Corporate

CSR
Kalpataru group has always firmly believed in giving back to the community and accordingly has been consistently dedicating resources to do its part for the welfare of the people. Listed below are some of our corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Health & Education
  • Mini Science Centers in Schools

    Kalpataru is setting up Mini Science Centers in schools around its project sites. The initiative includes installation of 60 table-top interactive models/exhibits along with informational backdrops and user manuals. It will enable better understanding of principles of Science and Mathematics for students of class 5th to class 10th. First such center was set up in 2015 and the number increased to 4 centers by 2016.

  • Community Learning Centre Setup

    Community Learning Centre setup in Thane to support education for more than 100 less privileged first generation learners through Community Learning Centre (CLC) and Study Class to augment the teaching at school.

  • Ambulance in Pipar

    Supporting "Sharad Chandrika Mofatraj Munot Foundation" by sponsoring a new ambulance in the city of Pipar (Rajasthan). The ambulance will be used to offer free/subsidized service to the residents for taking patients to Jodhpur (which is 60kms away). It will immensely benefit the community by providing more timely access to better medical facilities at Jodhpur to close to 400 needy people.

  • Support to the Neurology Foundation

    Kalpataru supports the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS) through the Neurology foundation. PDMDS aids the treatment and rehabilitation of People with Parkinson's (PwPs) and their caregivers through support centers providing physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, diet and nutrition, and alternative creative therapies through home outreach program, patient welfare program, counselling, awareness sessions, and development & distribution of resource materials. Through this initiative, we are supporting more than 150 patients in Thane.

  • Support to Vision Foundation of India

    Supporting the Rashtriya Netra Yagna(a project of Vision Foundation India) for reducing avoidable blindness among the under privileged through aawareness camps for vision related diseases, free eye check-up camps and cataract operations for the poor.

  • Healthcare for construction labor

    Medical camps, vaccination drives and periodic visits by doctors to various Kalpataru project sites are organized to look after the well-being of labors wherein free medical consultation and medicines are provided. Labors across sites are checked for vision related ailments and HIV though checkup and awareness camps.

  • Mobile Creches

    Mobile Creches supported by Kalpataru and run by an NGO operate at a number of our sites. These Mobile Creches take care of the construction workers' children and educate them while their parents are at work at the site. The emphasis is on appropriate activities for the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of the children in each of the various age groups. A multi-fold approach to the Health and Nutrition Program comprises supplementary nutrition, preventive and curative care for the children and promotion of awareness among the families about health care and the means of achieving it.

  • Infrastructural support to schools

    In the endeavor to make schools a better place to study, Kalpataru completely revamped a school around one of its project sites. From repair and painting of the building to changing doors, windows, interiors, toilets, landscaping, fencing etc. Kalpataru also donated computers, stationery, furniture and electrical items to a primary school in rural part of Maharashtra.

  • Free Mobile Eye checkup and surgical camp

    Organized a Free Mobile Eye checkup and surgical camp for the citizens of Pipar and its neighboring cities. This camp was conducted for ten days, with a record of 45 doctors. We successfully treated approximately 9000 people at this camp.

  • Osteopathy Camps

    The Munot Foundation, a public charitable trust, created by the Chairman, Mr. Mofatraj Munot in September 1988 is instrumental in carrying out social and charitable work. Under the Foundation's auspices, numerous acts of charity have been carried out. The Munot Foundation has been organizing regular Osteopathy Camps at Kalpataru Synergy in Mumbai.

Community
  • Kalpataru supports “Hamara Station Hamari Shaan”

    Kalpataru Limited sponsored the creative makeover of 4 railway stations on the Central and Western suburban lines in Mumbai, under the “Hamara Station Hamari Shaan” a joint initiative of ‘Mumbai FIRST’ and ‘Making A Difference’ in collaboration with the Western and Central Railways, being held during Daan Utsav. Kalpataru reached out to thousands of citizens, including other corporates, Kalpataru’s housing societies spread across Mumbai and Thane, and KORUM Mall in Thane to create awareness about the initiative. Through Sparsh (Kalpataru’s employee volunteering program), over 200 employees from Kalpataru volunteered for the cleaning and painting of booking windows, platform entrances, railings and foot over-bridges to transform the look and feel of the stations. With the total area to be painted was estimated to be close to one lakh square feet, the initiative involved beautification of station areas through thematic paintings that capture the flavor of the station and its surrounds.

  • “Majhe Thane Sunder Thane” (My City Clean City) initiative

    Kalpataru Group joined hands with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for the “Majhe Thane Sunder Thane” (My City Clean City) initiative, in keeping with the nationwide Swachh Bharat campaign. To support this campaign, more than 300 volunteers from Kalpataru Ltd & KORUM Mall along with the residents of Siddhachal and Tarangan extended their support to this endeavor that will render the neighborhood clean.

  • Water cooler Installation

    A water cooler was installed in a local school in Pipar, Rajasthan as a part of our CSR initiatives. A formal inauguration ceremony was organized which was attended by local dignitaries. The water cooler will benefit more than 300 children of the school.

  • Swachh Bharat Pakhwada Support

    In support of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs appeal, several volunteering initiatives like cleanliness drives in public spaces, awareness lecture in Zilla Parishad school, march to create awareness in the neighbourhood, awareness talk for the construction labour about importance of swachhata and Internal Awareness campaigns in support of the themes for the “Swachh Bharat Pakhwada” were organised across Kalpataru projects during fortnight dedicated to cleanliness.

  • Cleanliness drives to support at Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

    • As part of contributing towards upkeep of our surrounding areas, we have carried out cleaning of slum areas adjoining our project sites. Cleaning of storm water drains of adjoining slum areas, fogging for mosquito control and larvicidal control treatment were conducted for the benefit of the residents in these areas.

    • Kalpataru and the Federation of Siddhachal, Thane organised a cleanliness drive in Oct 2015 where more than 200 volunteers volunteered to clean the neighbourhood.

    • Under the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan" there are dedicated efforts for conducting cleanliness drives in and around project sites.

  • Sanitation project through SKS Chakshu Foundation

    Kalpataru supported SKS Chakshu Foundation for building 10 toilets in rural Panvel. NGO will strive towards "Open Defecation Free" villages by providing individual household toilets to rural households without toilets and ensure long term impact by tracking usage and monitoring behavioral change. They have devised a GPS-enabled Mobile App to accurately map the location of all toilets, monitoring process ensures quality compliance for all toilets constructed.

  • Fund Raising for an NGO

    Old and discarded items like newspapers, magazines, plastic, brochures, pamphlets, torn files, cartons, gift boxes etc. are regularly donated to an NGO. The funds gathered by disposal of these items are used for healthcare and education of the poor

  • Electric substation in Gujarat

    Set up an electric substation to serve the towns of Nakshatrana and Khedoi in Gujarat after the 2001 earthquake.

  • Drinking water system in Pipar

    Established a drinking water system for the city of Pipar and its surrounding areas in Rajasthan - a region that has suffered from chronic droughts.

Environment
  • Vermicomposting at Kalpataru Synergy

    Adopted practice of vermicomposting at our head office in Mumbai. Vermicomposting is a process by which wet organic garbage and waste food (in our case coming from our office cafeteria) is converted into compost of good quality which is used for landscaped area in our office complex. Similarly provided facility of Organic Waste Convertor (OWC) in some of our projects to convert wet organic waste into compost/manure for use in garden/landscaped area.

  • Animal Welfare

    Kalpataru supports various organization who undertake initiatives for animal welfare.

  • Horticulture, landscaping and garden management

    Kalpataru adopts innovative methods and professional approaches in the field of horticulture, landscaping and garden management, including conservation and preservation of natural habitats. We have a large nursery at village Avandhe (about 100 km from Mumbai) comprising popular/ornamental varieties of trees, shrubs, herbs, medicinal plants, creepers, ground covers, water lilies, etc. which are then used not only for landscaping in our projects but also for various beautification projects undertaken by us in association with various government departments/authorities.

  • Beautification and maintenance of public spaces

    Beautification and maintenance of traffic islands, central medians, public gardens and tree plantation programs to improve the cityscape in partnership with government authorities like MMRDA, MCGM, TMC and PMC.

  • Solar water heating system

    Installed solar water heating system at few of our projects which is estimated to prevent emission of 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide (as per Ministry of New and Renewable Energy statistics) per year per flat.

Employee volunteering - Sparsh
  • Sparsh is the name of our employee volunteering program wherein we provide a platform to our employees to contribute their time, skills and resources towards identified CSR activities. Our belief is that through Sparsh we facilitate the process of our employees developing a greater sense of shared purpose and connection with Company's ethos. The various initiatives that have been conducted under Sparsh are:

  • Educational visit to the Butterfly garden

    Volunteers from Kalpataru took children from the Community Learning Centre - Doorstep school, Thane (A CSR initiative by Kalpataru Limited) for a visit to Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden. Children were taken on a trail to observe different species of butterflies and the habitat in which they live. Post the visit, children were engaged in art and craft activities to reinforce what they saw and learnt during their visit.

  • Special day with special children

    Kalpataru volunteers spent quality time with special children at JIDD (a school in Thane), showed keen interest in understanding the issues faced by these children and also donated gardening equipment to the school.

  • Paint an Umbrella

    An initiative to support special children by engaging volunteers in painting umbrellas and thereafter raising funds by selling them. The rainbow colors of the umbrellas made the day special for all.

  • The Wish Tree

    The initiative focused on 'The Joy of Giving' wherein wishes of more than 100 girls from the age group of 6 to 14 years residing at Ma Niketan (an orphanage in Thane) were fulfilled by the close to 100 employees of Kalpataru. The wishes of these girls were shared through "The Wish Tree" and the employees were free to select the wish of a child and fulfill it. The children were then invited to the head office for Children's Day where each child was handed over her wish by respective employees. Post fulfilling the wishes of the children each employee had to tie a golden ribbon and a smiley made of card paper to the tree which demonstrated the zeal and enthusiasm on the part of the employees. The smile on the faces of the children and the employees blossomed "The Wish Tree" into "A Smiley Tree".

  • Donate a Library

    Donate a Library was a special initiative to reach out to a school in the vicinity. A cupboard full of informative books, collected from more than 60 employee donors were donated to support the school for inculcating reading habits among the kids. More than 250 students benefited from the library of close to 500 books. Volunteers decorated the cupboard, helped in segregating the books and attended the inauguration ceremony of the library motivating the children to use the facility for their benefit.

  • Mock job interviews for under privileged youth

    Kalpataru has commenced a new initiative where mock job interviews are conducted for youth from lower income group communities being trained in hospitality and customer service/retail by a reputed NGO. The initiative aims to increase the confidence of the youth by providing information on drafting a CV, different strategies of facing interviews, body language, grooming, dressing etc. This a great opportunity for the NGO and the youth to have insight into what the corporates/ employers are looking at in candidates. Volunteers from the HR team have been regularly supporting this initiative. So far more than 60 youth have benefitted from this initiative.

  • Volunteering at an Old age home

    27 volunteers from different departments of Kalpataru spent some quality time with 57 women who are more than 70 years of age (few of them are wheel chair ridden) at an old age home. It was a memorable experience for the volunteers to conduct various fun filled activities for the senior citizens. The joy and excitement of these senior citizens was inspiring.

  • Collaboration with ADAPT

    Kalpataru collaborated with an NGO called ADAPT (formerly known as Spastic society of India) to provide a platform to the especially abled children to showcase their talent. An interaction on sensitizing the staff on inclusive work environment and volunteering for social activities was organized which was attended by close to 50 volunteers. 25 employees spend time with these children to design and make special rakhies for their loved ones. Through the sales stalls of the products made by these especially abled children Kalpataru employees helped ADAPT raise more than Rs. 85000/-. These stalls were visited by more than 300 employees.

  • Mentoring sessions for youth

    9 volunteers undertook mentoring sessions for more than 100 teenagers in 2 institutions in the vicinity of our project. Mentors offered guidance and motivation by sharing their experience and learning from their respective careers. In addition, they were also made aware of the importance of personal safety by subject experts from an NGO. Conducting mentoring session for them was our endeavor to have an impactful involvement in their personal and educational development.

  • Environment Day

    Kalpataru celebrates Environment Day not only at workplace but also extends them to project sites and community. We collaborated with a NGO for a tree plantation drive at a municipal school in Mumbai Suburbs. Other activities like awareness talk and pot painting competition were also organized for the children of this school. 14 employees whole heartedly participated and motivated the children to take care of the trees.

    A display of medicinal plants was organized for the employees to spread awareness about the healing properties of plants. Presentation by Dr. Sanjay Potdar, Specialist Horticulture, on the medicinal properties of indoor and outdoor plants benefitted 27 volunteers. Session was followed by a plantation activity where each volunteer planted herbs.

  • The Magic Hat

    Kalpataru conducted old and new toy donation drive at Kalpataru Synergy for an NGO called Toy Bank. The NGO supports right to play in children from disadvantaged backgrounds. We collected more than 500 toys through 57 donors. 17 volunteers helped in sorting, cleaning, packing and distribution of the toys. Volunteers organised various interactive activities for the children and carried out the toy distribution in a systematic way.

  • Blood donation

    Kalpataru joined hands with SBTC (State Blood Transfusion Council) to organize several Blood Donation Drives in its office premise. The blood bank was able to collect 396 units of the lifesaving resource.

Community Initiatives at KORUM Mall
  • Kalpataru undertakes various CSR and community connect initiatives through its mall-KORUM. A number of these are undertaken in partnership with local authorities, NGOs and our retail partners. Some of these initiatives are:

  • Blood donation camps, Seminar by eminent doctors on breast & cervical cancer and Free eye checkup & diabetes camps for senior citizens

  • Supporting the underprivileged kids by screening free movies for them and providing them with textbooks & notebooks.

  • Supported the education for the under privileged needy kids by selling Rakhis made by them. The children were given an opportunity to celebrate the festival in a aditional manner including exchanging gifts provided by the mall

  • Especially abled kids were invited to meet Santa and celebrate the spirit of Christmas. Customers were encouraged to buy affordable gifts and place them at the bottom of Christmas tree which were then distributed amongst these kids

  • Counseling sessions on Rain Water Harvesting in association with TMC explaining its need and functionality. Chairmen and Secretaries of neighboring housing societies were made aware about how it could be implemented in their complex.

  • Various initiatives for Fire Safety in association with Thane Municipal Corporation's Fire Brigade department to spread awareness amongst customers and train schools and housing societies on firefighting.

  • Raising awareness on Road safety with the Thane traffic police. Photography exhibition of Accident photos, Harley Davidson rally spreading awareness on road safety and Street plays were among the various activities conducted as part of this initiative.

  • Activities such as ecofriendly Ganapati making, drawing competitions etc. for children and distribution of Tulsi plants to raise awareness about biodiversity conservation.

  • Donation to the Chief Minister's fund for families affected by Malin landslide in.

  • Joined hands with The Times of India to spread awareness about organ donation and encouraged people to sign up for the cause. 50 people registered themselves for their contribution

  • KORUM supported the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan" by joining hands with Thane Municipal corporation for adopting a TMC school for a clean-up drive within the school & its surroundings. A painting competition was organised where kids were given an opportunity to paint their views on "Swachh Bharat".