Ambuja Cement Foundation entered its 25th year in June, and to commemorate this milestone, a series of events have been planned for the year.
The celebrations kick-started with a Town Hall which was held for the employees, across locations. The event was addressed by the MD of Ambuja Cement Limited, Mr. Ajay Kapur, Company Director, Mr. B L Taparia and ACF CEO, Ms. Pearl Tiwari,
The event began with a personal message sent by the Founder and Chairman Mr. Narotam Sekhasaria. In his speech, Mr. Sekhsaria praised the values of Ambuja and efforts of ACF team in empowering rural communities and grooming them to become leaders of change.
Mr. Ajay Kapur congratulated the entire ACF team for dedication and sincerity. He also applauded ACF in adding significant value to Ambuja's goodwill, especially in sustainability of its operations. He said, "It is indeed apt to call ACF as the heart of Ambuja Cements Limited."
Mr. B L Taparia, who has played a key role in streamlining ACF’s compliance management system gave credit to ACF's zeal and hunger for constant improvisation that has played a big role in organisation's success. He said, "ACF's exponential growth is the result of their constant efforts to push set boundaries."
Ms. Pearl Tiwari, ACF Director, thanked all stakeholders who had been part of the journey. She said, “ACF started with a genuine thought to embrace the neighbouring community in Ambuja’s journey to prosperity, much before many companies even considered community development as an endeavour."
Pearl added, "While we are proud of our achievements, this would not have been possible without the support of ACL employees. We look forward to their continued cooperation in all activities planned this year, especially the employee volunteering. As volunteering is fast catching up in India, ACL’s 5000+ strong team can sure add a new chapter to the journey. I am confident that Ambuja Cements Limited, which is well known for its giant strength, will soon be known for a warm heart too.”
ACF’s journey which began in 1993 in a few villages and with a very small team, has today grown by leaps and bounds, reaching out to nearly 2 million people across 21 rural locations. With a vision to create a sustainable and prosperous society, ACF endeavours to strengthen rural livelihoods and is working in chosen thrust areas – water resource management, agricultural- and skill-based livelihoods, health, women empowerment and education.
ACF has played a crucial role in earning the goodwill and respect for the Company amongst its stakeholders, especially the neighbouring community.