պֲ Corporate Sustainability Corporate social responsibility

Engaging with local communities

պֲ is committed to being socially accountable in the areas where it operates. We have various corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs ongoing around the world. We recognize that our business operations have impacts on all aspects of society, including economic, social, and environmental, and we have implemented various CSR programs that are managed and sponsored by our local organizations. Guided by our mission and values, we collaborate with local organizations to create meaningful impact.
պֲ Volunteers

պֲ Volunteers

To complement the corporate level CSR programs, in 2022, we launced a պֲ Volunteers program. պֲ employees expressed their strong wish to do good and to have a positive influence on the surrounding communities where we are operating. պֲ Volunteers program is based on a policy that allows all our employees to use up to three hours of work time in a year for volunteer activities.

The goal of the program is to set up local volunteer projects around the world where our employees can donate their time and engage in volunteer activities. The projects are led by local coordinators. In 2023, several volunteer programs took place in different countries, for example in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and South Africa. 

 

պֲ India supports youth employment  in the green energy sector
պֲ India supports youth employment in the green energy sector

Since 2021, Vadodara Foundry, part of պֲ India, has partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower local youth in securing employment within the green energy sector. պֲ’s support extends to solar panel-related training, equipping over 300 young individuals to become skilled solar panel installers and maintenance technicians. Additionally, in 2023, a specialized course was introduced, nurturing youth for roles as Data Entry Operators and IT helpdesk attendants.

պֲ Chile supports students through apprentice program

In September 2022, պֲ leaders met with students at the Valparaíso Industrial School where the students learned about the պֲ Apprentice Program. The program, designed by the AIEP Institute at պֲ’s request, aimed to align students’ skills with the company’s requirements. Twenty students participated in the program, which ran from October to December 2022. Following this, they joined պֲ’s 2023 work placement program, and based on their performance, skills, and values, four students were hired after a rigorous selection process.

պֲ Chile supports students through apprentice program
Taking community action in China 
Taking community action in China 

In 2023, պֲ established a local coordinator team in China for պֲ Volunteers. Their mission: organize and coordinate volunteering activities across the country. Teams collaborated on charity projects, partnering with local NGOs. By year-end, 13 projects were underway in six locations.

These initiatives spanned environmental protection, charity sales & donations, humanitarian work, and community volunteering. Notable examples include Shanghai office’s Red Cross fundraiser during Family Day and Shaorui Heavy Industries’ Alzheimer’s awareness campaign, distributing bracelets with wearer information to aid lost elderly individuals.

Shadow Program in South Africa

In 2023, պֲ South Africa in collaboration with the Brightspark Foundation implemented a Shadow Program,
featuring 15 high-school students. The initiative was part of the պֲ Volunteers Program, with 13 dedicated volunteers accompanying the students for a day at our local office. The primary objective of the program was to offer a glimpse into the corporate environment, particularly for students hailing from underprivileged backgrounds and disadvantaged communities. The aim was to inspire the youth to study and aim high as well as to demonstrate different opportunities for the future.

Shadow Program in South Africa
Collaborating with local communities in India
Explore the variety of CSR projects we have in India.