February 10, 2011 — admin

Corporate Social Responsibility

Gati believes in being a socially responsible corporate and going beyond business and profit by giving back to the society. Gati has in various capacities contributed towards development of community, promoting education and protecting the environment thereby contributing to develop a better society.

 

Education

Gati Government High School, Hyderabad, Telangana
 GATI-KWE Government Gati partnered with the Government of Andhra Pradesh and built a school building with 27 classrooms, washrooms and a large playground. The school which currently provides education to more than 850 students was declared a "Model Government School" in the year 2011. Gati financially supports the school in conducting yearly events (Republic Day, Independence Day, Teachers Day & Children's Day) and undertakes all expenses related to house-keeping, security and maintenance. A computer lab is inaugurated with 20 computers and computer knowledge imparted from Class III to IX by a dedicated computer instructor. Every year the P.D.Agarwal Meritorious Student Award is awarded to the Toppers in Class VIII & IX. Sports development to the students is very important activity undertaken by GATI and sponsors the Handball team with sports kit and nutrition supplement.
Book Donation Drive
Book Donation Drive GATI-KWE conducted an in-house Book Donation Drive in May- June 2013. The objective of this drive was to collect books and donate them to the underprivileged school children. The Book Donation Drive received an overwhelming support from Gatiites who came forward and donated books and cash for this noble cause. The books collected were handed over to the children at "Thara" (shelter home for homeless children) and the cash donations were used to buy books for the Gati Government School Library.
Cash awards to GATI Govt. High School hand ball tournament players
Book Donation Drive Students of GATI Govt. High School, Hyderabad have proud distinction of being the best hand ball team by wining various tournaments. Three players from the school team got selected to play at the national level representing AP. GATI felicitated all the 3 players with cash awards for their exemplary sports skills towards the game.
Gati Manickam Chettiar Middle High School, Nagore, Tamil Nadu
MC High School, Nagore, Tamil Nadu Gati undertook the development of the MC High School at Nagore, which was a tsunami affected district in Tamil Nadu and constructed a building with 18 rooms, a kitchen and toilets. Currently the school provides education to more than 500 children from the Tsunami affected families. The School was recently awarded the 'Best Government School' in the Nagore area. Gati financially supports the school in conducting yearly events (Republic Day, Independence Day, Teachers Day & Children's Day) and undertakes all expenses related to house-keeping, security and maintenance. A computer lab is inaugurated with 20 computers and computer knowledge imparted from Class III to IX by a dedicated computer instructor.
After rehabilitating tsunami-affected people at Nagapattnam and Cuddalore, Gati went a step further and undertook the development of MC High School at Nagore. This school includes about 500 students from the tsunami-affected families. Gati constructed a building with 18 rooms , a kitchen and toilets.
Joining Hands with Hyderabad Goods Transport Association (HGTA)
Joining Hands with Hyderabad Goods Transport Association (HGTA) Gati joined hands with Hyderabad Goods Transport Association in setting up the Transport Training & Development Institute (TTDI), a state of the art truck drivers and transport employees training school cum grooming centre at Autonagar in Hyderabad. The TTDI is the first of its kind initiative to train the personnel of transport sector which includes truck drivers, cleaners, hamalis (transport labours), staff of transporters, etc.

The objective of TTDI is to empower commerical vehicle drivers with all the essential safety practices so that they face the roads with a much greater responsibility. In addition, the fleet drivers are trained in improved driving skills, basic mechanics, fuel saving techniques and safe practices. The institute which is the 9000 sqft two storied facility with modern and updated mechanical and electrical labs, including a computer lab which would groom truck drivers and transport workers not just in matters of automobiles but also soft skills, English, computers, online operations and Google map reading.

 

Environment

Association with the Sunderban Project: An Ecological Initiative
The Tagore Society for Rural Development (TSRD) has been running six projects in the state of West Bengal to create awareness among the Sunderban communities. To help the TSRD in its mission, GATI has sponsored the publication of study material (books & journals) which will be distributed to schools, colleges and self-help groups so that necessary steps can be taken to preserve the eco-harmony of Sunderban.
Gati Goes Green
Sunderban  ProjectAs a step towards its internal green initiatives, Gati has made it mandatory for all its Express Distribution Centres and Warehouses across the country to plant and maintain a green stretch in and around their premises.
Recycling of eWaste, an initiative towards Green IT
Recycling of eWaste, an initiative towards Green ITSince the last 3 years, Gati has been disposing off its old IT hardware in an organized & environment friendly way. All the old IT hardware is consolidated and handed over to Eco Recycling Limited for recycling. This initiative is aimed at reducing air and water pollution caused by hazardous disposal. Additionally, recycling also reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the manufacturing of new products and helps keep the environment green.
Support to Wealth out of Waste ("WOW") Project
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat GATI has always been committed towards building a clean and green society. As a step towards this, GATI is supporting ITC-PSPD LTD. & RRRL's National Recycling Project - Wealth out of Waste ("WOW"). This project aims to protect the environment and reduce Global warming by creating awareness among the people on the importance of 'Recycling' - encouraging themto segregate waste and dispose it responsibly. GATI is supporting this environmental cause by collecting recyclable materialat all its office locations and giving it for Recycling. The Recycling of waste leads to huge environmental benefits like saving trees, water conservation , reducing landfills etc.
Support to Wealth out of Waste WOW Project Received a certificate of appreciation for contributing 5,131 kgs of Paper Waste to ITC-WOW during June 2013 - September 2013. Environmental savings by recycling of above contributed paper waste are 113 trees, 6 Cubic Mtrs. of land fill space, 133 KL of water, 2,309 Ubits of energy and reduction of 5 Mt of CO2
Plantation Initiatives
'Harith Andhra Pradesh' Initiative, Andhra Pradesh
Harith Andhra Pradesh16th July 2010, Gati partnered with the AP Government towards turning the state into ‘Harith Andhra Pradesh’. This first of its kind initiative to plant a million trees on a single day had been taken up by the state government to fulfil the cherished dream of late Chief Minister, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in turning the state into ‘Harith Andhra Pradesh’, and in turn towards the larger cause of ‘Global Warming’.

This drive, envisaged planting a whopping One Million Saplings in just one day across Andhra Pradesh. As part of this historic tree plantation program, GATI-KWE provided the complete logistic support needed for organising transportation of the saplings from nurseries to various plantation sites.

Plantation of the Green Belt under Metro Track
Plantation of the GreenGati strongly believes in its responsibility towards the environment. One such initiative undertaken by Gati in the year 2010-11 was the plantation and maintenance of the Green Belt under the Metro Track in Gurgaon, Delhi to offset carbon emissions. As part of this initiative, Gati had planted about 150 tall trees and 300 shorter trees over a stretch of one and a half kilometers to offset carbon dioxide emission. The trees which were planted included Ficus panda (perennial green tree), Bottle Brush (flowering tree), Badelia (ground cover-to prevent evaporation and top soil loss and soil cover for less dust). This would offset approx 1500 to 2500 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Harith Andhra Pradesh Enrichment plantation drive

This drive, envisaged planting a whopping One Million Saplings in just one day across Andhra Pradesh. As part of this historic tree plantation program, GATI-KWE provided the complete logistic support needed for organising transportation of the saplings from nurseries to various plantation sites.

Harith Andhra Pradesh Tree Plantation Day

As a contribution towards Green initiatives, 200 saplings were planted across 16 locations in India on 13-Mar-2014, where Gati has its Express Distribution Centers. Some of these included Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai to name a few.

Gati adopts Tiger in a Zoo
Plantation of the Gree Towards contributing to Green initiatives, Gati'ites took active participation in the enrichment plantation drive of flower shrubs at the Nehru Zoological Zoo, Hyderabad. This unique plantation was done in the Butterfly Park of the zoo, so that these flower shrubs would attract more butterflies for the nectar

 

Community

Support to KGNMT
The Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust (KGNMT) was established in 1945 as a result of a national endeavor, led by Mahatma Gandhi to address the issues of women in rural India.
GATI KWE team in association with Share India (MediCIti Institute of Medical Sciences) organized a medical checkup camp for the children of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust at Mediciti Hospital location at Ghanpur, Medchal Mandal, Ranga Reddy Dist. of Andhra Pradesh. The tests conducted at the hospital included a general checkup (height, weight, BP), ENT, ophthalmology, pediatrics and hemoglobin test. If required and advised by the doctors dermatology and gynecology were conducted. Medicines as prescribed by the doctors were arranged for. A healthy and hygienic sumptuous meal was provided at the hospital.
Independence day celebrations Independence day celebrations
Independence day celebrations
Independence day celebrations Independence day celebrations
Aid towards Natural Disasters
Delivering aid to the flood effected people at Uttarakhand
Relief initiative to the Assam Flood survivorsThe June 2013, cloudburst centered in the state of Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides. Many people perished, lots more went missing and many villages were completely washed off. As a small support to the relief operations being carried out by Oxfam, GATI-KWE Team dedicated vehicles to carry relief materials to the flood affected areas. In addition to this, dedicated warehouse space was also offered for storage of relief materials which had to be transported to the affected areas.

Relief initiative to the Assam Flood survivors
Relief initiative to the Assam Flood survivorsIn an effort to improve the community infrastructure and social welfare measures and allied facilities in the district of Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand post natural catastrophe /flash floods in 2013, the Government and Gati have agreed to jointly construct the Multipurpose Community Center. The Government has allotted land in Government Intermediate College (GIC), Rudraprayag and Gati has undertaken the task to construct the Multipurpose Community Center. The Community Center will be used for College & School trainings/events/functions/gatherings, corporate companies training/events, government departments meetings/gatherings/training, local community events/functions/gatherings, relief and rehabilitation to the people during any natural disasters such other community welfare activities. In this regards a MoU has been signed by the government and Gati on 26th May 2014
Gati'ites support to the Uttarakhand calamityGati'ites support to the Uttarakhand calamity
In appreciation and acknowledgement of the exemplary work done by GATI in providing immediate relief to the victims of the 2013 Flood in Uttarakhand, Shri Vijay Bahugana, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Uttarakhand gave away a certificate at the Chief Minister's residence in Dehradun on 13 December 2013. Mr. P. Kumar, EDC Head, Noida received the prestigious honor on behalf of Gati

Construction of Work Sheds for the flood affected weavers in Rajouli,Telangana
Handloom shed in RajouliThe 67th Independence Day was celebrated with much fanfare by weavers under the care of P.D. Agarwal Foundation Rajoli Weavers Shed on 15-Aug-2014. The event started off by paying tributes to the father of the nation by Dr. P.S. Reddy and the MLA hoisting the national flag. All the people assembled sang the national anthem in unison by saluting the national flag.

Tsunami relief fund
Tsunami relief fundThe tsunami that struck South East Asia on December 2004 was one of nature's worst disasters ever. It left in its wake more than 10 lakhs people dead and over four million displaced. The tsunami relief operations have been hailed as one of the fastest and most massive operations ever. Gati was one of the first to reach the rescue scenes at Nagapattnam and Cuddalore. Gati brought in food, water, clothing, medication and a team of doctors. The team took special care of children, who were the most affected and also provided the community with essential utensils like plates, glasses etc.

Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat On 26 January 2001, Gujarat was hit by a massive earthquake. Bhuj district is the worst affected. Gati personnel sprang into action and reached Maye village on the same day to provide food, clothing, medication and water to the earthquake-affected community. A team of doctors were also brought in to provide medical aid to the 400 families in Maye. Gati was the first to build makeshift houses for these families -(houses that were scientifically designed to resist earthquakes). Even today, though the villagers have managed to rebuild their homes, they still retain these structures.
Clothes Donation Drive
Relief initiative to the Assam Flood survivors Gati KWE conducts an in-house Clothes Donation Drive across all its locations in India annually. The objective of this drive is to encourage Gati’ities to donate their old clothes to those in need. Gati'ites in large numbers came forward to participate in this initiative. All the clothes collected were handed over to an NGO who in turn gave it to the needy in the rural areas.
Logistic Support
Adult Literacy Program
Adult Literacy Program GATI-KWE provided support to the 'Adult Literacy Program' - a development project initiated by CII, for imparting quality education to the tribals in Khammam and Vishakhapatnam districts.

A Study carried out in those districts had indicated that there is a strong need for development in those areas - specifically in the area of education. The literacy level among the Tribals was found to be just about 17-20%. By initiating this Adult Literacy Program, CII, along with the support of its partner GATI - KWE, aims at providing education to about 150 adults per quarter which would improve the literacy level among the tribals in those areas.

GATI-KWE is supporting this unique CSR initiative as CII's Technology Partner as well as Logistics Partner by donating computers as well as transporting them to Visakhapatnam for this cause.

Logistic support to Sankya Project
Gati has partnered with Rotary Club and is providing logistics support to their Sankya Program. The Sankya Program bridges the gap between the demand for Computer Literacy in government and unaided schools and the availability of used computer systems with the industry, by collecting the used systems, refurbishing them with legal OS and redeploying them in the schools. Gati supports them by providing the logistics support needed to carry this out.

MOU with Oxfam
In support towards the community in times of natural calamities, GATI-KWE signed an MOU with Oxfam India in May 2013. As per the MoU, GATI-KWE would be Oxfamӳ logistics partner in its humanitarian activities in India. Oxfam India an affiliation of Oxfam International works towards humanitarian activities such as setting up disaster relief centers and helping rebuild livelihood for people displaced due to natural calamity.
Support to "Thara"
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat "Thara" is a charitable non-profit organization that takes special interest in the welfare of children who are deprived of a family. GATI-KWE extends its support to this cause by regularly visiting the children at their centres and distributing notebooks and play materials.

On 12th Jan 2013, the GATI-KWE team in association with Share India (MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences) organized for a medical checkup camp for the children at Thara . The tests conducted at the camp included a general checkup (height, weight, BP), dermatology, ear, eye & dental checkup and hemoglobin test. The children were also vaccinated for TT and Hepatitis and given de-worming medicines. Some students who were detected with having medical problems were provided with medicines. Post the completion of the tests, the doctors present in the camp advised the children on the do's and don'ts for their personal hygiene. The camp concluded by distributing refreshments among the children.
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat On 20th Aug 2013, the GATI-KWE team in association with Share India (MediCIti Institute of Medical Sciences) organized for a medical checkup camp for the children of Thara at Mediciti Hospital location at Ghanpur, Medchal Mandal, Ranga Reddy Dist. of Andhra Pradesh. The tests conducted at the hospital included a general checkup (height, weight, BP), dermatology, ENT, ophthalmology, pediatrics and hemoglobin test. Some students who were detected with having medical problems were provided with medicines and follow-up medical tests. A healthy and hygienic breakfast and sumptuous meal was provided at the hospital. The kids expressed their gratitude when some medical students from the college distributed chocolates.
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat On 22nd Sep 2013, the GATI-KWE team in association with Share India (MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences) organized for a medical checkup camp for the children at Thara. The tests conducted at the camp included ear checkup. The children were also vaccinated for TT and Hepatitis. 11 kids have been advised to visit the hospital for dewaxing in the ear and eye checkup. The camp concluded by providing a vegetables rich meal and fruit.
Medicines to Thara Home Medicines to Thara Home:Ridding the children of Thara Home from illness, chronic pain, and vitamin deficiencies, as well as fighting malnutrition that amplifies the effects of every illness. To help the most vulnerable, GATI has taken the endeavor and distributed yearlong medicines a way to care for children with items like antibiotics, cough syrups, de-worming medication, vitamin A, and more to help children get healthy and strong.
Nutrition Supplement Program at THARA Shelter Home Ridding the children of Thara Shelter Home from vitamin deficiencies as well as fighting malnutrition that amplifies the effects of every illness, Gati has taken up the endeavor and launched the nutrition supplement program effective 1st Dec 2013. In this program all the inmates will be given milk in the morning on a daily basis.
Christmas celebrations at Thara Shelter Home
 GATI-KWE Government GATI KWE Volunteers celebrated Christmas Eve at THARA Shelter home on 24-Dec-2013. A sequence of events followed by a Christmas Eve message, Kids show casing their English speaking skills, dancing to their favorite film songs, gifts & snacks distribution.
Joy of Giving week
Gati participated in the "Joy of Giving Week" the festival of philanthropy, by urging all Gati'ites to come forward and donate clothes, books & toys which could then be given to the underprivileged & needy in the rural areas. Gatiites in large numbers came forward and donated generously towards this cause.
Health checkup camp for drivers & handlers
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat Gati conducted a health checkup camp for the drivers & handlers at its Express Distribution Centre in Hyderabad. Going by the overwhelming response received at this camp, Gati has planned to conduct similar camps in all of its other major centers in India.
Blood Donation Camp
Blood Donation Camp17th September, 2012 - Corporate Social Responsibility has always been at the heart of affairs at GATI. Every year on 17th September ,the death anniversary of our founder Late Shri P.D. Agarwal, GATI organizes blood donation camps. This year, a large camp was organized at the Gati Head Office, Hyderabad in association with the Red Cross Society of India. The camp witnessed a large number of employees coming forward to donate blood for this noble cause. The blood collected at this camp would be used mainly for thalassemia children.
Blood Donation Camp 17th September, 2013 - The 6th P D Agarwal Blood Donation Drive was organized at various location across India. The Drive across the country saw participation of 342 Gati'ites that included our business partners as well. Our partners RED CROSS Society will Ensure that out donations go towards saving precious lives
Gati sponsors 4th Annual Round Table India Open Charity Golf Tournament.
Gati was one of the main sponsors for the prestigious 4th Annual Round Table India Open Charity Golf Tournament. This Tournament is in support of "Freedom Through Education", the national project of Round Table India in pursuit of educating underprivileged children.
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas celebrations at Nachiket Balgarm, Pune
GATI-KWE Volunteers from Pune office celebrated Christmas Eve at Nachiketa Bal Garm orphanage. Nachiketa Bal Gram is a orphanage providing shelter to destitute children. Gatiites spent their time in conducting some games and entertained the kids. Essential daily items like mugs, buckets, tooth paste, snacks and grocery items were given as part of the celebrations
Christmas celebrations at Raigad Zilla Prarthamik School
Gatiites from Mumbai office gathered to celebrate Christmas with the school kids of Raigad Zilla Prarthamik School. The celebrations concluded with gifts and snacks distribution. Gati also donated the school with some toys and games for the students to use during their play breaks
Gati Muskaan
Gati launched a new initiative "Gati Muskaan" with an aim of not only fulfilling its social responsibility but truly spreading 'Muskaan' i.e. happiness and touch lives in the true sense. This one-of-its kind program will focus on all aspects of life, which need attention like education, health, environment and community development. The company realizes that unless all these facets are considered in totality, the efforts to bring about any positive change will be sporadic and outcome not sustainable. No new initiative is complete without divine sanction that can only be brought by children. Gati is highly sensitive to the lesser privileged children of the society, which led the team to conduct a series of activities in orphanages across 17 locations in India. Painting and singing competition along with fun games were conducted and given prizes for best talents which motivated the little ones. A Happy Meal from McDonalds was an icing on the cake, creating moments of joy for each one of them.

Gati is also sponsoring an orphanage "Human Development Foundation of Sikkim (HDFS)" where tribal children come from the highly protected area of Zongu. This orphanage was founded by Ms Keepu Lepcha who has been conferred with awards like the Padma Shri, CNN IBM Real Hero Award and many more, for her selfless work in the development of underprivileged children and outstanding contribution in the field of social service.

 

Charity and Donations

Charity and Donations
  • Donation of Rs.5,00,000 to MediCiti Govind Shanthi Binjrajka Rural Health Training Center
  • Educational institutions – Sponsoring awards
  • Donations for funding research activities for Cancer
  • Donations to ashrams for widows /destitute by providing ration kits
  • Donations for purchase of equipment for health related projects and hospitals.
  • Donations for disabled orphan children
  • Donations to old age homes
  • Donations to Trusts for providing modern medical care to poor children with congenital and acquired heart diseases
  • Apart from donating for various welfare causes, Gati is also donating money to a Research Society for carrying out research activities in the field of health care to improve rural health.