Corporate Social Responsibility
Dow AgroSciences India’s CSR Policy
Dow AgroSciences India is a leading research-based agri-solutions company providing
Innovative and sustainable technologies that enhance farmer prosperity and
Contributes to meeting the food and nutritional security goals of India.
Our Approach to CSR:
We are committed to sustainable development in everything that we undertake. We strive to apply science for serving the needs of the growing population. We seek to be a good corporate citizen in all that we do. Our commitment is to use resources more efficiently, provide value to our customers, communities we operate in and stakeholders, deliver solutions for customer needs, and enhance the quality of life of current and future generations. We are equally committed to setting high standards of business conduct while delivering farmer and planet friendly agri-solutions.
Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) philosophy focuses on facilitating long-term sustainable projects that have an ongoing direct impact to the overall economic and social growth and development of the local community.
The core principles that underpin Dow AgroSciences India’s CSR activities are to:
- Invest time and money in projects that create long-term benefits
- Adding value to our stakeholders
- Engage employees to contribute to the communities in which the company operates
- Collaborating with NGO Partners on implementation
Dow India’s CSR themes:
- Sustainable Agriculture & Environment
- Promoting Education
- Promoting healthcare & hygiene ( Safe drinking water)
- Social business projects
The impact of our CSR projects will be measured every 3 to 5 years basis the success indicators which are defined.
Some of our ongoing CSR Projects:
- IMPACT- Dow AgroSciences Girl Child Education Project, Alwar (Rajasthan)
IIMPACT in collaboration with a local organization at Alwar started their first girls education project in 2004 in 15 villages. The project reached and educated girls in more than 100 villages by 2013. From April 2014 onwards IIMPACT is conducting 50 learning centres in 50 villages of Alwar covering about 2000 girls in quality education programme. Out of these 50 learning centres, 10 are sponsored by Dow AgroSciences Pvt. Ltd. (DAS). These centres were started by IIMPACT through DAS support in August 2011. These 10 learning centres are in the villages of Kishangarh and Tijara, blocks of Alwar. The main goal of the project is to identify and involve the out-of-school girls of the area into quality primary education. The projects strategy is to mobilize and engage community with children, through which they understand their responsibility and step forward to bring changes in the lives of the children.
The project is active in the following 10 villages of Alwar:-
- Halluka Bas
- Babdi Bas
- Chandar Bas
- Raibari Bas Jairoli
The programme aims at educating and empowering the farmer and his community on the Aurangabad-Ajanta Highway, in Maharashtra. Through various initiatives in these drought prone areas, we target to not only improve the farm productivity but also improve the wellbeing of the farming community by providing clean drinking water, empowering women by making them employable with requisite skill development trainings free of cost and organizing routine health check camps especially for mothers and children. Our goal is to target villages in Aurangabad and create a positive impact.
Following are the details of these activities under these initiatives:
- Enhancing livelihood and income of farmers’ family: Training and up-skilling farmers on improved farm practices, maintaining good soil health, (through compulsory Soil testing and nutrient management) etc. Aimed at improving productivity the program targets to provide benefits to more growers every year.
- Clean Drinking Water-RO unit: Our Goal is to provide proper facilities for clean drinking water and reducing water borne diseases.
- Health Check Camps for women and children: Our survey helped us identify a key issue with the women population in this area where the haemoglobin count in 97% of women was below average. Through nutrition management the initiative will look to impact women and children from each of these villages, where the goal is to increase the hemoglobin count.
- Women empowerment- Skill development: Lack of availability of institutes in villages for women impacts skill development. The project aims at imparting girls with better skills and helping them with their employability.
- Jijamata Girl’s Scholarship Programme, Lote, Maharashtra
Dow Agro Sciences being committed to community development as a part of its corporate social responsibility program has partnered with Jijamata Shikshan Prasarak Mandal (JSPM), to help girls from economically weaker sections of the society in and around Lote to access educational facilities. JSPM is a registered Non-Government Organization (NGO) established in 1985. The project aims to encourage girls to study science by awarding scholarship to meritorious students. The program will be offered at Nutan Vidalaya, a school and at a junior college operated by Jijamata at Lote.