WIKA Supports Quality Education (SDG4) and Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7) through its CSR Intervention
November 22, 2022 1:57 pm
WIKA Instruments India Pvt Ltd launched #AccessToDigitalWorld initiative.
WIKA Instruments India Pvt Ltd, the global market leader in pressure and temperature measurement technology, has been implementing CSR projects and activities in the fields of Education, Health, Environment Sustainability and Conservation of Natural Resources in keeping with their commitment to strategies in Sustainability efforts and Social Impact, commemorating their 75th anniversary. As they aligned their business practices to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), targeting positive reporting in 2023, in Social Impact also they rendered a push to social projects that can change life of the beneficiaries.
They launched #AccessToDigitalWorld initiative that enabled students from economically disadvantaged families to enter and better navigate the world of digital learning and tuition to successfully participate in classes, during the difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic. To facilitate online learning, specially adapted tablets were given to more than 300 students under the corporate social responsibility (#CSR) programme.
Under this same initiative, Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya of Delhi got 360-degree support from WIKA, to overhaul the school infrastructure and equipment availability, thus boosting overall development and empowerment of girl child.
According to Mr Gaurav Bawa, Sr Vice President, WIKA India, “It is our pride that we have been able to make a difference to the children we have reached out to. We realised that any intervention will need to be holistic if we want results. Hence, we got associated with Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya and was able to create a difference in terms of infrastructure, sustainability and individual student capacity. The school caters to girl students from BPL and average families. WIKA has helped this school in rebuilding its classes, library and also in buying the computers and tablets required for these students for online education and technology enablement.”
While education has been one of the important CSR interventions of WIKA, the company also went onto use the funds for installation of Solar Energy and investing in renewables. While Solar panels have been installed in the school, all the four factories of WIKA in India are fitted with Solar panels making them a positive supplier to the electricity board. Adhering to the strategy of Environmental protection and energy policy, WIKA used solar rooftop solutions to make themselves energy positive.
“Environment is one of our big goals. We not only device tooling for alternate energy solutions, we walk the talk by being 100 percent energy positive ourselves. Our facilities are fully covered by Solar power and we provide energy back to the grid. At WIKA, we understand that implementation of Sustainable Solutions begins at home and an all-round approach to reduce our Carbon foot print has been a big agenda for us,” Bawa added.