Hyundai Motor India Limited currently exports to around 88 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia, and the Asia Pacific and forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub has distributed over 10,000 Khadi masks across multiple slums of Mumbai on 6th October 2020 under ‘Hyundai Cares’ campaign.
The ecological Khadi masks have been distributed to support the underprivileged inhabitants of Mumbai slums. This is to be done in order to protect themselves under the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19.
To support the underprivileged slums on Mumbai, Hyundai has been at the forefront in order to deliver COVID-19 relief measures since the lockdown. They have extended their support to the Government of Maharashtra in April 2020 while providing PPE kits, masks (3-Ply and N-95), sanitisers, and dry rations. These measures have continued to help our frontline warriors, support workers, healthcare staff, and those sections of society that have been severely impacted by this Covid-19 pandemic.
Hyundai has nurtured an emotional bond with India and respect for the country’s traditions through its initiative over the last two decades. The Hyundai Cares 2.0 CSR initiatives will be undertaken under three key Projects including ‘Rakshak’ (Begun from August 18, 2020), ‘Shikshak’ (Started from September 2020), and ‘Grameen Sanitisation’ (Started from September 2020).
Under the project ‘Rakshak’, approximately 30 000 Khadi masks which are Made-in-India are provided to the Gujarat and Maharashtra state governments for creating a Nontoxic and Healthy Environment.
While under Project ‘Shikshak’, 1000 Tablets that are encumbered with 2 years of academic course curriculum are shared among children of Covid-19 Warriors belonging from lower-income groups. This is a symbol of gratitude for their persistent efforts in the nation’s fight against the COVID pandemic.
At the same time, a unique sanitization effort will take place in order to sanitize 292 rural locations across India under the Project ‘Grameen Sanitisation’. This initiative is undertaken to cleanse all the public spaces using the Ministry of Health approved disinfectants guaranteeing a safe ecosystem.
While sharing his views over the Project – ‘Rakshak’, Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing Service), and Hyundai Motor India said, “As a responsible and caring brand, Hyundai has been leading on the CSR front since the beginning of COVID-19 outbreak in India. Under Hyundai Cares 2.0 CSR Program, the distribution of over 10 000 masks across various slums of Mumbai, is an extension of our community healing endeavor to create a Safe and Healthy Environment for masses. The reusable Khadi masks have been consciously procured from the self-reliant groups to support them financially and proudly make them a part of India’s fight against the pandemic.”
To combat the stimulating environment due to COVID-19, Hyundai Motor India Foundation has announced Hyundai Cares initiatives earlier this year. Their main aim is to uphold and ensure the safety and welfare of its customers, employees, and business partners.
Following are some of the HMIL initiatives during Phase-I of tackling COVID-19 pandemic–
- Donation of incinerators to five government hospitals in Tamil Nadu
- Rs 5 Crore contribution to Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers Relief Fund
- Distribution of PPE Kits, Masks (3-Ply, N-95), Sanitizers and Dry Rations worth more than Rs 9 Crore
- Distribution of dry ration and Personal Protective Equipment to the State Government of Delhi, Maharashtra, Haryana, and Tamil Nadu
- Donation of Advanced COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits worth Rs 4 Crore
- Rs. 7 Crore contribution to PM CARES fund
- Strategic Partnership with Air Liquide Medical Systems to augment production and supply of ventilators
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