Godrej Group 50 crore rupees COVID relief fund
The Godrej Group is earmarking a fund of 50 crore rupees for community support and relief initiatives in India. This is an initial outlay and we hope to supplement it over time. The fund will back the following initiatives.
Medical equipment and protective supplies – Buying and supplying medical equipment and protective supplies for the BMC, Donated 5 crore rupees to the BMC, Donated 115 hospital beds to Maharashtra government hospitals and Helped set up a 75-bed quarantine center at the Seven Hills hospital, Andheri
Product innovation and supplies – Supported the free distribution of 1 million packets of Godrej Protekt, Mr. Magic powder-to-liquid hand wash in Maharashtra through partnership with the BMC and Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), Partnered with communities linked to our CSR programmes to support 1.12 lakh beneficiaries across 8 states with hand wash, sanitisers and soap, Donated sanitisers to the Mumbai police force, Begun ramping up capacity to meet the demand for soap, hand wash and sanitisers and Initiated outreach through various networks and hand wash education programmes
Godrej furniture brand is doing a lot of innovation in health care and hospital furniture,. The BMC has enlisted Godrej as providers of essential services and given the green signal for commencing factory and warehouse operations. They are actively collaborating with them to ensure we meet the demand requirements. The company is also exploring leveraging its medical refrigerators business, construction capabilities to build quarantine rooms, and expertise in mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for hospitals, to serve our country at this time.
At Godrej factories and construction sites, the company is ensuring that project sites across 8 cities are being sanitised frequently, and have health screenings and adequate food and hygiene supplies including setting up isolation facilities at labour accommodation.