Thermax. A mid sized engineering company, Thermax has always been ahead of its times in ensuring a close integration of social responsibility into its corporate culture, be it within its internal workforce or among external stakeholders.
We were fortunate to know more on this culture from Mrs. Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson, Thermax. Being one of the primary custodians of the Thermax group, Meher shares with us what defines giving at the organizations, employee giving, the Foundation, and more !
GiveIndia :You are an engineering company. Given that blue collar employees make up a part of the workforce, how easy or difficult of a challenge do you think it becomes for CSR to be all inclusive across employee profiles?
GiveIndia : Are there any specific 'must do' activities that you encourage every year ?
provides them an alternative to contributing towards a cause of their own choice and seeing the progress (impact) over time.
GiveIndia :Thermax has been participating in the India Giving Challenge every year since the past three years now. Last year, you raised Rs. 7 lacs for The Akanksha Foundation and also won in individual fundraising categories. What, in your opinion, generally works or doesn't work during those six weeks of fundraising?
GiveIndia : Last but not the least, what is future of giving at Thermax?