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CSR and SDGs

At Hero MotoCorp, we realise that the group as a large business entity has a critical role to play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and this can only be achieved through sustainable business practices as well as focused social investments.

The Global Goals are focused at addressing the world’s most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges and so is our CSR strategy. Our CSR framework is planned to make maximum measureable impact through multiple social interventions. The framework also focuses on structural impact evaluations and reporting on social returns on investments.

Our broad and transparent reporting mechanism, as well as two-way communication (which also includes third party assessments) with all stakeholders – investors, employees, customer, vendors, suppliers, governments as well as the communities around our areas of operation – helps us in assessing the wider impact of our business operations and strategising each action to ensure that they help us in doing our bit towards meeting most SDG targets set for 2030.

 

SDG vis-a-vis CSR projects

 

  • Project Jeevika focused at skilling youth, especially younger girls as well as women to make them financially independent and come out of the cycle of poverty
  • Self-help groups of rural women helping them become entrepreneurs
  • Midday meal programme providing free nutritious meals to thousands of children everyday
  • Planting fruit trees on large scale to give free access to fruits to poor communities
  • Project Arogya is taking free healthcare facilities to marginalised communities
  • Project Khelo Hero propagates participation in sports
  • Health and hygiene are important components of Project Shiksha
  • Project Shiksha ensuring that no child within our areas of operations misses school and gets all necessary facilities at school
  • Project Jeevika focuses on employability-focused vocational courses
  • Life skills-focused projects empower young girls by helping them realise their rights as well as sensitizing communities about the same
  • Young girls and village women are primary beneficiaries of Project Jeevika, that imparts employability-focused vocational courses
  • Project Ek Pahal teaches two-wheeler riding to help girls realise the freedom of movement
  • Sanitation facilities across schools around our areas of operations
  • Water filters (RO) at most beneficiary schools
  • Support to gram panchayats for better access to potable water
  • Support to Namami Gange - National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
  • Project Aarush focuses on installation of solar-powered streetlights in rural areas
  • Project Aarush is also replacing old light bulbs with LED lights for poor households across village clusters
  • Installation of solar power plants at a few government schools
  • Project Jeevika enabling thousands of young individuals to get decent jobs after professional skills training
  • Project Jeevika also propagates entrepreneurship. Hundreds of rural women are earning their livelihood after completion of vocational courses under the project
  • Incubated innovative concept of repairable LED light bulbs
  • Road safety infrastructure support to state police departments
  • Managing Safety Training Park in eight cities
  • Project Enable propagates inclusiveness and supports specially abled individuals.
  • Project Khelo Hero creates encouraging environment for girls to play and ensure gender parity
  • Project Khelo Hero also supports para athletes to create inclusive environment for all
  • The primary beneficiaries of most projects are marginalized communities from low socio-economic strata
  • Mass awareness campaigns engaging millions of people to propagate conservation of environment and natural resources
  • To ensure that future generations are conscious, focused campaigns with urban children on environment protection as well as road safety
  • Environment awareness campaigns also propagate responsible consumption
  • A few SHGs engage in recycling/upcycling of waste materials to produce and sell handicrafts
  • Large-scale planting drives for increasing the overall green cover
  • Focused awareness campaigns to sensitize masses towards climate change
  • Supporting restoration and conservation of reserved forests to protect their flora and fauna through mass planting drives
  • Empowering forest guards/rangers across states with motorcycles to increase their speed and mobility to keep check on poaching and illegal deforestation
  • Supporting non-profits and focused mediums that propagate peace and justice for all
  • Strengthening police departments - law enforcing institutions - by empowering women police cops with two-wheelers to increase their mobility and response time to distress calls
  • Supporting non-profits and focused mediums that propagate peace and justice for all
  • Partnering UNDP, central and state government departments, industry associations, media organisations, social enterprises as well as civil society for execution of social projects