Corporate Social Responsibility

Social Connect Program for a Sustainable Future

Over the last 15 years, Kewaunee International Group in India has created a space for itself in the society as a technology and innovation leader, but also as a company that cares. Our corporate social responsibility endeavours, known as ‘Kewaunee Social Connect’ Program, aim to make a difference in the communities in which Kewaunee operates.


CSR Thrust areas at Kewaunee

The following CSR focus areas of Kewaunee International Group are aimed to resolve specific social and community issues and enable the beneficiaries of these programs to secure better tomorrow.

  • 'Vigyana Thrashe'- Encouraging Science Learning among primary/higher primary school students
  • Health, Hygiene & Education
  • Neighborhood Projects

CSR: Embedded in Kewaunee Culture

CSR may be a new term in corporate lexicon, but it has a long tradition in Kewaunee in India. The concept of sustainability, responsibility and social welfare have intrinsically been woven into the corporate ethos of the organisation since the company started its operation in India. Kewaunee International Group has constantly been engaged in activities that create a sustainable impact through the development of sophisticated technologies and solutions, which are directed towards improvement of life, conservation of resources, and upliftment of the less privileged, Kewaunee has worked ceaselessly towards creating a multiplier effect.

Our Approach to CSR

The defining character of Kewaunee Social Connect is sustainability. Kewaunee contributes to society where it is needed the most. The entire Kewaunee Social Connect program is designed to create clear storylines as per the needs of society, to create long-lasting impact and change the lives of the people for the better. We also believe in Kewaunee value-addition to the projects we are involved in and ensuring their long-term sustainability and scalability. By choosing to focus its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities on the principal thrust areas of ‘Vigyana Thrashe’- Encouraging Science Learning among primary/higher primary school students, Health, Hygiene & Education, and Neighborhood Projects, Kewaunee is reinforcing its commitment towards creating sustainable impact in the areas in which it operates.

How do we manage CSR?


CSR Committee:

What gets measured gets managed! At Kewaunee, we do not engage in CSR for the sake of it, but strive to act responsibly across a wide range of social and environmental issues, and more importantly integrate CSR into the day-to-day operations of the company. To demonstrate this commitment, we have CSR oversight provided by the CSR Committee. The CSR Committee has been formed to develop a long-term vision, identify thrust areas, and support the various activities. The Committee will facilitate the conceptualisation and execution of projects, and the provision of budgetary support for consolidated social connect programs in the future. The Committee also aims to improve the sustainability and scalability of CSR projects, and to create synergy among all projects as the key to building stronger and enhanced connectivity with society. Above all, the Committee encourages and looks forward to, active involvement and volunteering by Kewauneeites in order to actualise the higher vision of social action on which Kewaunee has set its sights.

Our Guiding Principles

Creating a Storyline

The entire Kewaunee Social Connect Program should be designed to create clear storylines as per the needs of the society and to create long-lasting impact on people’s lives.

Sustainability:

Short-term projects financed by one-time monetary support do not create permanent change. Sustaining projects is a challenge. Therefore each project will be evaluated for long-term sustainability before committing resources for it. Its progress will be reviewed against intended objectives at regular intervals.

Scalability:

Kewaunee will design/support projects that could be up-scaled in the mid and long-term to create scope for touching the lives of a reasonably large number of under-privileged people.

Kewaunee Value Addition:

As far as possible, CSR projects would make use of Kewaunee’s competence (setting up scientific labs) in enriching the program for greater social impact. Kewaunee volunteers will add value by sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise in specific domains, thereby adding uniqueness to the program.

Leadership CSR Committee:

The CSR Committee of Kewaunee International Group in India consists of following Senior Managers:

  • Mr. B. Sathyamurthy – Managing Director (International Operations)
  • Mr. Harikrishna Rao K – General Manager – Manufacturing
  • Mr. T. Narasimha Holla – General Manager – HR & Admin.
  • Mr. Ravi Tibrewal – General Manager – Finance & Accounts
  • Mr. Srinivas P.N. – General Manager – Sales & Marketing

CSR Steering Committee:

  • Mr. Harikrishna Rao K – General Manager – Manufacturing
  • Mr. T. Narasimha Holla – General Manager – HR & Admin.
  • Mr. Rajanna N. – Assistant Manager – HR & Admin
  • Mr. Sasi Kumar B. – Relationship Catalyst – KGCS
  • Mr. Abdul Rahaman – Engineer NPD
  • Mr. Manjunath B.S. – Asst. Manager – Planning
  • Mr. Manjunatha Chittaragi – Engineer – Maintenance
  • Mr. Manjunath A – Engineer –Planning
  • Mr. Basavaraj B.R. – Senior Welder
  • Mr. Sunil Kumar T.R. – Bending Machine Operator
  • Mr. Ramu T. –Asst. Executive – Stores
  • Mr. Ravi K. – Supervisor – Dispatch
  • Mr. Mahanthesh N – Assembly Technician
  • Mr. Lohith Kumar S – Management Trainee
  • Mr. Marappa – QC Supervisor
  • Mr. Nagaraju B.K. – Supervisor - Assembly
  • Looking to the future

    Kewaunee is reaching out to the society in a large way through its well-organised programs such as ‘Vigyana Thrashe’, Health, Hygiene & Education and Neighborhood Projects. More and more needy and underprivileged people are being benefited. Our aim is to scale up all our projects and achieve long-term sustainability.