A STRONG FOCUS ON EDUCATION, ATTENTION TO THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES, AND SUPPORT FOR LOCAL PROJECTS.THIS IS HOW MAGNETI MARELLI OPERATES IN INDIA.WITH A DETAILED CSR POLICY.
India is an important country for Magneti Marelli’s business. From 2007 to 2014, in fact, the full industrial perimeter was replicated with the opening of ten plants.
CSR initiatives have given hope for continuity in training of hundreds of poor students who come from the most vulnerable part of North Indian society.
Protecting children in India: the CESVI Houses of Smiles
Supporting the Houses of Smiles educational centres established by the CESVI organisation: this is Magneti Marelli’s strongest commitment in India. “Magneti Marelli’s approach is based on a strategic vision, on a rational choice”, explains Giangi Milesi, CESVI President, “it is not a philanthropic activity driven by love, rather there is the desire to develop ties to countries where the company operates. The non- occasional nature of support given and the foresight to integrate investments into existing projects are also very important”. Since 2013, Magneti Marelli has been supporting two Houses of Smiles in India: the Nambikkai House and the Ananda House, both entrusted to local associations. Secure and protected places, where orphans or children in difficulty, deprived of basic needs such as education, nutrition and family support, are offered much needed tools and knowledge. Today the Houses host 43 boys and girls, between 6 and 18 years of age, and the number continues to grow. The proximity to the villages helps maintain the bond with families, developing and restoring hope to the whole community.