efficiently running the Akshaya Patra kitchens that cater to the government run Aanganwadis. The organization has provided kitchen equipment including Vegetable Washer and Vegetable Peeler that contribute to better functioning of kitchens and provision of healthy meals to the beneficiaries.
Public Private Partnership with Government of Gujarat and Naisargik Trust for Aanganwadis
Further supporting the ICDS Scheme in Gujarat, Ingersoll Rand provided infrastructure support to the Aaganwadi centers in urban and semi urban areas of Ahmedabad in the form of 665 cooking gas stoves across five zones in the region. The project has been implemented in collaboration with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and local NGO partner, Naisargik Trust. The joint program has benefitted children of 0-6 years of age and pregnant and lactating mothers who gather at the Aaganwadi centers for mid-day meals and other services. The provision of gas stoves has helped these Aanganwadis to provide hot, nutritious and quick meals to the children and mothers visiting these Aanganwadi centers.
Providing Disaster Relief
Supported Habitat for Humanity for Chennai disaster relief – Every year, 5% of our CSR budgets are kept aside for spend on unforeseen emergencies for the betterment of the affected communities. The Tamil Nadu Flood Disaster was declared as a ‘Disaster of Severe Nature’ by the Central Government this year and Chennai was declared as Disaster Zone by the State Government. In response to the devastating floods in the Chennai region, Ingersoll Rand pledged support and disaster relief through its partner Habitat for Humanity. Provision of Hygiene Kits to 75 flood affected beneficiaries:
- An immediate response mechanism to help the flood affected people to recover from their loss and to improve their living conditions through provision of Humanitarian aid kits and Hygiene kits.
- Repair & Renovation of School Building affected by the floods. In the second phase of relief work in the region, Ingersoll Rand allocated funds for the repair and renovation of Corporation Primary School, Perumal Koil Street, Taramani, Chennai. As part of the project, the damaged school walls were repaired and plastered, a new toilet block with 5 Units constructed and the existing toilets repaired.
With this project, Ingersoll Rand is working towards increasing resilience of the flood affected Schools and to help school going children regain their confidence and restart life with education, health and hygiene.
Improving Quality of Life
The Ingersoll Rand Pan-India Impact
In our dedicated efforts to improve the quality of life and education, especially in rural India, we have affected over 2, 00,000 lives. We are proud of our work so far and we can say this with utmost conviction that we will continue on this path of improving the lives of millions for years to come.
At the heart of every successful campaign are the volunteers who work for the cause wholeheartedly. Ingersoll Rand has an extended CSR employee team that is dedicated and designated across all project locations. In 2015-16 alone, 15 employee volunteering activities were organized covering 5 new project launches and 1220 hours of employee engagement time.
We continue our journey in the coming years with an intent to create a long lasting impact in the lives of our beneficiaries at all stages of life. We continue to provide nutritional and healthcare support to children and ignite curiosity in their minds through practical hands on learning. In addition, we are working towards skilling these educated children to provide livelihood and prepare them for the industry. We’re also committed towards the betterment of the community and focusing on provision of sanitation facilities to society at large.