At our site in Bangalore, India, we held a virtual “Be a WASTE Warrior” event to promote eco-friendly ways to manage everyday household waste – an ongoing initiative we’re working on with NGO partner Saahas at nearby Bannerghatta Biological Park.
Amit Sawarkar, who manages CSR programs for Collins in the region, says managing household waste is a common problem for many municipalities, but creating awareness is key. “The majority of solutions start with us. By educating our employees about the importance of this issue and sharing strategies they can use in their own homes, we’re able to make a real difference.”
More trees, please
Our Jeffersonville, Indiana, site supported the Arbor Day Foundation’s reforestation efforts to plant 5,000 new trees along the Econfina Creek and Chipola River watersheds in northwestern Florida – two areas devastated by Hurricane Michael in 2018.
These events were part of our company’s overall work in social responsibility, which includes initiatives to improve food security, STEM education, donating school supplies and helping with community vaccination drives.