The Chembond group believes that an organization should make decisions based not only on financial factors, but also on the social and environmental consequences and do recognizes that its business activities have wide impact on the societies in which it operates, and therefore an effective practice is required giving due consideration to the interests of its stakeholders. The Company endeavors to make CSR a key business process for sustainable development and it is always committed to playing active role in improving the lives of people. The Chembond Children’s Centre is a non-formal educational center at Pasthal and Shirgaon, near Tarapur, where English, Hindi, Marathi, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and General Knowledge form the main subjects of the curriculum. The Centre has formed over fifteen years ago in partnership with Chembond’s earlier joint venture partner, Henkel KGaA, and is now being continued by Chembond. In addition to education, the Centre provides camps and workshops in healthcare, life skills, and scholarships.
The Rachna Kendra at Piplaj, Gujarat was started in 2010 to impart training in handicrafts to the financially weaker women of the village. The Kendra is where they make products using the handicraft skills. Besides providing a means of livelihood, Rachna Kendra helps identify buyers and the women then fulfill the orders.