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With success comes responsibility, so we take care to reinvest in protecting and developing the communities within which we operate. We live and work in the communities where our operations are based and take our responsibilities to society seriously. We invest 3% of our group profit in community initiatives through the Adani Foundation, the CSR arm of Adani Group.

The Foundation runs projects in four key areas:

1 Education- especially primary education
2 Community Health- Innovative projects to meet local needs. Reaching out with basic health care to all (bridging the gap).
3 Sustainable Livelihood Projects– Holding hands of all marginalized sections to improve livelihood opportunities, thus improving their quality of life.
4 Rural Infrastructure Development- Need-based quality infrastructure to improve quality of life.

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How we do it

In the current scenario of climate change and global warming, the usage of environment-friendly technology is an integral part of a project feasibility and execution. Adani Group is committed towards energy and environment conservation, while addressing the nation's energy requirements.

Adani Power created history by synchronizing India's first super-critical technology based 660 MW generating thermal power unit at Mundra. The Super-critical power plants operate at higher temperatures and pressures, and therefore achieve higher efficiencies (above 40%) than conventional sub-critical power plants (32%). The use of super-critical technology also leads to significant CO2 emission reductions (above 20%).

- Installing super-critical units - Conserve coal
- Installation of energy efficient LED lighting
- Optimize auxiliary power consumption
- Implementing VFDs
- Improving combustion efficiency
- Minimize system leakages

The implementation of above projects resulted in the following benefits:

- Reduced auxiliary power consumption
- Better Heat Rate
- Reduced consumption of Specific Oil

Adani group has also commissioned a 40 MW solar power plant in Kutch district, Gujarat. "This plant also marks Adani's first big foray in the renewable energy sector"

The selection committee of National Energy Conservation Award – 2011 awarded Mundra Thermal Power Plant the first prize for efficient operations in the Thermal Power Stations Sector.

The Phase III of the Mundra power project, which is based on super-critical technology, has received 'Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project' certification from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is the world's first project based on super-critical technology to be registered as CDM Project under UNFCCC.

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Green endeavours

We are developing plantations and greenery not only to reduce CO2 emissions but also to become a responsible corporate citizen and create an environment-friendly setup to have one of the greenest power plants.
A separate department of horticulture has been established which enables the following:

- Aid in developing Eco-friendly & the greenest (sustainable) possible Power Plants.

- Reduce the impact on environment and create a healthy climate and aesthetic conditions at work  by  developing a dense green belt in the surrounding area

- Save time and resources by implementing the instant landscape concept to use green building concept in green zone development to help reduce CO2 emission (Global Warming)

Green Highlights

- We are pioneers in implementing the latest Iso-Dutch technique in India where a green zone has been developed in highly saline sandy soil and water (35000-45000 TDS). The Green Zone development includes 25845 trees, 392250 shrubs and 28785  sq. meter green carpet with a survival rate of more than 90% in highly saline soil base dredged from the sea.

- We have adopted Israel's Hi-Tech Mechanised sprinkler irrigation systems and also the latest system of underground drip irrigation to deliver water directly to the root zone to avoid water loss through evaporation. This system saves irrigation water usage up to 80% as a cost savings initiative.

- Utilise Hi-tech and latest techniques in Horticulture maintenance with increasing working efficiency with high productivity initiatives.

- Adopted base greening concept to prevent blowing of sand in high wind velocity.

- Utilising treated STP water in irrigation & treated sludge into manure in Green zone development with dual benefits i.e. fulfillment of environmental policy and economising on irrigation water.

- Implemented productive Green zones with three major benefits such as income generation, employment and implementation of environmental policies.

- Planted ready trees rather than small saplings by using modern technology which saved time, economy on maintenance and improved environment from the day they were planted.

Community relations

Our projects strive to address Millennium Development Goals (MDG) pledged by U.N. member states which include:
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- Ensure environment sustainability
- Develop a global partnership for development
 
A team of committed professionals plan & implement developmental programmes in communities with their support and participation.
To enable holistic development, work on a number of issues in each community has been undertaken simultaneously.

CSR Policy

  • Education

    Education

    To achieve Quality Education amongst Government Primary Schools, Adani Foundation provides support in the areas of infrastructure improvement and material support to make schooling more attractive & meaningful. Further, encouragement of community participation and organizing of various programmes is done to make education fun and interesting. This includes building an extra room, improving/beautifying school and/or making school safe with fencing or boundary. Reading Corner - to inculcate reading habit amongst kids and Health Corner - for healthy and hygienic habits, have been introduced in Government Primary Schools.

  • Community health

    Community Health

    Arranging multi-disciplinary medical camps at villages has earned us the admiration of thousands of villagers in just couple of months. Our community mobilisers and project officers strive to spread the awareness on health and sanitation issues with women groups and youth groups. We are also promoting the Kitchen Garden concept to improve the nutritional status of the families.

  • Sustainable livelihood projects

    Sustainable Livelihood Projects

    We undertake many initiatives to provide diverse livelihood avenues within the community.   The various Sustainable Livelihood Programmes we run are based on multiple studies and observations. We aim to make the livelihood of people in the community sustainable in three ways:

    1) increase income if they are already earning  
    2) equip them to earning if they are unemployed
    3) encourage savings

    We have also taken up various skill development initiatives for women and youth, introduced innovative techniques in agriculture, provided support for common well and farm pond deepening. In other initiatives, capacity building for various Village Institutions and groups has also been undertaken.

  • Rural infrastructure development

    Rural Infrastructure Development

    Infrastructure projects like hand pump installation, repairing public wells, anganwadi buildings, overhead water tank, water pipe lines construction etc have been completed as part of this initiative

     

    CSR Policy