Friday, February 3, 2017
Alstrom Foundation Celebrates 10-years; Commits Support Sustainable Community Projects in India
The Alstom Foundation will support 18 projects this year spread across all continents with a particular focus on employability, welfare and children’s education. The selected projects are in: India, Vietnam, the U.S., Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, France, U.K., Italy, Romania, Algeria, Egypt and South Africa.
The Foundation has identified two important stakeholder groups in India -
a. Women and children from rural communities residing in close proximity to Alstom’s upcoming manufacturing unit at Madhepura in Bihar which requires sustainable solutions to improve employability, resilient livelihood, access to good health, sanitation and maternity facilities
b. Socio-economic support for marginalized and socially excluded children living in and around Bengaluru and Delhi, who face enormous challenges to access good education
The Alstom Foundation - which is celebrating 10 years of activity - has already supported a total of 151 projects across 52 countries.
With a budget of €1 million per year, the Alstom Foundation supports and funds projects proposed by Alstom’s employees who team up with local partners and not-for-profit organizations to carry out initiatives aimed at improving living conditions in communities located near the Alstom’s facilities and project sites around the world. The Foundation’s past projects have focused on: Economic and Social Development, Access to Energy and Water, Environmental Protection and Access to Mobility.
Alstom in India is currently executing metro projects in several Indian cites including Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru, Delhi and Lucknow. In the mainline space, Alstom is executing signaling and power supply systems for 343 kilometer section of the World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. With an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, coupled with strong manufacturing base in SriCity (Andhra Pradesh), Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) and the upcoming facility at Madhepura (Bihar), Alstom is positioned to serve both Indian as well as global markets. The company in India employs close to 3000 people from diverse backgrounds and is ramping up operations to cater to the increasing demand in the sub-continent.