Ambuja Cements’ vision is to be ‘the most sustainable and competitive company in the industry’. Ambuja Cement Foundation was established in 1993 to initiate development activities in ACL’s project affected villages; has presence in 22 locations, across 11 states of India and reached out to 2.5 Million people in 2017.
ACF’s thrust areas are: Water Resource Management, Agricultural Livelihoods, Skill and Entrepreneurship Development, Community Health and Sanitation, Women Empowerment, and Education. These programs are implemented in collaboration with Government, other Corporates, Development Agencies, NGOs and the community.
ACL’s key strength, is its ability to leverage resources for ACF in a consortium of like-minded partners to create a greater reach and impact on ground. ACF plays the role of a facilitator – bringing organisations together for pooling resources, whilst driving on-ground implementation. The community is a key partner – contributing resources in every project and amplifying value for all stakeholders. A Social Return on Investment study highlighted a 13 times SROI for every rupee spent on Water Resource Management in Kodinar.
ACL has facilitated an in-house monitoring and research system to capture key data, analysis to inform program strategy, assess impact and share the knowledge with ACF’s extensive web of partners.