Although the prescribed CSR for 2018-2019 was 19.86 Crores, the company went on to spend 25.68 crores that year. Improving the quality of life and fostering sustainable and integrated development in the communities where it operates is central to Tata Chemicals’ corporate philosophy.
In order to do so, Tata Chemicals established Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) in 1980 as a society and trust. It lays emphasis on the spirit of participatory development by involving the beneficiaries at each stage of the development process which ensures viability and sustainability of the programmes.
Tata Chemicals spends INR 12 crores on CSR annually, and wildlife conservation accounts for 30 per cent of the budget of the TCSRD. The spend is distributed over the three places the company has operations — Mithapur in Gujarat, Haldia in West Bengal and Babrala, Uttar Pradesh.