CSS Corp is committed to make its operations sustainable and to respond effectively to its external impact.
At CSS Corp, we integrate CSR and Sustainability into our core business strategy and is designed to create
value and positive change. The senior leadership of CSS Corp including the board has made a firm
commitment to CSR & Sustainability. The senior management is also engaged in it.
While sustainability and CSR has been a part of the culture at CSS Corp,
it is only recently that we have taken a concerted decision to formalise our efforts to create lasting impact.
We have taken a long view to accelerate our efforts systematically over a 3-5 year horizon.
Medical camps across Hyderabad were conducted as part of eye and preliminary health screening for the transgender (TG) community. 370 people of the community were benefitted through nine drives in collaboration with LV Prasad Eye Hospital. 30 spectacles were donated after a special eye camp. The drive was initiated on March 12th, 2022 and concluded on March 31st, 2022 - A day dedicated as International Transgender Day of Visibility
CSS Corp installs Solar Panels with battery back up at The Government Urdu Model Primary School (GUMPS), Bangalore, Karnataka. The installed capacity is 1100 Watts which covers fans, lights and a computer system. The school had a requirement to provide power supply for light bulbs alone due to the frequent outages in the locality. We have extended our support to a few selected fans and also a computer during this installation. The connected points will draw power from solar energy whenever electricity is cut off from the grid. For normal usage, the system will operate on solar power. This arrangement ensures classes to operate normally during power outages and thus experience considerable reduction in carbon emissions. This system has been provided with an AMC package for three years, starting from the second year onwards.
In the heart of every child is a hunger for home. Not just for food and a place to sleep, but for safety and community. Most importantly: for love. ALL THE CHILDREN organization , an Indian social improvement association, is straightforwardly benefitting more than 80 children and 50 senior citizens consistently. From medical care, to fitting social conduct, to understanding one's privileges - ALL THE CHILDREN organization looks to teach, enable and develop better residents.
CSS Corp extended support to “All The Children Home (ATC)” at Chennai by donating two month groceries, school bags for children, washing machines and boxing kits. The children at this home have no kith nor kin and have no place to reside. This organisation provides quality education, boxing training, dancing classes, food, regular workshops on arts etc. for the resident children at the home. Apart from this the home also supports the requirements of elderly people.
Donating cooking pulverisers for grinding rice, wheat and masala to Anandam Old Age Home. These machines will support automation of the cooking process for 100 plus senior citizens and the working staff. The food is prepared by the residents. This is a free home for senior citizens who have no family members to take care of them. The home supports healthcare, stay and quality food to all inmates at no cost.
Supporting a home for special children which provides the needs and shelter to the girl children, who are orphaned being intellectually challenged while some of them are crippled and disabled. Many of the disabled children have gone through difficult times with many disturbing incidents to recall.
The Aram Charitable Trust with a moto to protect and promote the right and dignity of people who are marginalized and ignored, is taking care of the girl children providing learning skills under the guidance of a dedicated & trained coach. We have extended our hands towards refurbishing the entire room with interior painting, wall graphics, hospital based cots with mattress, fans, lights, television and also a door.
We have planted 1500 tree saplings at National Security Guard (NSG) regional hub campus at Vandalur, Chennai. 15 varieties of native tree species were chosen for the plantation. Pre-site preparation and plantation was carried out involving 110 plus volunteers from CSS Corp & their family members, friends, NCC cadets, NSG commandos and general public. All these saplings were planted on a hillock and will be nurtured for successful survival.
14 ceiling and wall fans installed across classes and administrative rooms. The classrooms were void of fans for many years. The children and the teaching faculty had been experiencing unpleasant times during summer. The fans were installed at The Ambattur Government Higher Secondary School at Chennai.
Supporting ancient martial art “Silambam”. Silambam is a weapon-based Indian traditional martial art which had originated from Tamil Nadu (South India) but this is also being practiced by the traditional community of Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and across many other parts of India. The word ‘Silambam’ refers to the bamboo staff which is the main weapon used in this traditional art. The other weapons used are the Maduvu (Deer horn), Kathi (Knife) and Vaal(Sword). Unarmed Silambam called Kuttu Varisai, utilizes stances and routines based on animal movements such as the snake, tiger and eagle forms. CSS Corp donated various materials and accessories like bamboo sticks, javelin, chest pad, helmets, sword, deer horn (artificial), flexible blades, knuckle duster, etc to support this century old art.
An initiative to support the affected families during these hard-hitting times by providing flood relief materials. More than 280 families were benefited from this drive. Materials included dry ration, cooking oil, mats, bedsheets, hygiene kit, etc.
We had taken up major activities towards refurbishing entire “Chennai Primary School” @ Choolaimedu. Students at this school were from around the community. These children are those whose parents / guardians are predominately from the lower income group. The activities were:-
We have donated and handed over therapy equipment and material to Jeyam Special School at Padi, Chennai. The school specializes in providing government approved formal training to children with special needs. More than 25 essential requirements including a treadmill, a static cycle, dexterity boards for finger exercise, medicine balls etc. were donated to the school.
A school and its environment is the basis of growth for children. Proper restrooms and safe drinking water at schools will ensure more turnout of students. CSS Corp constructed & handed over three toilets, commissioned RO water drinking system and will monitor the quality of water for next two years. The schools benefited are:
|Government High School
Hoodi Main Road, Hoodi
|Government High School
Stage II, Kengeri Satellite Town
|Government High School
|Three washrooms||50LPH RO water system with 200 Litre storage capacity||50LPH RO water system with 200 Litre storage capacity|
CSS Corp has planted 1500 tree saplings inside National Security Guard (NSG) campus at Vandalur, Chennai on 75th Independence Day. About 150 people participated in the drive which involved CSS Corp employees and their families, friends along with NSG commandos and public.
With the rising scarcity in access to basic healthcare facilities and equipment’s during the pandemic, we contributed oxygen concentrators, nasal cannulas, masks, and gloves to Kilpauk Medical College & Hospital, Chennai; Rotary Club of Bangalore and Ashray Akruthi, NGO in Hyderabad. CSS Corp contributed:
A school and its environment is the basis of growth for children. Lack of access to proper sanitation facilities poses a huge barrier to education as children frequently forego school due to hygiene-related diseases. Restrooms and proper washing stations can help prevent the spread of many diseases and parasites. Restrooms play a key role in creating a safe and healthy school environment where children can focus on learning. We are glad to announce that we have constructed and handed over five restrooms to The Government Model Primary School at Bangalore.
CSS Corp has planted 2500 tree saplings inside CRPF campus at Avadi, Chennai. CRPF enables the government of India to maintain Rule of Law, Public Order and Internal Security effectively and efficiently, to Preserve National Integrity and Promote Social Harmony and Development by upholding supremacy of the Constitution.
At CRPF, we adopted the “Miyawaki method” which is a unique technique to grow dense forests. Under the approach, dozens of native species are planted in the same area, close to each other, which ensures that the plants receive sunlight only from the top, and grow upwards than sideways.
Native trees from India, which are fruit bearing and pollinating were planted. These saplings once matured will increase our quality of life by bringing natural elements and wildlife habitats into urban settings. They also act as natural water reservoirs and help conserve and replenish ground water. For the event, 55 sapling varieties were chosen and 2500 saplings were planted.
To achieve this feat, 265 plus volunteers from CSS Corp & family members, CRPF Javans, NCC cadets and public were part of this plantation drive. These saplings will be maintained for next two years.
CSS Corp donates personal address sound systems, computer with UPS, printers and cartridges across four government schools.
CSS Corp donates groceries to old age home at Ambattur and refrigerator, computer, colour printer and cartridges to Palliative and Hospice care at Manali
CSS Corp has planted 1500 tree saplings inside National Security Guard (NSG) campus at Vandalur, Chennai. NSG is a federal contingency world class zero error force to deal with anti-terrorist activities in all its manifestations. This NSG base is mainly used to train elite commandos to counter terrorism.
The area for tree plantation in the NSG campus is a raised terrain. Miyawaki type plantation concept was adopted, over a period of time the saplings will grow in to a dense rain forests. Native trees from India, which are fruit bearing and pollinating were planted. These forests will serve as a natural habitat for animals with food and shade. They also act as natural water reservoirs and help conserve and replenish ground water. For the event, 12 sapling varieties were chosen and 1500 saplings were planted.
To achieve this feat, 160 plus volunteers from CSS Corp along with their family / friends, NCC cadets and public were part of this plantation drive. Theses saplings will be maintained for next two year.
CSS Corp in its fight against COVID 19, has supported Voluntary Health Services (VHS) Hospital at Tharamani, Chennai towards donating MISPA – i2 medical equipment which helps in detecting D-Dimer levels and 750 numbers (500ml each) of hand sanitizers. D-Dimer machine has reduced the sampling TAT from 6 hours to 5 minutes resulting in saving time, cost and human lives
Respect and responsibility towards people, community and natural environment will be central to our CSR. CSS Corp is committed to assigning leadership and resources to CSR activities within its community and areas of influence.
At CSS Corp, we have identified four CSR focus areas:
Engaging & supporting education for underprivileged children, providing digital literacy programs, skill development, infrastructure support and training for low-income groups. Skill development, training, infrastructure support and supporting at colleges & institutions that enable employability.
Ensuring environmental sustainability & protection, ecological balance, and conservation of natural resources.
We believe in improving the lives of local communities and support their endeavors for sustainability, cleanliness drives, waste management, and green initiatives. If required skill development, infrastructure support, and training at communities will be provided to improve employability.
Supporting relief and rehabilitation efforts arising out of a national disaster.
An intrinsic desire to promote societal well-being
Minimise environmental impacts through efficiency
Compliance with regulations and promoting best practices
A shared vision of sustainability as applicable to CSS Corp
Top management commitment and support.
Cross-functional teams to oversee sustainability governance and implementation
A dedicated sustainability team managing day-to-day operations
Engaged staff and a culture of volunteering