With a strong family culture and value to give back to society, the management has set up a Trust much before the term Corporate Social Responsibility was coined. In 1987 Sri Ram Charitable Trust (SRCT) was founded and has been since then 100% funded by Thermo Group whose companies transfer yearly a % of its profits into the Trust.
To bring a sustainable change in the lives of the rural & underprivileged.
To adopt a village and hamlets around it and empower children, youth and women through relevant education, healthcare and promotion of livelihoods.
Preventive and Curative measures are included in our Health Care programs focused to serve mainly rural population. Under preventive care, we provide safe drinking water in rural areas and educated people on the importance of nutritious food. As a curative measure, we provide assistance for individual medical treatment in deserving cases and to groups through medical camps and direct assistance to establish hospitals.
Financial support for establishment of Eye Hospital and safe drinking water in rural areas are some of the other initiatives taken up.
Apart from agriculture and allied activities, alternative livelihood sources in rural areas are negligible. To help educated rural youth, SRCT is running computer training centres, trainings in spoken and written English, trainings in tailoring for house wives, etc. We have conducted vocational courses in Junior College to help candidates who complete Grade 12 to acquire employment skills.
Immediate response to any natural calamity is priority for the Employees of the Thermo Group and the Trustees of SRCT. The Thermo group has responded to all major natural disasters between 1996-2015. Through employee contributions, and matched by the Company, and in partnership with other Organizations/ Individuals basic relief material was procured, packed and sent to the disaster site. In many instances, employees formed distribution teams and provided the relief directly to the most needy people.
SRCT has established 10 centers in and around Hyderabad to conduct coaching classes in the evenings to guide and tutor children living in urban slums. Children are in the age group 6 to 13 from classes 1 to 8 and their parents are mostly daily wage earners or domestic servants.
These include initiatives for construction of individual toilets, cleanliness of village surroundings and building awareness on waste disposal. SRCT also conducts Harita Haram programs of the Govt. of Telangana by conducting plantation programs in villages and schools.
Thermo Group expanded its activities to promote Sports among economically poor communities and in Government schools. Financial assistance for football coaching was given to students in 3 Government schools in Tamil Nadu. Table tennis coaching helped many students who were coached to compete at State level championships.