Corporate Social Responsibility
With a leading position in the market, comes great responsibility.
Being a responsible company
HL Agro is one of the most trusted and leading sesame exporters in India and with this position, comes great responsibility. Ever since its establishment, the company has given a lot of importance to its responsibility towards the environment as well as the society as a whole.
We have always tried to make sure that all activities and tasks, we are involved in, do not harm the society or environment in any way. This is one reason why we have managed to succeed at what we do for over the past two decades. We follow all safe manufacturing practices to ensure that nature or people do not have to bear any risks.
Dhamma Kalyana International Meditation Centre, Kanpur
Another thing that HL Agro is proud to have done as a part of its corporate social responsibility is that it has set up a Meditation centre called Dhamma Kalyana in Uttar Pradesh. This centre is located amidst long stretches of fertile agricultural fields about 22 kilometers away from Kanpur city. At this centre, Vipassana meditation is taught as per the instructions of the late Vipassana Charya S.N. Goenka.
‘Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living. This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation.’ – dhamma.org
Situated on the bank of the river Ganga/GangesDhamma Kalyana can accommodate about 100 students in single room occupancy and organizes residential courses all through the year. This centre is proof of the dedication of, the group’s co-founder, Mr. Ashok Sahu towards the people in the society. All courses taught at this centre are taught on a no-fee basis and students are required to pay no charges, even for food and accommodation. You can find out more about this meditation centre by visiting http://www.dhammakalyana.org/
We at HL Agro are totally committed to conducting ourselves in a socially responsible way and also to keep our business activities environment-friendly. Each country has certain policies and environment rules which all businesses must follow. HL Agro is one of the few which truly comply with all these policies and manufactures and exports its products in a strictly nature-friendly manner. For us, the health and safety of our employees, our customers, and the community are of paramount importance.
- Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP)
During the processing stage of the sesame seeds from the raw materials, a huge volume of water is required. When the processing is over, the seeds are separated from the water which is now impure and consists of suspended solids as well as biochemical oxygen. In order to ensure that this wastewater does not harm the environment when it is released, we have set up an Effluent Treatment plant or ETP to treat the effluents that are generated from the whole process.
- Green Zones
Another step that HL Agro has taken to ensure that minimum damage to the environment is done through our activities is setting up of a green zone in the factory area. Approximately 1500 sq. m. of the total factory area has been fully dedicated to maintaining a green zone. This green zone doesn’t follow any practice or doesn’t use any equipment which are harmful to nature in any way.
- Waste Management
It is a fact that most factories or processing plants tend to release a lot of waste products which are mostly released into the water streams or surroundings and end up harming the nature. But at the HL Agro factory, these waste products like rejected seeds are not left out but are continuously sold back in the market in the form of hay, fodder etc.