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Responding to the Need of the Nation

The disruption caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a major global-wide social and economic crisis. Being in the middle of it and responding to it is challenging because of the uncertainty and short-term challenges. At Ramco Cements, we yet again demonstrated our social commitment by displaying resilience and responding with agility to the welfare of all our stakeholders and the nation at large.

The Company has set up Isolation Centre for treating the patients affected with COVID-19 near the Cement Grinding Unit at Haridaspur, Jajpur District in Odisha.

Ensuring safety and health of employees and supply chain

Safety of employees is of paramount importance to us. For the team members whose work could be conducted remotely, work from home (WFH) facilities were made available during lockdown. Our team members have adapted to the new normal and WFH situation well and worked productively and effectively. For employees who had to be on-site, stringent social distancing, hygiene and disinfection protocols based on guidance from health authorities were adopted. This was also extended to our logistics partners. Some of these safety measures included:

  • • Disinfecting all vehicles coming into and leaving the factories
  • • Checking drivers’ body temperatures and other symptoms of COVID-19 and providing Medical Certificate at the factory exit for their safe passage
  • • Screening of every person entering the factory

Ramco Cements worked in tandem with local administration and health authorities to help the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caring for the community

Ramco Cements worked in tandem with local administration and health authorities to help the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from donating to various relief funds, some of the notable actions to address on-ground challenges included:

  • • Setting-up isolation centres for treating the patients affected at Kadukur and Thamaraikulam in Tamil Nadu and near our plant at Haridaspur, Odisha
  • • Donating electrical accessories, steel cots, bed, pillows, awareness posters, flex boards to the Government Established Isolation Centres in Ariyalur and Virudhunagar Districts

The Kalavatala Project team had handed over Medical Aids comprising Digital Thermometers, Sanitisers, N95 Masks, Gloves, Caps, Aprons, etc. to Government of Andhra Pradesh. The items are being received by Shri. A. Kali Krishna Srinivas, Honourable Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Family Welfare & Medical Education, Shri. Buggana Rajendranath, Honourable Minister for Finance & Planning, Legislative Affairs and Shri.Gummanur Jayaram, Honourable Minister for Labour, Employment, Training, Factories.

We also proactively partnered with various state government administrations and mobilised and distributed basic amenities such as water, shelter, food and ration kits to needy families in villages around our operations by collaborating with district collectors, police, public health departments and panchayats. We also carried out sanitising with disinfectants across these villages as a safety measure.