•Advasi tribes of Kelichapada and Rajewadi in Palghar District get new lease of life through new water management structures
MUMBAI, 19th SEPTEMBER, 2019 (GPN): Galaxy Surfactants Ltd one of the leading specialty chemical companies in India has given a new lease of life to the Adivasi tribes residing in Palghar District of Maharashtra. Galaxy Surfactants under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program “Vatavaran Suraksha & Samajeek Utthaan”, helped in the reconstruction and desilting of check-dam in Kelichapada, Jawhar of Palghar District and also in the rejuvenation of wells at Rajewadi village of the same district. Due to the lack of water storage facilities, villagers from Jawahar were deprived of basic amenities like proper drinking water which forced them to migrate. These initiatives will now help the residents to get water for drinking as well as for farming and household usage.
One of the core objectives of Galaxy Surfactants Limited is to become a water positive company. This objective is being achieved through water conservation projects in their day to day operations and also their CSR activities.
Mr. U Shekhar said, “At Galaxy, we consider water management as a subject of high priority. We rigorously map the water consumption at our various units globally and consciously aim towards reducing the usage of the same. Our key initiatives and projects on water conservation are driven by focused cross-functional efforts to reduce the overall water consumption and to make our operations more water-efficient. Hence Galaxy has been successful in bringing about a positive change in the society and environment.”
Last year, the Galaxy Team had inaugurated a check dam in Kharonda village which transformed the lives of 530 families and over 2500 people.
Recently, Galaxy Surfactants also helped flood-affected people of Kolhapur and Sangli. As part of its ‘Aapda Rahat’ CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program, Galaxy Surfactants Limited (Galaxy) extended flood-relief aid to 1,000 families in the districts of Sangli in the form of Food Items and Household and Hygiene Items.
Under their CSR Project “VATAVARAN SURAKSHA”, Galaxy has undertaken various water harvesting & restoration initiatives for the benefit of the community at large. They have been working towards reducing their water footprint through projects involving innovative practices like recharging of bore wells, construction of KFP structures & restoration of lakes.
About Galaxy Surfactants Limited
The Company is one of India’s leading manufacturers of surfactants and other speciality ingredients for the personal care and home care industries. Its products are organized into the following product groups: Performance Surfactants and Speciality Care Products. Its products find application in a host of consumer-centric personal care and home care products, including, inter alia, skin care, oral care, hair care, cosmetics, toiletries and detergent products. The Company’s diversified customer base currently comprises of multinational, regional and local FMCG companies, including, inter alia, Unilever, Cavinkare Private Limited, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, Dabur India Limited, Henkel, Himalaya, L’ORÉAL, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Jyothy Laboratories Limited and Ayur Herbals (Private) Limited. Currently, its product portfolio comprises over 200 product grades, which are marketed to more than 1,750 customers in over 75 countries. At present, it has 7 (seven) strategically-located manufacturing facilities, out of which 5 (five) are located in India (Tarapur & Taloja in Maharashtra; and Jhagadia in Gujarat) and 2 (two) are located overseas (in the US and Egypt). Beyond the legal requirements, Galaxy has adopted world-class practices and systems like ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 22716:2007, ISO 14064-1:2006, Responsible Care Global Charter, SQC, 5S, and TPM (won the Special Award in 2007), EcoVadis Gold Recognition (2016). The Company has a technologically advanced well equipped Innovation Centre for New Product Development and Application Development at Navi Mumbai, India.