Blood donation drives are being organized across sites. It has now become regular activity amongst Mahindra Susten’s internal stakeholders to donate blood for community welfare. We are closely aligned with our HSE motto of zero impact of human life to the Social value of human life. Hence,we have 230 registered blood donors who donated blood as a part of this project.
The Susten team is also a part of the Swacch Bharat Mission where they enthusiastically deploy members to work towards cleaner surroundings and engage in community level participation and awareness on sanitation and healthcare. A recent intervention in this area was the beautification of Mumbai’s age-old Andheri station. This involved painting of the entrance, signage, booking office walls, foyer, staircases and pillars. The team recorded more than 341 ESOPs hours, which was spent in filling colours in sketches and designs made by the core team. 25 employees from Susten also participated in cleaning Sangivi ghat at Nirmal site which is one of the nodal sources of drinking water in the village. Besides this, we have made interventions at our site location which include inculcating community awareness through participatory approach, installingDust bins, removal of garbage from the villages, Mowing tracks and conducting community mobilization to help create cleaner and greener surroundings.
Making more play friendly schools by creating play scapes using industrial scraps
60% of village schools don’t have any playgrounds, which effects the attendance levels, school drop outs and quality of learning through play. Mahindra Susten, after partnering with experts has designed of a kind play scape made in India using industrial waste like industrial waste like oil drums, cable drums, steel cable drums and wooden pellets.Unique design:Susten has achieved another milestone in sustainability by bringing in the vital reduce, recycle and reuse concepts in upcycling of industrial waste These play scapes help bring back play to the children who don’t have the luxury of urban playgrounds. This is a one of a kind play scape made in India using the industrial waste from a solar park, and must be adopted as a best practice amongst companies to imbibe sustainability and environmental consciousness.
As per our 3rd party need assessment conducted the school children revealed their interest in obtaining sports equipment like football, cricket bats and balls, etc. for their school. The school was provided with a playground as well as a Physical Education teacher. However, the students were unable to learn any sport because of the lack of sports equipment. A notable observation was that, as opposed to general stereotypes regarding girls in rural India, girls in this school were equally enthusiastic about sports equipment as boys were.