At Castrol India, we believe that we have a responsibility to bring enduring positive value to communities we work with. In line with our core theme to keep India moving, we have and will continue to build enduring and engaging relationships with key stakeholders in the mobility sector.
Truck drivers and mechanics are two key partners who play a significant role in keeping the wheels of this sector moving. Truck drivers carry the majority of freight traffic in the country while mechanics service one of the largest automotive markets in the world. However their skills, livelihood opportunities and socio-economic conditions need more focus.
At Castrol India, we are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of truck drivers and mechanics by preparing them to face today’s reality and leverage tomorrow’s opportunity.
Transforming the lives of truck drivers and mechanics towards a sustainable livelihood and pride for their professions.
To prepare truck drivers and mechanics in India for today’s reality and tomorrow’s opportunity by:
The programme aims at holistically improving lives of truck drivers through interventions that enable a sustainable livelihood and opportunities for socio-economic growth.
The Castrol Eklavya programme is one of the largest skilling initiatives in the automotive industry in India aiming to deliver inclusive growth for mechanics, covering the basics and focusing on diagnostic skills.
Community development activities around plants - The key focus for community development programmes undertaken around our plants is in education, livelihood and health. In the communities around our Plants at Silvassa, Patalganga and Paharpur, we continue to have multiple interventions for the betterment of women, children and youth.
Education – Our career counselling programmes in schools near Paharpur and Patalganga supported more than 7000 students in making the right choices towards fulfilling career paths. Guidance for competitive exams and scholarship opportunities were also provided. We also continued to support computer education in local school at Rakholi and providing financial support to the school run by the local Red Cross Society for differently abled children.
Livelihood – Our programme for skilling of underprivileged youth & women in vocational skills like electrical, automotive, phone repairing, retail management and digital embroidery provide sustainable livelihood opportunities to communities near the Plants at Silvassa, Patalganga and Paharpur.
Health – We continue to support the primary health care centre in Sayli village and conduct sessions to build awareness about maternal health and malnutrition among women in child bearing age and young mothers.