We view the concept of corporate social responsibility as referring to sustainability at various levels; in other words, the capacity to maintain a balance between the values of economic, environmental, and social responsibility. Social Responsibility as an integrated part of the TICB's strategic vision means ethical commitment, keeping high quality production processes and extreme transparency in the relationships. These are elements of paramount importance to gain and safeguard a recognized competitive advantage at international level. Our people have long been committed to their work designing and building complex facilities in a wide range of geographical and cultural contexts. They are well aware of the fundamental importance of proper, transparent relationships with clients and local communities, based on respect for their different identities and flexibility in meeting the economic, environmental, and social needs of the context in which they operate.
We are committed to minimize the environmental impact of the facilities; design and construction are meant in compliance with the strictest international safety and environmental protection standards.
INDIA: MAIRE TECNIMONT ALONGSIDE OF SAVE THE CHILDREN
Education is one of the keys to socio-economic development, particularly in such dynamic and fast-growing countries as India. At the beginning of 2010 Maire Tecnimont decided to work with Save the Children by financing an important educational initiative in this country. The project, based on a €140,000 donation, aims to encourage educational programmes, to reduce school drop-out rates, and to improve literacy and encourage reading using the new BaLA (Building as a Learning Aid) method. The BaLA method introduces a new way of designing a school, so that the building in itself acts as a learning facilitator for students and teachers: for example, the floor is used to teach angles, shapes and colours, and the staircase can help the children to learn how to count. Engaging the children’s creativity and imagination, each part of the physical structure of a school can turn into a learning instrument. The environment of a school building can influence the quality of the learning/teaching process, since implementing the BaLA principles should make it more joyful and informal.
The Maire Tecnimont contribution is financing the reconstruction of 43 schools on BaLA principles in Maharashtra State (western India). In particular, the project includes 36 schools in three districts in the rural Maharashtra and 7 schools in urban Mumbai. It will involve over 5,000 girls and boys aged between 6 and 14.
Maire Tecnimont has an historic presence in India through its subsidiary Tecnimont ICB (TICB) and over 1,800 employees. In order to follow the progress of the project more efficiently, Maire Tecnimont is operating through TICB, while Save the Children Italy is working through its sister organization, Save the Children India.