In wake of the national lockdown due to COVID19 pandemic, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has prepared meals for temporary workmen and student trainees around the Gurugram and Manesar plants in their in-house canteens. Over 5,400 such cooked food packets are also sent to nearby communities- and so far the company has distributed over 120,000 food packets in the last three weeks. Also, Maruti Suzuki- in partnership with Indian Red Cross Society, is supporting government officials by providing 500 kits of dry ration daily.
Waste collection and sanitization activities are also being supported in these communities. To ensure the availability of water, 17 Water ATM’s have been installed across 16 villages.
Speaking on these efforts, Mr Rajesh Uppal, Member Executive Board (HR, IT & Safety), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said “We are aligned with Government of India’s directives to fight the COVID19 pandemic and are working towards the safety and well-being of our employees and communities around our manufacturing units. Regular communication is being undertaken with all regular and outsourced employees through established employee communication channels. In a unique initiative, we are also connecting with family members of employees through video conferencing to engage and motivate them during lockdown days.”
MSIL has also launched an online Family Connect program to reach out to employees’ families over video conferencing. The unique online outreach program is being utilized to engage the families with continuous communication and motivate them during the lockdown.