Arvind prides its participation in work that contribute to the betterment of society.
Arvind’s CSR philosophy is based on the notion that society and the corporation are inextricably linked, and that a company can improve its own functioning by influencing the environment in which it operates. It is this philosophy that transcends through all of Arvind’s CSR initiatives.
Through SHARDA Trust, the company’s CSR vehicle, Arvind is committed to upgrading the standards of municipal schools in Ahmedabad and work towards building a pool of bright and employable youth. Today, over 900 students each year from five municipal schools benefit from the supplemental English, Mathematics and Computer education provided at our three learning centers that are equipped with state of the art facilities.
Arvind in a partnership with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation developed a model to upgrade the slums of Ahmedabad. These slums house about 30% of the population that live in the most disadvantaged circumstances. In a highly documented and successful initiative a dwelling of over 181 hutments, housing 1200 people, was provided with improved surroundings and access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities in individual houses.
We initiated vocational training programmes to enhance and develop the skill of unemployed youth and help them take up Garment Operative jobs within Arvind and other garment manufacturing firms in Ahmedabad. In another initiative, Arvind has organized programmes in English and Computer Application to equip students with relevant knowledge and skills and find suitable job openings for them. This enables the students to seek better employment opportunities in organizations.