CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) IN HAL
Corporate Social Responsibility
Journey Of CSR
During the last 2 decades, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved from a simple philanthropic activity to integrating business interests with the community in which it operates, exhibiting social, environmental & ethically responsible behavior in governance of business generating values & long term sustainability.
 
HAL believes that every business entity needs to have a mechanism for giving back to the Society in which it operates. The Company’s Business principles dovetail with its CSR initiatives to ensure that the society surrounding it grows along with the Company.
 
HAL recognizes the need to adopt CSR as a strategic tool for Sustainable Development, integration of business processes with social processes and also addresses the concern of the society around it. The Company acknowledges that its performance would also be measured in terms of economic impact, social impact and environmental impact–the Triple Bottom Line.
 
HAL as a responsible organization has embraced the Community-based development approach, working actively with local communities leading to Sustainable Development.

HAL Divisions are spread across the Country, even in places considered as remote (like the Division at Koraput, Odisha) where Scheduled Castes and Tribes and Aborigines constitute 65% (approx.) of the population. The very choice of such locations was intentional to take up developmental activities in the backward regions.
 
CSR initiatives of HAL have started as ‘a call from within’ and not as a compulsion. HAL has been undertaking CSR Projects / Programmes in the local areas of its Operations, with a view to improve the quality of life of the socially & economically backward groups and marginalized & weaker Sections of the Society. HAL has met needs of the people through various community developmental activities.
 
HAL has been taking up CSR Projects/activities in the vicinity, based on need and availability of Funds, in various Sectors like:
  • Infrastructure Development: Construction of Bitumen / Cement Concrete / Water Bound Macadam (WBM) Roads. Construction of Community Halls along with Kitchen & Toilets. Provision of Solar / Conventional Street Lights / High-mast Lights in Villages. Rain Water Drains are also constructed along the Roads.
  • Education: HAL has been providing school supplies like desks, benches, computers, Audio Visual Equipments and stationery items like books, pens etc., to the children studying in the Government schools in the villages. Toilets have been constructed in Govt. Schools under Swachh Vidyalaya. Based on need and availability of funds, School Buildings, Class Rooms, Labs, Boundary Walls, Kitchens, Store Rooms, Dining Halls etc., are also constructed at select places. Koraput District is considered as one of the most backward Districts of Odisha and is predominantly inhabited by SC/ST and other economically backward class people. Due to increase in the number of school going students, existing class rooms have become insufficient. In the above back drop, the District Administration, Koraput had sought assistance from HAL, Koraput Division in providing 50 additional class rooms in the Government Schools. The work was executed through District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Koraput.
  • Drinking Water: Safe Drinking Water is provided through Open Wells and Tube Wells. Depending upon the quality of water, Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems are also provided in schools and villages. Sumps and overhead tanks are constructed and pipelines are laid up to a common point in the streets at select villages. Murali Nagar (Village) in Ranga Reddy District, Telangana has been adopted by HAL, Hyderabad Division on the recommendations of the District Administration, Ranga Reddy District, Government of Telangana.The water available in the village is contaminated with fluorine which is causing bone related diseases. Hence, a community based RO Plant was provided and 20 liter water per day per family is being supplied to the families through Automatic Machine through card swiping.
  • Healthcare: HAL has been organizing health camps in eye, gynecology, dental, pediatrics and general medicine for convenience of aged patients, children and seriously ill patients, in the vicinity of the Divisions. Free inpatient and outpatient treatment is also extended in select places. Distribution of Artificial Limbs & Assistive Devices for Physically Challenged Persons is also done.
  • Renewable Energy: Solar Street Lights & Solar Water Heaters have been provided in select villages. Solar Domestic Lanterns have been supplied to the inhabitants of select villages (one to each family) where no electricity connection is available. Solar Domestic Lanterns have been provided at select Residential Schools for Girls, SC/STs, Deaf, Mentally Challenged, Orphanage Homes, Old Age Homes etc. Due to power cuts, many schools in Rural Areas are not able to use the infrastructure facilities like computer lab during the day time when the school is functioning. HAL provided 4 KW off grid Power Solutions (Solar System) in more than 50 Government Schools in Gubbi Taluk, Karnataka with battery backup suitable for two day autonomy.
  • Skill Development: Training the youth in CAD, CAM, Computer Hardware & Networking, Electrical Gadgets Repairing, CNC Milling, CNC Turning etc., are being conducted at select Divisions. Unemployed youth living in nearby areas of HAL, Koraput Division are being sponsored for job oriented courses of duration ranging from 6 months to 1 year at Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET) a premier National Institute under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. The Institute has assured minimum 70 % placement to the passed out students. Passed out students have already been provided placement in various private industries throughout India, mostly in Plastic related industries.
  • Sports: HAL has been organizing Sports Tournaments in the field of Football, Kabaddi, Volleyball & Cricket etc. for the youth of neighbouring villages of select HAL Divisions.  Annual School Sports Meets are also being organized among the school students. Sports kits for Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Badminton etc., are being distributed to the schools / youth of neighbouring villages.
  • Football Academy at Bangalore: HAL Sports Club Bangalore, a pioneer in promoting sports, had produced national lever Football players in the past who had kept the HAL flag flying high. HAL team had participated in the prestigious I-League also.  

    To bring back the past glory, HAL as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) had started a Football Academy at Bangalore to spot / identify and nurture young talent in Football through professional tie-ups. The Academy for ‘Under-15’ was inaugurated in February 2016 and ‘Under-18’ coaching had commenced from August 2016. Efforts are underway to form a National Football Academy in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India & All India Football Federation. 

    The aim is to spot talent at a young age and develop players of exceptional calibre and prepare them for tough domestic and International tournaments. In addition to professional grooming, emphasis is also given on holistic Personality Development for the young players. Carefully selected players are being provided professional coaching. 
     
    Proper Infrastructure is one of the fundamental requirements in this regard. Keeping this in mind, HAL has developed two (2) FIFA standard football grounds, one with Artificial Turf and another with Natural Turf at Bangalore, which would help in development of individual skills. A third party agency is being finalized for running the Football Academy. The grounds can be used for training of other team(s) also. These grounds are also expected to be used by various top teams for training like I-League and Foreign teams when they visit Bangalore for tournaments or exhibition matches

    The Academy is formed with the aim to develop a pool of talent with the infrastructure developed by HAL. In the long run, the Academy would become a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Football.
  • SAI-HAL Sports Training Centre at HAL Koraput: With a view to identify and nurture tribal / local sports talent and bring them up to National / International level, SAI-HAL Sports Training Centre has been established at HAL, Koraput Division, with technical support and posting of Coaches from Sports Authority of India (SAI). The Centre had initially started coaching in two disciplines, i.e. Football & Archery, from July 2010. From 2016-17 onwards, “Athletics” has been added. The duration of the training is 3 years and is extendable upto the age of 21 years based on performance in the respective disciplines. Candidates are inducted in the age group of 12 to 15 years from the most backward and SC/ST dominated Districts of Odisha (Koraput-Balangir-Kalahandi, i.e. KBK region).
  • River Rejuvenation: Kumudavathi River which was providing water supply to Bengaluru City, has been taken up for rejuvenation by HAL in association with International Association for Human Values (IAHV) during 2014-15. 7 Mini Water Sheds out of a total of 18 were constructed from 2014-15 to 2017-18. The structures were handed over to the village Panchayats in the respective years. Considering the positive results and good feedback from the locals, HAL took up construction of four more Mini Water Sheds during 2018-19. Thus, HAL has constructed 11 Mini Watersheds out of 18 Mini Water Sheds till end 2018-19. Balance 7 Mini Water Sheds were completed by other Organisations. The whole Project was completed during the year 2018-19.

    The outcome of this project included the revival of defunct bore wells, increase in the groundwater level and irrigation tanks. This has led to various agro-horticulture developments in the region and a significant increase in natural vegetation and Biodiversity. 
  • HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre : HAL is establishing HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre at Challakere, Chitradurga District, Karnataka to assist in bridging the Skill Development gaps / to boost Skills Development in the country and contribute to the nation’s development. MoU with IISc to establish the HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre under CSR initiatives of HAL was signed in 2015-16. The estimated budget is Rs. 73.70 crores for phase – I activities.
    The facility is under construction with approximate area of 75000 sq. ft. which includes Lecture Halls, Skill Development Workshops, Auditorium with a seating capacity of 250 people, Hostel facilities for trainees and trainers etc. The project is expected to be completed by end 2019-20.

    The Centre will provide training at different levels in the following areas:
    o    Manufacturing processes;
    o    Electronic System Engineering;
    o    Aerospace and Allied sectors.

    The course will be offered at three levels:
    o    General Technical Skills System Engineering 
    o    Specialized Skills for practitioners 
    o    Advanced training for experienced personnel.

    The Centre is expected to create a large pool of trained personnel at multiple levels to occupy various positions in the areas of skill development.
CSR Policy
CSR Policy of the Company was redrafted, in line with the provisions prescribed under Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. It delineates the Policy Statement, Objectives, Scope, Budget & Approval, Implementation & Review Process, Reporting, Impact Assessment, Evaluation etc.
 
Click on the link to view the CSR Policy
CSR Projects / Activities
The CSR Projects being implemented during the Financial Year 2019-20 can be accessed by clicking on the link: CSR Projects