Living our Values
It is our commitment and proud privilege to
contribute to India‘s present and future growth
Corporate Social Responsibility
Indus Towers’ commitment to act as a responsible member of the business community as an investor, employer and consumer, is founded on a basic premise of our vision Transforming Lives by Enabling Communication. We believe that Corporate Social Responsibility means taking positive action, treating our stakeholders with respect, applying consistently high standards to everything we do and playing a constructive role in the communities in which we operate. It is our commitment and proud privilege to contribute to India‘s present and future growth.
Making Commitments that Matter
A rising demand for energy and water, the vagaries of climate change, low price expectations of customers and our mandate for cleaner, greener delivery, all create a challenging environment. At Indus, we measure our performance not only in terms of what we do, but also how we do it. We see Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a business imperative. Our commitment to good governance, ethical conduct and social responsibility is intrinsic to our way of doing business, and strongly aligned with our drive to create and enhance value for all stakeholders.
We focus our activities on our four core priorities of Corporate Social Responsibility:
Indus has a major role to play in providing continuous mobile telecommunication facilities to ordinary citizens. Amongst all the services, mobile telephony is the least interrupted service our citizens have experienced. The uninterrupted connectivity of mobile phones has fostered social development, including improved education, health and increased citizen participation in civil society.
Protecting the environment is one of our core values and reflects our commitment to be socially responsible and deliver our services in an environmentally friendly manner. Sharing of sites by multiple operators has optimized the energy cost significantly. 2 to 3 operators sharing bring down the energy cost by 20 to 30% for the respective operator. Indus believes that its portfolio with higher tenancies helps the environment significantly.
Indus takes its responsibility to maintain a healthy work environment in full compliance with legal safety Standards beyond the prescribed Government of India norms. As a result, we have a corporate Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) policy that apply to all employees and operations across the country. Safe practices, healthy working conditions and the protection of our environment are key to achieving sustainable profitability and success.
Our company invests in associations and collaborations that focus on sustainable resources and Community development; to benefit our customers, employees, and the environment in which we live and work.
With SOS Children’s Villages of India
Indus Towers has partnered with SOS Children’s Villages of India to, to provide holistic development for 280 children, and SOS mothers, living in 28 Family homes across 14 SOS Children’s Village of India, spread across the country. This association, under the SOS Family-based Care Program (FBC), is a curative intervention program, and will not only strive towards ensuring quality education, health benefits and psychological mentoring of the children living in these supported family homes but also focus towards providing them with opportunities and platforms to become self-reliant and contributing members of the society.
With Digital Empowerment Foundation
Indus Towers announced its collaboration with Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to set up 25 Community Information Resource Centers (CIRC). CIRCs are aimed at digitally empowering people across these locations, in area of Indus Operations. DEF’s CIRC’s are digitally enabled community centers that are run by and for local communities to ensure empowerment through information services. The facilities will enable the flow of information and knowledge towards disadvantaged communities. Through this partnership with DEF, Indus aims to empower the lives of people living in the marginalized areas of the country by enabling them through technology.
With TERI (Brief below) – 3rd year in progress
Indus Towers announced its 5-year partnership with TERI to sponsor clean energy and rural entrepreneurship through the Lighting a Billion Lives Program (LaBL). LaBL is a unique and measurable sustainability initiative that effectively demonstrates how Public-Private-People (PPP) partnerships easily support clean energy schemes and initiatives, particularly in the area of rural development. Post three years, it is estimated to gainfully impact 61750 lives and help mitigate approx. 1850 tonnes of CO2 per year.
With Pratham Education Foundation:
Indus has partnered with Pratham Education Foundation for ‘Indus mLearning Program’. This is a scale up of a pilot conducted by Pratham with Vodafone Foundation under Learn out of the box (LOTB). Pratham started an experiment to check the hypothesis that if the children could directly handle the audio-visual material by themselves and worked in self-learning groups, the impact of the technology tools and audio-visual aids would be much more. Pratham proposed scale-up of this pilot to focus on providing student centric content facilitated by capacitated staff, with the aim of offering an enriching learning experience for student groups.
With Bharti Foundation:
Indus Towers has partnered with Bharti Foundation to support the Satya Bharti School program of Bharti Foundation, which aims to facilitate holistic development of children going beyond age and grade appropriate learning levels. All activities are designed in such a way that they have positive impact on the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of the students. Launched in the year 2006, the Satya Bharti School program is the flagship rural education initiative of Bharti Foundation to deliver free quality education to underprivileged children across rural pockets, laying special emphasis on the education of the girl child as well as children from marginalized communities.
With A World Of Opportunity Foundation (AWOOF):
Indus Towers in its efforts to empower the future of India, has partnered with AWOO (A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION). In a joint initiative with AWOO, Indus aims to provide scholarships to needy and deserving students for undergraduate and postgraduate professional courses with an aim to increase their employment opportunities.