Adani Enterprises Limited focuses on establishing new businesses in the Natural Resources, Transport & Logistics, Utility and Strategic segments. Since the Company’s listing in 1994, it has maximised value for stakeholders, while contributing to nation-building. Over the last 30 years, Adani Enterprises Limited has widened its presence across key industries, establishing itself as a potent force. Adani Enterprises Limited is presently focused on businesses related to airports, roads, water, data centre, solar manufacturing, defence and aerospace, edible oils and foods, mining, integrated resource solutions and integrated agri-supply chain.
In FY 2020-21, the company spent Rs. 15 Crores on its CSR initiatives. This was more than the prescribed amount of Rs. 12.57 Crores. The CSR funds were contributed to the PM CARES fund to aid the country’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Adani’s Philosophy
The Adani Group’s core philosophy is ‘Nation Building’, driven by ‘Growth with Goodness’, its beacon for sustainable growth. The Adani Group is committed to widen its ESG footprint with an emphasis on climate protection and increasing community outreach through CSR programmes woven around sustainability, diversity and shared values.
Adani Enterprises is a sensitive corporate. The Company is not only driven by the need to make the world a better place through a seamless supply of basic and essential services but also through a widening prosperity circle. Its corporate citizenship is defined by several priorities. The company’s engagement in social responsibility projects are aligned with national, regional and local realities. It partners with specialised agencies who possess a deeper terrain experience and understanding. Adani enterprises aims focus on responsible engagement where it empowers beneficiaries to assume control of their lives.
2. Adani Foundation
Established in 1996 as a tribute to the ideals of the Late Shri Shantilal and Shrimati Shantaba, Adani Foundation symbolizes the values of courage, trust and commitment. Making a modest beginning with a few rural communities around the port at Mundra, Gujarat, the Foundation has expanded its operations over the past decade in 12 States, 21 Sites, 1,470 villages & towns across the nation with a team of 250 committed professionals who are relentlessly working with an approach that embodies innovation, people participation and collaboration with the key stakeholders. Touching more than 4,00,000 plus families & passionately acting on four core areas – Education; Community Health, Sustainable Livelihood Development and Rural Infrastructure Development, Adani Foundation not only acts towards inclusive growth and sustainable development of the communities where Adani Group works but also contributes towards nation-building.
3. Initiatives in Education
3.1 Adani Vidya Mandir
Adani Vidya Mandir, Surguja, was established in 2013 with the noble vision of imparting free and quality education to meritorious children from the district of Surguja. The school, which began its journey eight years ago with 208 students, houses 734 students from LKG to Class-X. The school, which provides free study materials, uniforms, food and transportation, is acclaimed as a ‘Temple of Knowledge’ in and around Surguja. The CBSE affiliated school is run by Adani Foundation under the aegis of Dr. Priti G. Adani. The serene ambience and lush campus, competent faculty and learner-friendly infrastructure are the attractions at Adani Vidya Mandir.
The pandemic brought the life of people of Surguja to a halt. The residents gradually learned to cope with the phenomenon of quarantine, social distancing, mask, sanitisation and a lot more unprecedented situations. Adani Foundation helped introduce online schooling, a solace for all AVMS stakeholders.
The academic year 2020-21 proved challenging and AVMS availed the best use of technology. AVMS conducted online classes through Google Classroom and WhatsApp. The indomitable spirit of young learners was rekindled through online classes. Google Classroom empowered students to dream again. The AVMS faculty went door-to-door fulfilling learning requirements where the online class could not bridge the gap.
3.2 Mohalla Classes
AVMS initiated the Mohalla Class to facilitate Class X students in their preparation for the Class X CBSE Board Examination. The Class X students were divided into three batches to ensure social distancing as per the COVID-19 guidelines; classes were conducted in the school vicinity.
The terminal examination was conducted online. The conduct of online examination and the subsequent digital evaluation proved to be a novel experience for students and teachers. The AVMS faculty launched workshops to address digital requirements. AVMS conducted the annual examination offline, mobilising the support of parents.
3.3 Special Coaching Classes
Adani Foundation conducted a free coaching class for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Entrance Examination in Village Karwahi. In the rural tribal area, talented children could not get guidance regarding the entrance examination of Navodaya Vidyalaya, which deprived them of being selected. Adani Foundation arranged free coaching through the audio and video media.
4. Initiatives in Health
4.1 Rural Health Check Camps
Adani Foundation and Wockhardt Foundation ran a programme that provided primary healthcare to 18 villages of Tamnar. With its outreach, the Mobile Medicare Unit system proved instrumental in addressing the needs of disadvantaged communities. The mobile medicare unit is a comprehensive Mobile Medicare Health Programme that provides mobility, affordability, accessibility, availability and awareness.
MHCU covered 25 to 40 km from the centre and visited three villages a day. MMU healthcare services included free doctor’s consultation, distribution of medicines, diagnostic tests and referral to other healthcare facilities.
4.2 Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Camps
Menstrual hygiene awareness camps were organised in the villages of Pendrikhi, Pargogiya and Chakeri to sensitise rural women on the importance of using sanitary napkins. Because of low literacy and lack of health awareness, most rural women were not using sanitary pads, which resulted in health issues. Through such campaigns, a behavioral change emerged.
5. Sustainable Livelihoods Development
5.1 Vermicomposting tanks construction
Adani Foundation provided training to manufacture organic manure in Gare PelmaIII. Ten earthworm tanks were constructed. By producing organic manure, farmers can increase income and produce quality crops.
5.2 Project Annapurna
Project Annapurna is a livelihood-based initiative aimed at sustainable agricultural practices including organic farming. Some 500 farmers were covered under this project. Training was provided to increase land productivity and reduce input costs. Organic farming is in progress across 200 acres. Organic fertilisers are produced in Parsa village, which will enable farmers to pursue organic farming on a larger scale.
6. COVID-19 Relief
6.1 Masks and Soap Distribution
Masks and soap were distributed by Adani Foundation according to the criteria set by the government through panchayat representatives. Some 35000 masks and 500 bars of soap were distributed.
6.2 Handwashing Campaign
Suposhan Sanginis organised handwashing programmes in 32 villages, where people gathered in small groups and learnt about how to wash, how often to wash and how long to wash.
6.3 Relief Material
Adani Foundation provided blankets to the flood-affected families in the vicinity of the Mahanadi River. Some 30,000 masks were provided to the district police department to participate in the Ek Raksha Sutra Mask campaign.
6.4 COVID-19 Isolation Ward
Adani Foundation helped Tamnar Community Health Center build isolation wards. Health Center Punjipathara was supported to develop a COVID-19 Care center with two medical staff for the community health center of Gharghoda.
6.5 PM CARES Fund
The Company donated Rs.15 crore to PM Cares Fund.
7.1 Garv Hai
Garv Hai initiative named after the group’s pilot project built around the Rio Olympics 2016, is a nationwide programme that aims to reach out and empower stakeholders in the sports fraternity. The initiative aims to nurture India’s next generation of sporting champions and support them in their journey towards Olympic glory.
Last year, applications were invited from athletes across India in multiple sports to ensure maximum reach. Some 19 promising athletes, with balanced representation of young and experienced talent were shortlisted from more than 5000 entries received from 100 cities across 29 states. The list included icons such as Amit Panghal, Deepak Punia and Rani Rampal.
The objective of this programme is to support athletes in their quest to better results at global level, bringing pride to the nation. It provides world class training and customised individual training plans to the selected athletes so as ensure optimum productivity and maximum results. The athletes are provided monetary support for full time coaches, tournament expenses, supplements, mind trainers, dietary needs etc. Performance benchmarks are set for each athlete and training is closely monitored. An amount of H3-5 lac is provided to junior athletes and H10-12 lac for elite athletes.
Overall, the programme promotes a sporting ecosystem that extends from grassroots to the top-most levels and creates a database of promising athletes.
Six qualifications out of 9 senior athletes comprised:
– Rani Rampal (Captain of Indian Women Hockey Team, Awarded Padam Shri & World Athlete of the Year)
– Amit Panghal (World number 1 in Boxing, weight category 52 Kg. First Indian male boxer to win a silver medal in World Boxing Championship)
– Deepak Punia (World number 2 in Wrestling, Weight category 86 Kg, Silver medalist in World Wrestling Championship)
– Ravi Kumar Dahiya (World number 4 in Wrestling, weight category 54 Kg, Bronze medalist in World Wrestling Championship)
– KT Irfan (World ranking 29th in Race walking)
– Shivpal Singh (World number 15 in Javelin throw)
Other athletes (athletes part of senior category and not qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics)
– Chinki Yadav (Bronze medalist in World Cup Junior Shooting championship, 25 metre pistol)
– Ankita Raina (India’s number one tennis player and ITF 25K Single & Doubles title)
– Sajan Bhanwal (Wrestling, 77 Kg)
Adani Enterprises has been taking its CSR initiatives as it takes its business. It focuses on making its initiatives self-sustainable in order to effectively contribute to nation-building and development.