Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF), the philanthropic arm of Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company has been conferred the Mahatma Award 2021 for its humanitarian efforts during COVID-19, and in supporting various communities recover from the challenging times. HHSIF won the award for supporting the Government, NGOs and industry partners in a number of critical areas as a part of its COVID-19 response.
“Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Honeywell has been working closely with Government and civil society to deal with this humanitarian crisis,” said Ashish Gaikwad, President, Honeywell India, and Director, HHSIF. “We are honored to receive the Mahatma Award for our efforts in building healthcare capacities to manage COVID-19.” he added.
Honeywell has pledged more than $3M towards COVID relief and has established COVID care centers and critical care centers across Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and Karnataka. To date, Honeywell has donated 1,000 oxygen concentrators, 10 ventilators, 10,000 N95 respirators, and 2,500 PPE kits to various government and private hospitals across the country.
Pooja Thakran, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Honeywell India, and Director, HHSIF, said, “We believe that community care is key to responsible corporate citizenship. We are thankful to the organizers of the Mahatma Award for this award, and we reaffirm our commitment to continue working relentlessly for the betterment of our communities.”
Founded by social entrepreneur and philanthropist Amit Sachdeva, The Mahatma Award celebrates leaders and changemakers across the globe, who are creating social impact and leading the way to a sustainable future. The award felicitates individuals and organisations making significant changes in education, skill development, rural development, gender equality, healthcare accessibility, and disaster management.
About Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF)
Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF) is a not-for-profit organization that deploys Honeywell’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in five critical areas: education and skill development, gender equality, natural resources and the environment, holistic rural development, and disaster management. HHSIF’s programs include Honeywell Student Empowerment Program an upskilling program in deep science subjects for women and youth to build a future-ready workforce; creating Honeywell Model Villages by promoting holistic rural development; incubation and seed capital support to startups in deep science through Honeywell Start-up Support Program; Honeywell Center for Advancing Girls in Science at Avasara Academy to promote STEM education among girls; lake rejuvenation and establishment of global center of excellence for clean and affordable energy and Honeywell COVID-19 relief.