STAYING true to the testament of improving the quality of life of its community members, Tata Motors one of the country’s leading automobile manufacturers, has taken up various measures to ensure the well-being of the community amidst the lockdown. In line with the company strategy to combat the crisis, the employees at the Pune plant have devoted themselves to initiatives that serve the greater good of the community.
The plant has adopted measures under the certain directive laid down by the company.–
Essential Supplies provision:
Tata Motors has organised for food supplies to migrants and stranded communities, urban slums, transit camps and villagers, drivers, co-drivers, mechanics, contractual and temporary workers, security personnel, in villages in the region. The company has provided 2300+ cooked meals every day to drivers, mechanics, and contractual workers. The company has so far served over 17550 cooked meals and distributed ration kits to more than 1100 families that can sustain 5500 individuals for three weeks. Additionally, the company has arranged for 250+ litres of safe drinking water to be delivered to 19 police posts every day. The social distancing norms are being followed during the distribution exercise.
Equipping heroes on Ground-Zero:
Tata Motors’ is distributed PPEs, sanitisers and masks to hospitals, vendors, health-workers, army personnel, police stations, forest department officials, in communities around the Pune plant. Tata Motors is facilitating PPEs to BJ Medical College, Sassoon Hospitals and YCM Hospital. So far, the company has distributed 150 PPE units, 13500 N- 95 masks, 36000 disposable masks, 1000 sanitisers and 5000 litres of Sodium Hydrochloride.
Educating masses for containment and prevention:
Tata Motors is emphasising on good health practices by putting up banners and other related information material to spread awareness in slums and amongst contract workers, suppliers and low-income group communities. The company is also leveraging its social media platforms to spread awareness about simple and easy precautionary measures one can adopt to stay unaffected and healthy.
Speaking on the initiatives, Vinod Kulkarni, Head – CSR, Tata Motors Ltd said. “We, at Tata Motors, along with the entire Tata Group, have a deeply rooted philosophy of community wellbeing at the core of our corporate agenda. The world is going through an unprecedented crisis and the company is committed to assist those in need. The company will continue to support the government’s efforts and provide services to the heroes that are battling this pandemic at the front-lines. We firmly believe that the collective efforts will help us come out through this crisis stronger.”