The Cyient CSR philosophy is based on the idea of empowering societies we exist and work in. With a mission to achieve long-term, holistic development of the community around us by supporting programs that bring a sustainable change through education, environment, and healthcare systems, Cyient has been taking small, but certain steps toward creating lasting change. All our sustainability and CSR initiatives are spearheaded through the Cyient Foundation. Since its inception in 2002, the Cyient Foundation has conceptualized and enabled numerous social initiatives to facilitate access to quality education, skill development, and business-aligned social innovation, as well as invested significantly in environmental development projects.
Our relationships with our clients grow the more we do for them. We call this the virtuous circle. And it is precisely the same approach we have toward our social responsibilities. We believe that the concept of the virtuous circle extends to our focus on cleanliness, education, and digital awareness. We believe that the more we give back to society, the more it prospers, and the more it helps us grow.
Consistent with the new digital world, our CSR initiatives are also aligned toward digital. We operate nearly 70 Cyient Digital Centers (CDCs) that provide more than 24,300 children and adults with access to IT education. The digital classrooms and libraries provide students with high-quality digital educational resources and content.
We have made definite forays in the areas of education by adopting many primary schools. Our continuous efforts have helped improve the overall pass rates and significantly improve girl student enrollment at Cyient-adopted schools. A number of these schools have received government awards and accolades from the parent community and local administration.
Cyient has developed and deployed solutions to systematically address challenges in the support of social and environmental progress. “Engineering the Eye” is one such initiative that meets at the intersection of business and social innovation. Our partnership with LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad has led to the development of low-cost devices for refractive error screening and early age blindness prevention in low resource schools and remote areas.
Our CSR initiative goes beyond education to include community development. Under the “Smart Village-Smart Ward Program,” Cyient has adopted a village and is ensuring provision of drinking water, sanitation, roads, and water storage facilities to over 3,000 households. Additionally, as part of the Swachh Bharat Initiative, Cyient Foundation has introduced the Swachh Telangana-Swachh Pathashala campaign to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities in 54 government schools, impacting more than 20,000 students.
Our associate volunteer program stems from the idea that we all need to give back to society, solve real problems, and enrich communities and our lives in the process. The Cyient Foundation encourages Cyient associates to engage in the areas of focus. The Foundation is committed to involving volunteers in forming groups to take up independent initiatives; in contributing to on-going activities; in providing perspectives and applying different skills to enrich programs and enhance the impact. We make this possible by offering opportunities for associate participation, and conducting a social audit, and sharing feedback.