Hero MotoCorp, the world’s biggest two-wheeler maker, is taking various initiatives to contribute towards COVID-19 relief efforts. The company is helping and providing under-privileged sections of the society through distributing sanitisers.
As part of this initiative, Hero MotoCorp has already distributed more than 5,000 litres of sanitisers to needy people. Moreover, the manufacturing of these sanitisers is done in the company’s own manufacturing facilities across the country, as these facilities have halted two-wheeler production since March 22, 2020, to make sure that the employees are taken care of during this disease by providing safety.
It is learnt that the CSR teams and selected number of employees from the production team have been actively engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of sanitisers for the last three weeks. The company is making sure that sanitisers are manufactured in accordance with the guidelines set by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
In addition to sanitisers, the company has also distributed more than 400,000 protective face masks too. Moreover, in line with its spirit of innovation, Hero MotoCorp has developed 60 first-responder mobile ambulances that will be distributed to authorities for use in the rural and remote regions of India. The company also has donated about 2,000 two-wheelers to various authorities in the country as part of its contribution to relief efforts.
Further, the company’s manufacturing units’ kitchens have been involved in preparing meals for the community. Till now, the company has distributed more than 300,000 meals, with over 15,000 meals being given to stranded labourers on a daily basis in areas such as Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Hero MotoCorp has also distributed more than 6,000 ration kits in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala and Delhi. The company has plans to keep the initiative going in future too.
In addition to the above contributions, the Hero Group has also pledged aid of INR 100 crore for the ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts in the country. Half of this sum, or INR 50 Crore, is being contributed to the PM-Cares Fund and the remaining INR 50 crore is being spent in other relief efforts.
The BML Munjal University – run by the Hero Group at Dharuhera in the state of Haryana in India – has offered its 2000-bed hostel for use as an isolation & treatment ward by the local health department.