Business Responsibility & Sustainability Reporting
“All that we get (earn) from the soil of Sandur in one form or the other should be primarily used to benefit Sandur… The Mining Lease is something that has to be held in Trust for the benefit of those who are working so hard for many years, with so much faith and determination. This is not anybody’s private property, but a sacred social responsibility, in which each one of us has to function as Trustee for the toiling workforce.”
– M. Y. Ghorpade, Founder Patron
Upholding sustainable practices is core to the Company’s operations. The Company believes in integrating sustainable practices across it's value chain and consolidating it's business, to ensure that the Company adds value in each stage of operations. For us at SMIORE, reaching out to the underprivileged communities is a part of our Philosophy and Culture. This entails transcending business interests and grappling with the ‘quality of life’ challenges that underserved communities face and working towards making a meaningful difference to them. Further, the Company endeavours to achieve gender equality and provide more opportunities to girls/women. The Company caters to the right of the employees to work in just and favourable conditions and upholds the dignity of every individual associated with it. Over the years, the Company has made a concerted effort to align the interests of the local communities in the areas that the Company operates and has always believed in giving back to it's community- whether it be it's employees or people around it. SMIORE continuously preserves and promotes the art, culture, heritage and traditions of Sandur and the surrounding villages.
One of the finest and outstanding credentials on sustainable development is the 5-star ratings for the Company’s mining leases awarded by Ministry of Mines, Government of India. The Company has been receiving 5 Star Rating Awards from inception of this award by Ministry of Mines, Government of India in the year 2014-15 and thereafter for all the years till 2020-21.