Corporate Ethos & CSR
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At Aress, we create an enhanced experience for users the world over. However, we believe that the important part of our process is how we do it not only within the work environment but outside of it. We believe that we are all responsible for our actions and must be accountable. Our corporate ethos was developed by our top management and is highly promoted within our employee base.
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At Aress we believe that it is not only what we do that is important but how we do it – both in and outside of the work environment. As a company and as individuals, we all take responsibility for our actions and are accountable for their consequences. But the tone is set by the corporate ethos - as expressed by Aress’ top management - and we encourage our employees to express our values in their actions.
Aress strongly promotes initiative within areas of social responsibility. We involve our staff in a variety of causes and have provided 65 volunteer days to charitable projects within our areas. Below, we outline a few examples of the outstanding work our team has provided.
Founded in 1948 by Baba Amte, a social activist, Anandwan is a community rehabilitation and ashram for patients affected by leprosy, as well as disabled individuals with little to no support in their community. Anandwan is now run by the Maharogi Seva Samiti and functions as a self contained, self sufficient community. Residents can generate income through the home-based industry units housed within.
Anandwan, through its multiple projects and diverse initiatives in healthcare, formal and vocational education, agriculture, development of land and water resource, employment, empowerment and youth sensitization, not only achieved self-sustaining economy but helped people to regain their self-respect. It brought smiles to millions of faces.
This unique rally features participants who are accompanied by a blind person who navigates routes using a Braille chart. The route features checkpoints and time trails and is run in the spirit of a professional rally, often having up to 100 competing teams. The rally encourages the reduction of illiteracy and brings awareness to the challenges imposed on the visually impaired. Started in 2007, it is held with a partnership from the National Association for the Blind (NAB) but is now held across the country with many events throughout the year.
Blind Man Rally is now considered to be one of the 10 top car rallies in India and Aress is proud to have been a sponsor of the event since 2009.
Aress is a socially responsible organization and is committed to the upliftment and betterment of underprivileged and marginalized communities. This is achieved through the CSR initiatives of the organization.
Apart from financial support for the CSR programs, the organization also provides its highly skilled manpower and other resources to train youths of urban and rural areas, belonging to the less privileged and marginalized sections of the society.
The emphasis is not just to train the youths, but to also provide them with good boarding and lodging facilities during the training and employment opportunities post the training, so that they not only become economically independent but gradually become a part of the mainstream society.
As part of our CSR initiatives we have successfully conducted and completed various placement linked training programs. Even now there are ongoing skill development programs and more lined up in future.
We have successfully conducted and completed the Udaan Project with NSDC. This was an initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs (Govt. of India) and NSDC with participation from leading corporates. This program was aimed at skilling and providing employment opportunities to the youth of Jammu & Kashmir. Under Udaan, we trained more than 450 youths (Boys and Girls) and placed more than 340 students belonging to the state of J & K. Students from J & K were provided with 6 months of residential training cum placement program. This training was completely free of cost to students and they didn’t have to pay any expenses towards commuting or training. The cost of Entire infra and highly skilled professional trainers was borne by Aress. Lodging, boarding was partially supported by the Govt of India.
NI-MSME is a Govt of India under taking under Ministry of Micro. Small & Medium Enterprise. Aress partnered with NI-MSME by means of providing them with state-of-the-art infrastructure and qualified trainers. Aress has trained 400+ beneficiaries under the Employment and Skill Development Program (E & SDP) by partnering with NI-MSME. Post the successful completion of training, Aress helped more than 195 trainees with sustainable employment opportunities in IT-ITeS sector, Hospitality sector and Telecom sector. Aress also helped 110 beneficiaries, realize their dream of self-employment by assisting them in getting financial help through financial institutions.
NDLM was an initiative of Govt. Of India for all the States/UTs across the country under PPP Model. Objective of this initiative was to ensure that the non-IT literate citizens are trained to become IT literate to enable them to participate actively and effectively in the democratic and developmental process. Aress contributed in Digital Literacy of non-IT literate citizens by reaching out to more than 22,000 non-IT literate citizens in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Union Territories of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu.
We have also conducted placement linked training programs for financially sections of society by collaborating with various sector skills councils & state governments in their skill development initiatives under the PPP model. We have trained more than 600 candidates for Employment & Skill Development Program in –
The Zeal and Commitment Continues:
Under PPP model, our journey as a socially responsible organisation that is committed to upliftment of marginalized & economically weaker section of society i.e. people belonging to BPL (Below Poverty Line) category in rural areas, has gained momentum & is already helping beneficiaries in the state of U.P. & M.P. We plan to further strengthen our initiatives by reaching out to other states like J & K, Maharashtra and North East States of India.
Currently Aress has taken the responsibility of providing placement linked residential training to over 1500+ BPL candidates in the states of UP and MP over next 3 years. The process of identifying more BPL beneficiaries across different states is simultaneously on and we hope to start similar training for the beneficiaries of J & K state by the end of this year.
Aress is not just aiming at training the candidates, but the endeavor is to provide sustainable, meaningful livelihood opportunities to at least 70% to 80% beneficiaries under DDU-GKY. While the program is funded by the MoRD, Aress thru its CSR initiative ensures that high quality trainers, additional facilities, sessions, recreational activities and support functions other than the ones specified by MoRD are provided to beneficiaries.