Corporate Social Responsibility
IHCL has championed the cause of skilling less privileged youth in the country since more than a decade; long before the inception of the CSR mandatory spend under the Companies Act, 2013 in the country. It’s a known fact how badly Indian youth at the bottom of the pyramid lack timely guidance & handholding for what they can do post high school to become employable. Our CSR & Affirmative Action effort has been focused on addressing this gap. We build capacities of institutions that serve the youth from poor socio-economic backgrounds & remote hinterlands and run industry relevant vocational training programmes that benefit such youth who drop out from the traditional educational system.
Sustainability is a prerequisite for our operations wherever we do business. Our teams work behind the scenes to maximize resource efficiency in each hotel, ensuring that water and energy are used judiciously and waste is reduced. To enable our guests to enjoy their stay while limiting their carbon footprint, we maximize our use of renewable energy, invest in water efficient infrastructure and constantly work towards ambitious targets for emissions reduction. Our hotels in environmentally-sensitive areas near natural parks, forests and fragile coastlines are constructed using local materials and eco-friendly design. Through projects for turtle conservation and coral reef restoration, we give our guests the opportunity to participate in preserving the natural beauty of the locations they visit. In the last year alone, all these efforts have resulted in more than 58,000 tons of CO2 emissions avoided and more than 3.2 million kiloliters of water reused and recycled.
Volunteering is the primary channel through which CSR & Inclusion initiatives are undertaken across the board. Year on year, we encourage associates to volunteer for participating in community development initiatives, Tata Volunteering Months, Tata disaster relief & rehabilitation programmes and environmentally responsible endeavors. Year on year, we have over 4000 volunteers contributing over 10,000 volunteering hours; actively undertaking training sessions, student assessments, etc. at our CSR skill training centers and various other community welfare & development efforts.
Taj Public Service Welfare Trust
CSR and Inclusion
The Taj Public Service Welfare Trust (TPSWT)