Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
We strive to be a good corporate citizen. We recognize our responsibility to work with the communities in which we operate. We will aim to use our resources to provide the communities with access to facilities that help improve their quality of life. We will support community initiatives that fall within the scope of our CSR policy and our corporate ethos. We will ensure that the resources we have are spent on sustainable and penetrative initiatives.
We will aim to support/take (but not limit ourselves to) initiatives that improve our community’s access to basic education, basic healthcare & child welfare and other areas permitted under CSR activities in the law. We will ensure that we have an involved CSR committee which will oversee all CSR related activities and make key decisions including decisions of involvement, investment, management and withdrawal of/from all CSR programs. The CSR committee will ensure that all resources are utilized in the most effective manner possible and ensure that all resources are pooled into initiatives that fall in line with our CSR policy.
Since our incorporation in 1949, the company has grown into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Hand Sewing Needles, Hand Knitting needles and Accessories, Snap Fasteners, Hooks and Eyes, Pins, Safety Pins and other allied products.
We owe this success to our commitment to integrity, quality and customer service, all of which have earned us a great amount of support from our customers worldwide. Our modern , and continuously upgraded manufacturing facilities , in the Nilgiris mountains of South India provide us with enormous flexibility in manufacture and the ability to respond quickly to the changing requirements of the market. Excellent research and development facilities provide the base for innovation in product and technology, thereby enabling us to introduce new products efficiently , consistently and cost effectively.
The commitment of all levels of the employee, to the progress of the organisation, is continuously reinforced by the provision of excellent medical, recreational, sporting and other facilities.
With an ever widening product base we look at continued growth in the future through constantly bearing in mind the needs of our customers.
Needle Industries (India) Private Limited management philosophy, “We are committed to create an indispensable element in the lives of people throughout the world,” demonstrates NI(I)PL’s aim to become a corporate group that is loved by people worldwide for providing outstanding products based on original technology, along with genuine service. This management philosophy is the starting point for the group’s corporate social responsibility(CSR)activities.
Needle Industries (India) Private Limited carries out its business activities with the aid of various stakeholders, including customers, employees, stockholders, local communities, and of course this planet on which we all depend.
NI(I)PL pursues its business activities from a sound management foundation. It believes that the fulfillment of its social responsibilities lies in minimizing its environmental impact as much as possible, while considering the planet in all its operation processes, as well as in contributing to the sustainable development of society and the sustainable growth of the group.
The company carries out thorough sorting of recyclable waste, general waste and hazardous waste generated onsite so that it can be properly disposed of and recycled.
Responding to Occupational Accidents
When an industrial accident occurs, an accident report is immediately sent to the safety and health managers, and measures are taken, including reminders, to prevent recurrence of similar accidents. In addition, when multiple accidents occur within a three-month period, or when there is a serious accident, or one resulting in an employee missing a day or more of work for medical treatment, the site in question is designated as requiring safety management measures. The safety committee then conducts intensive workplace inspection activities and safety patrols for three months, and confirms that a reoccurrence prevention plan is being properly implemented.
Promoting Good Mental Health
NI(I)PL continues to provide workplaces with training to ensure proper knowledge of mental health issues and how to deal with them. As part of training, NI(I)PL has issued guidance on how to deal with employees that take mental health leave, since it is important to maintain a good relationship with such employees. The guidance also enables our team to arrange individual support for these employees when they return to work. We also have excellent medical and counseling facilities offered through the company’s GOOD SHEPERD DISPENSARY.
NI(I)PL is promoting measures for the early discovery and treatment of employees with mental health issues, in order to reduce mental health leave. The company is working to prevent any worsening of mental health issues through the improvement of its mental health consultation system, and the promotion of activities to improve the workplace environment. Specifically, in addition to regular medical checkups for employees who work in hazardous areas, industrial physicians also carry out employee interviews, creating various opportunities for individual mental health care based on the results of personal stress checks.
Preventing Health Problems
Overwork not only damages the health of employees, but can also lead to mental health issues or labor accidents caused by fatigue and a lack of concentration. It is a problem that requires safety and health management measures. NI(I)PL is carrying out improvement to workplace environments based on opinion reports prepared by industrial physicians. Group-wide initiatives are also carried out such as encouraging employees to take their annual paid leave, and establishing certain days when no overtime is permitted.
The company is one of the few SA 8000 certified manufacturing organizations in the country, more details on our SA 8000 certification and our commitment towards the SA 8000 principles are outlined below.