The Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF) is a not-for-profit organization that deploys the efforts of Honeywell India towards social responsibility interventions. Together with leading public institutions and non-profit organizations, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address needs in the communities it serves. At present HHSIF is working in 8 states impacting 12Lakhs+ population both in urban and rural setting.
Create Sustainable Ecosystems & Empowered Communities
• Promote STEM Education, Upskilling Youth, Women and Research
• Enable holistic community development through sustainability practices, livelihood generation, WASH and Women empowerment
• Step up relief efforts in times of disaster like the pandemic
Education, Skill and Research
Honeywell aims to bridge digital divide by promoting STEM education with a special emphasis on educating girls and women in STEM. To strengthen and reinforce the research and development ecosystem in STEM areas in India, Honeywell is also supporting the start-up eco system in the deep science programs and encourages the R&D solutions which has direct impact on society, health, and environment.
Honeywell Center of Excellence for Youth and Women Empowerment
Implemented by ICT Academy
Honeywell & ICT Academy have established centers of excellence across multiple rural & semi-urban colleges to train disadvantaged youth in advanced technologies such as AI, ML & RPA. The program will include certifications and 60% of them will receive assured job placements. This project, kickstarted in FY 2021-22 will impact 20,000+ students from tier 2 &3 cities from 7 states.
Honeywell Center of Advancing Girls in Science
Implemented by Avasara Academy
The program offers residential STEM education to promising girl students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through a transformative, enriching educational experience, the program aims to develop the next generation of women leaders. The project kickstarted in FY 2018-19 have impacted more than 1500+ girl students recruited from most disadvantaged communities from across the country.
Honeywell Start Up Support Program
Implemented by Society for Innovation and Development (SID – IISc)
Honeywell, through the project, provides seed funding and critical support to startups in deep science. The technologies incubated in this program are focused on solving mainly environment and health related challenges. Kickstarted in FY 2019-20, the project has helped in incubating more than 20 startups, many of whom have grown to be successful business enterprises.
Honeywell Global Center of Excellence in Affordable and Clean Energy
Implemented by IIT Dharwad
Honeywell in partnership with IIT-Dharwad has set up a Global Center of Excellence in Affordable and Clean Energy (GCoE- ACE), which is an interdisciplinary research, innovation, and incubation center. The GCoE-ACE will focus on energy planning, clean energy solutions, livelihoods, clean mobility etc. Center was launched in 2021-22, and will impact 50+ innovations every year.
Holistic and Sustainable Community Development
Honeywell’s holistic rural development program aims to create healthy, self-reliant communities and model villages, which are economically prosperous, environmentally sustainable, and resilient. Through this program Honeywell is striving to support the efforts of the Indian Government to empower rural and underprivileged communities to promote inclusive growth of the country.
Honeywell ‘Adarsh Gaon’ Project in Rural Maharashtra
Implemented by Swades Foundation
Project Adarsh Gaon is a flagship intervention that seeks to create model villages focusing on access to safe drinking water, sanitation, economic development, education and upskilling. The project kickstarted in FY 2021-22 in 4 blocks of Rural Maharashtra in Raigad and Nashik districts and till date impacted more than 30000 rural lives.
Honeywell ‘Adarsh Gaon’ Project – Strengthening Rural Health Infrastructure
Implemented by Americares Foundation
Need for comprehensive healthcare coverage in rural areas is required for holistic and inclusive development. Under the project Primary Healthcare Center (PHC) in villages will receive best-in-class healthcare equipment and services. The project, kickstarted in FY 2021-22 will help close to 50+ PHCs & more than two million rural lives during its project duration across 10 states.
Honeywell ‘Adarsh Gaon’ Project –Empowering Communities adjoining Honeywell Facilities
Implemented by Americares Foundation
Honeywell has also partnered with Americares Foundation to adopt villages adjoining Honeywell facilities and strengthen basic amenities such as access to quality education, clean energy, drinking water and sanitation among others. Project, kickstarted in FY 2022-23 will impact more than 10 thousand+ rural lives with a potential to be scaled up.
Integrated Water Resources Development and Enhancing Rural Livelihoods
Implemented by WOTR – Watershed Organization Trust
Natural resources are under threat in India due to unsustainable land, water, and agricultural practices. This has led to poverty and distress migration. Honeywell is partnering with Watershed Organization Trust to develop sustainable ecosystems through multi-sectoral interventions in Telangana and Karnataka. Project will impact 40000+ rural lives across 15 villages in three years.
‘Plant The Future’ Campaign – The Million Tree Project
Implemented by Multiple Partners
With the aim to mitigate the effects of climate change and strengthen the resilient capacities of the nation, HHSIF kicked off the ‘Plant the Future’ campaign, a 10-year-long pan-India afforestation drive. Honeywell will plant and nurture more than one million saplings across 10 cities in 10 years: between 2022 and 2032, coinciding with the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
From devastating natural disasters to the global pandemic, Honeywell is committed to offering solutions in the face of any humanitarian crisis. The power to connect at the grassroots level and understand the intricacies of humanitarian issues have helped Honeywell focus on the needs of communities in face of any humanitarian crisis.
Establishment of PSA Plants (Oxygen Generation Plants)
The pandemic highlighted the need for building capacities for medical oxygen. Honeywell is setting up oxygen generating plants in government hospitals in rural areas to ensure uninterrupted supply of life-saving oxygen, and reduce dependencies on external – and often unreliable – sources
Healthcare Equipment Donations
Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation
Honeywell is continuously identifying needs and gaps in the country’s healthcare ecosystem and providing necessary support via medical equipment to bolster healthcare infrastructure.
In addition to the above explained thematic areas, Honeywell’s CSR Programs are envisioned with the below two priority principles in all aspects from planning to implementation and impact measurement.
Natural Resource & Environment: Honeywell ensures that all activities, whether to be implemented internally or through a partner organization, take into consideration the environmental impact as well as looks at opportunities where the activities can positively contribute to the vision of creating sustainable ecosystems. Some of the key initiatives under this programmatic priority include shifting to renewable sources of energy and efficient technology, promoting water and soil conservation, supporting startups working toward natural resource conservation, creating water conservation infrastructure, and promoting water saving techniques in farm and non-farm activities.
Diversity & Inclusion: Honeywell believes that diversity and inclusion is the first step towards achieving the vision of empowering communities and drives its CSR programs having this programmatic priority at the core of all its interventions. Key concern under this programmatic priority is to make the programs more inclusive by making women, girls and other most disadvantages socio-cultural groups to be the larger beneficiaries of all the programs.
Declaration and disclaimer: Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF) shall only accept proposals pertaining to the thematic areas listed below through stringent onboarding process. Proposals that do not fall within the listed thematic areas will not be considered.
- Education, Skill and Research
- Holistic and Sustainable Community Development
- Humanitarian Relief
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Natural Resources and Environment
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