‘When the winds of change blow, some people build walls while others build windmills’
Whether it is the gentle breeze that comforts on contact or a gush of powerful air that instantaneously produces energy, wind is always travelling around us, making a difference.
Likewise, our HCLT employees are ‘winds of change’; reaching out and instantly energizing the communities they engage with.
Our 'corporate conscience' is defined by many meaningful voices that differentiate us as a 'Responsible Business' that believes in 'Repaying Society'. When HCLT employees expressed the desire to reach out to the less privileged and give back to society, we ensured that a professionally-run Foundation was created to achieve the same.
HCL Technologies Foundation
In FY 2011, we envisioned the founding of a Trust in Sustainability 10 by 2020.
In FY 2012, the HCL Technologies (HCLT) Foundation was institutionalized. All Foundation related activities and expenditures are audited and supervised by appointed Trustees from the organization’s Senior Management.
HCL Technologies Foundation was formed on the belief that every HCLT employee can make a difference and is funded through employee and organizational contributions. The Foundation aims to provide dignified life to 100,000+ less privileged individuals through coaching and counseling, infrastructure development and extra-curricular activities that play a part in motivating members of our community to dream of a bigger tomorrow.
The Foundation’s community service activities and programs are executed by members of the Community Service Council.
In FY 2012, we reached out to 37,800 direct beneficiaries through 42,000 HCLT employee donors and 5000 HCLT volunteers who spent 45,000 hours on community service.
HCL Technologies Foundation website launched
In FY 2012, we launched www.hcltfoundation.org, an external platform detailing our community service activities for our employees, volunteers and enablers. Our future plans include leveraging the website to engage friends and families of HCLT employees in community advocacy.
We are proud to partner with NGO's and non-profits across India who engage in meaningful social service. At HCLT Foundation, we work with organizations that are focused on sustainable projects and activities that will engage our employees.
Currently, we work with 55+ NGO partners across India. Listing of our NGO partners is available on our website at www.hcltfoundation.org
In FY 2011, we engaged with key stakeholders to identify materiality parameters for our Repay Society vision. This year, we continue to focus on these parameters and the prioritization of activities are based on the Materiality Matrix.
Significance is the measure of 2 parameters - 1. Importance to stakeholders. 2. Importance to HCLT's business.