Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) has been undertaking various initiatives to help citizens fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and under one such initiative, TKM undertook the distribution of health and hygiene kits through an employee-led CSR program dubbed ‘Sanjeevini’.
Under the Sanjeevini program, Toyota Kirloskar Motors distributed health and hygiene kits to 5,000 employees, each of whom took it upon themselves to distribute the health and hygiene kits to five families in their neighbourhoods in Bengaluru urban and rural areas helping a total of 25,000 families.
The health and hygiene kits include a sanitizer bottle, three-ply facemasks and hand-wash soap. The TKM volunteers also created awareness on the safety precautions on the COVID-19 disease, its outbreak and spread also giving special emphasis on maintaining health and hygiene especially during the times of the pandemic, creating awareness and propagating health and hygiene practices to the masses.
In addition to the employee-led CSR program, TKM has also donated INR 2 Crore to the Karnataka Chief Minister’s Relief Fund followed by the handing over of 3,000 Hazmat suits to the Government Health Volunteers in the state. Furthermore, the brand has distributed 3,500 essential kits, benefitting over 15,000 members and daily wage workers. The company has also deployed 14 buses to support the health department in the state in addition to the distribution of sanitizers and masks to the state police. TKM also supported its supplier partner, Stump Schuele and Somappa Springs to ramp up its production of face shields from 275 to over 17,000 units per day.
To fight against the pandemic, TKM handed over a Mobile Medical Unit to the Indian Institute of Science to help scale up COVID-19 testing in the state. Also, 45 thermal scanners, 45,000 hand sanitizers, 100 beddings, consumables for 100 patients, 20 sets of equipment such as intravenous stands, blood pressure monitors and safety gear including 12,000 examination gloves, 70,000 three-ply face masks and 7,500 N95 masks to the Health Department, Government of Karnataka and Bangalore police personnel were provided by TKM.
TKM also donated 10 fumigation equipment to Victoria Hospital through Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and another 10 to the Town Municipal Corporation of Bidadi, Ramanagara District as per their requirements.