In Indian society, the caste system, or the class into which a person is born, is often a determining factor in that person's access to education, decent living conditions, financial stability and overall quality of life. Suminter seeks to break down these social barriers and offer farmers, who often fall at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder, an opportunity to advance to higher income and education levels.

Suminter believes that every business has a special and enduring responsibility towards society. Businesses should therefore commit themselves in bringing about a positive change in the society. We firmly believe that the primary purpose of our business is to bring about qualitative changes in lives of our stakeholders. Social Responsibility is therefore at the heart of our business.

With a vision of empowering communities for a better tomorrow, Suminter intends to compete with itself in enhancing and scaling up its stakeholder’s engagement and relationships initiatives. We intend to empower, energize, enable and involve communities for continuous value creation for all stakeholders through fair and transparent businesses. In this direction we have employed bottoms up approach towards our Social Responsibility initiatives.

This has enabled us to have a triple bottom line impact on the lives of communities around our area of operations.

Some of the projects that Suminter has successfully executed are -

PROJECT DISHA - Social development indicators in India continue to be worrisome despite rapid stride that the nation has taken towards its economic revival. Literacy rate in general and female literacy rate in particular is a cause of serious concern. The drop-out rates and gender gap in education continues to be gigantic challenge.

Suminter firmly believes that educational achievement of a girl will have ripple effects within the family and across generations and that investing in girl’s education is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty. It was identified that amongst others cost of commutation to nearby schools was biggest deterrent for families to send their children to school. This enabled conceptualization of project Disha which envisages scholarships to meritorious girls thereby enabling them continuing their education. Suminter has mentored 75 girls under the project a majority of which have completed their matriculation.

Project Disha has come as a blessing in disguise for girls like Sumitaben Thovanbhai of Village Dhajala, Taluka Sayla, District Surendranagar, Gujarat who would have dropped out of school as her father died in an accident and her uncle who was grooming her had financial issues.



OTHER PROJECTS EXECUTED -
  • Crematorium in village Mewasa, district Surendranagar, Gujarat
  • Crematorium in village Dhora Pipaliya, district Surendranagar, Gujarat
  • Crematorium in village Umaiya, district Bhuj, Gujarat
  • Bus Stand in village Padampar, district Bhuj, Gujarat
  • Installation of grills in meeting place in village Mokasar, district Surendranagar, Gujarat