In a bid to participate in philanthropist activities and complement company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, about 1.3 lakh employees of state-run Steel Authority of India set up SAIL Employee Rendering Voluntarism and Initiatives for Community Engagement (SERVICE), said a spokesperson of steel ministry.
The initiative was launched by petrol and steel minister, Dharmendra Pradhan for SAIL employees and their families. The initiative is aimed at community development in a structural manner. The company boasts of around 70,000 regular and 60,000 contractual employees in various plants across the country.
“This is the first ever initiative launched by a company in India, wherein employees and their families will undertake voluntary philanthropist activities,” said the spokesperson.
These activities would preferably be undertaken along the company’s CSR-related areas such as education, health, women empowerment, sustainable income generation, access to water and sanitation, environment sustenance and traditional arts and culture, he added.
Subject to evaluation and assessment, SAIL shall provide logistic support to such employees. Other than this, the company has also launched a portal for them and named it ‘SAIL Service’.