Metaflex believes that having goals and a vision for your company that go beyond products and profits definitely provides a warm touch to the business and will make consumers more eager to engage with. We are an organization that believes in a relationship, where we know our responsibilities not only towards our employees and stakeholders but towards society as well.
For many organizations, when thinking about corporate social responsibility, the definition is providing funding and resources for worthwhile social causes, such as donating money or employee time to charities. However, CSR is much beyond this which involves putting together a real plan to produce products or provide services that are in the best interests of society. These include factors like using safe materials in design and manufacturing, corporate environmental initiatives, creating employment opportunities, building a sustainable business etc.
Showing a True Commitment
We follow the same while designing and manufacturing our doors be it automated doors, insulated doors, hermetically sealed doors, cold chain doors or industrial doors.
Our dedicated CSR cell, Metaflex Aid Foundation keeps on identifying the areas where our special focus is required and have made our contribution to uplift the people, the society. It is our thought that we have to give back to society what we have got from it.
We are integrating the two types of CSR together to show a true commitment to a cause. We use inorganic material in our products which is a part of our commitment towards a green environment. Prevention of air contamination and 100% air tightness is our another contribution a towards green environment. Using sustainable materials in our products, donates financial resources to environmental causes, and allows employees to take paid time off for volunteering at environmental charities shows our true commitment to the environment that goes beyond any single CSR initiative.
Education Camp at Yamuna Bank Metro Slum
To create awareness on importance of education among parents of underprivileged & ignorant students residing at Yamuna Bank Metro slum and to provide school uniform to needy students studying at mobile school run by Mr. Rajesh, Social Worker, Metaflex organized the education camp at Yamuna bank metro slum.
One of the main objectives of Metaflex Aid Foundation has always been to promote charity by providing educational facilities to the underprivileged sections of the society.
It was observed that the living conditions of daily wage workers, peasants and poor farmers residing at Yamuna Bank Metro slum was very bad and their children were not going to any formal school as they could not afford basic fee & uniform.
“Free School Under the Bridge” is a mobile school run by Mr. Rajesh, a social worker for these students. It had initially started with two students and eventually the number of students increased to 250. The school was established in 2006 and children from slums near Yamuna bank attend this school. It’s been ten years and there are teachers who teach these students for free.
Hence in order to promote education among underprivileged students the company took this opportunity and distributed T-shirts to such sections of society. Around 120 T-shirts were distributed among these students for the new academic session.
Date- 27th March, 2017
Venue- “Free School under the Bridge” near Yamuna Bank metro Station
Health Camp at Yamuna Bank Metro Slum
One of the main objectives of Metaflex Aid Foundation has been to promote charity by providing medical relief to underprivileged sections of the society.
It was observed that the living condition of a number of daily wage workers, peasants and poor farmers residing at Yamuna Bank Metro slum was very bad and could not visit doctors as they could not afford even basic fee.
Therefore Metaflex organized a health camp in association with Astha hospital for the weaker section of society at Yamuna Bank where various medical tests and medicines were given to them.
Date- 23rd February, 2017
Venue- “Free School under the Bridge” near Yamuna Bank metro Station
Project Gram Tarang
An Initiative of Metaflex
The CSR initiative of Metaflex Team, driven from the Company’s mantra “open to the world, close to you”, focuses on opening doors of opportunity for the talented youth from weaker and under privileged section of the society.
About ‘Gram Tarang Employability Training Services’
‘Gram Tarang”, is a social entrepreneurial initiative which focuses on skill development and has a vision to make over 100,000 people employable annually from the poor and the weaker sections of the society across the most disadvantaged areas of the world. The expected impact is to drive self sufficiency and inclusive economic participation in local communities by ensuring sustainable employment with an additional focus on:
- Empowering women and marginalized classes
- Ensuring development of local solutions through micro entrepreneurship
- Playing a key role in districts beset with extremist violence by providing the youth with employment opportunities.
The organization has a number of training centres in India, mostly in the states of Orissa & Andhra Pradesh, which work towards creating skill portfolios in the field of Manufacturing like Machining, CAD & CAM, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Welding & Fabrication, Mining Equipment Operators and Textile Mill Operator etc.
The CSR team of Metaflex met Dr Orlanda Ruthven, Head Placements & Post Placements of “Gram Tarang”. Dr Orlanda and her team made a presentation to MDIPL which enabled both sides to identify skill sets that could be utilized at Metaflex. Thereafter, Metaflex team visited Gram Tarang’s centre at Greater Noida to assess 30 people through Group Discussions on Technical & HR related topics. 15 people were shortlisted for personal interview, out of which 8, including a woman, were selected as Technician Trainees for a period of one year. Incidentally, induction of this woman Technician Trainee in the Shop Floor makes her a “pioneer” at Metaflex.
The Company has taken the responsibility for providing training to these trainees on Manufacturing & Installation of doors and in honing their soft skills, namely, Safe behavior at Shop Floor, Discipline & Timeliness etc.; activities that would help them to become independent. The Trainee Technicians have amalgamated with the work force of Metaflex and the feedback on these trainees from the Workforce of Metaflex too has been excellent.
Unfolding the future…
A small step has been taken by Metaflex towards providing opportunities to the needy & talented people of the underprivileged section of the society. The endeavour is to scale up these activities, as this initiative is in step with the Company’s mission of “creating opportunities by driving a sustainable business”.
Metaflex Doors Commissioned the Grid Rooftop Solar Power Plant- A Contribution towards Greener Environment
Metaflex Doors has commissioned 150kw Grid Rooftop Solar Power Plant at its state of the art manufacturing facility on 12th December 2016. This is aimed at enhancing renewable energy generation.
Mr. Rajesh Sikka, MD, MDIPL said, “We have always believed that growth is inseparably linked to the well-being of our ecosystem - employees, business partners, society and the environment. Hence we have taken a small yet substantial contribution from our side towards the green environment. With the commissioning of this solar power plant, we will not only be generating the renewable energy but will also help in reducing the pollution. Metaflex is dedicated towards its ecosystem and what better step could have been taken but to contribute in power saving and extend it upto the power generation”.
He further said, “Our state government has also announced the solar mini grid and rooftop solar plant policies to encourage the renewable energy space and aims to provide 22 and 24 hours power supply to rural and urban areas respectively by 2017. We want to contribute with whatever little we can to this vision of our respected CM”.
The biggest advantage of solar energy is that this is not only renewable but also protects the environment. It does not pollute the air by releasing harmful gases like carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide or sulphur oxide. So the risk of damage to the environment is reduced. The use of solar energy has escalated in India recently with the efforts of the state and central governments.View Photo Gallery