CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Under the Brand Kiran, SOTC India has undertaken various programs in association with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) supporting energy conservation, creating sustainable development opportunities for rural Indian artisans and craftsmen of India, art education for underprivileged children, paper recycling amongst others. Under Kiran, we will continue to illuminate the lives of many more.

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WE LIVE RESPONSIBILITY

WE CARE - CHILD RIGHTS

Through a series of initiatives, SOTC India continues to support the charitable organisation 'Art for Akanksha' with its mission to provide children from low income communities with the access to a powerful art education that empowers them to discover their potential and convert that into a source of livelihood. The high quality products created, generates revenue which allows it to sustain itself, bring more children into its fold, and provide more alumni with career opportunities. To support the cause of child education, SOTC India launched its CR initiative 'Donate a book'. Employees donated basic level books like stories, drawing and poem books. 1001 books were donated to Pratham, an NGO working for education of underprivileged children in India.


WE CARE - HUMAN RIGHTS

SOTC India commits itself to respect the rights of human beings to proactively foster an environment of awareness on societal concerns. This year we successfully collaborated with Help Age India, an NGO striving to raise resources to protect the rights of India's elderly and provide relief to them through various interventions. Employees of SOTC India directed their efforts in a Walkathon to promote better understanding of ageing concerns and support the NGO in their cause and care of the elderly and to improve their quality of life.


WE PRESERVE - OUR CULTURE

SOTC India has resolved to make its own contribution to protecting and preserving India's Culture for future generations and to safeguard the livelihood and tourism potential they offer to the regions concerned. SOTC India collaborates with Happy Hands Foundation, an NGO that strives to create spaces for rural artists and urban youth/masses to interact and engage with each other through workshops, fellowships, carnivals and power projects which spread awareness, revives cultural traditions about the crafts and arts of India. Today, they have impacted the lives of 500 artisan families, allowing them an income base from craft-work. Through Kiran- our Corporate Volunteering programme, employees from SOTC India Delhi, volunteered their time and efforts at Kumar Gram, where Happy Hands works to keep the traditional art of the potters alive and thus allows the villagers to gain a sustainable livelihood from their trade. The volunteers spent the day with the artisan families, helping them with their work while they experienced their culture & artistry skills at firsthand.


WE LIVE - SUSTAINABILITY

SOTC India pledges support towards making our world sustainable for our future generations by adopting and practicing a "No Paper Policy". No Printing Day is also observed every year to raise awareness about the need to save paper for energy conservation. As part of its commitment to environmental leadership, SOTC India is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact through its usage and supply of paper.