Overview

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is central to the way Rain Industries Limited (RAIN) operates its businesses. RAIN’s CSR model is well-integrated with its business strategy and has helped to bring about positive change in communities. RAIN established Pragnya Priya Foundation in 2012 to drive its CSR initiatives. RAIN’s CSR efforts are directed at improving the lives of its employees and their families and the lives of marginalized sections of society living near its production facilities.

RAIN’s CSR initiatives focus on four key areas: health, education, rural development and environment.

Health

RAIN has established the Priya Cement Free Primary Hospital near its cement facilities in Ramapuram Village, Mellacheruvu Mandal, Nalgonda Dist., Telangana State, India and Boincheruvupalli Village, Kurnool Dist., Andhra Pradesh, India. The hospital also provides emergency ambulance facilities for patients. In addition to providing medical care, the hospitals conduct routine health-related initiatives such as de-addiction counselling and creating awareness about health education in marginalized communities. The hospitals also provide emergency ambulance services for patients.

Education

Recognizing the role education plays in social transformation, RAIN operates high schools in English Medium at Ramapuram Village, Mellacheruvu Mandal, Nalgonda Dist., Telangana State, India and Boincheruvupalli Village, Kurnool Dist., Andhra Pradesh, India. After completion of school education, the students are encouraged to enroll for college.

RAIN provided scholarships to 2,409 economically challenged merit students pursuing 11th and 12th standard (10+2) in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, India.

Rural developmental initiatives

RAIN undertakes development projects that contribute to the overall development of communities around its production facilities. In co-operation with local communities in India, Rain promotes and supports initiatives taken by local bodies and government agencies to identify, adopt and support for development and growth. Some of the developmental activities undertaken in India by the company around its Nalgonda and Kurnool cement facilities include:

  • Providing assistance, both financial and material, towards building and maintaining community-based infrastructure in villages such as roads, bridges and community centers. RAIN also supports the construction of culverts, drains and water infrastructure.
  • Contributing to local welfare activities.
  • Donating building material for the construction of local government offices.
  • Supporting the repair work of hostels.

Environment

RAIN undertakes plantation of trees at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India towards promotion of social forestry.

RAIN also supports a range education-, health- and environment-related CSR activities in Europe and North America through the efforts of its Rain Carbon Inc. business.

In Germany, the RÜTGERS Foundation (which was established in 1999 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the RÜTGERS Gmbh, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company) works to make science subjects more popular with children and adolescents in general education schools. It supports committed teachers financially in the implementation of extraordinary teaching projects. In this way, it helps to strengthen the natural sciences in general education schools, to bring the lessons to life and to promote young scientists. During 2017, the RÜTGERS Foundation funded 23 school projects with a total contribution of Euro 62,000.

In the United States, employees at each of the Group’s locations support United Way, a global organization whose mission is to improve lives by mobilising the caring power of communities to advance the common good, with a focus on education, health and training to help people attain financial stability. During 2017, U.S. employees pledged more than US$ 120,000 in donations to United Way agencies in their local communities. Combined with a 50% company match, the Group’s U.S. operations will provide nearly US$ 182,000 to United Way in 2018.