BEML LIMITED

CIN:L35202KA1964GOI001530

Government of India, Ministry of Defence

A Miniratna Category-1 Company

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


BEML LIMITED, a Miniratna Category-I Public Sector Compaqny under the Ministry of Defence has been serving the core sectors of the economy since over 50 years through its three Business verticals viz., Defence & Aerospace, Mining & Construction and Rail & Metro.

Apart from its commercial activities, BEML has been immensely contributing for the development of society through its various CSR initiatives such as adoption of Villages, Health Care, Community Development, Rehabilitation of Specially Abled Persons, Eradication of hunger & Malnutrition, Promoting Education, Skill Development, Aforestation, Sanitation, Drinking Water facilities and also includes its commitment to Swachh Bharat Mission. The beneficiaries of CSR initiatives of the Company are predominantly the residents of under-developed villages around the Company's locations at KGF, Mysuru and Bengaluru in Karnataka State.

BEML CSR Policy

The CSR Policy of the Company encompasses the Company’s philosophy for delineating its responsibility as a corporate citizen and lays down the guidelines and mechanism for carrying out socially useful activities / projects and programs for welfare & sustainability and development of community at large, preferably at local area and in its areas of operation, it is titled. The CSR Policy of the Company shall apply to all CSR projects, activities and initiatives taken-up at all Manufacturing units/Regional / District offices/ Work Centers and locations of BEML, or any other location as may be decided by the Management of BEML for the benefit of different segments of the society.

Policies

Vision

“To commit for enhanced value-creation for the Society, our valued shareholders, other stakeholders and the Communities by taking–up activities and initiatives for sustainable growth for the Society, with environmental concern"

Objectives

To ensure an increased commitment at all levels in the organization, operate its business in an economically, socially & environmentally sustainable manner, while recognizing the interests of all its stakeholders. To directly or indirectly take up programs that benefit the communities in & around its Manufacturing units /Regional / District offices / Work Centers and results, over a period of time, in enhancing the quality of life & economic well-being of the local population. To generate through its CSR initiatives, a Community goodwill for BEML and help reinforce a positive & socially responsible image of BEML as a popular Corporate entity.

CSR Activities

CSR Activities of the Company are governed by the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, and core CSR initiatives are based on the initiatives enumerated under Schedule VII of the said Act, which are as follows

  • Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting preventive health care and sanitation and making available safe drinking water
  • Promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly & the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects
  • Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and hostels for women and orphans; setting up old age homes, day care centers and such other facilities for senior citizens and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups
  • Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agro-forestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air & water
  • Protection of national heritage, art & culture including restoration of buildings, sites of historical importance and works of art; setting-up public libraries, promotion and development of traditional arts and handicrafts
  • Measures for the benefit of the armed forces veterans, war widows and their dependents
  • Training to promote rural sports, nationally recognized sports, Paralympics sports and Olympic sports
  • Contribution to the Prime Minister’s National Relief fund or any  other fund set up by the Central Government for socio-economic development and relief and welfare of the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, minorities and women
  • Contributions or funds provided to technology incubators located within academic institutions which are approved by the Central Government
  • Rural development projects

         CSR & SD Activities – 2016-17

CSR Initiatives Undertaken By BEML

Healthcare

BEML has extended out-patient medical facilities by deputing Doctor and Para-medical staff to Ex- Employees & Families of closed Bharat Gold Mines Limited (BGML) at Kolar District in Karnataka
Medicines are dispensed free of cost. Mobile Medical Services are also provided on regular basis to the adopted villages.

Community Development

Apart from various regular services for the community development, BEML has also accorded special focus on Disaster Management by contributing Two Crore rupees towards Chief Minister's Relief Fund to mitigate the sufferings of flood victims in North Karnataka. In addition to the above, the company has constructed 346 dwelling units in association with Govt, of Karnataka.To provide the basic need of Piped Drinking Water, Borewells along with overhead tanks were constructed at BGMLTownship of Kolar District, Karnataka.

Rehabiliation Of Specially Abled Persons

Rehabilitation of specially abled persons is an important agenda of BEML's CSR Programmes. In this direction, BEML has provided Aids & Appliances viz., Tricycles, Wheel Chairs, Braille Cane, MR Kits etc. to the needy in association with M/s ALIMCO at Davangere and Kolar Districts in Karnataka.

Eradication Of Hunger And Malnutrition

In its pursuance towards eradication of hunger and malnutrition, BEML , has provided Mid-Day Meal for Students for a whole year in association ii with Akshaya Patra Foundation. Further, the Company has also provided Food Transportation Vehicle to the Foundation towards this cause.

Education

In its endeavor to promote education, BEML is running Junior College, Nursery and Primary Schools and Kendriya Vidyalaya at KGF and Bengaluru with amenities like school building, furniture and other infrastructure, CCTVs etc., with affordable cost wherein more than 50% of the students are among non-employee wards from neighbouring villages.

Skill Development of youth in naxal affected tribal and under developed areas of Odisha has been imparted and provided one BL-9H Loader manufactured by the Company together with tool kits, aggregates etc.

More than 400 Unskilled contract workers engaged through service providers in the Company performing unskilled jobs and having VIII/SSLC qualifications were provided three months on-the-job training in the trade of Welders/Fitter/Electrician on full time basis and on attaining proficiency were engaged in semi-skilled jobs.

Environment Protection

Around 18 lakhs saplings are planted across the Company. Saplings were also distributed to the employees and local population for creating awareness and green environment. The Company has set-up5 MW wind power generation unit in Gadag District, Karnataka State.9 MW Wind Mill at Dammur, Karnataka has also been commissioned. Additionally 9 MW Wind Mill at Mittalkode is under commissioning. With the implementation of this project, 90% of BEML's requirement of energy will be met and it will enable the Company to become a green Company.

Bethamangala and Ramsagar lakes in Kolar District, Karntaka spread across 997 acres of land has been de-silted and rank vegetation were removed to upgrade rainwater storage of the lake.

Energy Conservation

Various energy conservation projects with Solar/ LED lighting have been undertaken across the Company. Bio-gas plant at KGF Complex and various pollution control measures were undertaken. Bengaluru, Mysore, KGF & Palakkad Complexes of the Company are IS014001 compliant and stands as testimony of the Company's efforts in this aspect. Besides, effluent treatment plants / oxidation ponds have also been constructed inside the factory premises. Storage yard facility for chemical / hazardous waste constructed. Computer waste segregation yard for E-waste is provided. 

Segregation of bio-degradable and non-biodegradable waste are also carried out regularly.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

To realize the dream of Gandhiji for a Clean India, Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Nartendra Modi has given a call to join the 'Swachh Bharat Campaign' towards fulfilling the dream of Father of the Nation. In this direction, BEML has undertaken various initiatives like conducting Environment Awareness Programmes, Awareness Programmes on Swachh Vidhayalaya, issuance of hand bills to vendors to reduce/avoid plastic usage, fixing of Awareness Boards, commencement of Swachh Bharat Mission, Pledge taking, creating Public Awareness and cleaning nearby areas, ensuring participation of Employees & Executives in Shramadan (100 hours in a year) for spreading the message of awareness on cleanliness, organizing Street plays and Skits for bringing awareness on Swachh Bharat, Awareness Programme on solid waste management, Training programme on waste management, Awareness programme on cleanliness/walkathon, construction of vermin compost bins, painting of canteen carea & general buildings, planting of tree saplings, extensive cleaning of Hangars, 'Clean My Street' drive by active participation of Employees & Executives, Housekeeping, routine cleaning of shop floors, offices, canteen premises, renovation of toilets etc.

Adoption of Villages under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
  • The Company has adopted Dasarahosahalli and Ajjapalli villages at Kolar District, Karnataka for its overall sustained development. Out of the total population, 55% of the people of these villages belong to Schedule Caste (SC) community.
  • To enhance the living conditions of the people of the villages, BEML has taken various developmental activities like construction of 8 Nos. of toilets, roads, drainage system, drinking water storage tanks etc. Besides,to take care of the health of the people, mobile health services are also provided on regular basis.
  • Other facilities implemented in the adopted villages include Solar street-lights, new bore-wells etc. Tree saplings were also planted to promote greenery.
  • To popularize rural sports, play grounds have been developed. The specially abled children are encouraged to participate in the sports to enhance their confidence levels.
  • Skill bases training programmes are provided to women to make themselves self-reliant.
Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign

The Company under the Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign has constructed 14 Toilets in various Government Schools at Bangalore and Mysore.