Rallis continuously endeavours to improve the quality of people's lives through long-term stakeholder value creation. We mainly focus on empowering rural communities through targeted initiatives that facilitate access to water, livelihood opportunities, healthcare, and sanitation. Also, through employee volunteering programmes, we ensure our employees' contribution towards our CSR objectives.
Our initiatives are targeted explicitly towards farmers and people from historically disadvantaged communities located in specific clusters across the neighbourhood of our manufacturing plants and our business regions. An in-house CSR team designs, executes, and implements our CSR interventions after extensive consultations with beneficiaries, NGOs, and other community partners.
Our interventions are aligned with the Tata Group's focus initiatives. A major component of our CSR thrust is the Tata Affirmative Action programme (TAAP), which attempts to address the prevailing social inequities in India by encouraging positive discrimination for the people hailing from India's scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (SC/ST).
Please access Rallis' CSR policy, framed in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 here.
Rallis follows the Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development’s (TCSRD) CSR model for implementing CSR initiatives, aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Aim: To experiment, pilot, establish and advocate SAFE (Sustainable Agriculture & Farm Excellence) models for promoting a safe environment and food, while creating value for all stakeholders, especially small and marginal farmers.
Target group: Small and medium farmers
Aim: To ensure meaningful employment for young men and women through skill development to improve the quality of their lives.
Projects: Partnering with Indian Technical Institute (ITI) facilities and LOLT - skill training centres across Vaghra in Dahej (Gujarat), Akola, and Dhasai in Maharashtra.
Target group: Men and women of employable age
Aim: To reduce the force of rainwater run-off, increase aquifer, construct water storage and recharge infrastructure for increasing water availability for domestic and agricultural use across the water-stressed regions of Maharashtra state.
Projects: Constructing temporary and permanent structures, de-silt, deepen, and repair existing structures for storage of water in Latur district.
Target group: Villages in water-scarce regions of Maharashtra state with a minimum of 20 per cent population from the AA (Affirmative Action) category and having 50 per cent small and marginal farmers.
Impact: Impact of Jal Dhan programme on employment generation, living conditions, and agribusinesses as per an independent assessment conducted in March 2021:
Aim: To conserve and strengthen the biodiversity of areas surrounding our plants and administrative units.
Projects: We are planting trees in mixed composition, including forest species, horticulture, roadside trees, shade-giving trees, etc., in areas across the country, by partnering with tribal communities, farmers, schools, and villagers.
Aim: RUBY (Rallis Ujjwal Bhavishya Yojana) attempts to enhance academic performance and decrease student drop-out rate.
Projects: We are providing school-going students across India with access to better facilities. The subjects of facilitation include Science, English, e-learning, career guidance, exam preparations, scholarships, etc. Currently, the activities of the initiative are being executed across the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Target group: School-going students in areas with a high presence of members from the AA category, and teachers
Aim: Increase awareness about the handling of crop protection products in concerned groups.
Projects: Employee volunteers create awareness among the farming community through various forums, including;
1. Focus group discussions
2. Farmer meetings
3. Seminars and talks in schools and colleges
5. Documentary shows
6. Wall paintings, van campaigns, posters, banners, distributing pocket diaries, etc.
The interactions focus on holistic farmer safety initiatives that spread awareness among the farming community about precautions to be taken before, during, and after spraying, including safe disposal methods.
Target group: Farmers, farm labour, spray men, students, etc.
Aim: Develop integrated solutions to transform tribal villages into 'Model Tribal Village.'
Projects: Initiatives in densely populated tribal villages across Thane, Raigad, and Palghar in Maharashtra state.
Impact of the programme as per an independent assessment:
Aim: To provide support to various sections of society to overcome the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.