Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Journey Of CSR
During the last 2 decades, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved from a simple philanthropic activity to integrating business interests with the community in which it operates, exhibiting social, environmental & ethically responsible behavior in governess of business generating values & long term sustainability.
HAL believes that every business entity needs to have a mechanism for giving back to the Society, in which it operates. The Company’s Business principles dovetail with its CSR initiatives to ensure that the society surrounding it grows along with the Company.
HAL recognizes the need to adopt CSR as a strategic tool for Sustainable Development, integration of business processes with social processes and also addresses the concern of the society where it operates. The Company acknowledges that its performance would also be measured in terms of economic impact, social impact and environmental impact–the Triple Bottom Line.
HAL as a responsible organization has embraced the Community-based development approach, working actively with local communities leading to Sustainable Development.

HAL Divisions are spread across the Country, even in places considered as remote (like the Division at Koraput, Odisha) where Scheduled Castes and Tribes and Aborigines constitute 65% (approx.) of the population. The very choice of such locations was intentional to take up developmental activities in the backward regions.
CSR initiatives of HAL have started as ‘a call from within’ and not as a compulsion. HAL has been undertaking CSR Projects / Programmes in the local areas of its Operations, with a view to improve the quality of life of the socially & economically backward groups and marginalized & weaker Sections of the Society. HAL has met needs of the people through various community developmental activities.
HAL has been taking up CSR Projects/activities in the vicinity, based on need and availability of Funds, in various Sectors like:
  • Infrastructure Development: Construction of Bitumen/Cement Concrete/Water Bound Macadam (WBM) Roads. Construction of Community Halls along with Kitchen & Toilets. Provision of Solar / Conventional Street Lights / High-mast Lights in Villages. Rain Water Drains are also constructed along the Roads while constructing Roads.
  • Education: HAL has been providing school supplies like desks, benches, computers, Audio Visual Equipments and stationery items like books, pens etc., to the children studying in the Government schools in the villages. Toilets have been constructed in Govt. Schools under Swachh Vidyalaya. Based on need and availability of funds, School Buildings, Class Rooms, Labs, Boundary Walls, Kitchens, Store Rooms, Dining Halls etc., are also constructed at select places. Koraput District is considered as one of the most backward Districts of Odisha and is predominantly inhabited by SC/ST and other economically backward class people. Due to increase in the number of school going students, existing class rooms have become insufficient. In the above back drop, the District Administration, Koraput had sought assistance from HAL, Koraput Division in providing 50 additional class rooms in the Government Schools, under CSR during 2016-17. The same was agreed and the work is executed by the District Administration through District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Koraput.
  • Drinking Water: Safe Drinking Water is provided through Open Wells and Tube Wells. Depending upon the quality of water, Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems are also provided in schools and villages. Sumps and overhead tanks are constructed and pipelines are laid up to a common point in the streets at select villages. Murali Nagar (Village) in Ranga Reddy District, Telangana has been adopted by HAL, Hyderabad Division on the recommendations of the District Administration, Ranga Reddy District, Government of Telangana.The water available in the village is contaminated with fluorine which is causing bone related diseases. Hence, a community based RO Plant was provided and 20 liter water per day per family is being supplied to the families through Automatic Machine through card swiping.
  • River Rejuvenation: Kumudavthi River which was providing water supply to Bengaluru City, has been taken up by HAL in association with International Association for Human Values (IAHV) during 2014-15, for rejuvenation. 4 Mini Water Sheds out of a total of 18 were constructed. The structures were handed over to the village Panchayats during April 15, May 16 and April 17. Considering the positive results and good feedback from the locals, HAL took up construction of three more Mini Water Sheds during 2017-18. The outcome of this project included the revival of defunct bore wells, increase in the groundwater level and irrigation tanks. This has led to various agro-horticulture developments in the region and a significant increase in natural vegetation and Biodiversity.. 
  • Healthcare: HAL has been organizing health camps in eye, gynecology, dental, pediatrics and general medicine for convenience of aged patients, children and seriously ill patients, in the vicinity of the Divisions. Free inpatient and outpatient treatment is also extended in select places. Distribution of Artificial Limbs & Assistive Devices for Physically Challenged Persons is also done.
  • Skill Development: Training the youth in CAD, CAM, Computer Hardware & Networking, Electrical Gadgets Repairing, CNC Milling, CNC Turning etc.,are being conducted at select Divisions. Unemployed youth living in nearby areas of HAL, Koraput Division are being sponsored for job oriented courses of duration ranging from 6 months to 1 year at Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET) a premier National Institute under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. The Institute has assured minimum 70 % placement to the passed out students. Passed out students have already been provided placement in various private industries throughout India, mostly in Plastic related industries.
  • HAL-IISc Skill Development centre : HAL is Establishing HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre at Challakere, Chitradurga for training the youth in Mechanical and Electrical streams. The Centre is planned to be completed by 2018-19. The estimated cost of the Project is Rs. 74 crores.   
  • Renewable Energy: Solar Street Lights & Solar Water Heaters have been provided in select villages. Solar Domestic Lanterns have been supplied to the inhabitants of select villages (one to each family) where no electricity connection is available. Solar Domestic Lanterns have been provided at select Residential Schools for Girls, SC/STs, Deaf, Mentally Challenged, Orphanage Homes, Old Age Homes etc. Due to power cuts, many schools in Rural Areas are not able to use the infrastructure facilities like computer lab during the day time when the school is functioning. HAL provided 4 KW off grid Power Solutions (Solar System) in more than 50 Government Schools in Gubbi Taluk, Karnataka with battery backup suitable for two day autonomy.
  • Sports: HAL has been organizing Sports Tournaments in the field of Football, Kabaddi, Volleyball & Cricket etc. for the youth of neighbouring villages of select HAL Divisions.  Annual School Sports Meets are also being organized among the school students. Sports kits for Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Badminton etc are being distributed to the schools / youth of neighbouring villages.
  • Football Academy at Bangalore: In the quest to nurture young talent to develop into top class players, a Football Academy for ‘Under-15’ was inaugurated in February 2016 at Bangalore. Further, ‘Under-18’ coaching has commenced from August 2016. The aim is to spot and develop players of exceptional caliber and prepare them for tough domestic and International tournaments.  In addition to professional grooming, emphasis is also given on holistic Personality Development for these young players.  Carefully selected players are being provided professional coaching. The capacity is ‘Under 15 years’ – 21 players;  and ‘Under 18 years’ – 15 players. Proper Infrastructure is one of the fundamental requirements for youth developmental programmes.Keeping this in mind, HAL has provided natural Grass fields (Turf grounds) of good quality which helps in the development of individual skills. The turf grounds have been used by various visiting top teams for training like I League Teams and Foreign teams when they come to Bangalore for tournaments or exhibition matches. Students are using the Modern Gymnasium for strength training and State of art swimming pool which are located in the same Complex.
  • SAI-HAL Sports Training Centre At HAL Koraput: With a view to identify and nurture tribal/ local sports talent and bring them up to National/ International level, SAI-HAL Sports Training Centre has been established at HAL, Koraput Division, with technical support and posting of Coaches from Sports Authority of India (SAI) in 2010 under CSR initiatives. The Centre had initially started coaching in two disciplines, i.e. Football & Archery, from July 2010. From 2016-17 onwards, “Athletics” has been added. The duration of the training is 3 years and are extendable upto the age of 21 years based on performance in the respective disciplines. Candidates are inducted in the age group of 12 to 15 years from the most backward and SC/ST dominated Districts of Odisha (Koraput-Balangir-Kalahandi, i.e. KBK region).
CSR Policy
CSR Policy of the Company was redrafted, in line with the provisions prescribed under Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. It delineates the Policy Statement, Objectives, Scope, Budget & Approval, Implementation & Review Process, Reporting, Impact Assessment, Evaluation etc.
Click on the link to view the CSR Policy.
CSR Projects / Activities
The CSR Projects being implemented during the Financial Year 2017-18 can be accessed by clicking on the link: CSR Projects