* Honeywell’s COVID relief efforts in India recognized
Honeywell won the CSR Heath Impact Awards, COVID-19 edition a Bronze Award. The award recognizes Honeywell’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Honeywell received the award in the “COVID Indigenous Response Project” category.
“Since the start of the pandemic, Honeywell has committed more than US$3 million towards COVID relief for India,” said Ashish Gaikwad, Managing Director, Honeywell Automation India Limited and President (Interim), Honeywell India.
“Realizing the immediate need of communities and the Government to address the challenges of this pandemic, Honeywell reoriented its CSR approach for maximum impact by offering to beef up healthcare infrastructure across multiple states. We have been partnering with the government and communities to set up COVID Care Centres, Critical Care ICU centres, donated Oxygen Concentrators and PPE Kits including N95 respirators for medical use,” he added.
Honeywell has established fully functional and equipped COVID care centers and critical care centers across six cities in collaboration with state and local governments.
Honeywell established 20-bed COVID care centers in Pune, Nainital, Gurugram and Delhi. These centers are equipped with beds, oxygen supply, personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, medical consumables, and basic medical infrastructure to treat non-critical patients.
The company also set up a 10-bed ICU center at Bowring Hospital in Bengaluru with necessary equipment to support critical COVID-19 patients. These include class I ventilators, Fowler beds, BiPAP machines, multipara monitors with and without capnometers, a portable X-ray machine, an ECG machine, an infusion pump, and a laryngoscope set. A similar center is nearing completion in Mumbai.
Honeywell also donated around 1,000 oxygen concentrators and 10,000 N95 respirators, ventilators and PPE kits to government and private hospitals across the country.
The CSR Health Impact Awards — an IHW Council Initiative — recognizes CSR–based health initiatives by individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organizations.
About Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation
Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHISF) is a not-for-profit organization that deploys Honeywell’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in the country. Realizing the immediate need of communities and the Government to address the challenges of the pandemic, HHSIF reoriented its CSR approach for maximum impact. Honeywell aims to align itself with the national agenda of saving lives and restoring livelihoods in the post-pandemic period. HHISF will also enhance focus on education and upskilling, holistic rural development, gender equality, natural resource management, sustainability and disaster management.
About Honeywell India
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. All of Honeywell’s global businesses have a strong legacy in India, built over the last eight decades. Honeywell’s India commitment is evident in three state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering operations, and four global centers of excellence for technology development and innovation. Honeywell employs ~13,000 people across different locations including Bengaluru, Chennai, Dehradun, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Madurai, and Pune.