At SARDA, we recognize that our future hinges to a great extent on responsible ownership of our natural resources, our people, our communities and the environment in which we operate. We realize that with success comes responsibility and for us, responsibility translates to taking ownership in the betterment and development of the world around us.
The group peridically conducts CSR activies revolving around multiple points of concern and is backed by the compassionate gestures of the management and everybody connected, in social terms. Small actions towards giving back to society and help-in-deeds, would certainly reflect a substantial change in the face of our nation, for the greater good.
RK SARDA VIDYA ASHRAM
R K Sarda Vidya Ashram, is promoted by Shri Ramkishore Sarda Seva Trust with firm belief that children are our great assets for the nation. In our school, we train the children by inculcating our traditional values, good habits and logical understanding to face the challenges of 21st century. Our school shall be coeducation day school, which will be affliated to C.B.S.E (Central Board of Secondary Education).
The school is spread over an area of 4.5 acres with eco-friendly environment. The school will motivate the children by integrating sports, hobby activities, community service, special day celebration, excursion and field trip etc. We, will be providing the educational facilities for our students from JKG to Class - V and in the next academic year we will extend our Classes till VII. Over a period of 5 years, we will become a full fledged Senior Secondary school. In Senior Secondary level, we will be providing Science and Commerce streams.
The Group has adopted 270 single-teacher schools in the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh for providing basic education. In addition, we also assist primary and secondary schools around its facilities for strengthening their infrastructure. A full-fledged school in the Siltara industrial area - Raipur, has been proposed with the aid of Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashram, catering to the educational needs of the children of industrial workers and from the surrounding villages. Besides, a school at Khadgoan village (near the Company's captive iron ore mines) has been provided with a new building, uniforms, books and other supplies.
Potable water is scarce in many villages, especially in summer. A tube well was built in the Khadgaon village at our iron ore mining site. The Tada village was also equipped with bore wells at the village centre. Cleaning and desalination of lakes across such villages is an periodical activity carried out by the Group.
We recognize our responsibility to operate in harmony with our local communities. The Group actively sponsors medical facilities, assisting in primary healthcare across villages. It acquired a well-equipped ambulance and set up first-aid facilities in the villages surrounding its mines. These sponsored units fulfilled the need for low-cost and high-quality medical assistance for the economically underprivileged. Apart from these initiatives, the Group has adopted a cluster of villages near its iron ore mines in Rajnandgaon District. We provide these villages with basic amenities such as elementary education, clothes, woolen blankets and health care on an annual basis.
We are happy to say that SARDA Group makes all out and sincere efforts towards control of pollution and conservation / protection of the environment. This stream of efforts comprises installation, modification of pollution control equipments, plantation, imbibing of general awareness about environment conservation, encouraging and motivating employees to make regular efforts towards waste minimization and other environment improving activities/practices, like excellent housekeeping, which has been a part of our culture, eversince. The above mentioned efforts are not only being made to control pollution but to ensure our commitment towards betterment of environment.
SARDA Group does not compromise on its commitment to the health, safety and security of our people, customers, suppliers, sites, products and communities. This commitment has always been deeply embedded in the way we work, decisions we make and the actions we take. A key component to achieving zero tolerance for unsafe variables is Safety Training, which provides classroom instruction in safety fundamentals for supervisors, and ground training for workers, contractors and helpers. Training seeks to enhance understanding, change behaviors and develop company leaders who can make a difference and train and lead others. The program is about being hard on facts and easy on people.
We take pride in our product quality and the timeliness of delivery schedules. The Sponge Iron & Steel manufacturing facilities, Power & Ferro Alloys manufacturing facilities & Eco bricks manufacturing facilities of the company are ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified. All the plants are equipped with a digital control system. The advanced microprocessor based control allows for a complete automated functioning, ensuring a high quality of output. Strict metallurgical control is maintained at every stage of production, from receipt of raw materials to dispatch of finished products. The Group Companies have dedicated Quality Assurance Departments with well equipped laboratories and trained technicians to monitor the process and materials at different points.