Corporate Social Responsibility
The Raj Charitable Trust
Since its inception, the Raj Group has been engaged in philanthropic projects from creating employment opportunities to contributing to the growth of the carpet weaving industry.
Established by Mr. Rajeshwar Nath, the founder of Raj Group, The Raj Charitable Trust educates approximately 4000 children and runs a health and medical camps in the city of Panipat. The Trust runs the 'Bal Vikas School', a non-profit institution, to provide education for the employee's children and also job opportunities for their spouses. The company has also recently pledged to sponsor the complete education of one girl child from the households of impoverished families.
The company has always believed in nurturing a responsible relationship with the environment and through this contribution, we hope to influence other entrepreneurs to make India a pollution free nation.
As an extension of their eco-friendly philosophy Raj Group has also ventured into Solar and Wind power generation ventures. In Rajasthan, the group operates two solar power plants in Bikaner District which feeds approximately 2 MW of energy into the local grid. The group’s wind power generation projects in Maharashtra generate about 1.5 MW. There is also a 20 KW solar power plant at the Balvikas School and two more solar power plants in Panipat with a combined output of 250 KW.
Reuse and recycle.
Staunchly committed towards the cause of environmental
conservation, Raj Group has always laid utmost importance to inculcating eco-friendly practices. The production of their floor furnishings is governed by a ‘reuse and recycle’ policy. Recycled denim, yarn made from rice husk, recycled hosiery fabric, and PET yarn are used to make carpets, rugs and durries. Their efforts have been approved and certified according to GRS (Global Recycling Standards).
A social movement.
Raj Group is Fair Trade Certified, a social movement which helps producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions to promote sustainability.
At Raj Group the minimum pay for each employee is higher than the minimum wage limit of the State.
At one of their facilities, the company has developed various programs funded by Fair Trade such as clean drinking water, medical facilities, basic hygiene and sanitation for the women in their families. There is lunch and mid-day snack program for the weavers and they can also avail a microfinance scheme at zero interest.