Social responsibility is an ethical framework and suggests that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large. Social responsibility is a duty every individual has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystems.
Corporate Responsibility is the action. We at VNKC ensures that we are not only a responsible employer towards our colleagues but also that we recognize and manage our impact on the wider community.
Economic responsibility – education of employees and young technicians is promoted by organizing on-going training and qualification courses. The Company has an apprenticeship programme where students can learn in order to gain professional experience. Means of economic responsibility ensure one of the most important aspects of the Company’s activity strategy – the highest qualification for its employees.
Ethical responsibility – taking care of employees, their families, communities and society. We prepare annual events together; the Company also supports those in the communities. It provides leisure opportunities for its employees and as well as opportunities for self-expression: we support employee initiatives to form clubs, and to establish professional unions. The company is involved in projects for socially vulnerable community members (for example, children from orphanage). Implementation of ethical responsibility helps the Company to get closer to its personnel and surrounding communities.
Ecological responsibility – the Company takes part in initiatives on environmental management and also promotes initiatives, related to the rational use of energy resources, sorting and recycling waste, etc. Labour and health safety requirements are in force in the workplace.
Some of our social responsibility includes:
Women Empowerment – The questions surrounding women’s empowerment and position of women have now become critical to the human rights based approaches to development. To achieve the aim of social development, commitments of sustained efforts and investment of economic resources are the prime focus area of VNKC.
We at VNKC always believed that one woman’s success can only help other woman’s success and taking this to action we are generating work avenues to women from local area near our factory for women who are able to earn 3 times more while working in their villages.
Occupational Safety and Health covers issues related to the social, mental and physical wellbeing of workers. For many years these issues have been recognized as main aspects of corporate social responsibility, which is based on voluntary integration of social and environmental concerns into the companies’ decision-making. This has been expressed in various definitions and approaches that have been focused by VNKC and Taking care about the safety of workers during work.
Our focus is also on the all-round development of the rural communities around us. We support rural health, education and infrastructure to strengthen the potential of farming and labor communities.
VNKC contribution also includes establishment and financial support to dispensaries, health foundations, community centers and hostels for meritorious students etc. from time to time.